Earning air miles and spending them

Comparing all the frequent flyer programs out there is a logistical nightmare, so we have done it for you.  Find out what you earn and more importantly how many miles you need on each program to travel to London, Mumbai or Beirut.

 

Credit Card Program USD 1 spend in UAE gives you USD 1 spend overseas gives you Miles required to travel to
Mumbai London Beirut
 
Infinite credit cards
ENBD Skywards Infinite Card Skywards 1 Mile 1.5 Miles 37,500 61,250 37,500

ADCB Etihad Guest Above Infinite Card

Etihad Guest 2 Miles 3 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
Citibank Emirates Ultima card Skywards 1.5 Miles 1.5 Miles 37,500 61,250 37,500
EIB Skywards Visa Infinite card Skywards

For monthly spends of USD5,445 to USD10,890 = 10,500 Miles; USD10,891 to 20,419 = 14,000 Miles; USD20,420 to USD27,226 = 29,000 Miles and for USD27,227 and above = 32,000 Miles

37,500 61,250 37,500
Dubai First Skyy Miles Exclusive Visa Infinite Card Skyy Miles 2 Miles 3 Miles 39,500 62,000 47,000
Platinum credit cards
ENBD Skywards Platinum Card Skywards 0.75 Miles 1 Mile 37,500 61,250 37,500
ADCB Etihad Guest Above Platinum Card Etihad Guest 1.5 Miles 2.5 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
Mashreq Air Arabia Platinum Card Air Arabia For monthly spends of USD545 to USD1,634 = 0.5% of total value; USD1,635 to USD2,178 = 0.75% of total value; USD2,179 and above = 1% of total value 735** N/A 517**
Citibank Emirates Ultimate Card Skywards 1.25 Miles 1.25 Miles 37,500 61,250 37,500
EIB Skywards Platinum Card Skywards For monthly spends of USD1,634 and above = 4,000 Miles; USD4,356 and above = 6,500 Miles; USD6,262 and above = 10,500 Miles 37,500 61,250 37,500
FGB Platinum Card First Miles 1 Mile 2 Miles 25,000 70,000 20,000
HSBC Platinum credit card Airmiles *3.7 Miles *3.7 Miles 233,000 260,000 239,000
ADIB Etihad Guest Platinum card Etihad Guest *2.5 Miles *2.5 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
MAF Najm Platinum card Premium Miles 1.65 Miles 2.25 Miles 42,000 65,000 50,000
Dubai First Skyy Miles Platinum card Skyy Miles 1.5 Miles 2 Miles 39,500 62,000 47,000
Gold credit cards
ADCB Etihad Guest Above Gold Card Etihad Guest 1.25 Miles 2.25 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
Citibank Emirates Gold card Skywards 1 Mile 1 Mile 37,500 61,250 37,500
EIB Skywards Gold card Skywards For monthly spends of USD159 and above = 1,000 Miles; USD1,361 and above = 1,800 Miles; USD2,041 and above = 4,000 miles 37,500 61,250 37,500
HSBC Advance credit card Airmiles *3.7 Miles *3.7 Miles 233,000 260,000 239,000
HSBC Gold credit card Airmiles *2.7 Miles *2.7 Miles 233,000 260,000 239,000
ADIB Etihad Gold card Etihad Guest *2 Miles *2 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
Classic credit cards
ADCB Etihad Guest Above Classic card Etihad Guest 1 Mile 2 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000
Mashreq Air Arabia Classic card Air Arabia For monthly spends of USD136 to USD272 = 0.5% of total value; USD273 to USD817 = 0.75% of total value; USD818 and above = 1% of total value 735** N/A 517**
Citibank Emirates Silver card Skywards 0.75 Miles 0.75 Miles 37,500 61,250 37,500
ADIB Etihad Guest Classic card Etihad Guest *1.5 Miles *1.5 Miles 22,500 62,000 24,000

* The miles is calculated on a figure rounded to the nearest dollar

** Average price of ticked in USD

 

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