The PayTabs Journey

Corporate Timeline

In 2015, when Saudi entrepreneur Abdulaziz Al Jouf sketched the concept of an affordable payment gateway on a Starbucks napkin for Saudi Aramco investors, his objective was to assist merchants in the MENA region to obtain a secure online payments solution.

  1. January 2021

    UAE merchants can now accept Union Pay Cards

  2. September 2020

    Launch of PT 2 - Advanced Payment Platform

  3. July 2020

    Re-launch of PayTabs.com

  4. April 2020

    Partnered with MBME Pay to launch Govera Bill Payment app

  5. March 2020

    Partnered with Zbooni to empower micro payments

  6. December 2019

    Set up operations in Egypt

  7. October 2019

    Strategic partnership with Payoneer to enable faster settlements globally

  8. September 2019

    PayTabs recognized as #1 on the top 20 Fintech Startups in 2019 by Forbes Middle East

  9. July 2019

    Launched STC Pay as an alternate payment method

  10. April 2019

    Awarded Top Company in Payments by Finext

  11. October 2018

    Included by KPMG in the Fintech100 2018, list of world’s leading fintech innovators

  12. October 2018

    Recognized by Forbes Middle East as a top start up in the region, for the 3rd consecutive year

  13. May 2018

    Awarded Fintech Company of the Year by Arabian Business

  14. April 2018

    Commenced operations in Philippines

  15. March 2018

    Recognized as Top 20 Fintech Startups In The Middle East by Forbes

  16. February 2018

    Made founding partner of Bahrain Fintech Bay

  17. February 2018

    Awarded the Best Global Online Payments Solution by the World Payments Congress

  18. February 2018

    Integrated with K-Net as an alternative payment method

  19. December 2017

    Launched Mobile App for IOS & Android users

  20. December 2017

    Moved into swanky new HQ in Bahrain

  21. December 2017

    Received Innovation Leadership Achievement in the Middle East awarded by Asian Banker

  22. June 2017

    Mentioned in Forbes Top 100 Startups In The Arab World 2017

  23. November 2016

    Started global processing

  24. June 2016

    Listed #1 on the Forbes Middle East 50 Most Promising Saudi Startups of 2016

  25. November 2015

    PCI DSS V3.2.1 Service Provider Certified

  26. June 2015

    PayTabs integrated with Sadad as an alternative payment method

  27. May 2015

    Expansion to GCC markets

  28. November 2014

    Commenced operations in UAE

  29. September 2014

    Commenced operations in KSA

  30. July 2014

    Commenced operations in India

  31. June 2014

    First live transaction processed for USD25

  32. March 2014

    Commenced operations in Bahrain

  33. January 2014

    PayTabs established with a 6 member team

Today, PayTabs is an award winning, B2B, Payments Solution Company

Being the first home grown company to provide seamless B2B ecommerce solutions to SME’s PayTabs become an early starter in the space termed “fintech”. Backed by private Saudi investment, PayTabs in-built and exported a full stack of game changing mobile applications, hospitality, governmental, education, airline, travel, transport, and biller solutions, to interlink the multi-billion-dollar enterprise market chain in the MENA region. In 2020, launching PayTabs Switch, the real time, integrated, turnkey platform, PayTabs has claimed its rightful position as a global end-to-end payments’ solutions powerhouse.



To be global in outlook but next door in service by making the limitless world of payment processing simple, straightforward & seamless.



To power the tomorrow of payments


Everything we do at PayTabs is led by the following values which define our goals, and the ways we wish to achieve them. Our values are the foundation of our business culture and are embedded in daily operations. We believe these values provide both us and our customers a competitive advantage.


We provide solutions to our merchants, and support them with their business growth and success.

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