FC Barcelona, Rakbank and Mastercard join hands to launch a new affinity Credit Card in the United Arab Emirates

FC Barcelona, Rakbank and Mastercard join hands to launch a new affinity Credit Card in the United Arab Emirates

FC Barcelona board member Oriol Tomàs and former player Juliano Belletti represent the club at the launch of the new card at an event held before clients

The agreement that FC Barcelona and Rakbank signed a few weeks ago had a second part in Dubai, where an event was held before the bank's clients and executives to launch the new Mastercard Platinum card.

This partnership will pave the way for people residing in the UAE to access a plethora of benefits and rewards. The unique RAKBarçaRewards offer Cardholders various options to redeem against Barça Merchandise, RAKrewards offers on flights, hotels, shopping and more. Barça fans will also get opportunities to travel to Camp Nou, Barcelona to watch their favorite players live in action and enjoy the Camp Nou Experience.

Rakbank has also tied up with various cafés and sports lounges in the UAE where Cardholders can watch FC Barcelona matches while taking advantage of ‘Buy One Get One’ offers and up to 50% discounts on dining. Additionally, the Card comes packed with complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off services, discounts on holiday packages, special offers on football coaching, and a wide range of Mastercard Platinum shopping and travel benefits.

Statement by Oriol Tomàs, director of FC Barcelona:

“FC Barcelona and Rakbank share the same vision of the business and sports world. This is the kind of association that we seek to forge with our partners. Companies like Rakbank, with which we share values and characteristics, to share goals and challenges that will help us to grow as brands.”

Statement by Frederic de Melker, Rakbank’s Managing Director of Personal Banking:

“The recently launched Rakbank FC Barcelona Platinum Mastercard Credit Card aims to provide dedicated Barça fans here in the UAE access to unique rewards, exclusive discounts, and experiences. This affinity Credit Card will be the top choice for the avid Barça fans and is easily accessible to eligible UAE residents who may apply for the Card via our Bank’s website in just a few clicks”.

Statement by Peter England, CEO of Rakbank:

"The five-year strategic partnership that Rakbank signed with FC Barcelona further fuels the Bank’s diversification strategy. This will help us develop and tap into new areas within our Personal Banking segment by giving customers access to their favourite football club through the Rakbank FC Barcelona Platinum Mastercard Credit Card."

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