Press release

areeba & Beirut Digital District partner to launch the 1st Digital & Cashless Community in Lebanon

December 2018
Beirut 11 December 2018 – Today, areeba & Beirut Digital District strengthened their commitment to introduce world-class technology and digital services with the launch of the new BDD app that digitizes the experience for their community members, including mobile payments.

Commenting on the occasion Mr. Mohamad Rabah, CEO of BDD, said: “As part of BDD’s efforts to continuously innovate and enhance customer experience, we have launched the BDD App in partnership with Ray Labs, the app developers. The BDD App digitizes the experience for our community members and promotes a cashless culture. BDD users can open the door through the app, drop off and request their car from the VP service, book meeting rooms, request event spaces, order food, report issues, chat with other community members, talk to us, pay their dues, see events, etc. all through the app. In addition to digitizing the customer experience, the app allows us to optimize our back-office processes and support our upcoming growth and a smooth scale up into the next phases of BDD.”

Mr. Maher Mikati, CEO of areeba said: “As a key enabler of digital payment, areeba has rolled out a suite of innovations, streamlining and safeguarding the payment process, including QR codes, biometrics and e-commerce. We have provided BDD with a secure digital payment solution based on QR code, through their mobile app, allowing community members to tokenize their card on the app so that they do not need to carry cash or credit cards around BDD anymore. Members can use their mobile (Android or IOS) for:

  • Food Delivery and In-app Payment from BDD outlets and food suppliers: BDD community members can order their food and pay through the app; the payment allows tokenization of the cards and pin or fingerprint validation for every payment.
  • In-store Payment: Community members can use the app to pay at the outlets instead of carrying cash or their wallet (including parking subscription, food, etc.)
  • In-app Dues Payment: Community members can see their dues and settle them through the BDD app.”


Businesses are increasingly moving towards digital forms of payment and away from cash and checks. By transitioning to digital payments, businesses gain many benefits, including increased labor productivity, lower costs, reduced frauds, a seamless customer experience and greater sales.
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