With travel restarting, utu has partnered with Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, to give the current tax refund model a breath of fresh air.

Through this partnership, Emirates Skywards will offer a tax refund to miles program, giving members the opportunity to earn Skywards Miles on their tax refunds. They will be able to do so through the newly launched utu Tax Free app.

The utu Tax Free app, together with Emirates Skywards, empowers you with more choices and rewards. The innovation of this user-friendly app is centred on the shopper’s travel retail experience.

Reimagining tax refunds

With the utu Tax Free app, you will be able to upsize your tax refund by 25% and earn 4,167 Skywards Miles for every USD 100 on any tax refund. You also have the choice to shop tax-free at any store and with any Tax Refund Operator.

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Here’s how you can start to earn more Skywards Miles with the utu Tax Free app:

  1. Download and register for a utu account
  2. Activate your utu Tax Free Card
  3. Select Emirates Skywards as your preferred refund method
  4. Fill in your utu Tax Free Card number in the credit card refund field of any Tax Free Form
  5. Follow customs formalities as instructed by the Tax Refund Operator
  6. Once the refund is processed, utu will inform you of the number of Skywards Miles that will be credited to you
  7. Skywards Miles will be credited within 10 working days after the tax refund has been processed

Giving you more value for your tax refund

To commemorate this partnership, Emirates Skywards and utu are offering a special offer. With this offer, you will earn 5,001 Skywards Miles for every USD 100 of your tax refund from now until 31 March 2022.

As an Emirates Skywards member, you can earn even more Skywards Miles on your travel retail spend, which in turn can be used to redeem a variety of remarkable rewards. Customers flying to and through Dubai can earn even more Skywards Miles while shopping at destinations such as The Dubai Mall – home to more than 1,300 retail stores. Across Europe, members can visit iconic shopping destinations such as The Bicester Village Shopping Collection and earn Skywards Miles with utu on tax refunds.

Link your Emirates Skywards account to the utu Tax Free App now. Not an Emirates Skywards member, join here to open up a world of rewards!

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