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    The Landmark Group’s “Shukran” Rewards Program: Everything you need to know

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    The Shukran Rewards Program was developed by the Landmark Group and features several brands located in the Arabian Gulf, Jordan, and Egypt. With more than 10 million subscribers, the Shukran Program has grown to be one of the biggest loyalty programs in the Middle East thanks to brands like Max, Centrepoint, Splash, and other business partners.

    How to register for the Shukran program?

    The Shukran program offers three ways to sign up:

    1. Go to one of the Landmark Group’s stores and ask for a registration form so that the card can be issued there directly,

    2. Online enrollment through the business’ website, Here is the registration page.

    3. Download the “Shukran” application and register to get a membership number and an electronic card. Download the software here.

    Tiers of Shukran Membership:

    Silver membership: When a customer joins the program, they are automatically enrolled in this level of membership.

    The highest membership level available to customers within this program is Gold Membership. Customers in this tier receive exclusive invitations to events hosted by the Landmark Group and others, as well as 1.5 times the points earned by Silver Membership customers.

    How to earn Shukrans?

    Customers who shop at one of the brands owned by the Landmark Group earn “Shukrans,” which are points or money. Earnings are based on the brand itself, the time of year when sales occur, and the price after deducting taxes. Here is a calculator for shukrans.

    Notably, Shukran is one of the few programs that enable users to accrue points throughout the sales period.

    Earnings from Landmark Group brands in Shukrans points:

    BrandPoints earned from every 5 SAR spentPoints earned for every 5 SAR spent during sales
    Iconic2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Splash2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Shoexpress1 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    centrepoint2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Zafran1 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Carpisa2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Koton2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Max1 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Homecentre2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Homebox1 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Le Confort2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Nandos1 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Babyshop2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Lifestyle2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Funky Fish2 Shukrans1 Shukrans
    Bossini2 Shukrans1 Shukrans

    Earn Shukrans from collaborators

    Customers can also accrue shukrans by making purchases from program partners, as shown in the following table:

    PartnerAmount SpentShukrans earned 
    Careem5 SAR2 Shukrans
    Clear Trip2 USD1 Shukrans
    AnghamiAnnual Subscription5 % of subscription fees
    StarzplayOne-time upon Subscription1000 Shukrans
    JoyalukkasDiamond PurchaseGold Purchase2% of the total transaction0.5% of the total transaction

    Transfer points to your Shukran account from another rewards program

    Customers can add points from various reward programs that partner with Shukran to their accounts, including

    Banque Saudi Fransi’s Jana Rewards Program – Find out more specifics about the program.

    Every five membership rewards in the American Express Membership Rewards Program equals two shukrans.

    Neqati Rewards Program from Mobily as long as there are at least 4000 points in the account. read about the Mobily “Neqaty” rewards program.

    Every 6000 points equal 1000 Shukrans in the Lak program from the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. Find more information about the program here.

    The program also gives Shukran members the following advantages:

    Shukran program participants receive regular offers from participating brands, which may include:

    Exclusive reductions.

    When converting other loyalty program points to Shukrans, bonus points

    Gift cards with the points’ value.

    Get exclusive deals and rewards online.

    Redeem your Shukran points

    Before redeeming their points, program participants must have a minimum of 200 Shukrans, with the understanding that 200 points equal 10 Saudi riyals.

    Shukrans can be used at any of the participating businesses, and points expire 24 months after being earned. It’s important to note, though, that if a member does not use their card for a 12-month period, their membership and any existing points will be canceled.

    FAQs

    What are the benefits of Shukran card?

    • Get exclusive offers and coupons. Get special, personalized deals from your favorite brands.
    • Enjoy points on every purchase.
    • Instant refund with shukran pay.
    • Claim Shukrans during or after purchase.
    • Earn Shukrans when you shop with partners.

    How do I check my balance on my Shukran card?

    Visit Shukran.com or download the Shukran app for iOS and Android. Use your virtual card to keep track of your transactions, check your Shukran balance, get the latest offers and locate nearby stores.

    How do I claim Shukran points after purchase?

    How can I claim Shukran points for a purchase where I did not present my Shukran Card/App? Go to the Shukran App, click on “My Account”, select “Claim your Shukrans” and click on “Submit Claim”. The purchase should be within the last 30 days.

    What is the value of Shukran points?

    Members of the program must have a minimum of 200 Shukrans before they can redeem these points, knowing that the 200 points = 10 Saudi riyals.

    Do Shukran points expire?

    Shukran Points that are not redeemed by the member will remain in his account for a period of 24 months from the time they were earned. Post this time period the points will expire and cannot be re-credited to the member’s account.

    How do I redeem my Shukran voucher?

    Shukran eGift Cards are redeemable across Online/Offline “Participating Brands” of Landmark, visit www.shukran.com/giftcard to check the updated list of participating brands and store locations. Shukran eGift Card cannot be exchanged for cash either in full or in part.

    Where can I find my Shukran card number?

    Yes. If you have joined Shukran from SplashFashions.com, we’ll display your card number on the confirmation page and in an email.

    What is Shukran gift card?

    Presenting the Shukran Gift Card, a single gifting solution across GCC’s most loved retail and hospitality brands. Never wish to go wrong with your gift again. Here’s a great way to say, “Happy Birthday”, “Thank You”, “Congratulations” or “Well Done” and give your loved ones the wonderful gift of choice.

    How do I convert smile points to Shukran?

    Members can convert their Smiles Points into Shukran Points in multiples of Six Thousand Two Hundred (6200) Smiles Points which is equal to One Thousand (1000) Shukran Points. Members may redeem their earned points when shopping at Centrepoint, Max, Splash, Shoemart, Home Box, Lifestyle, Home Centre, and many more.

    Can I use Shukran card online?

    Just present your digital card and photo ID at the cash counter to spend Shukrans at select Landmark Group brands. While shopping online, use the ‘Pay with Shukrans’ slider at checkout, after linking your account.

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    World’s largest tech show Gitex 2023

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    What is the theme of Gitex 2023?

    This is The Year To Imagine AI in Everything at GITEX – with artificial intelligence’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months affecting all aspects of our modern lives – the AI theme will weave seamlessly throughout the show.

    What is the entry fee for Gitex?

    So, let’s talk about the entrance fees for GITEX Global Dubai. While the cost of attending can vary depending on the type of pass you choose, it’s important to note that options suit different budgets and needs. For a basic one-day pass, prices typically start at around $299.

    What does Gitex stand for?

    of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is a global tech show, organised by, and taking place at, the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

    What are the benefits of VIP pass in Gitex?

    For those seeking a more exclusive experience, GITEX Dubai also offers VIP passes, which provide additional benefits such as fast-track entry, exclusive access to VIP lounges, and priority seating at conference sessions.

    What is the world’s largest tech show?

    GITEX GLOBAL 2023

    Described as the “world’s largest tech show,” the much-anticipated GITEX GLOBAL 2023 has opened doors for its 43rd edition in Dubai. Gathering technology creators, investors, enthusiasts and startups, the five-day event is hosting hundreds of companies, including renowned brands, to exhibit their latest products.

    What is the theme of technology in 2023?

    Artificial intelligence will become more prevalent in 2023 with natural language processing and machine learning advancement. Artificial intelligence can better understand us and perform more complex tasks using this technology. It is estimated that 5G will revolutionize the way we live and work in the future.

    What do you wear to GITEX?

    Wear Comfortable Clothes

    Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Sure it’s a business event and you need to put your best foot forward, but if you’re sweating so much you could wring out your shirt, and you can’t walk in a straight line because your new shoes are pinching, that’s not going to do it either.

    Who should attend GITEX?

    GITEX 2023 is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees, including entrepreneurs, technologists, IT enthusiasts, and business professionals, making it an exceptional venue for meaningful connections and one-on-one discussions about the transformative potential of technology.

    What happens at GITEX?

    Gitex typically hosts a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops featuring industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators. These events cover various technology-related topics and offer insights into emerging trends and challenges.

    Where is Gitex Global 2023?

    The Dubai World Trade Centre, historically called Sheikh Rashid Tower, is a 38-storey and a height 184 m skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note.

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    Largest tech and startup show in the world “Gitex”

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    Gitex-2023

    This year’s GITEX GLOBAL will be the 43rd edition of the most established and iconic large scale exhibition in the world – providing a gateway for tech creators, investors and enthusiasts to collaborate for over 4 decades.

    The surge in global demand has rallied GITEX GLOBAL – The world’s largest tech show, scaling even bigger this year across two mega venues, Dubai World Trade Centre & Dubai Harbour – covering a ground-breaking 41 halls of exhibition space, housing tech powerhouses & revolutionary startups within AI, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Sustainable Tech and much more.

    Get ready for 5 full days of enthralling conferences, live-action workshops, matched concierge networking and business partnerships as well as discovering the latest tech in use and unseen by the masses.

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from DWTC

    Shuttle Buses (FREE)

    Get to Dubai Harbour from GITEX GLOBAL with frequent and free shuttle buses that run all day, every day

    Time10:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    Pick Up PointsArena Plaza (next to Hall 1) and Convention Gate (Hall 8)
    CostFree

    FAST-TRACK

    TaxiDedicated taxi pick up points at GITEX GLOBAL with a fast-track lane for all Dubai Harbour visitor.
    LocationTransportation Hub

    CAREEM (Discount)

    CareemUse your exclusive discount code for
    20% Off on all Careem Journeys (T&Cs apply)
    LocationPick up / drop o Transportation Hub
    CostCareem Code : ENS2023

    FAST-TRACK

    METRO

    METRO
    The fastest way to Dubai Harbour. Right outside Dubai World Trade Centre, take the Red Line metro to Al Khail station (10 stops), then jump on the free shuttle bus that will swiftly take you to Expand North Star in just a few minutes

    LocationWorld Trade Centre Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours
    Cost5 AED with NOL card

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from the city

    Metro

    Quick and easy jump on the Dubai metro Red Line and take our free Expand North Star shuttle from there to the Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours

    Tram

    Travelling from JBR or Dubai Marina? Take the tram to Mina Seyahi Station and use our free shuttle service for the last few minutes of your journey.

    LocationMina Seyahi Tram Station
    TimeTram schedule
    FrequencyEvery 8 minutes
    Cost3 AED with NOL card

    Shuttle Buses – Hotels

    LocationGrand Millennium
    Signature 1
    Novotel
    Radisson Blu
    Media One
    W Dubai
    Al Habtoor
    Sheraton JBR
    Avani
    Westin Mina Seyahi
    Beach Resort
    TimePick up & drop o 09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyDaily
    CostFree

    Taxi

    Door-to-door travel with drop off right in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    Location : Dubai Harbour

    CODE IS APPLICABLE TO/FROM DUBAI HARBOUR

    CAREEM

    Book your ride via the Careem app and save 20% on your journey. (T&Cs apply) The drop off point is directly in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    LocationDubai Harbour
    CostCareem Code – ENS2023

    Arriving to Dubai Harbour

    PARKING

    FREE PARKING

    700 parking spaces Head to SkyDive Dubai and cross the waters to Dubai Harbour using the free water taxi. Ahoy sailors!

    LocationSkyDive Dubai Parking
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    CostFree

    *FREE SHUTTLE BUSES AVAILABLE

    PARKING

    Park at Nakheel Monorail parking for the Dubai Palm and get on our free shuttle service direct to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationNakheel Monorail Parking Building Dubai Palm
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    Cost10 AED per hour

    Water Tax

    With a venue surrounded by water, what better way to arrive than by boat! Take the water taxi from SkyDive Dubai to Expand North Star.

    Metro Pick up

    Want to avoid Dubai traffic & jump on the metro? Take our free shuttle from Al Khail Metro station to connect you to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    Time09:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    COSTFree

    BUGGIES

    Expand North Star buggies onsite will bring you from the Harbour parking and the water taxi station to the main entrance.

    LocationOn Site – Harbour
    Time09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyEvery 5 min
    CostFree

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    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

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    Dubai: As the holiday season draws to a close, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) is likely to experience heavy traffic. According to airport officials, 3.3 million passengers will pass through Dubai International Airport in the next 13 days.

    “The average daily traffic will reach 258,000 visitors. August 26 and 27 is expected to be the busiest time with over half a million guests arriving.” said in a statement issued on Wednesday. Passengers should follow special instructions to ensure a hassle-free journey.

    Upon arrival at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, passengers between the ages of 4 and 12 can use the special passport control counters to stamp their passports independently. For those traveling with families, passengers above the age of 12 can use the smart gates to speed up the passport control process. At the smart gates, registered passengers can clear passport control by looking for a green light without the need to scan a document, according to Dubai Airports’ website.

    Those arriving to pick up guests from the airport should use designated car parks or valet services. Access to the arrival forecourts at Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and other authorized airport vehicles, officials said.

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