Dubai is home to over 3 million residents and millions of visitors throughout the year. Dubai is also home to over 50 loyalty programs.

*Deal Alert!! Carrefour Discount: Use code “OFF15” for AED 20 off AED 200.

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.

On December 29, 2020, we were honored to know that this post was mentioned in the Gulf News’ article “What are the benefits of Loyalty Programs?

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We, at ThePointsHabibi analyzed all the different reward programs in Dubai and identified the top 6 free loyalty programs in 2021 that you must sign up for when residing in 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 Mall Of The Emirates 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 “OFF15“.
  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 Road Transport Authority’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., and get points when paying with your NOL Card in 3 museums – Etihad Museum, Dubai Museum, Shindagha Museum.
  5. Emirates Skywards (and SkySurfers for kids aged 2-11): Also earn more at Dubai Mall App – Earn Emirates Skywards on all purchases, and use the Emirates Skywards Everyday App to earn Emirates Skywards miles across outlets in Dubai. Also, link your Marriott Bonvoy account with Emirates to earn more points when you stay or fly.
  6. Etisalat Smiles (Etisalat Smiles started accepting non-Etisalat users in May 2019)
*Deal Flash*: NowNow App - Get 15% off all grocery with the code "N20", from Spinneys, Waitrose, Choithrams, Marks & Spencer, Al Adil, Grandiose, Al Maya, etc.

And, while these are the top 6 FREE 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.

General Loyalty Rewards & Discounts


**Sale on Kids' Toys & Clothes at FirstCry UAE: Extra 10% off Code "AFE1".

CashBack Websites in the UAE

All you have to do it click through their links when shopping online to get additional cashback (similar to TopCashback, Rakuten, ExtraBux etc. in the US and UK). Examples of cashback websites:

  • CashBackWorld – Get paid in your bank account when you accumulate AED 25 cashback.
    • Namshi – 5% cashback (stack with the 15% off Promo Code “DD47“/”FUN227“)
    • Groupon.ae – 1-2% cashback (stack with any promo code)
  • RewardPay

Mums, this is for you!! Mumzworld - Extra 10% off exclusive code "KK42".

Discount Apps for Activities

Not to forget our favorite 1+1 offers, and other flat discount apps:

Grocery Rewards

Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs


**Food delivery savings - Deliveroo: Use promo code "AEDLVR12" to get AED 10 credit for 2 orders

Shopping


*DEAL* 👙 Victoria’s Secret UAE: Use"HUL" to get 10% off 👙

Beauty, Fitness and Spa Loyalty Programs


*Huge Deal on Toys at Toys R Us: Use"TRU70" and get 10% off.

Ride-hailing, Fuel, Movies and others

Airline Loyalty Programs in UAE

Hotel Loyalty Programs

And also our favorite Hotel Points Loyalty Programs

Facebook Groups to Save

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

Promo Codes

And here’s the List of Promo Codes to save even more on your online shopping (updated for January 2021):

  • Entertainer 2021: “ENT240” – 10% off Entertainer Promo Code 🤗
  • NowNow UAE: “N20″/”FUN49” – 15% off Now Now Promo Code for Groceries/Snacks at Waitrose, Choitrams, Spinneys, WMart, Puranmal.🤩
  • Carrefour UAE & Carrefour KSA: “OFF15“/”AE39″/”ON38” – AED 20 off AED 200+ Carrefour Promo Code. 🤗
  • NAMSHI: “DD47“/”FUN227” – 15-20% off Namshi Promo Code.
  • Mumzworld: “KK42” – 10% off Mumzworld Promo Code. 🤱🏻
  • H&M UAE / GCC / Egypt: “A0940” – 10% off H&M Promo Code. 👗
  • Mothercare: “AETS” – 10% off Mothercare Promo Code.
  • Victoria’s Secret UAE: “HUL” – 10% off Victoria’s Secret Promo Code. 👙
  • FirstCry UAE: “AFE1” – 10% off FirstCry Promo Code.
  • Mamas & Papas: “M106” – 5% off Mamas & Papas Promo Code. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  • American Eagle UAE / KSA / Kuwait: “AQBQ“ – 5% off American Eagle Promo Code.
  • FootLocker UAE: “HNM“ – 10% off Foot Locker Promo Code . 👟
  • SIVVI UAE & KSA: “si15” – 35% off SIVVI Promo Code. 40% off above AED 1000 and 50% off above AED 2000. 🥳
  • RIVA Fashion UAE: “YAY154” – 10% off Riva Fashion Promo Code.
  • Hibobi: “AAH59” – 10% off Hibobi Promo Code.
  • AliExpress: “ALEXP142” – $4 off AliExpress Promo Code.
  • SPLASH Fashion UAE: “SE517“ – 10% off Splash Promo Code.
  • Styli UAE and KSA: “BJJ” – 15% off Styli Promo Code.
  • MAX Fashion: “MC172” – 10% off MAX Promo Code.
  • UBuy Worldwide: “Buy11“ – 5% off UBUY Promo Code.
  • KUL.com: “KU49“ – 5% off KUL Promo Code.
  • Noon Egypt – “FRI9” / “FRI10” – 10% off Noon Promo Code.
  • 1Zillion KSA: “Z139” – 10% off 1Zillion Promo Code.
  • BioBox UAE: “dcm21389” – 10% off BioBox Promo Code.
  • Eyewa: “DCM961” – 10% off Eyewa Promo Code. 👀
  • Vogacloset: “EHZ” – 15% off Vogacloset Promo Code.
  • ACE Hardware: “ACH92” – 10% off ACE Promo Code.
  • Chicy UAE/KSA/Kuwait/Oman: “CH67” – 10% off Chicy Promo Code
  • Muji UAE / KSA / Kuwait / Bahrain: “A9333” – 12% off Muji Promo Code.

Bank Reward Programs

Which ones are your favorite loyalty programs in Dubai or Abu Dhabi? Or is there a rewards program that you think should make this list? Let us know in the comments.

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