Dubai launches free Alsaada card for tourists

DG Staff

DUBAI 12 December 2020: The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai has announced the launch of the Alsaada Tourist Card, which offers exclusive privileges, discounts, and promotions to tourists visiting Dubai during their stay in the emirate.

The discount card will be distributed free of charge to tourists on their arrival in Dubai.

The Alsaada Tourist Card pack will be distributed to all tourists at passport counters at Dubai International Airport. 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 launched, 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 users access to the full list of promotions and discounts offered by Alsaada card partners. The card expires once the tourist leaves the city. Tourists can get a new card on their next visit to Dubai, said Wam.

The sectors covered under the Alsaada Tourist Card programme include: 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 carries many 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.

Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al-Marri, GDRFA Director General said: “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 provide an exceptional experience for visitors.”

Al Marri added that both the UAE and Dubai have firmly established themselves as key tourist destinations due to the rich experiences they offer. “The UAE has demonstrated the resilience of its tourism sector, the success of its business model and its ability to ensure business continuity across various sectors. The UAE also enjoys a global reputation for its safety, security, stability, economic growth and logistical and digital infrastructure, all of which combine to make it one of the world’s most-preferred travel and lifestyle destinations.”

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