There are several loyalty programmes in operation in Dubai. They range from hotels and airlines to shopping centres that are all vying for repeat business from their customers. Most of them now have web sites and as a result, it is possible to track your points online and redeem rewards.
The Air Miles scheme is very popular scheme in Dubai and well worth registering upon arrival. Spinneys supermarket, Adams kids store, Jacky's Electronics and many more accept the card and reward with miles. www.airmilesme.com
The programme operates on a mile reward basis for the amount of money you spend . Rewards can be electronics & home ware, travel & leisure, treats & gifts.
It is also possible to accumulate Air Miles through a HSBC credit card.
The Jumeirah Hotel group offer an extremely popular reward scheme called Sirius. See www.jumeirah.com/en/sirius/
Customers earn points through hotel stays, use of bars, restaurants etc.
Accumulated points can be redeemed in any of their hotels world wide. Points may also be redeemed at entertainment venues such as Wild Wadi Water Park or at one of the many Spa treatment facilities in their hotels.
Their coveted Sirius Gold Card gives you a 10% discount on your food bill as well as access to the Burj Al Arab.
Dubai Duty Free has joined with American Express to offer the Dubai Duty Free American Express Card. www.dubaidutyfree.com
The card offers 10% discount at Dubai Duty Free outlets. It offers special rates for Marhaba lounges and services and generous discounts all over Dubai - including many of the cities most celebrated venues.
It also offers opportunities to win amazing prizes - tickets for Dubai Duty Free Millionaire Raffles and Dubai Duty Free Multi- Millionaire Raffle and much more.
Skywards is the Emirates Airline operated loyalty programme. Points are earned primarily through your travel on the airline. Rewards are innovative and often very generous. They offer cash plus miles deals every month as well as deals on particular routes. Skywards points can also be used to upgrade flights. As with many programmes the more you 'fly Emirates' you move through from Blue to Gold as your earning rate is increased.
It is also possible to accumulate Skywards through a Citibank credit card.
Offered through The Home Centre Furniture store, Baby shop, Splash, Shoe Mart and many more.
Magrudys Bookstore offer an attractive loyalty programme.
Allows card holders to earn points,1point/1Dhs spent, when making qualifyingpurchases at participating Carrefour Stores in the UAE. These points can in turn be redeemed for vouchers, which can be used against next purchase in participating Carrefour outlets in the UAE.see www.carrefourmyclub.com