Last updated: 9/14/2020

Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard

Earns: Emirates Skywards

GigaTake:

This card only really makes sense if you fly Emirates enough to really value Gold status, but don’t fly enough to have earned status directly. Plus, you have to spend $40,000 per year to maintain your status. A unique benefit for sure, but you can probably earn Emirates miles quicker using a card with transferable points.

Here’s how much you would earn with this card

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Reward Rate = 2x

Value = 1.2 cents per point
Effective Value = 2.4 %

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Annual Fee = $499

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Bonus Rating

Points

After you spend $3,000 in 3 months

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Spending Rewards
2x Travel

Very Good

very good

3x Emirates

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

1x All Other

OK

OK

Is this card right for me?

That depends on your individual spending patterns. We have a tool that figures it out for you. Learn what you could earn.

Program Name
Emirates Skywards
Gigapoints Value
1.2¢ per point
0.4¢ PER POINT
2¢+ PER POINT
Annual Fee
  • $499
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Additional perks of owning this card

10,000 Bonus Miles per Year

Earn 10,000 anniversary bonus Skywards Miles after spending USD 30,000 each cardmembership year.

Emirates Skywards Gold Status

Receive Emirates Skywards Gold during your first year. Maintain it after that by spending $40,000 each cardmembership year.

Priority Pass Select

Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounges worldwide for you and your guest(s) with Priority PassTM Select.

Global Entry or TSA PreCheck

Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit every five years – up to USD 100

The Fine Print

PURCHASES APR 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER APR 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER FEE Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
CASH ADVANCE APR 25.24%
CASH ADVANCE FEE Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
LATE PAYMENTS Up to $40
FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE 0%