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Government Sahala Individual Card

The Government Sahala Individual Card can be loaded or reloaded through:

  • FAB Cash Deposit Machines (CDMs)
  • The FAB Mobile app and Online Banking for retail
  • FAB iBanking for corporate
  • The payit mobile app (available soon)
  • Distribution channels and MBME Kiosks
  • The UAE Funds Transfer System (UAEFTS)


  • Card issuance cost: AED 15 (deducted from the first load)
  • Easy issue prepaid card without registration or a bank account
  • Five years validity (as per the expiry date pre-printed on the card)
  • Initial load amount limited to AED 3500 maximum for government transactions only. Other merchant payments and reload enabled on completion of Know Your Customer (KYC), with a maximum limit of AED 50,000
  • Visa deals and offers applicable

This card offers easy loading and reloading of funds to help you keep track of your spending.

Loading/Reloading Fees:

  • FAB Cash Deposit Machines (CDMs): AED 5*
  • MBME Kiosks: AED 5*
  • Distribution channels and iBanking: AED 5*
  • The FAB Mobile app, Online Banking: AED 5*
  • The payit mobile app: AED 5* (available soon)
  • The UAE Funds Transfer System (UAEFTS): AED 5*

Government Sahala Individual Cards are available at Magnati offices and distribution channels.

The Government Sahala Individual Card includes the following features:

Maximum card balance Maximum load amount Maximum reload amount per transaction at FAB CDMs Maximum reload amount per day at FAB CDMs Maximum reload amount per month at FAB CDMs
Not registered AED 3,500 AED 3,500 (one time only) Not allowed Not allowed Not allowed
Full registration (full KYC) AED 50,000 AED 50,000 AED 50,000 AED 50,000 Unlimited

Prepaid Card Balance Refunds:

The balance amount can be refunded at FAB ATMs (if the cash withdrawal feature is available) or you can request a refund for the balance on your government prepaid card at a Magnati office (bank account transfer only and no cash refunds). Please note that incomplete refund requests cannot be processed.

Withdrawal allowance per transaction Withdrawal allowance per day Withdrawal allowance per month
Full registration (full KYC) AED 10,000 AED 50,000 Unlimited

Cash withdrawal amounts:

Cash withdrawals are available at FAB and non-FAB ATMs (the cash withdrawal option is available once the full KYC process is completed).

  • FAB ATMs: Free
  • Non-FAB ATMs (within the UAE): AED 2*
  • International withdrawals: 2.5% or AED 15 (whichever is higher) *

The redemption fee is AED 25*.

*All charges above are exclusive of 5% VAT.


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