HARARE, ZIMBABWE, November 16, 2013: Emirates, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, will be on the ground meeting shoppers in Harare this weekend and next to share the excitement of flying and visiting Dubai.
Visitors to Westgate Mall on November 16 and 17, and to Sam’s Levy on November 23 and 24, stand a chance of winning two Economy Class tickets to Dubai with the airline’s raffle draw. Entrants will be asked to answer three simple questions about the airline, and their answers will be entered into a prize draw for the tickets. The Emirates team will also be talking about what Dubai has to offer as a leading leisure and business destination that has something to offer everyone. They will also explain the benefits of the airline’s Skywards frequent flyer programme, which offers lounge, ticket and shopping benefits. Visitors to the stand will be able to sign up for Skywards on the spot, as well as book tickets for travel they are planning.
Joining Emirates Skywards is free and members receive benefits every time they fly. There are four membership tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Benefits for Skywards members include travel and lifestyle rewards, priority check-in, lounge access, extra baggage allowance and bonus Miles, depending on the membership tier. Members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates and partner airlines and through a wide range of leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can then be redeemed for a range of rewards such as flights on Emirates and other partner airlines including Qantas, easyJet, TAP, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines, and for flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions with Arabian Adventures, and car rentals.
Miles can be used for tickets to major sporting event and concerts. Members can also choose to donate their Miles to a range of charity partners including The Emirates Airline Foundation and Sightsavers. Redemption opportunities are consistently being expanded. The airline flies to more than 130 destinations in 77 countries through its Dubai gateway.More than a third of the world’s population lives within a four-hour flight from Dubai, and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight. Today, Emirates operates nearly 3,200 flights globally per week to 137 destinations in 77 countries. Since January 2012, it has launched new services to over 20 destinations, adding air transport connections that will benefit trade and tourism to Dubai and beyond. Most recently it started services to Conakry on October 27, and Sialkot on November 5, with Kabul scheduled to begin service on December 4.