The first branch of Standard Chartered opened in the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah more than 60 years ago back in 1958.

The first branch of Standard Chartered opened in the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah more than 60 years ago back in 1958.

Standard Chartered increased its presence in the country slowly but surely over the years, and in 2019 it is now the regional hub for the Middle East and Africa.

Those lucky enough to hold the Standard Chartered Shukran World Credit Card are rewarded with the likes of Shukrans, up to $10 value back on shopping, and a variety of other privileges and benefits.

Among the highlights of this credit card are Credit Shield insurance, mobile payments and the SC MasterPass Digital Wallet.

The Shukran World Credit Card comes with a number of features, including the Shukran Rewards retail loyalty programme.

This has been a very successful programme that grants cardholders enhanced customer experience and a number of exciting rewards.

Five times the number of Shukrans can be earned by using the credit card at partner retailers, and they can also be earned at non-participating retailers with all purchases.

Shukrans are redeemable at partner retailers in a wide array of different services, including clothing and electronics.

The bank’s official website features a table that explains specific value back earnings on particular spending categories in full.

Another great feature of the Standard Chartered Shukran World Credit Card is the supplementary cards that can be given to family members of the cardholder.

This allows family members to also earn Shukrans on their purchases in addition to giving them access to privileges and rewards.

Shukran World Credit Card holders can gain two supplementary cards completely free of charge, with AED105 charged for each additional card after that.

Purchases worth AED1,000 and over can be converted into more affordable six-month instalment plans with a processing fee and 0% interest.

There is 0% interest on balance transfer when you transfer your outstanding balances on other credit cards to the Shukran World Credit Card.

Cash advance means that cash be withdrawn instantly from ATMs via the credit card to up to your available credit limit.

The credit card also comes with Credit Shield insurance, which financially protects both the cardholder and eligible family members in the event of unforeseen and unauthorised transactions.

There are also a number of exclusive benefits provided to Shukran World Credit Card holders.

These benefits include access to over 900 international airport lounges free of charge, allowing you to relax away from the crowds prior to your flight.

Travel benefits associated with this credit card include discount vouchers offering up to 10% off hotel and flight bookings via the official Cleartrip website, as well as 10% off when booking via the official website of

Careem offers include three discounts of as much as 20% off rides, as well as new users getting a first ride completely free.

The Shukran World Credit Card also provides ‘buy one, get one free’ tickets at VOX Cinemas in the UAE and access to the app ‘Mastercard For You’.

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