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“. Link your Etihad account to transfer points/miles with Share.
- 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. Also, link your Marriott Bonvoy account with Emirates to earn more points when you stay or fly.
- 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 November 2020):
- H&M UAE & Egypt: 10-15% off on sale items with “GC374“. 15-20% off with the H&M promo code “CBA“. 20% off in Egypt. 👗
- NAMSHI: 15-20% off with the Namshi Promo Code “DD47“/”FUN227“.
- Carrefour UAE & Carrefour KSA: AED 20 off AED 200+ with the promo code “OFF15“/”AE39″/”ON38“.
- NowNow UAE: 15% off with the Now Now Promo Code “N20“. 🤩
- FirstCry UAE: 10% off with the FirstCry Promo Code “AFE2“.
- Mumzworld: 10% off with the Mumzworld Promo Code “ON85“. 🤱🏻
- Mamas & Papas: 5% off with the Mamas & Papas Promo Code “M106“. 👨👩👧👦
- 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“. 👙
- American Eagle UAE & GCC: 10% off with the AmericanEagle Promo Code “AE6700“. 15% off discounted/sale items with the AE promo code “P7361“.
- Adidas UAE – 10-15% off with the promo code “AD063“.
- SIVVI UAE & KSA – 35% off with the SIVVI Promo Code “si15“. 40% off above AED 1000 and 50% off above AED 2000. 🥳
- RIVA Fashion UAE – 10% off with the Riva Fashion Promo Code “YAY154“
- 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“.
- MAX Fashion: 10% off with the MAX Promo Code “MC172“.
- UBuy Worldwide: 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“. 👟
- Noon Egypt – 10% off with the Noon Promo Code “FRI9” / “FRI10“
- Boots Pharmacy – 10% off with the Boots Promo Code “B6865“.
- 1Zillion KSA – 10 % off with the 1Zillion Promo Code “Z139“.
- Bath & Body Works UAE, BBW Kuwait and BBW Egypt: 10% off with the BBW Promo code “BW954“/”R070” (also applies on BOGO/Sale Items).
CashBack Websites in UAE
- CashBackWorld – All you have to do it click through their links when shopping online to get additional cashback (like TopCashback, Rakuten, etc in the US and UK). Also stack with the above Promo Codes. Get paid in your bank account when you accumulate AED 25 cashback. Examples of cashback websites:
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 (Abu Dhabi) by Aldar – for loyalty points at all Aldar Malls and Theme Parks. Also has 2for1 Entertainer offers.
- SnappCard App
- Isme By Jumeirah
- Emirates Platinum (only for Emirates Airlines Employees)
- 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.
- ZNAP (Use code ABD9805 to get AED 5 when you register – App Store | Play Store): Get cashback for your receipts at Carrefour, 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)
- 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
- Al Shamsi Rewards Club (Desigual, Parfois, Vincci, Okaidi, Undiz, Jacadi, Yves Rocher)
- Twenty4 Rewards
- RedTag Rewards
Beauty, Fitness and Spa Loyalty Programs
- Sephora Beauty Pass
- Privilee (Elite membership for unlimited access to all gyms, spas etc.)
- ClassPass (For Fitness classes)
- Earn Points / Rewards for your steps 🤩
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 5 UAE issued Visa Credit/Debit cards, and earn Etihad Miles automatically when you make purchases at Partner Outlets.
- AirRewards by Air Arabia
Not to forget the infamous 1+1 offers, and other flat discount apps:
- NEW (Oct 27, 2020): Early Bird Offer for Entertainer 2021 – A New UAE Bundle for cheap and get 2 FREE Tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts
- Emirates Skywards Go (Unlock for 6700+ Skywards Miles for over 20 cities)
- HSBC Entertainer
- du Entertainer (As of Aug 2020, the app hasn’t been updated since April 2019)
- GEMS Rewards (for GEMS school parents)
- Visa Offers 2for1 – Apple App Store | Google Play Store
- Mastercard Buy 1 Get 1
- Priceless Specials MEA (App Store | Play Store)
- 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)
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 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) – 25.5K+ members
- Dirham Stretcher – 46K+ members
- Save with the UAE Money Doctor!! – 3.4K+ members
- Search & Save – Deals & Credit Card Benefits – (NEW in Aug 2020) A Great Compilation of all the Latest Deals in UAE
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 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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