Al Hilal Bank introduces Qibla locator credit card

HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan attends launch ceremony

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Al Hilal Bank introduces Qibla locator credit card The card was unveiled in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, centre, the UAE’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 9, 2012

Al Hilal Bank today announced the launch of its Qibla credit card, developed in association with MasterCard and InfoTec Systems. At the press of a button a digital compass locates the Qibla direction, which a Muslim must face while performing Salah.

The credit card, the first of its kind, according to Al Hilal, was unveiled in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, at an evening launch ceremony held yesterday at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

In addition to its unique feature of being a convenient prayer tool, Al Hilal Bank's Qibla Card also offers a zero-profit rate for up to 12 months for ‘Hajj' and ‘Umrah' travel.

Card holders can avail of many other benefits such as complimentary travel vouchers worth AED 500 for Hajj and Umrah travel packages, a zero-profit rate for up to six months on travel, electronic, jewellery and other purchases, airport lounge access, travel and personal accident coverage, and purchase protection.

In keeping with Islamic tenets, Qibla card holders can also make meaningful contributions to the welfare of local communities. Customers can opt to round off their local retail transactions to the nearest multiples of AED 5, 10 or 100 and credit the rounded off amount to the Red Crescent UAE.

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