India’s NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) has announced a partnership with Network International (Network) to enable QR code-based Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across Network’s point-of-sale (POS) terminals.

This move aims to streamline transactions for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Indian tourists a wide merchant network in the region.

The announcement was made at a event in Dubai on Wednesday, July 3, attended by India’s Consul General Satish Kumar Sivan and representatives from Network International and NPCI International.