The Dubai Duty Free American Express® Card offers Cardmembers many happy returns

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Dubai – UAE: Celebrating 15 years of The Dubai Duty Free American Express® Card, American Express Middle East (AEME) and Dubai Duty Free (DDF) are offering existing and new Cardmembers many happy returns enabling them to make the most out of their DDF shopping experience.

As a part of the celebrations, Dubai Duty Free American Express® Cardmembers will be granted a 15 percent discount on all purchases made at DDF between 15th and 17th December 2016 instead of the usual 10 percent. In addition, American Express Middle East is offering new applicants the opportunity to apply for The Dubai Duty Free American Express® Card with the first year fee-free. Until the end of December, existing Cardmembers will also have the opportunity to get their annual fee back when they use their Card to make 15 or more purchases with a minimum value of AED 1,500 at the DDF shop floor in the UAE.

American Express Middle East Chief Executive Officer, Mazin Khoury, commented, “It’s a pleasure for us to celebrate this great milestone with Dubai Duty Free and reinforce our strong and ongoing strategic relations. Our 15th anniversary celebrations are also a way for us to highlight our promise to make it easier, safer and more rewarding for Cardmembers to purchase the things they need.”

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Dubai Duty Free, commented, “The Dubai Duty Free American Express Card has been a popular Card over the past fifteen years and the shopping experience at Dubai Duty Free has always been central to its benefits. We are delighted to extend a special offer to Dubai Duty Free American Express Cardmembers to mark this 15-year milestone.”

The Dubai Duty Free American Express® Card provides Cardmembers with a standard 10 percent discount at Dubai Duty Free and a suite of benefits including hundreds of daily offers on dining, shopping, entertainment, wellbeing and more. The Card also offers online account access and 24-hour customer service worldwide.

About AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c):

AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) – American Express Middle East (AEME) provides reliable, flexible, tailored and rewarding solutions for its Cardmembers, merchants and business partners.

American Express began operations in the MENA region in 1959 and set up its first office in Bahrain in 1977. In 1992, AEME was established in Bahrain as a joint venture company owned by American Express and Mawarid Investment Limited. Today, American Express Middle East employs more than 500 staff in the region, covering its consumer card, corporate payments and merchant businesses across the Middle East and North Africa region.

American Express Middle East provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Operating across the Middle East and North Africa region, the company issues dollar currency Credit and Charge Cards: The Centurion® Card, The Platinum Card®, the American Express® Gold Card, the American Express® Platinum Credit Card, the American Express® Gold Credit Card and the American Express® Card. American Express Middle East also offers a range of local currency-denominated Credit Cards to give Cardmembers across the region even greater flexibility. Additionally, American Express Middle East offers a range of corporate expense management solutions including The American Express® Corporate Card and Business Travel Account, helping companies achieve savings, financial control and the opportunity to collect rewards.

About Dubai Duty Free:

Dubai Duty Free opened for business on 20th December 1983 and over the past three decades has grown to become one of the leading airport retailers in the world.

Employing almost 6,000 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow. Its founding principle of providing travelers with a first class retail experience in a shopper-friendly environment and a diverse range of products still holds true to this day.

Dubai Duty Free currently operates some 34,000sqm of retail space at Dubai International Airport and 2,500sqm in Al Maktoum International in Dubai South.

While the successful running of the shop floor is a major focus for Dubai Duty Free, the operation is highly committed to promoting Dubai through a series of high level sporting events including the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

In addition to its retail operation, Dubai Duty Free operates a Leisure Division which includes The Irish Village, Century Village, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, home to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.