Nad Al Sheba Golf Club 8th Ladies Amateur Open Participants Win Shopping Vouchers With Tournament Sponsors Diners Club

Published May 17th, 2007 - 01:13 GMT

Diners Club International, exclusive to Emirates Bank, co-sponsored the popular Nad Al Sheba Golf Club 8th Ladies’ Amateur Open.  The two day tournament which took place on 4th and 5th May 2007 was a 36-hole event, open to all female golfers with a valid handicap.  All participants who applied for the Diners Club Charge Card during the tournament were entered into a raffle draw and stood the chance to win valuable prizes. At the prize-giving ceremony, Diners Club announced winners of their competition as Ms. Tania Gelasini, Ms. Soo Jung Kim and Ms. X. and awarded the three lucky participants shopping vouchers from Mall of the Emirates.
Mr. Louis Scotto, Chairman of Diners Club International (UAE) and Emirates Bank General Manager- Retail Banking commented, “Our sponsorship of the Nad Al Sheba Golf Club 8th Ladies’ Amateur Open is in keeping with our commitment to promote sports in the region, and is a reflection of Emirates Bank’s image of being energetic and competitive.  With the healthy following of golf in the UAE, among both males and females and members of the local and expatriate community, Diners Club will continue to lend its support to the growth and development of this sport.”
Scotto continued, “At the end of the tournament, Diners Club awarded the 3 winners of our raffle draw, a healthy dose of retail therapy, in the form of shopping vouchers.”
Mr. Robin Mukherjee, General Manager- Diners Club International (UAE) and Emirates Bank Head of Cards commented at the prize giving ceremony by saying, “We, at Diners Club, continue to secure ways of enhancing our customer relations.  We hope that by supporting our customers’ hobbies and becoming a part of their lifestyles that we will be able to effectively contribute to their well-being.  With golf being one of the most prestigious sports in the region and across the world, we aspire to be the number one golfers’ choice and promise to deliver premium services through our products.  Diners Club would like to congratulate our raffle draw winners and wish them a very pleasant shopping experience.”
Throughout the tournament, dedicated Diners Club sales representatives assisted and educated guests on the card’s features and benefits.  Additional information was provided through brochures and application forms were provided to those who wanted to apply for a card.  Diners Club also invited guests to drop their business cards or register their names and details to enter into a raffle draw to win valuable shopping vouchers redeemable at over 250 retail outlets at Mall of the Emirates.
Ms. Adele Mckelvey, from Arabian Ranches Golf Club, was this year’s Champion Lady Amateur Golfer after achieving the best 36-hole gross aggregate score.
The Diners Club Card is the world's first all-purpose Charge Card that is recognized and welcomed by millions of establishments world-wide.  With Diners Club, customers can establish their own limits through their spending and payment patterns, using the card for either personal or corporate purposes.
Shopping, dining and travel are among the many ways that customers can use the Diners Club Card. Comprehensive complimentary travel insurance provides peace of mind when traveling and Club Rewards, Diners Club’s excellent loyalty program allows customers to redeem accumulated points at hotels, boutiques, jewellery stores or even gift them to charity organizations.

The Diners Club Charge Card guarantees free access to over 100 airport lounges around the world.   The Diners Club online statement service is a quick and handy way for customers to check their statements regardless of where they are.  The Diners Club Card provides assistance to travelers with guaranteed hotel reservations, worldwide assistance, and even a global calling card.  Customers will always feel protected when driving with the road side assistance feature offered to all cardholders.  Further benefits include: Free card replacement within 24 hours of notification and cash advances.
Diners Club UAE has been operating since 1982 as a member of The Emirates Bank Group, one of the leading banks in the U.A.E
About Diners Club:
Diners Club cards have been exclusively available from Emirates Bank in the UAE since 1982.  The cards are accepted at over 15 million establishments and over 1Million ATM’s worldwide and offer members a range of exclusive benefits including free access to over 108 business and airport lounges worldwide.  These also include the Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airport lounges.  Both Diners Club UAE and its parent company, Emirates Bank are proud of their commitment to promoting the development of Golf at all levels in the UAE.

About Emirates Bank
Emirates Bank, who celebrates their 30th anniversary this year, offers a full range of retail banking products and services under the ‘me’ brand name.  These include: meACCOUNTS  (current & savings Accounts), meSAVE (tiered saving Accounts) meDEPOSITS (Term Deposits), mePERSONAL (Personal Loans), meDRIVE (Car Loans), meCARDS (Credit Cards), meUNI (Student-Oriented Banking Products/Services), meLADY (Female-oriented Banking Products) meINSURANCE (Insurance Products), meNRI  (for Indian Expatriates), meNRL (for Lebanese Expatriates), and meMILES (Credit Card Loyalty Programme). In addition, Emirates Bank offers its customers priority banking services through its Al Shaheen Club.
Emirates Bank offers its customers the convenience of banking across a range of channels (on-line, phone banking) and through visiting one of the wide network of branches across the UAE.
Emirates Bank has been awarded the coveted status of a ‘Superbrand’ for the past three consecutive



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