The UAE's national airline Etihad Airways has teamed up with Abu Dhabi's Aldar so shoppers at three of the capital's malls can earn and spend air miles.
Etihad Guest members using Visa cards at Yas Mall, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTC) and Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain will earn one Etihad Guest Mile for every Dhs3 spent over Dhs50.
Or, if you're buying anything more than Dhs50 you can spend your air miles.
The miles earned mean you could upgrade to the next tier of the membership programme.
Yasser Al Yousuf, vice president commercial partnerships, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Aldar, one of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s most iconic and recognisable 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 of Retail Asset Management at Aldar, added: “Our exclusive partnership with a globally renowned brand such as Etihad brings a new dimension to our guest experience and increases benefits for our customers.
"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.”
Any Etihad Guest members who use Visa just need to connect their card to the Guest app's new Miles on the Go section.