Dubai is home to over 3 million residents and millions of visitors throughout the year. Dubai is also home to over 50 loyalty programs.
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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?“
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:
- 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 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“.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Etisalat Smiles (Etisalat Smiles started accepting non-Etisalat users in May 2019)
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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
- 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
- Viya by Wasl (launched in June 2020) – Earn 1 point for every AED 10 spent at participating locations for dining, golf, spas and experiences. Use the referral code “Q2BV4UQ5” to earn bonus points when you register.
- Darna Rewards by Aldar – for loyalty points at all Aldar Malls and Theme Parks and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Also has 2-for-1 Entertainer offers.
- SnappCard App
- Jumeirah One (formerly Isme By Jumeirah)
- Emirates Platinum (only for Emirates Airlines Employees)
- Etihad Guest Rewards (App Store | Play Store) – (different from Etihad’s own airline app) Link your UAE issued visa card for automatic cashback at spend in Abu Dhabi attractions like Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World etc.
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CashBack Websites in the UAE
- 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)
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:
- Entertainer (Use Entertainer Promo Code “ENT240” for 10% off)
- Entertainer 2021 – Get 10% off with the Promo Code “ENT240”
- Emirates Skywards Go – Unlock for 6700+ Skywards Miles for over 20 cities.
- FREE Entertainer
- Credit Card Holders
- Shopping Malls’ Entertainer Apps
- Festival Rewards Entertainer – Apple App Store | Google Play Store (Free Entertainer for Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza outlets)
- Al Ghurair Centre Rewards – Apple App Store | Google Play Store (Free Entertainer for Al Ghurair Centre outlets)
- Darna Rewards Entertainer (Free for Aldar outlets in Abu Dhabi) – App Store | Play Store
- 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)
- LetsDXB (Awesome discounts)
- Share Rewards (for Carrefour)
- Marhaba Rewards (Fathima Group)
- INAAM Rewards (for Nesto Hypermarkets)
- Safeer Plus (for Safeer Market, etc)
- Tamayaz Loyalty Card (For Union Coop Groceries)
- Organic Foods & Cafe (OFC) Loyalty – App Store | Play Store
- Deals For The Day (D4D) – Grocery and Shopping booklets online
- Automatic Cashback for submitting grocery receipts
- ClipTheDeal – Cashback on Groceries (get AED 5-10 on signing up with this link). Get cashback for your receipts at Carrefour, Lulu, Al Maya, Union Coop, etc. (Example: Get AED 10 for Tilda 5Kg, or AED 1 for every 2L Milk in your receipts)
- ZNAP (Use code ABD9805 to get AED 5 when you register – App Store | Play Store): Get cashback for your receipts at Lulu, Al Maya, Union Coop, Brownie Point etc.
Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs
- Zomato Pro (get up to 40% off many restaurants across UAE)
- Repeat App – Discounts for first and repeat visits (App Store | Play Store)
- Costa Loyalty Card (for the coffee lovers)
- ReserveOut (for points on restaurant reservations)
- FFI Lifestyle Rewards (App Store | Play Store): Restaurants like TRIBES, EatGreek, The Meat Co, The Grill Shack, Woodchuck, The Original Smokehouse, Taverna, Bentley Bistro, etc.
- Tablez Rewards (Galitos, Peppermill, Famous Daves, Sugar Factory, etc)
- SAC Rewards – Shakespeare and Co. (App Store | Play Store)
- Talabat Rewards (launched in October 2020)
- McDonald’s Rewards UAE (App Store | Play Store)
- Paul Arabia Loyalty App (App Store | Play Store)
- Koinz – Get rewarded for repeat visits to popular restaurants like Koshary Abu Tarek (Al Barsha), etc. (App Store | Play Store)
**Food delivery savings - Deliveroo: Use promo code "AEDLVR12" to get AED 10 credit for 2 orders
- 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 (15-20% off Namshi shopping with the promo code “DD47“/”FUN227” on sale items as well)
- Club Apparel (shopping at brands like Aldo, Aeropostale etc)
- Privileges Club by Alshaya (for H&M, etc)
- Al Shamsi Rewards Club (Desigual, Parfois, Vincci, Okaidi, Undiz, Jacadi, Yves Rocher)
- Twenty4 Rewards
- RedTag Rewards
- Be U Rewards (App Store | Play Store) – For Rewards at Diesel, Fred Perry, Scotch & Soda etc.
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Beauty, Fitness and Spa Loyalty Programs
- Sephora Beauty Pass
- ClassPass (For Fitness classes)
- Earn Points / Rewards for your steps 🤩
- Paid Loyalty Membership Apps
*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
- Emirates Skywards (and SkySurfers for kids aged 2-11)
- Dubai Mall App – Earn Emirates Skywards on all purchases over AED 100 at the Dubai Mall
- Emirates Skywards Everyday App – Present the App and Earn Emirates Skywards Miles on your purchases at various stores across Dubai like Cafe Bateel, Borders etc.
- Link your Marriott Bonvoy account with Emirates Skywards to get more points/miles, and status recognition
- Etihad Guest
- Earn and Spend Miles at Aldar Malls in Abu Dhabi like Yas Mall, World Trade Center Mall, Al Jimi Mall.
- Link your Share Account with Etihad Guest to transfer points/miles between them.
- Transfer ADNOC Rewards Points to Etihad Guest and vice-versa.
- Etihad Guest Offers App: Download this app and link UAE issued Visa Credit/Debit cards, and earn Etihad Miles automatically when you make purchases at Partner Outlets in Abu Dhabi.
- AirRewards by Air Arabia
Hotel Loyalty Programs
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)
- Accor Live Limitless (ALL) (for Rixos, Sofitel, Movenpick, Novotel, Raffles, Fairmont, IBIS etc)
- Jumeirah ONE / Jumeirah Sirius
- Rotana Rewards
- GHA Discovery
- Radisson Rewards
- Wyndham Rewards
- iPrefer Hotel Rewards
- Habtoor Loyal by AHG
- The Atlantis Circle: App Store | Play Store
- Elite Club (TIME Hotels)
- FIVE Life
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:
- Shop Well For Less UAE (SWFL) – 30K+ members
- Dirham Stretcher – 55K+ members
- Save with the UAE Money Doctor!! – 4K+ members
- Search & Save – Deals & Credit Card Benefits – (NEW in Aug 2020) A Great Compilation of all the Latest Deals in UAE
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
- Abu Dhabi Comercial Bank (ADCB) Touchpoints
- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Rewards
- American Express (AMEX) Membership Rewards
- Emirates NBD Plus Points
- Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy Points
- 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
- Noon VIP Mashreq Bank Card (New in Oct 2020)
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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