The Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard is a major step down from the Premium World Elite Mastercard in terms of price, but it still offers a solid return of Emirates Skywards Miles on travel related spend. You'll also be given Emirates Skywards Silver status the first year and save money when buying or gifting miles.
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The Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard features four bonus categories which are Emirates, airfare, hotels, and car rentals. There's no limit to the amount of Skywards Miles you can earn in these bonus categories and no limit to the amount of Skywards Miles you can earn with the card overall.
- 3x Emirates
- This includes purchases made on emirates.com or at the Emirates Sales office.
- In-flight purchases do not count.
- 2x Airfare
- This includes eligible airfare spend that is not Emirates (since you'll earn 3x with Emirates).
- 2x Hotel
- 2x Car Rental
- 1x Non-Category
Perks & Benefits
The Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard offers a few small benefits.
- Emirates Skywards Silver
- Complimentary the first, then $20,000 in spend per cardmembership year to maintain Silver.
- 25% Discount Buy/Gift Skywards Miles
This card does not list any travel or purchase protections. Since it's a World Elite Mastercard, you can assume the basic World Elite Mastercard benefits which includes Cell Phone Protection.
Sign Up Bonus
The sign up bonus for the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard is 30,000 Skywards Miles after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 90 days.
The annual fee for the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard is $99. It's a solid option if you want to earn 2x-3x Skywards Miles on travel related purchases while receiving complimentary elite status.
Authorized User Fee
There is no fee to add additional users to the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard.
Foreign Transaction Fee
The Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard has a 0% foreign transaction fee.
You can use the rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on the value of the rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you, minus the annual fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card side by side any other card featured on the site within the same calculator.
Note! All category spend entered in the primary card's column (first column when comparing cards) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site. This means you will not have to re-enter the same information again and again when browsing during the session.