Dubai GDRFA unveils exclusive privilege card for tourists

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Al Saada Tourist Card Launch
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Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has unveiled ALSAADA Tourist Card to offer exclusive privileges, promotions and discounts to tourists during their visit to the emirate. 

The card which was launched as part of the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week will be provided free of cost to all tourists at passport counters at Dubai International Airport.

The arriving tourists will be asked to scan a barcode using their smartphones to download the ALSAADA Tourist application from the Android store or Apple Store. Once installed, the application will prompt the user to enter their passport number and date of arrival in order to generate a smart card under the tourist’s name.

The application will also provide a list of a comprehensive list of promotions and discounts offered by ALSAADA card partners. The card will expire once the tourist leaves the city, a new card will be issued on their next visit to Dubai

Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al-Marri
GDRFA – Dubai

“Today we have launched the ALSAADA Tourist Card, which will provide visitors to Dubai a range of exclusive services and discounts across various commercial establishments and sectors so that they can enjoy their stay in Dubai, the city of happiness. This initiative was launched as part of the country’s commitment to providing an exceptional experience for visitors.”

“We are delighted to provide visitors to the UAE and Dubai with the ALSAADA Tourist Card.” He noted that this initiative will contribute to enhancing the emirate’s tourism sector and strengthening the UAE’s position on the global tourism map,” the Director-General of GDRFA concluded.

The ALSAADA Tourist Card program will include promotions and benefits from sectors such as; 

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Restaurants
  • Health and Beauty
  • Banks and Exchanges
  • Vehicles
  • Technology and Communications
  • Malls and Fashion
  • Online Shopping
  • Home Essentials
  • Entertainment
  • Retail and
  • Weddings and Events.

The ALSAADA Tourist application will also include several features that will help users easily locate offers, access nearby offers, find offers through a classification and search feature, and review offers availed through the application.