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How to Get Fazaa Card: Eligibility, Requirements, Types

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The UAE government initiated the Fazaa card as a social benefit program. The Fazaa card holder is entitled to discounts, various special offers, and preferential treatments in retail, education, entertainment, health, travel, and other sectors.

This blog will discuss how to get a Fazaa card, who is eligible for it, its different types, and the benefits of having one. So, let’s explore the subject in detail.

How Do You Get a Fazaa Card in the UAE?

Getting a Fazaa card is a simple process. There are two ways to do it.

  1. By physically visiting the Fazaa Authorized Centers
  2. Getting it online

Let’s discuss them in simple steps.

How to Get a Fazza Card by Visiting the Fazaa Authorized Center

Fazaa Authorized Centers are conveniently located across Dubai, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. First, you need to know the nearest Fazaa Authorized Center to you. To find out, do the following.

  1. Log on to its official website
  2. Scroll down to the end of the Home page and check the section called Fazaa Authorized Centers
  3. Click on it and find out which one is closest to where you are 
  4. Go to the center and ask for an application form
  5. The personnel there will give you one. Ask anything you want to ask from the staff. 
  6. Fill out the application form
  7. The form will ask for your details that include, among others, your name, age, employment history, Emirates ID, and your company code (see the eligibility section)
  8. Fill out the form and submit
  9. You will be required to attach some documents with your application, like your Emirates ID copy, passport copy if you are an expat, and maybe some other documents
  10. Pay the required fee and wait for your application’s approval

If all is well and your application is approved, you will be issued a Fazaa card immediately. In case of any issue or objection, the staff will inform you, and you need to do the needful to remove the objections

If you are not issued a Fazaa card immediately, you will get it delivered to your home after a few days. Wait patiently, and remain in touch with the support staff to know when it will arrive.

That is how you get a Fazaa card when you apply for it at a Fazaa Authorized Center

How to Get a Fazaa Card Online

It is also a simple process, and you can perform it from the comfort of your home. Here is what you need to do.

  1. Log on to Fazaa’s official website
  2. Click on “Become a Member” to sign up for it
  3. Enter your details to sign up, like name, mobile number, email address, and other information
  4. Enter your Emirates ID in the given field or your ZU Alumni Card number if you are a student
  5. Enter your professional details like your company’s name, Company code, designation, and other information that they have asked
  6. Once all the information is entered, you will be asked to verify your identity via an SMS verification process
  7. After it is done, you need to accept the terms and conditions and press Submit
  8. Your application should be approved immediately, and you will get a Fazaa card readily

You will see an image of your Fazaa card on your screen. You can use the credentials to log in to the Fazaa app to begin using your card. The physical card will arrive in a few days. 

If your application is not approved, is rejected, or is in the process of approval, you will be informed about it. Remove the reason for rejection, if any, and apply again. You can call the Fazaa helpline or visit any authorized centers for assistance.

This is how you get a Fazaa card using the online method.

Who is Eligible for a Fazaa Card

In order to get a Fazaa card, you must fulfill the following conditions

  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must have an Emirates ID
  • You must be a UAE resident (national or expat)
  • If you are a private sector employee, your company must be registered with the Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation (MOHRE) and must be a Fazaa partner
  • You must have your company’s code as proof of it being a Fazaa partner
  • All public sector employees are also eligible to get a Fazaa card
  • A student can also get a Fazaa card, but he needs to have an Emirates ID, a student ID, and a ZU Alumni Card or equivalent

Types Of Fazaa Cards

Fazaa cards have the following main types

  • Fazaa Platinum Card
  • Fazaa Gold Card
  • Fazaa Silver Card
  • Fazaa Discount Card
  • Fazaa Student Card

Each card comes with its own set of benefits and privileges. The platinum card offers the maximum benefits and is usually reserved for high-income earners. The student or youth card has been introduced recently, providing discounts and reductions in college and school fees and other benefits.

Besides price reductions, Fazaa cards also offer preferential service and treatment in public parks, airports, hospitals, banks, and other places. They promise priority services to senior citizens and differently-abled persons.

Benefits of Fazaa Cards

We have already touched upon some of the benefits of Fazaa Cards; let’s look at more of them below.

  • Exclusive Discounts and Offers at 1200+ hotels, restaurants, cinemas, shopping, entertainment, and other outlets
  • Loyalty points
  • Fazaa Health services
  • Free roadside assistance 
  • 24/7 Emergency services
  • Cashless payments
  • Personal accidental insurance
  • Discounts in Flight Tickets
  • Car insurance
  • Access to car lease and rental service

Fazaa Card Cost

We earlier mentioned the Fazaa card fee while applying for it. The cost varies according to the card type you are applying for. The Silver and Student cards are free, but Gold and Platinum cards are not and require a certain amount for registration and annual fees.

You can get the accurate fee while applying for your card, but for now, it is AED 150 when you apply and AED 75 as an annual renewal fee. It may change over time.

How to Use Fazaa Card for Payments

Once you have your Fazaa card, you cannot start using it immediately for payments and shopping. You need to add some balance to make it usable. Transfer some amount to your Fazza card via your bank or use a Fazaa or Salik Kiosk machine for this purpose. Once your card has an adequate balance, you can use it for payment and other purposes.

Fazaa Card for Retirees & Senior Citizens

Financial security and social inclusion remain the bedrock of the Fazaa Card. The government of the UAE wanted to ensure that, through this card, the country’s residents get a safety net from inflation and develop a positive attitude towards the state.

Retirees and senior citizens derive maximum benefits from such programs because they have little to no income levels, and such welfare schemes are nothing short of a boon to them. 

Also, the discount offered by the Fazaa card on public places like museums, parks, and other entertainment avenues gives old folks and those with lesser incomes an opportunity to enjoy such activities at par with other residents. This promotes equality in society, which leads to social cohesion and harmony.

Discounts and Benefits with Fazaa Card:

The UAE government’s Fazaa card program is an excellent way to provide residents with a financial cushion they can rely on. Through the Fazaa card, residents enjoy discounts, price reductions, and many other privileges.

In this blog, we have covered how to get a Fazaa card. We have covered the topic in detail and included all the possible steps that you can encounter during this process. We are sure now you fully understand everything related to it. Apply for a Fazaa card and enjoy its benefits.

Suraqah Farhan
Suraqah Farhan
Suraqah Farhan Antar is a distinguished content writer and researcher with a remarkable track record that includes contributions to esteemed publications such as Forbes, Gulf News, and BBC UAE. With an extensive knowledge of the UAE, particularly in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Ajman, Suraqah is a trusted authority on the region's diverse facets and culture. His insightful content brings the UAE's stories to life for readers worldwide.

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