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Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard

welcome offer

Earn 40,000 points after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months.

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $480*

Annual Fee


Card Rewards

3 points on or at the Emirates Sales office

2 points on airfares, hotels and car rentals

1 points on all other purchases

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Card Overview

The Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard, with its high annual fee of $499, will automatically upgrade you to gold status in the first year. Emirates Skywards benefits on this card include access to lounges worldwide, anniversary bonus points if you spend $30,000 annually, priority check-in, boarding, and baggage delivery, and all the Barclay World Elite card travel benefits.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Good credit needed
  • Barclays bank will (usually) only approve you for up to 2 personal credit cards within 12 months.
  • Barclays will not approve you for their business cards if you have opened 6 or more credit cards within the past 24 months.
  • Barclays may not approve you for a credit card that you’ve already had in the past (and closed, for whatever reason).
  • If you do not use your open Barclays cards often, then Barclays may hesitate to approve you for a new one
  • Barclays Bank will usually pull your Transunion credit report
  • You can check your application status  here
  • If declined you can call 1 866 408 4064 to be reconsidered
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Welcome Offer Eligibility
Your eligible for the welcome bonus even if you received the welcome bonus in the past. But, keep in mind if you had this credit card in the past, you may be declined.
Card Details And Benefits
Upgraded Status

Automatic upgrade within the first year to Emirates Skywards gold status. You must spend $40,000 annually to keep up the status.

Extra Redemption Value

Receive 50% bonus Skywards miles on Emirates flights for you and passengers on the same booking

Foreign Transaction Fee


Lounge Access

Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounges worldwide for you and your guests with Priority Pass Select, Plus, complimentary lounge access to Emirates business class lounges worldwide for you and one guest

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Coverage for canceled or interrupted travel due to an unforeseen medical emergency, etc. Max $5,000 per trip for a max of $10,000 per year.

Auto Rental Collision Insurance

Worldwide coverage on rentals up to 31 days. Coverage is secondary for domestic rentals and primary for international rentals.

Travel Accident Insurance

Get coverage If you god forbid die in an accident on a Common Carrier while traveling or lose a limb, sight, speech, or hearing, receive up to $250,000 in compensation

Cell Phone Protection

Pay your monthly cell phone bill with this card and be covered in case your phone is stolen or damaged. (There is a $50 deductible on each claim. Max $800 per claim, $1,000 per year. Limit 2 claims per year).

Luggage Delay Insurence

If your luggage is delayed for a minimum of 4 hours you can claim up to $100 a day for up to 3 days

Priority Boarding

Priority check-in. boarding, and baggage delivery

Anniversary Bonus Points

Receive 10,000-anniversary bonus points after $30,000 spent annually

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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