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Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard®

Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard® review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)
1 - 2 Miles
1 - 2 Miles
Signup Bonus
50000 miles (after spending $3,000)
Signup Bonus
50000 miles (after spending $3,000)

Informr score
The Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard® currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard® is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...

Upgraded Points
Upgraded Points

For most people who only fly with Emirates a handful of times a year, the Emirates World Elite card is probably the best option since it still provides plenty of great perks but at a low annual fee of  $99. Those that fly with Emirates very frequently will be able to rationalize the $499 annual fee...

- Jarrod West, Upgraded Points

Only makes sense for someone who travels solo and wants access to the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai. That’s a fairly slim slice of the population in the U.S.  A card offering greater flexibility will better suit most.

- Robin Saks Frankel, Forbes
Hustler MoneyBlog
Hustler MoneyBlog

If you fly a lot and are looking to earn miles for it, check this card out. With the sign-up bonus offer, you'll surely want to travel more.

- Paul Vu, Hustler MoneyBlog

It is a mid-tier airline credit card with rewards and a complimentary Silver elite status for your first year of card membership. Considering you pay $99 annually for this card, this card could be a good deal if you often fly with Emirates.

- Kliment Dukovski, Finder

I really like that it offers you elite status for one year and gives you the opportunity to retain that status with a pretty reasonable annual spend requirement. The bonus categories are not the best I’ve seen but that is mostly just because there are other cards out there that can earn miles with E...

- Daniel Gillaspia, UponArriving


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 18.99% ‐ 27.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Cash Advance Interest Rate 28.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $99.00
Balance Transfer Fee 3%

Minimum of $5

Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 50000 miles after spending $3,000

On purchases within the first 90 days

All Purchases 1 mile for $1 spent
Restaurants No
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels No
Travel 2 miles for $1 spent
Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details

2 miles per $1 spent on or at the Emirates Sales office

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance No
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores Yes
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Enjoy Emirates Silver tier membership during your first year, and retain your tier status by spending $20,000 each cardmembership year.
  • Receive a 25% savings when you Buy Skywards Miles for yourself or Gift Miles.
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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