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MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Health & Fitness
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Contactless Tech
  • Free for life card
  • 3.5% cashback at Lulu stores and online
  • Buy 1 get 1 free on movie tickets at Vox Cinemas
  • Complimentary lounge access to over 10 regional airports

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

Non AED Transaction Fee

1.99%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / Min 103.95

Joining Offers

0% balance transfer with no processing fees.

Key Features

  • Earn up to 3.5 back as Lulu points on spends at Lulu stores and online
  • Exclusive privileges and offers at Lulu
  • Buy 1 get 1 free on movie tickets at Vox Cinemas
  • Free airport lounge access at over 10 lounges across the Middle East
  • Buy 1 Get 1 offers with the Entertainer app
  • Purchase protection cover up to 180 days from date of purchase
  • Up to 30% discounts on round trip international airfare or hotels from Cleartrip.com

Reward Features

Earn LuLu Points
  • Earn 3.5% on LuLu in-store and online spends
  • Earn 2% on fuel spends
  • Earn 1% on utility bill payment
  • Earn 0.35% on all other spends

Redeem Lulu points at over 70 Lulu stores at 1 Lulu point = 1 AED

Things To Be Aware Of

  • Min spend of AED 2,000 req for cinema offers

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

  • Dining Offers
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Easy Installment Plan
  • Cash Loan
  • No Cash Advance, Late or Overlimit fee
  • Free for life

on Citi site

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.99%

Cash Advance Fee

3.00 % / Min AED 99

Joining Offers

Key Features

  • No annual fee, late payment fee, cash advance fee or overlimit fee- ever
  • Access to select airport lounges across the Middle East with MasterCard Travel Pass app
  • 20% instant discount (up to AED 14) on grocery and food orders twice a month on the Talabat app. Use promo code “MASTERCARD” at checkout.
  • PayLite: turn any big purchases into small payments
  • Complimentary supplementary cards for your family members

Reward Features

The Citi Simplicity card does not include any sort of rewards program. While it is certainly a great option for paying down debt.


Things To Be Aware Of

  • There are no rewards or cashbacks on this card

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.69%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 314

  • Golf offers
  • Valet Parking
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Travel Insurance
  • Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty
  • Up to 8% cashback on your spends
  • Unlimited complimentary access to over 1000+ airport lounges
  • Switch between Lifestyle or Travel category any month
  • Two rounds of complimentary golf per month
  • 20% discount on the below Emaar Entertainment Attractions

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.69%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 314

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.34%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / AED 131.25

Joining Offers

The Switch Cashback Card comes without an Annual Membership fee for the first year with the fee being applicable in the subsequent years. To qualify for the annual fee waiver for the subsequent years, a minimum spend of AED 30,000.00 is required per year on the Switch Cashback Credit Card (T&Cs apply).

Key Features

  • Enjoy up to 2 "Buy 1 Get 1" complimentary movie tickets each month, any day of the week. A minimum monthly (calendar month) retail spend of AED 3,000 is required on your card to avail the benefit.
  • You and your supplementary cardholders can enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide.
  • Enjoy two rounds of complimentary golf per month at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Track Meydan Golf Club, The Trump International Golf Club or Abu Dhabi Golf Club on weekends or weekdays, subject to availability. A minimum monthly (calendar month) retail
  • spend of AED 5,000 is required on your card to avail the benefit.
  • Enjoy 20% discount on the below Emaar Entertainment Attractions.
  • Automatically double the original manufacturer's warranty up to one year from the expiry date of the original warranty.
  • Enjoy up to 2 complimentary Marhaba Meet & Greet services per year. A minimum monthly (calendar month) retail spend of AED 3,000 is required on your card to avail the benefit.
  • Purchase protection provides you with additional peace of mind every time you make a purchase.
  • Enjoy unsurpassed value at over 900 intriguing and prestigious properties around the world with your Emirates Islamic Switch Cashback Credit Card.
  • Travel with complete freedom and peace of mind. Your Switch Cashback Credit Card saves you the time and expense of organizing travel and medical insurance separately when you travel.
  • Enjoy 1 complimentary valet parking services per month at select locations across the UAE. All you have to do is present your Emirates Islamic Switch Cashback Credit Card at the valet parking desk. A minimum monthly (calendar month) retail spend of AED
  • 3,000 is required on your card to avail the benefit.
  • You can avail complimentary access to Dubai Ladies Club in the UAE and enjoy various benefit like Pool & beach access, gym, outdoor activities and more.

Reward Features

Lifestyle

Merchant Category Cashback % Monthly Cap (in AED)
Supermarket (Domestic) 4% 200
Dining 4% 200
Fuel (Domestic) 8% 100
Education 4% 200
Telecom, Utilities, Real Estate & Govt. Spends 0.5% No Cap
Other spends 1% No Cap


Travel

Merchant Category Cashback % Monthly Cap (in AED)
Airlines 4% 200
Hotels 4% 200
Dining 4% 200
Telecom, Utilities, Real Estate & Govt. Spends 0.5% No Cap
Other spends 1% No Cap


On the Emirates Islamic Switch Cashback Credit Card, the Cashback calculated for the month are for all based on transactions posted in the calendar month based on the category chosen by the customer, Lifestyle or Travel. This means the Cashback earned will only be accrued for transactions billed within the calendar month subject to a minimum spend of AED 2,500.To redeem your accrued cashback as a statement credit, you must have a minimum of AED 300 worth of Cashback in your Cashback wallet.

Things To Be Aware Of

  • A minimum spend of AED 2,500 required for earning cashback

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 315

  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Health & Fitness
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • 5% cashback on supermarket and 3% on school fees and Dining
  • Unlimited complimentary ariport lounge access
  • FAB credit card instantly. Zero paperwork!

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 315

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.49%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / Min AED105

Joining Offers

Apply for a new FAB Mastercard credit card and earn cashback and earn AED 300 cashback as welcome bonus

  • Make one retail transaction in the first 30 days of card issuance and you’ll receive AED 300 as bonus cashback.

Key Features

  • Cashback on all domestic and International transactions
  • Free Supplementary Card
  • Movie tickets as low as AED 15
  • Unlimited complimentary ariport lounge access at select GCC lounges for primary & supplementary card holders
  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free offers using the Mastercard app
  • Exclusive Avis rent a car benefits
  • Shop Smart
  • Luxury Serviced Apartments and Hotel Offers
  • 3.5% interest per month for Banking customers ( with salary transfer) & 3.75% interest per month for Non-Banking (Non salary transfer) customers.

Reward Features

Earn Cashback

  • 5% cashback on supermarket (including online) Posted as 12.5 FAB Rewards/ AED 1 spending
  • 3% cashback on school fees. Posted as 7.5 FAB Rewards/ AED 1 spending 
  • 3% cashback on dining. Posted as 7.5 FAB Rewards/ AED 1 spending
  • 0.15% All other spend . Posted as 0.3 FAB Rewards/ AED 1 spending

Cashback on non AED spend will earn 1% cashback.

5% cashback (up to AED 200 per month maximum) on supermarket spending
3% cashback (up to AED 200 per month maximum) on school fees
3% cashback (up to AED 200 per month maximum) on dining
0.15% unlimited cashback on all other spending

Things To Be Aware Of

  • Max cashback caps apply to specific categories
  • Annual fee of AED 525 for non salary transfer customers
  • Foreign transaction fee is 2.49% + scheme charges

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.45%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

  • Travel Insurance
  • Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty
  • 5% Cashback on dining spends in the UAE
  • No annual fees for your Primary and Supplementary cards
  • AED 500 Cashback as joining bonus
  • 20% Cashback at your favourite ecom merchants

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.45%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.79%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / AED 210

Joining Offers

Joining bonus offer of AED 500 on Cashback card, AED 500 on Platinum Elite card and AED 2,000 on Solitaire card Eg: if a card is setup in June, AED 4,500 needs to be spent by 31st August to get the Joining Bonus. 

Cashback that will be credited subject to customer spending AED 4,500 in Acquisition Month + 2 months timelines. Eg: if a card is setup in June, customer has to be spend AED 4,500 by 31st August to get the Joining Bonus.

Key Features

  • Unlike other cards in the market, Mashreq Cashback Credit Card does not have any minimum spend thresholds. This means you will start saving on your spends from as little as AED 1/-
  • All retails purchases made on the card will be eligible for the cashback. Spends not qualified for cashback are:
  • Balance transfers
  • Local cash advances
  • Credit card cheques
  • Finance charges
  • All fees charged on the Card by the Bank
  • Transactions reversed by Merchants
  • Utility bill payments like telephone bills, water and electricity bills made through the Bank's payment channels like Call Center, Mashreq Online, ATM, Mobile Banking, Branches or any other Bank's payment channel.

Reward Features

Unlimited Cashback on all spend

  • 5% Cashback on dining spends in the UAE
  • 2% Cashback on international spends
  • 1% Cashback on other local spends
  • No caps. No complicated calculations. Just pure savings, guaranteed

The cashback will be calculated on your statement date. For example: For customers with a statement date (billing cycle) on the 23rd - Spends posted between 23rd and 22nd of every month will be considered.

The cashback can be redeemed on achievement of a minimum of AED 100/- as cashback balance.

To redeem your cashback: - Visit Mashreq Online Banking on mashreq.com for online redemption, or - Call the Direct Banking Center at 04-4244444 and place a request for the same. The cashback will be credited within a maximum of 3 working days into the Cashback Credit Card account. 

the cashback earned has a maximum validity of 18 months from the date of earning. If the cashback is not redeemed within this period, it will be expired.

20% cashback for the first 6 months at Zomato, Netflix, Careem, Noon, UberEats, iTunes, Uber, Du, Talabat, Amazon Prime & Etisalat

Things To Be Aware Of

  • Cashback Joining offer requires spend criteria to be met

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 8000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Travel Insurance
  • Purchase Protection
  • Earn ThankYou Reward points on all spends
  • Unlimited global airport lounge access to 1000+ lounges
  • Flat 30% off 2 movie tickets at VOX Cinemas every month
  • No annual fee in year 1

on Citi site

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 8000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.99%

Cash Advance Fee

3.00 % / Min 99

Joining Offers

No annual fee in year 1. From  year 2, annual fee is waived unless the annual spend is below AED 9,000, in which case a fee of AED 300 will apply


Key Features

  • Earn up to 1.5 Thank You points per USD & convert your spend into cash rebate or shopping vouchers
  • No annual fee in year 1. From year 2, annual fee is waived unless the annual spend is below AED 9,000, in which case a fee of AED 300 will apply
  • 2 complimentary airport rides per year (up to AED 110 each) using code "MAUAE2“ on the Careem app.”
  • Flat 30% off 2 movie tickets at VOX cinemas
  • Unlimited access to 1,100+ lounges worldwide with MasterCard Travel Pass app
  • Get access to hundreds of Buy 1 Get 1 offer with the free Mastercard® priceless specials app
  • Fast, safe and effortless purchases, with Apple Pay
  • Pay with points for your purchases via SMS or online
  • Quick Cash: instant cash at a click of a button
  • PayLite: turn any big purchases into small payments
  • Citi World Privileges: Enjoy travel, dining and entertainment discounts locally and across 95 countries

Reward Features

Earn 1.5 ThankYou® Points per USD on all grocery & non-AED spend and 1 ThankYou® Point per USD of AED spend

 

With your ThankYou® Points you have the flexibility to redeem for cash rebates,  merchandise, gift vouchers and many other rewarding experiences 

 

-- Choose from merchandise ranging from apparel to electronics to home goods and more

- Pay with Points for your purchases through SMS or Citibank Online

Things To Be Aware Of

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

  • Dining Offers
  • Health & Fitness
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Contactless Tech
  • Air Miles
  • 5% cashback on online purchases, utility bills, school fees
  • 5% cashback at the supermarket
  • 1% Cashback on everything else
  • Unlimited Airport Lounge access
  • 20% off on Careem rides

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 5000

RATE

3.50%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 0

Non AED Transaction Fee

3.90%

Cash Advance Fee

3.00 % / Min 100

Joining Offers

No Annual fee

Key Features

  • 5% cashback on online purchases including utility bills, travel bookings, school fees, fashion, electronics and everything else you buy online.
  • Up to 10% additional cashback on 1,500+ ecommerce sites with www.shopsmart.ae
  • Complimentary airport lounge access across MENA
  • Access to premium health clubs
  • Mastercard Priceless Cities offers
  • Travel and lifestyle benefits
  • Special offers and 0% payment plans across a range of premium partners.

Reward Features

Earn Cashback: 

Dubai First Cashback Card offers unlimited cashback with instant earning & redemption through the Dubai First Mobile app. 

  • 5% cashback on online purchases (including utility bills, travel bookings, school fees, fashion, electronics and everything else you buy online)
  • 5% cashback at the supermarket
  • 1% cashback on everything else
  • Unlimited cashback earning
  • No minimum spend
  • Cashback everywhere you shop
  • Up to 10% additional cashback on 1,500+ ecommerce sites with Shopsmart

The Dubai First Cashback Card offers unlimited cashback as well as instant earning and redemption through the Dubai First Mobile App.

Things To Be Aware Of

  • Cashback is capped at max AED 1,000 p.m
  • 2.5% cashback if total spend is more than AED 20,000 p.m

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 30000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 1575

  • Golf offers
  • Valet Parking
  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Health & Fitness
  • Balance Transfer
  • Car Registration
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Airport Chauffeur Services
  • Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty
  • Air Miles
  • Best-in-class Skywards Miles earning - earn and redeem
  • Earn up to 100,000 Skywards Miles
  • Complimentary Emirates Skywards Silver membership upgrade
  • Access to Business Class Lounge with your Silver membership

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 30000

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 1575

Non AED Transaction Fee

1.99%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / Min 103.95

Joining Offers

  • Earn up to 100,000 Skywards Miles with your Skywards Infinite Credit Card.
  • Complimentary Emirates Skywards Silver membership upgrade

Apply for an Emirates NBD Credit Card and receive a voucher worth up to AED 400 that can be availed across Noon and Noon Daily!

Key Features

  • Earn up to 2 Miles per USD 1 of retail spends
  • Complimentary Emirates Skywards Silver membership
  • Complimentary night with Marriott Vacation Club
  • Complimentary Rotana Rewards Exclusive Club Membership (First year only)
  • Unlimited complimentary access to over 650+ VIP lounges worldwide for primary, supplementary and 1 guest each
  • 24-hour personalised premium concierge service
  • Up to 4 airport transfers per calendar year
  • Pick up & delivery of car for servicing & registration once a year
  • Free Local courier services within UAE up to 12 times per calendar year
  • 50% off movie tickets every Sunday at VOX Cinemas
  • Up to 4 complimentary valet parking services at select locations in Abu Dhabi
  • Pick up & delivery of car for servicing & registration once a year
  • Free Local courier services within UAE up to 12 times per calendar year
  • 50% off movie tickets every Sunday at VOX Cinemas
  • Up to 4 complimentary valet parking services at select locations in Abu Dhabi
  • Complimentary golf at not 4, but 5 golf courses across the UAE, twice a month. Discounts at 14 clubs in the UAE and Muscat.
  • Salik auto top-up feature
  • Visa luxury hotel collection offers
  • 2-for-1 ENTERTAINER offers with Visa Offers MENA mobile app for exclusive offers & over 5000+ travel discounts
  • Subscribe to Anghami Plus and enjoy upto four months free for the first year
  • Bon Appetit - Exclusive dining discounts
  • Discounts on air tickets and holiday packages
  • Exclusive offers on Emirates.ae
  • International Medical & Travel Assistance
  • Purchase Protection cover for lost, stolen and damaged goods
  • Extended Warranty - automatically double the manufacturer's warranty
  • Travel insurance cover upto $1,000,000 covering the cardholder & family for trips upto 90 days in duration
  • 8% discount on hotel bookings made at Hotels.com
  • Fraudulent card misuse protection cover ($3,000 per occurrence with $5,000 annual aggregate limit)

Reward Features

Earn Skyward Miles

  • Earn Skywards Miles
  • Spend with Emirates NBD Skywards Infinite Credit Card to earn Skywards Miles on your everyday spends. You can earn up to 2 Skywards Miles per USD equivalent spend.
  • Earn 2 Miles on Emirates and flydubai spends
  • Earn 2 Miles on duty free, online food delivery and car booking apps spends.
  • Earn 1.5 Miles on International spends
  • Earn 1 Mile on Domestic spends

Things To Be Aware Of

  • Specific spend categories earn lower rewards

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 36750

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 3000

  • Golf offers
  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Balance Transfer
  • Airport Lounge Access
  • Travel Insurance
  • Purchase Protection
  • Earn up to 2.5 Skywards Miles per $ spend
  • Complimentary Emirates Skywards Silver membership
  • Exclusive 100% Metal card
  • Unlimited complimentary golf in some of the courses in UAE
  • 25,000 welcome bonus Skywards Miles

on Citi site

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 36750

RATE

3.25%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 3000

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.99%

Cash Advance Fee

3.00 % / Min 99

Joining Offers

Get 25,000 welcome bonus Skywards Miles when you apply for the card and 10,000 Skywards Miles annually upon renewal. Citibank Terms & Conditions apply.


Key Features

  • 25,000 Sign-up bonus Skywards Miles for the 1st year when you apply for the card & 10,000 Bonus Miles annually upon renewal
  • Earn up to 2.5 Skywards Miles per $ spend
  • Exclusive 100% metal card + Skywards Silver Membership
  • Unlimited golf on weekdays and 1 free round on weekends per month
  • Complimentary Valet Parking twice a month with Valtrans
  • Unlimited access to 1,100+ lounges worldwide (+guest) with MasterCard Travel Pass app
  • Insurance cover for online purchases up to $1,000 per year, at no additional cost
  • 6 complimentary airport rides per year (up to AED 110 each) using code "MAUAE6“ on the Careem app.
  • ‘Buy 1 Get 1 free’ movie tickets at VOX & REEL cinemas
  • Get access to hundreds of Buy 1 Get 1 offer with the free Mastercard® priceless specials app
  • Fast, safe and effortless purchases, with Apple Pay
  • Complimentary Silver Bronze Meet & Greet service once a year at Dubai International Airport.
  • Complimentary International Concierge Service
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance

Reward Features

Earn Emirates Skyward Miles on your Citi Emirates Ultima Credit Card

Earn 2.5 Skywards Miles per USD spent on www.emirates.com in AED
1.5 Skywards Miles per USD on non-AED spend and
1 Skywards Mile per USD on other AED spend.

Redeem your Skywards Miles for reward flights and upgrades with Emirates

Things To Be Aware Of

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.45%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 313

  • Golf offers
  • Cinema Tickets
  • Dining Offers
  • Balance Transfer
  • Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty
  • No annual fee for the 1st year
  • 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' tickets at Vox Cinemas
  • Up to 5% cashback on your spend
  • Enjoy up to AED 600 cashback when you open a Cashback card

MINIMUM SALARY

AED 10000

RATE

3.45%

ANNUAL FEE

AED 313

Non AED Transaction Fee

2.10%

Cash Advance Fee

3.15 % / Min AED105

Joining Offers

Enjoy up to AED 600 cashback when you open a Cashback card today. Below are couple of conditions.

  • AED 500 cashback joining offer is applicable on new credit card with a total spend of AED 8000 in the first two months.
  • An additional AED 100 on adding the new HSBC card to a mobile wallet.

Key Features

  • Earn upto AED 600 on cashback as joining bonus.
  • Earn cashback on ALL your spends (5% cashback on Fuel, 2% cashback on supermarket and education, 0.5% cashback on everything else)
  • Enjoy automatic statement credit of cashback every month
  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free' tickets at Vox Cinemas
  • 1000s of discounts and benefits with the HSBC ENTERTAINER mobile app and I Love Dining programme
  • Get up to 10% off airfares (excluding applicable taxes, charges, and fees) when you book with your HSBC Cashback Credit Card from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2023, for travel dates up to 30 December 2024.
  • Relax with complimentary travel insurance cover for you and your family
  • Extended warranty of upto 1 year over the original manufacturer warranty
  • Purchase protection cover of upto USD 20,000 per year

Reward Features

Earn Cashback on ALL spends:

  • Earn 5% cashback on all fuel spends in the UAE (max AED 200 p.m.)
  • Earn 2% cashback on all supermarket in the UAE (max AED 200 p.m)
  • Earn 2% cashback on education spends in the UAE (max AED 200 p.m)
  • Earn 0.5% cashback on all other spends (no max cap)
  • Cashback will be automatically credited to your statement every month.

There is a minimum spend of AED 3000 in a month which needs to be met to avail the cashback on fuel, supermarket and education categories. Incase the spend is not met one will earn 0.5% cashback on the transactions.

Things To Be Aware Of

  • 2 free supplementary cards, AED 50 thereafter
  • Fuel & supermarket spends have max cashback caps
  • Minimum spend required for promotional cashback

The Ultimate Platform to Get the Best Credit Card in UAE

Credit cards offer a range of benefits catering to different types of financial and lifestyle needs of an individual. Being a convenient payment method, it is bundled with attractive rewards and perks depending on the card selected by the customer.

Credit cards are primarily used for shopping, travel or to meet an unforeseen need or expense

Points to Remember When You Compare & Apply For Credit Cards in UAE

Getting confused while selecting the right credit card? We know it is a tough decision to make unless one knows to use it wisely. Financial appetite and priorities vary for everyone.

To help you, SoulWallet has listed out the following key points to be considered prior to selecting a best credit card for you:

  • Rate of interest: An important feature is the rate of interest while applying for a credit card. Tip: Select the card that offers a low rate of interest so it would not disturb any of your future financial plans.
  • Analyze your financial portfolio and spend pattern prior to selecting a credit card.
  • Charges: Credit cards incur charges such as Annual fee, Late fees, Overlimit fees, etc. One must carefully read through the information on charges before making the final selection of a credit card.
  • Minimum income: There is a minimum income slab for each credit card, so before applying for one, you can go through the minimum income requirement and pick the card as per your monthly income.
  • Key benefits and rewards: Each credit card has its unique rewards and benefits, which add up as an advantage while purchasing any goods or services. You can select and compare credit cards which would give you the maximum benefit and rewards as per your needs.

Points to Remember When You Compare Credit Cards in UAE

With the exhaustive list of cards in today’s time offered by banks and various financial institutions, the customers are getting more and more confused. There are multiple shopping cards, travel cards, co- branded cards, fuel cards, and many more. Selecting from the extensive list is a time-consuming process, isn’t it? Understanding the dilemma of the customer, SoulWallet offers a list of best credit cards in UAE that one can avail for. The credit cards offers in UAE have reward points, discount offers, cashback, free movie tickets and much more to interest the shopper.

Here is the exclusive list of cards to select from that will best suit you.

Click here to find our top credit card recommendations for you

  • Cashback credit cards: These types of cards provide the most simplistic benefit to its cardholder. When a transaction takes place with a cashback credit card, the user gets a cashback. The cashback is generally provided as a credit in the statement or as per the bank's policy.
  • Points/Rewards credit cards: These credit cards provide an extra benefit to the user in terms of rewards/points, cashback, or discounts.
  • Air miles/travel/Airport lounge access credit cards: These types of cards are best for frequent travelers. Travel with benefits becomes an advantage for customers of such cards as it comes with attractive discounts on flights, complimentary airport lounge access, discounted hotel tariffs, etc. One also gets cashback and Air miles credit cards as per their spends.
  • No annual fee credit cards: Many banks offer no annual fee credit cards where the customer can access the credit card without paying any joining or annual maintenance fee (AMF). Such types of cards are better for early customers who do not wish to pay any such charges mostly the early owners of credit cards.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Credit Card in UAE

The primary eligibility for a credit card is a salaried monthly income of minimum AED 5000 and additional KYC documents for verification purpose. Different banks have different eligibility criteria depending on the type of credit card one is opting for. Criteria for self employed customers vary bank to bank.

One must be a UAE resident and should carry a valid 1) Passport 2) Residence Visa 3) Emirates ID card.

FAQs

When selecting a credit card in the UAE, consider factors such as annual fees, interest rates, rewards programs, benefits like travel insurance or cashback, and acceptance at your preferred merchants.

You can compare credit cards in the UAE by examining their features, benefits, fees, and rewards programs. Online comparison tools or financial websites can also help you make an informed decision.

Annual fees for credit cards in the UAE vary depending on the card issuer and the type of card. They can range from AED 0 to several thousand dirhams, sometimes waived for the first year or offered as part of a promotion.

Interest rates for credit cards in the UAE can vary widely, ranging from around 30% to 40% per annum, depending on the card issuer and the type of card.

Credit cards in the UAE offer various rewards and benefits, including cashback, airline miles, discounts on dining or shopping, access to airport lounges, travel insurance, and complimentary concierge services.

In addition to annual fees and interest rates, credit cards in the UAE may have other charges such as late payment fees, over-limit fees, foreign transaction fees, and fees for cash advances.

You can apply for a credit card in the UAE by comparing based on rewards and features. We recommend you use Soulwallet’ s comprehensive comparisons. a) Best Cashback Credit Cards b) Best Skywards Credit Cards c) Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards d) Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards e) Best Premium Credit Cards

Comparing credit cards allows you to find the best fit for your financial needs and lifestyle. It helps you identify cards with the most favorable terms, benefits, and rewards.

Factors to consider include annual fees, interest rates, rewards programs, introductory offers, benefits (such as travel insurance or purchase protection), and additional fees (like foreign transaction fees or late payment charges).

Credit cards come in various types, including rewards cards, cashback cards, travel cards, balance transfer cards, and secured cards. Each type offers different benefits and features.

The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) represents the yearly cost of borrowing money through the credit card. It's crucial to compare APRs, especially if you plan to carry a balance, as lower APRs can result in less interest paid over time.

Consider your spending habits and preferences when evaluating rewards programs. Choose a program that offers rewards or points in categories you frequently spend on, such as groceries, dining, travel, or gas.

While annual fees and APRs are commonly known, be mindful of other fees like foreign transaction fees, balance transfer fees, cash advance fees, and penalty fees for late payments or exceeding the credit limit.

It depends on your financial goals and spending habits. Sign-up bonuses offer immediate benefits, while long-term rewards can provide ongoing value. Consider both aspects to make an informed decision.

Assess the potential value of the card's benefits by analyzing your typical spending habits. Compare this value against the card's annual fees and any additional expenses related to card maintenance. Take into account the convenience factors, especially for travel or lifestyle needs. Benefits such as complimentary airport lounge access, golf offers, airport transfers, valet service, dining discounts, etc., can swiftly offset the annual fee within a short timeframe.

Once you've compared credit cards, streamline your choices according to your preferences and apply for the card that suits your financial requirements and lifestyle best. With Soulwallet, you can either submit a brief request or apply directly with the banks.