Earn a Mile-A-Minute with Emirates Skywards between October 2021 and March 2022

As some parts of the world starts to turn around from the pandemic, travel is picking up again, and airlines are back to earning their customers back again. Dubai, which is the host city for the Expo 2020, has now worked out a couple of very interesting promotions for Expo 2020 (now happening 2021-22).

Earn a Mile-A-Minute with Emirates Skywards

Emirates has launched a new promotion, called Mile-A-Minute. The promotion requires registration, so do register here. If you fly to Dubai during the six months of Expo 2020 with Emirates (after registration)  and earn one Skywards mile (up to 5000 Skywards Miles) for every minute you stay in the city. Whether it is a stopover or a longer visit, you can earn miles during your stay. a city skyline with water and a sunset

You can earn the bonus Miles when you register before 31 March 2022, for travel between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. Register online or through the Emirates App. You can also call Emirates to register Skywards Skysurfers and they can earn Miles as well.

The Emirates Skywards Mile‑A‑Minute in Dubai Offer is open to all individual Emirates Skywards members who:

  • are existing Emirates Skywards members, or who enrol as a member by 11.59pm (Dubai time) on 31 March 2022.
  • have registered for the offer prior to travel and latest by 11.59pm (Dubai time) on 31 March 2022 either via email link, emirates.com, Emirates App or Emirates Retail or Contact Centers. Skysurfers can register only with consent from their Parent/Guardian, who must register through the Emirates Retail or Contact Centres.
  • have completed issuance of an Eligible Ticket and Eligible Fare between 0.01am on August 1, 2021 and 11.59pm (Dubai time) on March 31, 2022.
  • have commenced an Eligible Journey on Eligible Flights between 0.01am on October 1, 2021 and 11.59pm (Dubai time) on  March 31, 2022.

An Eligible Ticket is defined as:

  • any with prefix 176.
  • any purchased via emirates.com, Emirates App, Emirates Retail or Contact Centres, or via a travel agent.
  • any eligible for normal Skywards Miles accrual, per Skywards Programme Rules.
  • any, except one‑way tickets terminating in the United Arab Emirates.

An Eligible Fare is defined as:

  • “Special”, “Saver”, “Flex” or “Flex Plus” in either Economy Class, Business Class or First Class.
  • An Eligible Journey is defined as:
    • any originating outside the United Arab Emirates.
    • with a minimum stay in Dubai of 24 hours (per scheduled arrival & departure times on ticket).
  • An Eligible Flight is defined as:
    • an Emirates marketed flight with EK designator, operated by Emirates or flydubai.
    • all other codeshare and interline flights are excluded from this offer.
  • An Emirates Skywards member who, at the discretion of Emirates Skywards, satisfies all the conditions set out above will be awarded bonus Skywards Miles in addition to the Skywards Miles normally earned in respect of the flight:
    • the bonus applicable for this promotion is 1 Skywards Mile for every 1 minute in Dubai (per scheduled arrival & departure times on ticket). The maximum bonus that can be earned is 5,000 Skywards Miles.
    • this bonus will be credited only once per member during the offer period.
    • this bonus will be credited for the first eligible stay in Dubai only.
    • this bonus will be credited within 14 days from the completion of your stay in Dubai.

The Emirates Skywards member will be notified of the Miles credit in their membership statements, which are accessible on the Emirates App or online at emirates.com.


The Emirates Mile-A-Minute promotion is a great promotion to earn points if you are in Dubai over the period of October 2021 and March 2022. The promotion offers you a mile a minute for up to 3.5 days in Dubai, during the duration overlapping the Expo 2020 in Dubai. The only condition, you need to fly Emirates to arrive and depart from Dubai.

What do you think of the Emirates Mile-A-Minute promotion?

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  1. Hello Ajay,
    I booked Emirates Round trip MAA-DXB-MAA (single PNR) on October 2021 for the trip in January 2022 for 1 week (booked via Emirates airline website).
    I did register to this promotion.
    It’s been more than 5 days since I arrived back home and yet the 5000 miles on this promotion haven’t been credited yet to the account.

    But the Tier points/Skywards Miles have been credited.

  2. Hi! Any way to claim the miles retrospectively. I spent 7 days in Dubai and flew Emirates. But did not know about the registration process. Is there any way to claim the miles retrospectively ?

  3. Maximum miles that can be earned is just 5000!! Thats approx 3.5 days stay @ Dubai.

    Not sure you you have mentioned it as Fabulous 😛

    If the max cap is @ 50k, then its fabulous.

    • @Arun, I thought I was the writer and I was entitled to have an opinion. You are sure allowed to have yours too, but just limited to the comments section 😉

      • Agreed, but mind explaining in what way this is a fabulous offer please?
        I hope as an author, you are here to educate us, if we are wrong in anyway.

        For the sake of 5000 miles, I wonder no one would Travel to Dubai.

        This is beneficial to only those who have to travel to Dubai and get additional bonus miles.

        But not to generic public.

        To earn this small miles, I could just finish any of the Amex offers and transfer the points to Emirates in the ratio 1:2

        Also, to earn this 5000 miles, we should book through Emirates directly.
        So this offer is eligible to those have already planned to visit Dubai but only book via Emirates, rather than using Infinia portal or any travel websites who provide stunning fare offers.

        For me this is just a wasted offer, to try something new to gain customers.

        I would stand corrected if you have some other opinion and throw us some light

        • Bro, you are absolutely right.

          But can you mention any of that Amex offer that will help me to earn this much miles?

        • @Arun, clearly you jumped to conclusions without reading. An additional 5000 miles does not hurt. And yes, obviously it only applies to those who are going to Dubai, and I don’t expect anyone to go to Dubai just for the offer.

          The offer is valid for customers who book via travel agents as well, which is not in line with your understanding.

          And yes, the number could be to your liking or not, but that is not Emirates’ problem. It could have also been 50 Million sweepstakes for one person, and then it would have not made sense as well since it is a game of chance.

          Of course, Emirates is trying to revive its customer base and get them to fly with them, like any business would do. And people may take them up on the offer or not, which is the choice the customer makes.

          But in my book, it is a generous promotion for those going to Dubai, and in your book it does not have to be. Trust there is nothing else to debate about.


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