Sunday 05, November 2017 by Jessica Combes

Meraas enters strategic partnership with Visa


Meraas has announced that it has partnered with global payments technology company, Visa, to create a cardholder benefit for Visa premium cardholders in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The multi-year agreement will enable Visa Platinum, Visa Signature and Visa Infinite customers to take advantage of a 20 per cent discount at more than 30 selected dining, leisure and entertainment concepts at Meraas destinations City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark, Last Exit and The Outlet Village.

The offer is valid from today and includes a selection of food and beverage concepts, from food trucks to casual and fine dining restaurants such as Butcha, Poco Loco, Pots, Pans & Boards, Galvin Dubai, Lima Dubai, Toro + Ko and many others. It also extends to Roxy Cinemas, Hub Zero, Mattel Play! Town, The Green Planet and Splash Pad Dubai.

The partnership between Meraas and Visa reflects a desire to support social and economic growth by creating long-term value for residents and visitors to the city, while promoting a payment service that is designed to connect consumers and businesses in a way that makes the overall experience of visiting, living and working in Dubai much more convenient.

With consumer spending accounting for 45 per cent of the UAE economy, food and beverage and leisure and entertainment have become important growth markets. The food and beverage sector alone added $24.8 billion to the national economy during 2016–according to the Dubai Chamber–an amount second only to housing. Consumer spending is forecast to grow 7.5 per cent by 2021, to $261 billion. Visa data has also revealed that increases in the adoption of electronic payment boosts consumption, leading to an increase in production, jobs and income.

The Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2015 revealed that the majority of traveller spending is on retail, dining and tourism activities, and that 29 per cent of travellers globally said they would spend more if they could use cards more frequently and at more locations.

The partnership will be available to Visa premium cardholders across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eligible card holders will be able to avail the 20 per cent discount at the following Meraas concepts:


Food Trucks

Casual Dining

Fine Dining

F&B Retail

Leisure & Entertainment

The Brass

The Brass

Pots, Pans & Boards

Boutique Le Chocolat

Roxy Cinemas

Burger Pit

Burger Pit

Lima Dubai

BVLGARI Il Cioccolato Dubai

Hub Zero

Poco Loco

Poco Loco

Demoiselle by Galvin


Mattel Play! Town


Big Chefs

Toro + Ko


The Green Planet

Jaldi Jaldi


Galvin Dubai


Splash Pad Dubai

Hot Chix

Cocoa Kitchen




My Karak

Sikka Café





Retro Feasts




Dri Dri

Dri Dri




Just for Kids

Le Tresor




Dirty Dog

Boutique Le Chocolat Café




Bao Wow





Ookii Sushi