Dubai is home to over 3 million residents and millions of visitors throughout the year. Dubai is also home to many loyalty programs.
Remember, loyalty programs and reward programs are marketing dollars (or dirhams) spent to effectively keep you “loyal” towards the brand. It motivates you to spend more to reach a goal, and save more too. If you are someone who doesn’t care about reward points or makes only one purchase per merchant, then loyalty programs are not for you. But, if you anyways spend at merchants that have loyalty programs, why not maximize the potential to save along the way.
We, at ThePointsHabibi analyzed all the different reward programs in Dubai and identified the top 6 free loyalty programs in 2020 that you must sign up for when residing or visiting Dubai to help you earn no-brainer cashback or rewards with the least amount of effort:
- Shukran Rewards – Automatic cashback for spend at CentrePoint, BabyShop, EMAX, HomeCentre, ClearTrip, HomeBox, HCK, Fun City, Pablosky, Shoemart, Splash, etc. (FYI, Shukran Gold Tier was discontinued in June 2020, with a plan to launch something new)
- SHARE Rewards – your one stop shop on earnings on spend at any Majid Al Futtaim Locations like MOE and Deira City Centre, Carrefour, Vox Cinemas, Magic Planet etc. Also, get AED 15 off AED 200 on all Carrefour online orders with the exclusive promo code “AE39“.
- BLUE Rewards – Cashback by Al Futtaim for shopping at Marks & Spencer, IKEA, ACE, ToysRUs, Kate Spade, Guess, Maje, Reebok, Adidas, Ted Baker, Robinsons, Quicksilver etc.
- RTA’s nol Plus – Dubai RTA’s amazing loyalty app for Automatic cashback on RTA Parking in Dubai, Dubai Metro, Tram, Dubai Taxi, ENOC Fuel Stations, Zoom Stores, Carrefour, Al Maya, IMG etc.
- Emirates Skywards (and SkySurfers for kids aged 2-11): Also earn more at Dubai Mall App – Earn Emirates Skywards on all purchases, and using the Emirates Skywards Everyday App to earn Emirates Skywards miles across outlets in Dubai.
- Etisalat Smiles (Etisalat Smiles also opened up for non-Etisalat users in May 2019)
And here’s the Promo Codes List to save even more on your online shopping:
- H&M UAE & Egypt: 10% off on sale items with “GC374“. 15% off with the H&M promo code “CBA“. 20% off in Egypt.
- Bath & Body Works UAE and BBW Kuwait: 10% off with the BBW Promo code “BW954“.
- Carrefour UAE: AED 15 off AED 200+ with the promo code AE39.
- MotherCare UAE: 10% off with the Mothercare Promo Code “BCN“.
- Victoria’s Secret UAE: 10% off with the Victoria’s Secret Promo Code “HUL“.
- FootLocker UAE: 10% off with the Foot Locker Promo Code “HNM“.
- NAMSHI – 15% off with the Namshi Promo Code “DD47“.
- SPLASH Fashion UAE– 10% off with the Splash Promo Code “SA579“.
- FACES Beauty UAE – 12% off with the FACES Promo Code “CUT247“.
- UBuy – 5% off with the UBUY Promo Code “Buy11“.
- Noon.com Shopping in GCC or Egypt – 5% off: Use the Noon Promo Code “FRI9” or “FRI10“.
- KUL.com: 5% off using the KUL Promo Code “KU49“.
- Centrepoint Stores and Babyshop: 10% off using the Centrepoint Promo Code “CPC18“.
And, while these are the top 6 no-brainer loyalty programs which earn you rewards faster, there are a few other reward programs that deserve a mention and you must sign up for them anyway, but they might earn you rewards slower than the others, depending on your lifestyle and spend habits.
General Loyalty Rewards
- U by Emaar (all Emaar locations including Dig It in Springs Souk)
- MERAAS Rewards (previously SunSational Savings App) – for discounts at City Walk, Box Park, The Beach, The Outlet Village, Al Seef, La Mer
- Bebuzzd App
- SnappCard App
- Isme By Jumeirah
- Amber Rewards (for the shopaholics – App Store | Play Store)
- Namshi Rewards (Get 15% off online with the Promo Code “DD47“)
- WAFI Rewards
- Club Apparel (shopping at brands like Aldo, Aeropostale etc)
- Privileges Club by Alshaya (shopping)
- Al Shamsi Rewards Club (Desigual, Parfois, Vincci, Okaidi, Undiz, Jacadi, Yves Rocher)
- Tamayaz Loyalty Card (For Union Coop Groceries)
Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs
- Zomato Gold (to buy Zomato Gold, get 20% off with the promo code “ABDU8647C“)
- Costa Loyalty Card (for the coffee lovers)
- ReserveOut (for points on restaurant reservations)
- FFI Lifestyle Rewards (Apple App Store | Google Play Store)TRIBES, EatGreek, The Meat Co, The Grill Shack, Woodchuck, The Original Smokehouse, Taverna, Bentley Bistro
- Tablez Rewards (Galitos, Peppermill, Famous Daves, Sugar Factory etc)
- SAC Rewards – Shakespeare and Co. (App Store | Play Store)
Beauty, Fitness and Spa Loyalty Programs
- Sephora Beauty Pass
- Privilee (Elite membership for unlimited access to all gyms, spas etc.)
- ClassPass (For Fitness classes)
Ridehailing, Fuel, Movies and others
- Careem Rewards – Automatic rewards for Ridesharing and Food Delivery with CareemNOW (Read ThePointsHabibi’s detailed analysis here). Visit our Careem Promo Codes page to save on your rides. Also, visit our CareemNOW Promo Codes page to save on food orders in UAE.
- Virgin Mobile Rewards – Automatic cashback for all Virgin Mobile UAE customers (launched in July 2020)
- ADNOC Rewards: App Store | Play Store (points on fuel and non-fuel)
- ROXY Plus for Roxy Cinemas
- Pamper Rewards UAE (cashback on diapers, yay!)
- Aster Secure (for Pharmacy)
- Bee’ah Rewards (rewards for recycling waste)
Airline Loyalty Programs in UAE
- Emirates Skywards (and SkySurfers for kids aged 2-11)
- Dubai Mall App – Earn Emirates Skywards on all purchases at the Dubai Mall
- Emirates Skywards Everyday App – Present the App Earn Emirates Skywards Miles on your purchases at various stores across Dubai.
- Etihad Guest – Also Earn and Spend Miles at Aldar Malls like Yas Mall, World Trade Center Mall, Al Jimi Mall
- AirRewards by Air Arabia
Not to forget the infamous 1+1 offers, and other flat discount apps:
- GEMS Rewards (for GEMS school parents)
- Mastercard Buy 1 Get 1
- One City Card
- QIDZ App and Kidzapp (discounts on Kids activities)
- Klook (for discounted tourist attractions)
- Headout – Discounted activities
- Club Connector
- The Discounter App (Free)
And also our favorite Hotel Points Loyalty Programs
- Marriott Bonvoy (50+ Hotels redeemable on Points in UAE)
- Hilton Honors (25+ Hotels redeemable on Points in UAE)
- World of Hyatt (all hotels redeemable on Points in UAE)
- IHG Rewards (all hotels redeemable on Points in UAE)
- Jumeirah Sirius
- Rotana Rewards
- GHA Discovery
- Radisson Rewards
- Wyndham Rewards
- iPrefer Hotel Rewards
- Habtoor Loyal
And if you’re on Facebook, join our 3 favorite Facebook Groups to help you save on anything and everything in Dubai and UAE:
- Shop Well For Less UAE (SWFL) – 23K+ members
- Dirham Stretcher – 36K+ members
- Save with the UAE Money Doctor!! – 3.2K+ members
Which is your favorite loyalty program? Or is there a rewards program that you think should make this list? Let us know in the comments.
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