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    In Saudi Arabia, UnionPay cards are accepted at merchants most frequented by tourists and over 50% of ATMs.
    • Saudi Arabia – Desert Kingdom
      As for Saudi, people cannot help remembering the Pavilion of Shanghai Expo having average queuing time being four hours. However, the file lasting just a few minutes cannot present all the scenery of the desert kingdom. The Holy Land of Islam is located in Saudi, so does Mecca and Medina. It is here that Mohammed, the founder of Islam established the powerful Arab Empire. Therefore, it turns into the Holy Land for all the Muslim people worldwide. Why not take your UnionPay card(card number starting with 62) to explore the colorful Saudi outside the Holy Land of Muslim.
    • POS acceptance
      More than 60,000 POS terminals in Saudi Arabia accept UnionPay, including Groups Luxury Brands, Hotels, Restaurants, Rent A Car, etc.
    • Cash withdrawal
      More than half of ATMs in Saudi Arabia accept UnionPay for withdrawing Riyal.

      Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
    • Charges
      No conversion fee is applied to payments or cash withdrawal made by UnionPay cards or via UnionPay network. The transaction value in local currency will be directly converted to RMB based on the market exchange rate.

      ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees: 
      (1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
      (2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Saudi Arabia: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Saudi Arabia and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

      Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
    • Tips
      Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
      Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
      Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
      Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
      If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.