October 23, 2021

Emirates Islamic enhances its partnership with Emirates Skywards to launch exclusive Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card

Dubai, UAE:  Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, and Emirates Skywards, the award winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have launched Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card – an exclusive, co-branded credit card designed to offer members an opportunity to earn more Miles with every purchase made.

Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card holders can earn up to 3.5 Skywards Miles for every USD$ 1 spent.* The exclusive credit card will also offer members fast-track enrolment to Emirates Skywards Gold Tier membership (upon spending AED 5,500 with Emirates), up to four complimentary airport transfers to and from Dubai International Airport, access to more than 1,000 airport lounges worldwide for the primary cardholder and guest, and 25% discount on Skywards “Buy Miles” and “Gift Miles.*”

“We are confident that the Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card, with its unmatched value proposition, will be favourably received by the target market as it offers cardholders unique lifestyle benefits that make all their experiences more exciting and rewarding than ever before,” added Farid.

Dr Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Skywards said: “We are very pleased to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Emirates Islamic – offering members even more opportunities to earn Miles and receive added benefits with every purchase made. Our strategy has always been to look for innovative and locally relevant ways to offer members unique propositions and with the launch of Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card – members will enjoy earning Miles more easily, which can in turn be used for fantastic rewards including flight tickets on partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel stays and many more benefits.”

Shahebaz Khan, General Manager for UAE at Visa, said: “Visa is excited to partner with Emirates Islamic and Emirates Skywards to launch this exclusive co-branded card that brings a host of benefits and travel experiences to Visa cardholders. As a global leader in travel co-brand products, we work closely with our bank partners and leading airlines around the world to roll out programs like this one that offer an enhanced proposition in line with our cardholders’ evolving travel and lifestyle needs and their preferences for seamless, secure payment experiences.”

Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card members can add credit card details to mobile wallets, enabling secure payments on the go. Cardholders can also benefit from complimentary valet parking, unlimited complimentary golf sessions, exclusive dining offers at select restaurants across the UAE, and access to exclusive discounts at over 900 luxury hotels worldwide through the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection.*

The launch of the Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card is aligned with the bank’s strategy to expand its retail banking proposition and deliver a differentiated customer experience across its customer base.

For more information, www.emiratesislamic.ae/black

*Terms and conditions apply


About Emirates Islamic:
Emirates Islamic (DFM: EIB), part of Emirates NBD Group, is one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE. Established in 2004 as Emirates Islamic Bank, the bank has established itself as a major player in the highly competitive financial services sector in the UAE.

Emirates Islamic offers a comprehensive range of Shari’a-compliant products and services across the Personal, Business and Corporate banking spectrum with a network of 58 branches and 210 ATMs/CDMs across the UAE. In the fast-growing area of online and mobile banking, the bank is an innovator, being the first Islamic bank in the UAE to launch a mobile banking app and offer Apple Pay, as well as being the first Islamic bank in the world to launch Chat Banking services for customers via WhatsApp.

Emirates Islamic received a number of international and regional awards in 2019, in recognition of its focus on customer excellence, robust performance, and innovation in Islamic banking. The bank was recognised as ‘Best Islamic Bank, UAE’ at the World Finance Awards 2019; ‘Best Islamic Bank’ at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2019; ‘SME Bank of the Year’ by Enterprise Agility Awards; and ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ by Islamic Finance News magazine. As an Emiratisation champion in the banking sector, Emirates Islamic was the recipient of the ‘Human Resources Development’ award by Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).

Emirates Islamic was also awarded ‘Most Innovative Islamic Retail Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Excellence in Digital Banking’ at the 5th Islamic Retail Banking Awards 2019; ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Digital Banking Proposition’ by Islamic Business & Finance Magazine; and ‘Best Banking Product’ (Kunooz) by Global Banking & Finance Review. The Bank was recognised for ‘Most Improved Website’ at the 2018 Service Olympian Awards.

As part of its commitment to the UAE community, the Emirates Islamic Charity Fund provides financial aid to those in need, with a focus on food, shelter, health, education and social welfare contributions.

For further information please visit www.emiratesislamic.ae 
Or please contact:
Amina Al Zarooni
Media Relations Manager, Emirates Islamic
Tel: 971 4 4397430;
Email: [email protected] 

Tricia Kaul | Batoul Al Beitouni
asda’a bcw, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-4507600, Fax: 971-4-4358040
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About Emirates Skywards:

Emirates Skywards boasts over 27 million members around the world. The program offers four tiers of membership: Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with each tier earning exclusive privileges. Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards Miles with partners ranging from airlines, hotels and car rentals to financial, leisure and lifestyle brands. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including flight tickets on partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel stays, and hospitality and money-can’t-buy experiences.

© Press Release 2020

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