American Express Middle East offers more than 250 reasons to visit the UAE

Press release
Published December 7th, 2011 - 12:06 GMT
American Express
American Express

American Express Middle East announced the launch of its “Experience UAE” campaign, offering leisure and business travellers to the United Arab Emirates hundreds of specially negotiated savings with leading names in travel, hotels, car rental, retail, dining, leisure and entertainment. The campaign, launched in association with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, enables Cardmembers visiting the UAE to avail of a vast range of rewards simply by using their American Express Cards. 

Until March 2012, American Express Cardmembers can receive hundreds of benefits such as a 25% discount on selected Gulf Air flights when travelling to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, 40% savings with National Car Rental on daily and weekly rates as well as special monthly rates, a 15% discount at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts when staying two nights or more, 15% off at Jumeirah’s signature Talise spas, 20% off while dining at Starwood Hotels and Resorts restaurants, as well as up to 10% discounts on brands such as Samsung, Hitachi, Sonos, Linksys by Cisco from Eros Group and much more.    

In addition to an enormous array of offers, American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of the wide variety of events and festivals taking place during the “Experience UAE” campaign period, including the Dubai International Film Festival (December), Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi (January-February), Dubai Shopping Festival (January-February), Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament (February), Dubai World Cup (March), Art Dubai (March) and International Triathlon in Abu Dhabi (March). 

“Combining modernity and tradition like few places on earth, the UAE attracts visitors from far and wide,” said Deepak Jain, VP Merchant Business and Strategic Partnerships, American Express Middle East. “There are so many reasons to experience the UAE, and with hundreds of offers and savings on tax-free shopping, world-class hotels and restaurants, and endless leisure and entertainment facilities, American Express Cardmembers can now get even more out of their trip to the UAE.” 

The UAE boasts iconic landmarks such as the Palm Jumeirah and Yas Island; the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world; Ferrari World, the only Ferrari theme park in the world and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel. 

In addition to its gleaming towers, visitors can also explore the UAE’s serene sandscapes and beaches, and experience its rich cultural heritage, on show in places such as the UNESCO world heritage sites of Al Ain which date back to 4th Millennium BC. 

To help American Express Cardmembers make the most of their UAE experience, American Express Middle East has developed a digital destination guide which among pages of handy information, showcases interesting areas and sites to visit across the UAE, highlights important events taking place during the campaign period and provides a link to American Express® SelectsSM – the anchor platform for thousands of exclusive local, regional and global offers and savings..   

Log on to full details of the ‘Experience UAE’ offers and terms and conditions.

Background Information

American Express Middle East

AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - Since 1977, we have worked to make a difference in our customers lives in ways that matter most to them. We are a payments services company and we work hard every day to provide our customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business across the Middle East and North Africa. 

Today, we employ a diverse workforce of more than 500 employees, covering our consumer, corporate and merchant services in the region.

We are a joint venture company, owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.

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