Apple today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" in Saudi Arabia, without providing a more specific timeframe.
The Saudi Payments Network (MADA), a major payment system in Saudi Arabia, also confirmed that it will soon introduce support for Apple Pay.
#Saudi Payment Network (MADA) announces it will soon Introduce #apple pay in #SaudiArabia 🇸🇦 Visit us at https://t.co/eE9VdOyjxb pic.twitter.com/KjpQYmWq7u — People Of Saudi Arabia (@pplofKSA) October 5, 2018
Saudi Arabia would become at least the 30th region where Apple Pay is officially available. Apple Pay is also set to launch in Germany later this year, as Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed on the company's earnings call in late July.
Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014, and has since expanded to many other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, and Ukraine.
(Thanks, Abdullah and Ahmad!)