Emirates NBD, Marriott Bonvoy® and Mastercard Unveil Two New Co-brand Credit Cards in the United Arab Emirates

The new credit cards offer exclusive travel benefits, Marriott Bonvoy Elite status and the ability to earn points on everyday purchases

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye (MENAT) region, and Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning global travel programme by Marriott International, announced the launch of two new credit cards in the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with Mastercard. The existing award-winning credit card between Emirates NBD and Marriott Bonvoy will be upgraded to a World Elite card with enhanced premium benefits for both new and existing cardholders, while the launch of a new World card will unlock access to unparalleled travel experiences and benefits for a broader audience.

Designed to appeal to different consumer segments through two distinct Mastercard tiers, World Elite and World, both cards give Cardholders the ability to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on their daily purchases along with access to Elite status, exclusive benefits and unique experiences across Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 hotel brands and 10,000 global destinations. Both cards are available now with rich limited time offers, awarding up to 200,000 bonus points or two Free Night Awards for new Cardholders.

Marwan Hadi, Group Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates NBD said, “As a homegrown institution dedicated to the empowerment of our valued customers, Emirates NBD is delighted to extend our historic relationship with Marriott Bonvoy to introduce new, world-class experiences for our customers while supporting their financial choices. The addition of the Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Card to the Emirates NBD card portfolio provides our cardmembers with new opportunities to unlock meaningful value and elevate their travel experiences with Marriott Bonvoy.”

Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer - Middle East, Marriott International commented, “We continue to explore ways to provide Marriott Bonvoy members in the UAE with unique and diverse travel experiences, along with personalised benefits that they can access in market and across the globe. Through the launch of these credit card offerings and the expanded collaboration with Emirates NBD and Mastercard, we aim to reach more travel enthusiasts in the UAE and provide them with a seamless experience to enjoy more member benefits and maximise rewards on everyday purchases.”

Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, EEMEA, Mastercard added, “At Mastercard, we remain committed to best-in-class payment solutions that also provide meaningful, elevated consumer experiences. We look forward to delivering exceptional value to consumers and to setting a new standard for travel and lifestyle in the region with the introduction of these two new cards.”

Marriott Bonvoy® World Elite Mastercard®
The existing premium card between Emirates NBD and Marriott Bonvoy will be rebranded to the Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Mastercard. Current Cardholders of the Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard will automatically be upgraded to the new metal credit card without an increase in the annual fee. They will receive premium benefits such as an enhanced annual renewal Free Night Award at a redemption level of 50,000 points, 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year and the chance to earn Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status with qualified spend. Cardholders of the Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Mastercard receive an automatic upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status which includes benefits such as 25% bonus points on eligible stays at participating hotels, room upgrades and 2PM Late Checkout, subject to availability.

The Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Mastercard launches with a limited time welcome offer which gives new Cardholders the chance to earn up 200,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy® World Mastercard®
The Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard will give Cardholders an automatic upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status which gives Members 10% bonus points on eligible stays at participating hotels and Priority Late Checkout, subject to availability. The Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard also launched with a limited time welcome offer which gives Cardholders the chance to earn two Free Night Awards (valued at 35,000 points each) that can be redeemed at participating hotels and resorts worldwide.

Cardholders of the Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Mastercard and Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard

can earn Marriott Bonvoy points on local and international spend as well as on their stays at over 10,000 global destinations across more than 30 world-renowned brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Marriott Hotels, Westin and Autograph Collection. Within the UAE, they can benefit from enhanced stays and dining experiences across Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 70 hotels and resorts. As they accumulate points, Cardholders have the option to redeem points for stays, bid them for once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Marriott Bonvoy Moments, bring the hotel experience home with signature branded products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques or transfer points to nearly 40 global airline partner programmes.

Other Card benefits include unlimited access at over 1,200 premium lounges in more than 450 cities worldwide, complimentary airport transfers, free rounds of golf in the UAE and more.

Customers can discover the key features of the Marriott Bonvoy Mastercard Credit Cards from Emirates NBD by visiting www.emiratesnbd.com/marriott where they can also directly apply for the credit cards.

Benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards from Emirates NBD include:

Marriott Bonvoy World Elite Mastercard

Benefits:

  • Limited Time Welcome Offer: For a limited-time period, new Cardholders can earn up to 200,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points; 100,000 bonus points upon card approval and 100,000 bonus points after spending US$ 15,000 on Valid Charges within the first three billing cycles.
  • One Free Night Award each year after Card renewal, that can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Certain hotels have resort fees. Previously valued at up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
  • Automatic Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status, including 25% bonus points on eligible purchases at participating hotels, Enhanced Room Upgrades, 2PM Late Checkout, complimentary WIFI and more, subject to availability. Now Cardmembers can also achieve Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status after qualifying spend of US$ 100,000 annually.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year towards the next level of Elite status. Previously 5 Elite Night Credits.
  • 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per US$ 1 spent on Valid Charges at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy; Up to 3 Marriott Bonvoy points per US$ 1 spent on Valid Charges for every day and international purchases.
  • Member Referral: Earn 15,000 points per successful referral; Up to 10 referrals per calendar year.
  • No increase to the Annual Fee of AED 1,575 (VAT Inclusive)

Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard

Benefits:

  • Limited Time Welcome Offer: For a limited-time period, new Cardholders can earn two Free Night Awards (redemption level up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) for stays at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy, after spending US$6,000 on Valid Charges within the first three billing cycles.
  • Automatic Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status including 10% more points on eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy, Priority Late Checkout, Complimentary WIFI and more, subject to availability.
  • 10 Elite Night Credits each calendar year towards the next level of Elite status.
  • 3 Marriott Bonvoy points per US$1 spent on Valid Charges at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy; Up to 1.5 Marriott Bonvoy points per US$1 spent on Valid Charges for every day and international purchases.
  • Member Referral: Earn 10,000 points per successful referral; Up to 10 referrals per calendar year.
  • Annual fee of AED315 (VAT Inclusive)

Terms and conditions apply. For complete terms and conditions and offer details, visit www.emiratesnbd.com/marriott

About Emirates NBD
Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye) region with a presence in 13 countries, serving over 9 million active customers. As at 31st December 2023, total assets were AED 863 billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 235 billion). The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Türkiye, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 850 branches and 4,431 ATMs / SDMs. Emirates NBD is the leading financial services brand in the UAE with a Brand value of USD 3.89 billion.

Emirates NBD Group serves its customers (individuals, businesses, governments, and institutions) and helps them realise their financial objectives through a range of banking products and services including retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets and treasury, and brokerage operations. The Group is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 97% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group also operates Liv, the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD, with close to half a million users, it continues to be the fastest-growing bank in the region.

Emirates NBD contributes to the construction of a sustainable future as an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and sustainability initiatives, including financial wellness and the inclusion of people of determination. Emirates NBD is committed to supporting the UAE’s Year of Sustainability as Principal Banking Partner of COP28 and an early supporter to the Dubai Can sustainability initiative, a city-wide initiative aimed to reduce use of single-use plastic bottled water.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel programme and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments™, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques®. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalisation and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enrol for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travellers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, X, Instagram and TikTok.

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA) www.mastercard.com
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Media Contact
Chandan Belani
Senior Director, Communications – Middle East & Africa
Marriott International
Chandan.Belani@marriott.com

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