Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, Aldar Properties sign retail agreement
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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, Aldar Properties sign retail agreement

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, Aldar Properties sign retail agreement

To earn and spend miles, shoppers must connect their Visa card to their Etihad Guest mobile app

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Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways and property development and management company Aldar Properties, have partnered to offer benefits to Etihad Guest members and shoppers in the capital emirate.

Etihad Guest members can now earn and spend their Etihad Guest Miles on purchases made with their Visa cards at three malls within Aldar’s retail portfolio – Yas Mall, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTC) and Al Jimi Mall – collectively hosting over 650 retailers.

Shoppers must connect their Visa card to the Etihad Guest mobile app, which is fitted with the ‘Miles on the Go’ technology, enabling members to earn or spend miles when they swipe their linked card at any of the three Aldar Malls.

For every Dhs3 spent on purchases via Visa cards over Dhs50, members will earn one Etihad Guest Mile, or they can choose to spend their miles for transactions over Dhs50.

On earning Tier Miles on purchases, members can elevate their Etihad Guest Tier Status, regardless of if they have chosen to earn or spend their Etihad Guest Miles.

Yasser Al Yousuf, vice president, commercial partnerships, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Aldar, one of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s most iconic and recognisable brands, bringing more choices to our Etihad Guest members to earn and use their Miles across shopping and lifestyle, supporting Abu Dhabi as a hub for tourism, culture and world-class shopping experiences.

“Etihad Guest members can now elevate their Tier Status while shopping across Aldar Malls, even while using their Miles, which is a first of its kind offer, showing our commitment towards our loyal members during these difficult times.”

“Our exclusive partnership with a globally renowned brand such as Etihad brings a new dimension to our guest experience and increases benefits for our customers,” commented Saoud Khoory, executive director of retail asset management at Aldar.

“The partnership paves the way for future collaborations with Etihad, where we will explore ways to create additional value for our customers. Rewarding and generating value for our loyal customers is the foremost objective of these initiatives, and this unique partnership helps us to achieve this aim.”

Etihad also announced that guests who purchase an Etihad Travel Voucher between June 10-24, 2020, will receive an extra 50 per cent cash value for future travel from August 1, 2020 onwards. The vouchers will be available in increments of $250 up to a maximum of $65,000 and will be valid for two years.

Read: Etihad’s Travel Voucher offers 50% cash bonus on tickets booked until June 24

On June 4, the UAE government lifted the restriction on nation-wide airports, permitting them to resume limited commercial passenger flights, following which Etihad announced that it would resume regular passenger flights to several cities across Asia, Europe and Australia from June 10 including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Jakarta and Karachi, among others.

Read more: UAE reopens airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah


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