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22 July 2018

Dubai Islamic Bank & Emirates Skywards soar to new heights launching co-branded credit cards


- Partnership aligns with DIB’s strategy to offer customers innovative, value added solutions
- Card available in three variants offering up to 2 Skywards Miles on every equivalent US dollar spent
- Earn up to 75,000 bonus Skywards Miles* and receive unlimited access to airport lounges worldwide via LoungeKey

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, has partnered with Emirates Skywards to launch the new Emirates Skywards DIB Credit Cards tailored specifically to offer exceptional value to the country's growing community of frequent flyers.

The partnership brings together two of the UAE’s leading brands and offers a range of credit cards to earn Skywards Miles and receive other added benefits. The Emirates Skywards DIB Credit Cards are available in three variants - the Infinite, Signature and Platinum credit card and allows customers to earn Skywards Miles for everyday spend from retail purchases to utility bills. Customers will earn more on foreign currency transactions and purchases made on the Emirates website or at an Emirates sales office.

In addition, the cards will give shared customers exclusive privileges including:

  1. Up to 75,000 bonus Skywards Miles
  2. Emirates Skywards Silver tier status
  3. Unlimited access to over 850 airport lounges worldwide via LoungeKey
  4. International Concierge Services
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Dining offers

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO at Dubai Islamic Bank commented: “As a leading player in the UAE financial sector, it is imperative that our products and services remain totally aligned to the ever-changing needs of our diversified customer base. Moreover, the unique location of the country combined with the convenience and connectivity offered by Emirates has effectively made travel, be it for business or pleasure, an integral part, if not virtually a necessity, in our lives. This partnership with Emirates Skywards, stems from the strong demand of our more than 1.7 million discerning customer base who were seeking a premium offering that adds the advantage of travel and related benefits when they bank with DIB.”  

Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Senior Vice President, Emirates Skywards: “With almost 1.5 million Emirates Skywards members in the UAE alone, we continuously look for ways to provide value with a local relevance. Our partnership with DIB offers members even more opportunities to earn Skywards Miles on everyday spend, allowing them to earn rewards faster. The credit cards also give members unique benefits that will further enhance their Emirates flying experience. With this latest partnership and a portfolio of over 100 partners in the lifestyle and travel space, being an Emirates Skywards member is more rewarding than ever.”

With a growing demand for travel in the UAE from expatriates and nationals alike, DIB expects this card to add more value to its frequent travelling customers while offering them many more benefits that complement their lifestyle.

To apply for Emirates Skywards DIB Credit Cards, please visit www.dib.ae/emirates, call +971 4 609 2222 or visit any Dubai Islamic Bank branch in the UAE. Alternatively, you can SMS ‘EKP’ to 4224.

*Terms and conditions apply