Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties partner for Etihad Guest Miles program 

To collect and use miles, buyers simply have to attach their Visa card to their Etihad Guest mobile app

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties have created a historic partnership that brings privileges to UAE-based Etihad Guest members and shoppers in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi.

Through this exclusive arrangement, Etihad Guest members can now collect and spend their Etihad Guest Miles on purchases made with their Visa cards at three malls within Aldar’s retail portfolio – Yas Mall, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi and Al Jimi Mall which have over 650 retailers collectively.

Members will gain one Etihad Guest Mile for every AED3 ($0.82) used on purchases with their Visa cards over AED50 ($13.61) or can choose to seamlessly spend their miles for transactions over AED50 ($13.61).

For the first time in any Etihad Guest program, members can now make Tier Miles on purchases, enabling them to raise their Etihad Guest Tier Status, regardless of if they have chosen to earn or expend their Etihad Guest Miles. Members will receive one Tier Mile per AED3 ($0.82) when using a Visa card.

Yasser Al Yousuf
VP Commercial Partnerships
Etihad Aviation Group

“We are pleased to collaborate with Aldar, one of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s most iconic and recognizable brands, bringing more choices to our Etihad Guest members to earn and use their Miles across shopping and lifestyle, supporting Abu Dhabi as a hub for tourism, culture and world-class shopping experiences.”

“Etihad Guest members can now elevate their Tier Status while shopping across Aldar Malls, even while using their Miles, which is a first of its kind offer, showing our commitment towards our loyal members during these difficult times.”

Saoud Khoory, Executive Director
Retail Asset Management – Aldar

“The partnership paves the way for future collaborations with Etihad, where we will explore ways to create additional value for our customers. Rewarding and generating value for our loyal customers is the foremost objective of these initiatives, and this unique partnership helps us to achieve this aim.”

To collect and use miles, buyers simply have to attach their Visa card to their Etihad Guest mobile app. The Etihad Guest app is fitted with the new ‘Miles on the Go’ technology enabling members to receive or spend miles when they swipe their linked Visa card in any of the three Aldar Malls.

Customers will automatically receive miles if the transaction is over AED50 ($13.61), and if the member has adequate miles in their account, the member will be notified via a push notification, with an option to redeem miles for their purchase.