How to Check Hafilat Card Balance and Recharge Online?

  • February 12, 2024
  • 03:25 Minutes


The Hafilat Card is a card you can use to access public places and public transportation in Abu Dhabi. With many perks and features, it’s your key to a more convenient and relaxed travel experience. 

However, recharging these cards isn’t always convenient since you need to go to its dedicated kiosk or enter your card number on its official website whenever you recharge your card.

But not any more.

The Payit mobile wallet app has recently launched a unique feature to recharge your Hafilat cards directly from the app from anywhere at any time. Let’s understand how you can do it with the app.

What is a Hafilat Card?

The Hafilat Card is a smart card designed for easy bus fare payments in Abu Dhabi. Its primary function lies in automating the fare deduction. process. So, you can hop on and off buses, and the card magically takes care of the fare deductions. Just a simple swipe at validators during entry and exit, and voila! Your journey becomes exceptionally smooth.

Types of Hafilat Cards

  • Contactless Smart Ticket (CST): The Contactless Smart Ticket is a temporary card with a 30-day validity and no initial cost. However, users must load credit onto the card to access public transport services during its validity period.
  • Personalised Hafilat Card: Designed for Abu Dhabi public bus users, this innovative card can be personalised or used anonymously. With a validity of five years, it ensures seamless boarding, automatically deducting the appropriate fare from the card’s balance. The card has an initial charge of AED 10.
  • Smart Card for Students, Seniors, and Special Needs Citizens: Tailored for specific groups, this card costs 5 AED and is valid for five years. It addresses the unique needs of students, seniors, and citizens with special needs.

Types of Hafilat Passes

How to Recharge Hafilat Card Balance?

You can recharge your Hafilat card balance from its official website or the Payit mobile wallet app.

Official Website

You can visit its official website to recharge your Hafilat card balance. Enter your card number and select the preferred payment method.

Payit Mobile Wallet App

You can also recharge your Hafilat card using Payit mobile wallet app enhancing the user experience. Here’s how you can recharge your Hafilat card using Payit app.

  1. Access the ‘UAE Bills & Recharge’ tab on the app’s home screen.
  2. Within the diverse array of carriers, pinpoint Hafilat as your selected choice.
  3. There is a unique serial number on the back of your Hafilat Card. Input this number into the app.
  4. Assign a nickname to your account. This simplifies identification and usage.
  5. Click the ‘Register details’ option to connect your Hafilat Card and the Payit mobile wallet app.
  6. Select your desired top-up amount based on your travel requirements.
  7. Check your Hafilat Card balance as the app displays it on the same screen.
  8. Click on ‘Payit’ and confirm the transaction.

Why Should You Link Your Hafilat Card With the Payit Digital Wallet App?

Using the Payit mobile wallet app to manage and recharge your Hafilat Card is beneficial for you. Here’s why:

Easy Balance Topping

With the app, topping up your balance is a breeze! Say goodbye to online banking hassles and the quest for dedicated kiosks. Just a few taps on your phone, and it’s done! 

Strong Transaction Security Measures

The app prioritizes the security of transactions. It uses rigorous confirmation processes and verification protocols to guarantee the correctness of details before funds are transferred.

Easy and Hassle-Free Sign-Up with KYC

Downloading and signing up on the app is easy and hassle-free. The Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure is quick, requiring only uploading your Emirates ID.

Flexibility to Recharge

Payit wallet extends the flexibility to recharge your Hafilat Card anytime and anywhere. So, you can top up your card even during off-hours.


The Hafilat Card paired with the Payit mobile wallet app isn’t just about discounted fares and extended validity; it’s your ticket to a new era of smart, stress-free travel. Say goodbye to the hassles of traditional commuting and embrace the convenience of the Hafilat Card with the Payit app. This duo redefines the standards for efficient travel experiences. Step into the future of smart travel—your smoother, simpler commute awaits.