Barclays Gives UAE The Edge

Press release

Press Release


Barclaycard Edge credit card offers exclusive lifestyle benefits and 10% off dining anywhere in the UAE

November 12, 2011, Dubai, UAE: Barclays, a major global financial services provider, announced today the launch of their top end credit card - Barclaycard Edge. Packed with exclusive privileges and benefits, the UAE’s newest credit card offers consumers a revolutionary way to spend and earn – including 2.5 per cent rewards on all purchases, 10 per cent cashback on all dining and substantial golf benefits.

Barclaycard Edge card members will enjoy:

  • 2.5% rewards on all purchases, redeemable on any airline

  • 10% off dining anywhere in the UAE – via cashback

  • Complimentary membership to Priority Pass with access more than 600 airport lounges worldwide

  • Complimentary golf and buy-one-get-one free offers in the UAE and discounted green fees at up to 300 golf  courses around the world

Venkatesh Srikantan, Head of Consumer Banking, Barclays UAE, said:

“The Barclaycard Edge is truly a unique credit card in the UAE. Card members benefit not only from rewards on everyday purchases and a hassle-free 10 per cent cashback on every dining purchase, but also from a range of golf and travel benefits. I am very excited about the dining cash back feature, which automatically credits 10 per cent of the entire dining bill to the card member’s account - eliminating the need to carry vouchers, discount cards, or the need to request a discount from the dining establishment. With UAE consumers becoming increasingly selective about the value offered by credit cards, the Barclaycard Edge offers a never before seen package of lifestyle and reward benefits.”

Kamran Siddiqi, General Manager for Visa Middle East, said:

“VISA is very pleased to partner with Barclays to offer the Barclaycard Edge on the VISA Infinite platform to offer card members an extensive range of financial and lifestyle benefits. We are confident that these benefits along with the exclusive privileges from Barclays will resonate well with consumers in the UAE who seek benefits to complement their unique lifestyle and banking needs.”

Additionally, Barclaycard Edge offers buy-one-get-one free offers at VOX GOLD Cinemas, travel insurance up to $2million, complimentary valet parking and the VISA Infinite Concierge service.