Islamic loyalty scheme in Dubai
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) is launching the Wala’a Dirhams loyalty programme for its Al Islami credit cards. The programme allows card members to earn unlimited ‘Wala’a Dirham’ points on their card transactions. Each Wala’a Dirham is equal to AED 1 in value and members can redeem them against utility payments, payments to telco Etisalat and TV station E-vision, in addition to recharge for cards on the road tolling system RTA Salik.
Card members can also redeem their Wala’a Dirhams against gift vouchers for Carrefour, Union Co-operative Society, Sharjah Cooperative Society, Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Home Centre, Sharaf DG, Paris Gallery as well as travel vouchers.
Platinum and Platinum Plus Card members will earn 3%, Gold and Gold Premium Card members 2% and Classic Card members will earn 1% of their spends as Wala’a Dirhams.
Dr. Adnan Chilwan, chief of retail and business banking, DIB, said: “This programme offers customers huge savings and rewards for using their Al Islami credit cards. As there is no limit to the Wala’a Dirhams that can be earned, cardmembers will find this program extremely rewarding. We have also taken this opportunity to re-launch our Al Islami Credit Card, with an objective of loading it with more value and benefits to customers.”
All existing Al Islami Credit Card members are automatically enrolled into the new programme.
As a launch offer until February 28, DIB says that any customer who gets an Al Islami credit card will receive a free mobile phone.
DIB, established in 1975, claims to be the first Islamic bank to have incorporated the principles of Islam in all its practices.