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 at Carrefour UAE***: Get AED 20 off AED 200 on all online orders with the promo code "OFF15" in UAE and "ON38" in KSA.

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 – (temporarily being revamped by RTA) 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 10% off all grocery with the promo code "N20" / "FUN86" / "FUN49" at Waitrose, Choithrams, Spinneys, Organic Foods & Cafe, Al Maya, Zoom, BlueMart, WMart, Paul Bakery, Marks & Spencer Food, Puranmal, Aster Pharmacy, Krispy Kreme 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

  • AirMiles
  • U by Emaar (all Emaar locations including Reel Cinemas and Dig It in Springs Souk, Dubai)
  • 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 our referral code “Q2BV4UQ5” to get AED 10 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.
  • MERAAS Rewards (previously SunSational Savings App) – for discounts at City Walk, Box Park, The Beach, The Outlet Village, Al Seef, La Mer. Discontinued on July 31, 2021.

**Sale on Kids' Toys & Clothes at FirstCry UAE: Extra 10% off Code "AFE1"/"AFE2".

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 "FZ560".

Discount Apps for Activities

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

ALERT!! Save on TOYS at Toys R US UAE: Get 10% off all orders with the promo code "TRU59".

Grocery Rewards

Dining Loyalty and Reward Programs


**Home Services savings - Joboy UAE: Use the sign-up / referral code "POINTSHABIBI" to get 30% off on Sanitization / Deep Cleaning / Sofa & Carpet Cleaning / AC Maintenance, and 20% off Salon Services

Shopping


*New Deal*: Boots UAE, KSA, Kuwait: "F6601" - Get Extra 5% off Boots (includes sale items).

Beauty, Fitness, Pool and Spa Loyalty Programs


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 2021):

  • NowNow UAE: “N20″/”FUN49”/“FUN86” – 10% off NowNow for Groceries/Snacks at Waitrose, Choithrams, Spinneys, Organic Foods & Cafe, Al Maya, WMart, Paul Bakery, Marks & Spencer Food, Aster Pharmacy.🤩
  • Carrefour UAE & Carrefour KSA: “OFF15“/“ON38” – AED 20 off AED 200+ Carrefour Promo Code. 🤗
  • Noon.com UAE: “POINTSHABIBI” for 10% off existing customers. Max AED 50. 15% off for new customers.
  • Bath & Body Works: “O3073” – 5% off Bath & Body Works Promo Code.
  • NAMSHI: “DD47“/”NM134“/”FUN227” – 15-20% off Namshi Promo Code.
  • Victoria’s Secret UAE and KSA: “YMUY” – 10% off all orders, including sale items.
  • Mumzworld: “FZ560” – 10% off Mumzworld Promo Code. 🤱🏻
  • H&M UAE / GCC / Egypt: “E0160” – 10% off H&M Promo Code. 👗
  • Boots UAE, KSA, Kuwait: “F6601” – 5% off Boots Promo Code.
  • Mothercare: “EXN9K” – 10% off Mothercare Promo Code.
  • Pottery Barn UAE, Kuwait, KSA: “GPBX6F” – 15% off all orders.
  • Pottery Barn Kids UAE, Kuwait, KSA: “DPK5112” – 15% off all orders.
  • West Elm UAE:A1JK” – 15% off everything with this West Elm Promo Code.
  • American Eagle UAE, Egypt, KSA, Kuwait: “PW2L” – 10% off American Eagle.
  • Desert Cart: “DCM180” – 10% off all DesertCart.ae orders.
  • DragonMart UAE: “DM18” – 20% off everything at Dragon Mart.
  • Toys R Us UAE: “TRU59” – 10% off Toys R Us MENA Promo Code.
  • FirstCry UAE: “AFE1” / “AFE2” – 10% off FirstCry Promo Code.
  • Hibobi: “FF42” – 10% of all Hibobi orders.
  • Mamas & Papas: “M106” – 5% off Mamas & Papas Promo Code. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  • SIVVI UAE & KSA: “si15” – 35%-50% off all orders. 🥳
  • RIVA Fashion UAE: “YAY154” – 10% off Riva Fashion Promo Code.
  • Styli UAE and KSA: “BJJ” – 15% off Styli Promo Code.
  • KUL.com: “AA185” – 10% off all KUL orders.
  • 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: “DCM14” – 10% off Eyewa Promo Code. 👀
  • Vogacloset: “EHZ” – 15% off Vogacloset Promo Code.
  • ACE Hardware: “ACH92” – 10% off ACE Promo Code.
  • KIABI UAE: “KAB52” – 10% off Kiabi Promo Code.
  • Chicy UAE/KSA/Kuwait/Oman: “CH67” – 10% off Chicy Promo Code
  • Muji UAE / KSA / Kuwait / Bahrain: “A9333” – 12% off Muji Promo Code.
  • Joboy UAE: “POINTSHABIBI” – Use this sign-up / referral code to get 30% off on Sanitization / Deep Cleaning / Sofa & Carpet Cleaning / AC Maintenance, and 20% off Salon Services.
  • Noon Daily KSA: “NND31” – 10% Noon Daily 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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