Network International LLC has agreed to offer its merchant clients in the United Arab Emirates a foreign exchange payment service from Planet Payment Inc.

Planet Payment, of Long Beach, N.Y., said the Dubai acquirer plans to implement its Pay in Your Currency service, which enables shoppers to pay for purchases at the point of sale in the local currency or their native currency.

Network International serves merchants in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the first acquirer in the United Arab Emirates to offer the service.

The United Arab Emirates "attracts a significant volume of international visitors, and the Pay in Your Currency service allows merchants to cater to these visitors," a Planet Payment representative said.