UAE-based financial institution Emirates Islamic has partnered with Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, to roll out an exclusive, co-branded credit card.

Dubbed Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card, this new card is designed to provide members with the opportunity to secure more miles with every purchase they make.

The card holders will be able to earn up to 3.5 Skywards Miles for every $1 spent.

Additionally, this exclusive credit card will offer a fast-track enrolment to Emirates Skywards Gold Tier membership to members upon spending AED 5,500 with Emirates.

The card enables members to avail up to four complimentary airport transfers to and from Dubai International Airport, access to over 1,000 airport lounges globally for the cardholder and guest, and 25% discount on Skywards ‘Buy Miles’ and ‘Gift Miles’.

Emirates Islamic Consumer Banking and Wealth Management deputy head Farid Al Mulla said: “We are delighted to bring to the market the Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card, developed in line with the evolving preferences of our priority and affluent customer segment.

“We have designed the Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card to cater to every lifestyle and travel related need our customers may have, right from holiday planning to flights to stays ensuring a seamless and enriched travel experience.”

The launch of the Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card is said to follow the bank’s strategy to bolster its retail banking proposition and create a new customer experience for its customer base.

Emirates Skywards divisional senior vice-president Dr Nejib Khedher added: “Our strategy has always been to look for innovative and locally relevant ways to offer members unique propositions and with the launch of Emirates Islamic Skywards Black Visa Credit Card – members will enjoy earning Miles more easily, which can in turn be used for fantastic rewards including flight tickets on partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel stays and many more benefits.”

Visa UAE general manager Shahebaz Khan said: “Visa is excited to partner with Emirates Islamic and Emirates Skywards to launch this exclusive co-branded card that brings a host of benefits and travel experiences to Visa cardholders.

In June this year, Emirates Islamic launched a business banking debit card for small business clients.