Emirates Skywards eases ground travel with Careem partnership
Dubai, UAE, 10 November 2016 – Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates airline, has signed on Careem as its latest partner. Emirates Skywards is the only frequent flyer programme to offer both accrual and redemption opportunities with the region’s leading car booking app.
The exclusive partnership provides Emirates Skywards members with even more affordable redemption opportunities within the travel space. Careem is one of the fastest growing companies in the region and is currently available in 9 countries. Members can accrue or redeem Skywards Miles when using Careem services in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait and Morocco.
Members can pre-book or request a car instantly via the Careem mobile app. To earn Skywards Miles, members must add their Emirates Skywards membership number to their Careem account, using the same name as their Emirates Skywards account. 1 Mile will be earned for every US$ 2 spent on Careem.
Miles can be redeemed for Careem Credit via emirates.com with redemption values offered in blocks of US$ 25 equivalent to 4,500 Skywards Miles.
Emirates Skywards is in its 16th year and has over 16 million members. In addition to special offers with partner airlines, hotels and retail brands, members also enjoy special access to global sporting, arts and cultural events.
About Emirates Skywards
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer program of Emirates, offers four tiers of membership - Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum - with each membership tier providing exclusive privileges. Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates or partner airlines, or when they use the program’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including tickets on Emirates and other Emirates Skywards partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions and exclusive shopping. Visit Emirates Skywards online at: www.emirates.com/skywards
Careem is the region’s leading app-based car service that makes ordering chauffeur-driven cars reliable, safe, convenient, and affordable. Its customers can book a car on the Careem apps and website, or by calling a call center. Careem is a pioneering company in the region’s nascent ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler by revolutionizing the transportation and logistics industry in the region. Established in July 2012, Careem operates across 43 cities in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria and the north coast of Egypt, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait and Riyadh.