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.

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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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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“.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Shopping & Groceries

Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs

Beauty, Fitness and Spa Loyalty Programs

Ridehailing, Fuel, Movies and others

Bank Reward Programs

Airline Loyalty Programs in UAE

Not to forget the infamous 1+1 offers, and other flat discount apps:

And also our favorite Hotel Points Loyalty Programs

And if you’re on Facebook, join our favorite Facebook Groups to help you save on anything and everything in Dubai and UAE:

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