The Visa Recognition Award is Granted to Doha Bank for the Successful Launch of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Credit Card

Visa Recognition Award

The Visa Recognition Award is Granted to Doha Bank for the Successful Launch of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Credit Card

Visa, the world leader in digital payments has recognised and awarded Doha Bank for the successful launch of Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Credit Card by Doha Bank. For the first time ever, Doha Bank has proved itself as a pioneer in the industry by providing Privilege Club cardholders with the ability to collect Avios in their everyday spending.

The card offers one of the fastest and most rewarding Avios earning proposition with first-of-its-kind features in the banking industry of Qatar. Benefits such as tier fast-track to Gold membership, bonus Avios on signup, first flight bonus Avios, double Avios on Qatar Airways website and mobile app purchases, make the card the first choice for travellers.

These features are in addition to exclusive travel and lifestyle benefits such as access to Oryx Lounge at Hamad International Airport and over 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide, 24/7 concierge, meet and greet services. Additionally, complimentary valet parking, complimentary access to premium fitness gyms, buy-1-get-1 free movie tickets at VOX and Novo Cinemas, multi-trip travel insurance and more are available.

New customers are acquired via social media, branch, and direct sales and the bank continues to capture customers’ attention through the multiple summer and travel card campaigns. Members have the opportunity to earn up to 120,000 bonus Avios when they sign-up for the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Credit Card by Doha Bank, available for a limited period.

Mr. Braik Ali H S Al Marri, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Doha Bank, said: “We have always taken pride in launching products and services which are a class apart, and Visa recognizing our efforts and awarding us on the successful launch of the Qatar Airways co-brand Visa credit card reaffirms our commitment to our customers, to our payments partner, Visa, and more importantly our airline partner Qatar Airways for making this a truly unique product.”

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, said: “At Privilege Club we are dedicated to providing our members with a loyalty programme that offers the best in the industry, while also selecting partners that are aligned with this vision. Doha Bank offers our Privilege Club members with innovative ways to collect and spend Avios and provided them with unmatched features and rewards.”

Dr. Sudheer Nair, Visa’s Country Manager for Qatar, said: “We’re delighted to present Doha Bank with this award recognizing the successful launch of their Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa credit card. The card brings an enhanced proposition matching cardholders’ travel needs while offering access to our more than 100 million merchant partners worldwide and protection of Visa’s global, secure network. Given the recent rebound in international travel, the positive response we’ve seen among Qatar consumers to Doha Bank’s Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa credit card comes as no surprise. Congratulations to Doha Bank on launching this new product.”

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.

Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and international banking services for individuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients through four business groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking and Treasury & Investments.

Doha Bank, during 2022, has received numerous awards in recognition of its achievements. Doha Bank was adjudged as the ‘Best Digital Wallet APP in Qatar’ by Global Business Review Magazine, ‘Most Innovative Banking Brand Qatar’ and ‘Best Bank for Credit Card Qatar’ by Global Brand Awards, and ‘Most Socially Responsible Commercial Bank Qatar’ by World Business Outlook Awards, to name a few.

Customers can apply for their Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Infinite or Visa Signature credit card by calling +974-4445-6000 or visiting