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We've Found the Most Flexible Credit Card for Travellers

Earning air miles faster and paying with points are just a couple of the perks of this credit card

Posted on

13 February 2020

Last updated on 23 February 2020

Having a credit card that caters for your frequent flyer lifestyle is particularly useful.

If there's one huge change you're going to make in 2019, switching credit cards should probably be it.

In fact, thanks to the credit card industry's competitiveness so far this year, a whole host of options complete with perks and benefits have become available - and there's one, in particular, that should have your attention.

Say goodbye to your old credit card and say hello to the Citi Prestige Credit Card.

Why it's the best credit card for travellers

Besides the generous AED 1,500 welcome offer when you sign-up online, here are the perks of holding the CitiPrestige Credit Card.

  • Fly to any destination for free with 12 partner airlines

Citibank customers who opt for this extremely flexible credit card will have the ability to earn ThankYou® points on their spends, which can be transferred to the loyalty program of 12 airline partners in total at a rate of 1:1.

The list includes Etihad Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Asia Miles, IHG Rewards Club, AirFrance, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Royal Orchid Plus, and Turkish Airlines.

Plus, you'll also be able to redeem ThankYou® points for hotels, rental cars, and holiday packages - with NO blackout dates for booking!

  • Get your 4th night free at ANY hotel

With a Citi Prestige Credit Card, you can have a fourth night stay in your chosen hotel for FREE; an incredible perk.

What makes this perk even better is that there are no blackout dates, and it is applicable to any hotel globally... And it's unlimited. You can enjoy a 4th-night free stay on every booking you have.

  • Unlimited lounge access worldwide

With the credit card's LoungeKey feature, you can gain complimentary access to over 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide to help you make the most of your valuable time when travelling.

It's available to both primary and supplementary cardholders PLUS one guest each per visit, and there's no need to carry a separate membership access card or use lounge access coupons. All you have to do is present yourself as a LoungeKey cardholder to the lounge staff and show your Citi Prestige Credit Card to gain access.

  • Unlimited complimentary golf at the best UAE courses

Holding a Citi Prestige Credit Card gives you unlimited complimentary golf on weekdays (and once a month on weekends) at some of the UAE's most premium golf clubs and facilities - including The Montgomerie, The Els Club and the Arabian Ranches Golf Club in Dubai. Over in Abu Dhabi, gain access to Yas Links Golf Club for free.

  • Special offers at VOX Cinemas and Reel Cinemas in UAE

With the Citi Prestige Credit Card, you can enjoy up to four 'buy-one, get one' complimentary movie tickets at VOX cinemas each month on any day of the week. You can also enjoy up to two 'buy one, get-one' complimentary movie tickets plus 20% off food and drinks at Reel cinemas.

How to apply online

Designed especially for frequent flyers, the Citi Prestige Credit Card has a minimum salary requirement of AED 30,000 and an annual fee of AED 1,500 per year.

That's not all - you get an extra 10,000 ThankYou points annually for every full annual membership fee paid, which is applied from the second year onwards.

All you have to do is apply online in minutes, and you'll get an instant in-principle decision. Applicants must be 21 years old and above, and should be ready to provide their valid Emirates ID and visa copy. You'll also need to provide your salary account IBAN numberduring your application.

So what are you waiting for?

Perfect for the frequent flyer, the Citi Prestige Credit Card offers fabulous perks that undoubtedly give it the title of the best credit card for travellers.

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Citibank - Prestige
Present in the United Arab Emirates since 1964, when the bank opened its first branch in Dubai, Citi has been known ever since for delivering excellence while consistently bringing world-class banking products and services to the local market. Citibank, the consumer banking arm of Citi, is currently a major player in the UAE's credit card market and a leading provider of Wealth Management and Consumer Credit services. Citibank's branch network in the UAE includes and a network of 60 ATMS located at various commercial centers across the UAE.