airport lounge access credit cards

Whenever you visit an airport, one thing that attracts you are the airport lounges especially if you want some peaceful space without loud public announcements. There are many ways to access airport lounges. They are not limited to premium customers. One of the best ways to avail airport lounge benefits is using credit cards. Along with several best credit card offers, credit card providers offer travel benefits on the card. Access to the airport lounges is one of the travel benefits provided.   

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Some of the best credit cards in UAE for airport lounge access are:

ADIB Credit Card

ADIB Etisalat Visa Signature Card – Apart from Etisalat benefits, ADIB Etisalat Visa Signature Card offers airport lounge privileges as well. They provide access to 800+ airport lounges in the world through free Lounge Key membership.

ADIB Dana Mastercard – ADIB Dana Mastercard customers can get complimentary access to worldwide airport lounges. The free airport lounge access is provided as a part of Mastercard benefits. 

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ADCB Credit Cards

ADCB provides travel benefits on most of its credit cards. Customers with specific ADCB cards can register themselves for LoungeKey membership on no joining costs.

  • It provides access to more than 800 lounges globally
  • Get 3 free access every year
  • US$27 is charged per guest accompanied
  • Provides access to both primary and supplementary cardholders

ADCB Credit Cards providing airport lounges benefits:

HSBC Credit Cards

HSBC provides credit cards through which airport lounges can be accessed directly or by using LoungeKey membership.

HSBC Advance Credit Card – They can get access to any airport lounge in the MENA region through LoungeKey.

HSBC Black Credit Card – On this, the cardholders are provided complimentary LoungeKey membership. They can get unlimited access to 800+ lounges worldwide. A guest can accompany them on no charges.

HSBC Premier Credit Card – This card holder can register themselves for LoungeKey on zero charges and access airport lounges worldwide. Without Lounge Key membership they can visit any airport lounge in the MENA region for free.  

Emirates NBD Credit Cards

Emirates NBD credit card holders can access an airport lounge either on using their Emirates NBD card or through LoungeKey.

Emirates NBD Dnata World Credit Card – This card provides free enrollment for LoungeKey membership. Present yourself as LoungeKey customer and get unlimited free entries to 800+ airport lounges. Guests accompanied will be charged $27.

Emirates NBD Skywards Infinite Credit Card – Can visit any of the LoungeKey partnered airport lounges anywhere in the world and avail free access to the lounge along with a guest. Additional guests accompanied will be charged $27.

Emirates NBD Dnata Platinum Credit Card – Dnata Platinum Card holders are provided free access to the top 10 airport lounges in UAE, Egypt, KSA, Kuwait, Jordan regions. The complimentary airport lounge access is provided through the Mastercard app. They are provided free refreshments as well.

American Express Credit Cards

AMEX Credit Cardholders are charged no fees on entering an airport lounge in the Middle East region. The free airport lounge access is provided on most of the AMEX Credit Cards, UAE. Guests accompanying the cardholders will be charged some entry fees. Even AMEX supplementary credit card holders are eligible to avail complimentary lounge benefits.

Mashreq Credit Cards

Mashreq Platinum Elite Credit Card – Platinum Elite cardholders are given 8 complimentary airport lounge access per year. Free access to the lounge is provided only if the annual fees are paid.

Mashreq Etisalat Credit Card – Mashreq Etisalat cardholders are given access to the LoungeKey program. This provides them complimentary benefits at the premium airport lounges worldwide.  

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Mastercard Credit Cards

Apart from the above-mentioned credit cards, Mastercard holders are provided airport lounge access on low/no charges. Mastercard customers can download the MasterCard app and avail unlimited benefits provided exclusively for them.

Some of the Mastercards Credit cards in UAE are:

Visa Infinite Credit Cards

Other than travel credit cards or Mastercards, Visa Infinite Credit card holders can get free access to the airport lounges. They are provided exclusive privileges like free snacks and refreshments, other amenities, etc. Visa Infinite cardholders get a free lounge key membership through which they can avail airport lounge privileges.

Some of the Visa Infinite Credit cards in UAE are:

These are some of the best credit cards in Dubai that provide access to the luxurious airport lounges globally. Other than airport lounge privileges they provide other travel, lifestyle, entertainment benefits as well. 

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