How To Check Nol Card Balance – 3 Easy Methods

The public transportation system in Dubai is good enough that many people prefer to use metro buses to reach their destinations instead of using their own car. The NOL cards are used in Dubai to travel through public transports. People can add balance to these NOL cards for traveling wherever they want. The NOL cards are available at all metro stations and people can easily buy it from RTA agents or local authorities.

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Types, Cost, Limits Of Nol Cards & How To Check Nol Card Balance

Nol Card is an electronic Pass that has been introduced in Dubai for public transport travel. You can use Nol card to travel by all types of modes of public transport in Dubai like metros, buses, trams, etc., You can buy easily NOL card from any Metro Station, RTA agents, local authorities or sales agent.

Different Types Of NOL Cards

These are different types of nol cards as per your requirements.

  • Silver Nol card

  • Blue Nol card

  • Red Nol card

  • Gold Nol card

  • Customized card

  • Personal cards

Learn more about Nol card types on RTA’s website.

The number of daily transactions of Nol card in recent times is 1.5 million transactions that encompass entry and exit transactions, payment of parking fees, card recharge, etc.,

How Much NOL Card Costs?

The Price of the NOL card is only AED 25 Dirhams in which AED 6 Dirhams is the cost of the card and 19 Dirhams is the balance in the NOL card. So instead of paying cash to buy a metro or bus ticket, you can easily swipe your NOL card and enjoy the ride. You need to remember before entering at any metro station or bus, you can check your NOL card balance. Now the main question arises how can we check the balance in the NOL card?

How To Check NOL Card Balance – 3 Easy Methods?

There are various simple methods to check your NOL card balance. If you are a smartphone user then you can use first method for you ease otherwise the second one is quicker.

Check Nol Balance From RTA Mobile App

  • Download and open “RTA Dubai” application from play store or app store. You can download it from play store by clicking here.
  • Once the application is successfully installed, open it in your mobile device.
  • After opening the RTA Dubai app, you will see various options. Select “Public Transport” by swiping right on your device.
  • Now you will see your nearest metro bus station location and distance. Scroll down and find “Check NOL Balance” option.
  • Upon clicking this option, it will ask you for “NOL tag ID”. The NOL ID is mentioned on the backside of your card. Just put your NOL ID and then click “View Balance”. Upon clicking, you will see your NOL card balance in Dirham currency

Check Nol Balance From RTA Website

  • Go to the following link on RTA official website by clicking here.
  • Now you will see “Check NOL Balance” option in a blue box as shown in the screenshot.

Nol Card balance

  • Click the “Check NOL Balance Box” and put your NOL ID present on the back of your NOL card.

Nol Card balance

  • Now click the search” button and solve the captcha box.
  • After captcha verification, you will see your balance updated on the website page.

Check Nol card balance through NFC Technology

Many android and smartphone devices offer NFC technology. You first have to install RTA app and then go to Dubai Metro, Dubai trams and local buses section for checking your available NOL card balance.

Using NOL e-services

You can go to, Now by using the NOL e-services menu, you can check your transactional history by adding the NOL tag number to view NOL remaining balance.

Calling Customer Services Agent

The best thing about RTA is support call, you can call to RTA 24/7  customer care number and by providing NOL card number they will help you out to tell your NOL remaining balance. The NOL card customer support number is 800 9090

The minimum balance is 7.5 AED to using any of the RTA transport services with the limit of top-up balance you can add the following:

Nol Cards Top-up Limits

Here are the top-up limits of various Nol cards. You can choose one based on your daily travel requirements and expenses.

Card Type Top-up limit Validity Period
Gold Card AED 500 5 Years
Silver Card AED 1000 5 Years
Personal Card AED 5000 5 Years
Red Card Can be used for maximum of 10 journeys or 5 daily passes 90 Days
Customized Card AED 1000 5 Years

NOL Minimum Balance To Travel

  • Silver card: 1000 AED
  • Gold Card: 1000 AED
  • Blue Nol Gold Card: 5000 AED

Children under 5 age don’t need an NOL card to travel.

NOL card is one of the best services for the people of Dubai. NOL card is used to pay metro, buses and even taxi fares. The easiest way of checking your balance is by just clicking on Balance checker

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