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 20 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, while these are the top 6 no-brainer loyalty programs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which earn you rewards faster, there are a few other reward programs listed below 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.
And here’s the List of Promo Codes to save even more on your online shopping (updated for September 2020):
- H&M UAE & Egypt: 10% off on sale items with “GC374“. 15-20% 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 20 off AED 200+ with the promo code AE39/BTS25.
- NowNow UAE: 15% off (up to AED 15) with the Now Now Promo Code “N20“.
- Pottery Barn Kids: 10% off with the Pottery Barn Kids Promo Code “PKADD5“.
- Pottery Barn UAE: 15% off with the Pottery Barn Promo Code “A036“.
- Victoria’s Secret UAE: 10% off with the Victoria’s Secret Promo Code “HUL“.
- Faces UAE: 12% off with the FACES Promo Code “COOL791” (brand exemptions: L’Occitane, Makeup Forever, Dior, Chanel, Guess).
- Hibobi: 10% off with the Hibobi Promo Code “AAH59“.
- SPLASH Fashion UAE– 10% off with the Splash Promo Code “SE517“.
- Styli UAE and KSA – 15% off with the Styli Promo Code “BJJ“.
- UBuy – 5% off with the UBUY Promo Code “Buy11“.
- KUL.com: 5% off using the KUL Promo Code “KU49“.
- FootLocker UAE: 10% off with the Foot Locker Promo Code “HNM“.
- NAMSHI – 15% off with the Namshi Promo Code “DD47“ (intermittently active).
- MotherCare UAE: 10% off with the Mothercare Promo Code “BCN“ (intermittently active).
General Loyalty Rewards & Discounts
- U by Emaar (all Emaar locations including Reel Cinemas and 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
- SnappCard App
- Isme By Jumeirah
- Emirates Platinum (only for Emirates Employees)
Shopping & Groceries
- Amber Rewards by Al Tayer Group (for the shopaholics – App Store | Play Store), includes Magnolia Bakery, Caffe Nero, Mamas & Papas, Nisnass, Ounass, GAP, Gucci, Banana Republic, Coach, Armani, etc.
- Namshi Rewards
- NOON.com VIP (launched in Aug 2020)
- 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)
- FirstCry Loyalty Cash
Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs
- Zomato Pro (get up to 40% off many restaurants across UAE)
- 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, get a FREE Coffee when you sign up :-))
- ROXY Plus for Roxy Cinemas
- Pamper Rewards UAE (cashback on diapers, yay!, app shutting down on Sep 30, 2020)
- Aster Secure (for Pharmacy)
- Bee’ah Rewards (rewards for recycling waste)
Bebuzzd App(probably exited)
Bank Reward Programs
- Abu Dhabi Comercial Bank (ADCB) Touchpoints
- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Rewards
- American Express (AMEX) Membership Rewards
- Emirates NBD Plus Points
- Emirates Islamic (EI) Choice Points and Smart Miles
- Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) Walaa Rewards
- RAKBank RAKRewards
- Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) Rewards
- Citibank CitiRewards
- First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) FirstRewards
- Mashreq Bank Salaam Rewards
- Noor Bank Rewards
- Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) Smiles
- Standard Chartered 360 Rewards
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 and 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:
- 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
- The Atlantis Circle: App Store | Play Store
And if you’re on Facebook, join our favorite Facebook Groups to help you save on anything and everything in Dubai and UAE:
- Shop Well For Less UAE (SWFL) – 25K+ members
- Dirham Stretcher – 41K+ members
- Save with the UAE Money Doctor!! – 3.3K+ members
- Search & Save – Deals & Credit Card Benefits – (NEW in Aug 2020) A Good Compilation of all the Latest Deals
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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