Loyalty cards can save you hundreds of Dirhams at your favourite shops, restaurants and venues in Dubai. Here. Time Out takes you through 10 cards to have in your wallet.
Time Out City Card
Time Out Dubai has teamed up with some of Dubai's best restaurants, bars and spas to bring you money off at some of the city's best venues.
City Card allows members to eat for cheap at more than 140 great restaurants across the city. Members can also save on sailing, bus tours, days out to waterparks, fitness centres and much more in list of venues that now includes Ski Dubai and Magic Planet.
Earns you a Sirius Point for every US$3 spent in Jumeirah destinations in Dubai, London, New York and Shanghai. Points can then be redeemed in exchange for offers at Jumeirah restaurants, spas, hotels and more.
Make a splash at the Wild Wadi Waterpark until the end of June, try a three-day Talise Anti-Ageing programme until the end of July, or sample the Friday brunch at Vu's, high up Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Dine In By Hyatt Card
Earn Dhs1 for every Dhs100 spent in Hyatt’s restaurants, bars and spas, or swap for gift vouchers for friends and family members – and the card is transferrable.
Points can also be redeemed for the world-famous Austrian crystal Riedel wine glasses, dubbed "the finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes” by wine experts. The card is transferrable to friends and family.
IHG Group’s Priority Club Rewards
The world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club Rewards has more than 56 million members worldwide. A huge portfolio of brands including more than 4,200 hotels around the world means being a member of this club will benefit frequent travelers to the far corners of the planet.
Earn 10 Priority Club points for every $1 USD. Points never expire and can be swapped for meals in restaurants, car rental or air miles.
Redeemable at a quite simply ridiculous expanse of Al Tayer brands, from Ford to Ferrari and from GAP to Gucci, the Amber Card is a three-tiered reward system, consisting of Amber Classic, Amber Select and Amber Plus, with rewards being dependent on level of membership.
Amber Points can be redeemed when members have collected 10,000 points, either as on-the-spot redemption at partner stores or through “redemption vouchers”.
Grazia Insider Card
For shopaholics, the Grazia Insider Card is as vital as the designer handbag that carries it.
The card offers 20 per cent off at selected stores. In each issue of Grazia, the Insider page highlights Grazia’s favourite buys of the week with the card, which can be used on fashion, health and beauty and living offers.
Meridien Francs Gourmet Card
One for those who prefer to eat out, the Meridien card offers up to a staggering 50 per cent off the table bill at le Meridien restaurants including Yalumba, Long Yin, Casa Mia and Warehouse.
Members can effectively eat for free if dining with another guest. With one guest, the total food bill is reduced by half, with two guests the discount is 33 per cent and so on.
FACE (Flight Attendant Club of Emirates) is an exclusive club for, as the name suggests, flight attendants.
The card offers our jet-setting friends 50 per cent discount on a range of venues across Dubai, including food and drink, hotel stays and activities stretching to a range of Dubai gyms, diving, skiing, Jiu Jitsu and learning Arabic.
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Ibrahim Oct 17, 2011 01:13 pm
BRAVO card is the best loyalty card ever,it is easy to use and your balance always showing on your card itself,plus easy to redeem your points and take the gifts or vouchers immediately..I really love BRAVO Card.
Laura May 25, 2011 07:51 am
The McGrudy's loyalty card and Air Miles Shopping Rewards are among cards missing from the list.
JustBTL Apr 28, 2011 11:39 am
JBTL is a young, vibrant company that truly understands the importance of loyalty and channel management to remain effective in the region’s increasingly competitive market. It was formed in 2007 by a very experienced group of people specializing in activation, reward and loyalty programs.
Our areas of specialization include Customer Loyalty programs, Retail Channel Management, FMCG Channel Management and Direct Marketing.