Emirates Islamic's Emarati credit card wins global recognition


Dubai, 5 July 2021: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has won the 'Best Credit Card' award for its Emarati Visa Signature credit card at the 2021 International Finance Awards. The International Finance Banking Awards highlight the accomplishments of banks leading in innovation, infrastructure development and customer centricity.

Launched in 2017, the Emirates Islamic Emarati Visa Signature credit card is a metal card with cutting-edge design and an exclusive card proposition for the bank’s UAE national clients, customised to meet their needs and match their lifestyles via exclusive privileges and offers. The card features the iconic UAE Nation Brand ‘Seven Lines’ logo reflecting Emirates Islamic’s commitment to embodying the UAE’s values and offering its Emirati customers a unique experience that strengthens their national identity and pride, along with exceptional value centred around their interests.

The free for life card offers UAE national customers a wide choice of instant redemption options with EI SmartMiles as well as the flexibility to spend their reward points anywhere around the world, including booking tickets with more than 300 airlines of their choice, booking stays at more than 180,000 hotels worldwide, Miles exchange with leading frequent flyer programs or shopping at any outlet or website across the globe with the unique ‘Instant Purchase’ feature. The card also provides free valet parking at select locations in UAE and complimentary access to over 1,000 airport lounges internationally. Additionally, customers receive a welcome bonus of 10,000 EI SmartMiles and can also benefit from easy payment plans that convert one-time purchases into monthly instalments at a zero percent profit rate.

Commenting on the award, Farid Al Mulla, Deputy Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates Islamic said, “As a home-grown Islamic bank and the preferred bank for UAE nationals, we are delighted to see our distinctive Emarati credit card standout on the global stage. The Emirates Islamic Emarati Visa Signature credit card offers exceptional value to UAE nationals taking into account their interests and preferences, complemented by an iconic design that pays tribute to the UAE's heritage. This global recognition reiterates our commitment to continue to innovate to create unique and meaningful propositions for our customers.”

International Finance is a premium business and finance magazine published by UK's International Finance Publications Limited. The International Finance Awards annually recognise top performing corporates, governmental organisations, and transformational business and government leaders for their performance excellence.