Emirates wants its passengers to enjoy everything Dubai has to offer at a discount. The carrier will bring back their My Emirates Pass discount program, allowing flyers to access reduced prices by showing their boarding pass and ID at over 500 retailers, restaurants, spas and amusement parks.
Flyers heading to Dubai this summer can access discounts at more than 500 leisure and retail outlet locations, as long as they have the right airline ticket. Emirates announced they will once again offer the My Emirates Pass to everyone flying with them to Dubai between May 1 and August 31, 2019.
According to their press release, passengers can use their boarding pass as a discount pass by presenting it at participating businesses along with a valid photo ID. Over 400 fine dining restaurants, 50 spas and leisure activity centers, including indoor skiing and amusement parks, will accept the discount “card.” Additionally, some international retail outlets will honor the “card” deal, offering up to a 30 percent discount on purchases.
The discounts aren’t limited to tourists passing through the busy Emirates hub city. Residents and nationals returning to Dubai can also take advantage of the discounts when they show their boarding card and ID.
“The Emirates Pass puts Dubai’s ever-growing list of attractions and experiences at our customers’ fingertips,” says Emirates’ vice president of commercial products, Dubai Mohammad Al Hashimi. “Whether they are here for a week or weekend, there is something for everyone to experience and see – for less.”
The move comes as all three Middle East carriers are considering their summer plans and how to attract more flyers during the key travel months. To those ends, Air Canada and Etihad Airways may be in talks to start a limited partnership. Meanwhile, Qatar Airways and oneworld are in discussions on whether or not the Doha-based carrier will leave the airline alliance.
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