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ALIZZ ISLAMIC BANK SIGNS MOU WITH OMAN AIR HOLIDAYS

Alizz Islamic Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oman Air Holidays, whereby Alizz Islamic Bank’sTitanium, Platinum and World credit cardholders can avail 15% discount on airline tickets, hotels and airport transfers booked via the Oman Air Holidays platform. Additionally Tharwa Wealth Management customers from Alizz Islamic Bank will receive Sindbad Silver membership. The agreement was signed by Moosa Masoud Al Jadidi, Chief Operating Officer of Alizz Islamic Bank and Richard Alexander Bodin, Senior Vice President ofOman Air Holidays.

Oman Air Holidays (www.omanairholidays.com) is a fully dedicated holiday booking system. The website offers a wide range of holiday products including package holidays comprising of flights, hotels, transfers, tours and activities, as well as dynamic packages, which customers can personalise to suit their needs.Oman Air Holidays offer a wide variety of exceptional value-for-money holiday tours and packages that combine the best hospitality, leisure and tourism experiences on offer. The packages combine flights on Oman Air with a carefully selected range of hotels, tours and excursions to offer a holiday experience like no other. In addition, clients can choose from a wide range of exciting destinations, all of which lie within Oman Air’s expanding network.

Oman Air Holiday’s also offers a selection of value-added packages including accommodation at the InterContinental Muscat, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort or Al Bustan Palace Hotel. It also offersinland packages such as the SalalahSpecial and the Desert and Wadi Adventures.

There are also specialpackages forHoneymoon, Golfing in Oman and Oman by Design. Packages such as Muscat Sea and Land Tour, Salalah Special and Summer in Oman offers the opportunity to explore the Sultanate deeply. Furthermore, Dubai Specials, Sindbad Members Exclusive Offer Zanzibar and Umrah packages each offer great value.

Sindbad Silver membership forTharwacustomers from Alizz Islamic Bank gives them access to many special privileges including but not limited to, Extra baggage allowance, Business Class lounge access, 7% In-Flight Duty Free discount, 25% bonus Sindbad miles, Check-in at Business Class counter regardless of your class of travel, Priority baggage delivery on arrival at your destination &At the New Muscat International Airport our Sindbad Silver members can enjoy the comfort of the Oman Air First and Business Class lounge.

Alizz Islamic Bank was the first Islamic bank in the Sultanate to introduce shari’a compliant credit cards and won the ‘Best Credit Card’ award in Oman from the prestigious ‘Banker Middle East’ magazine. These cards are available at the most affordable rate by far amongst all credit cards provided in the local market.

Credit cards from Alizz Islamic Bank are based on the principle of “Qard Hassan”, which is a shari’a principle used by many of the leading Islamic banks in the world for its credit card product. This product has been approved by the Shari'a Supervisory Board of Alizz Islamic Bank and the Central Bank of Oman. This product allows the customer the option of paying the amount in the statement at the end of the month or settling the amount in deferred instalments based on the minimum payment criteria.

Alizz Islamic Bank credit card holders can shop securely online with the 3D Secure OTP SMS system. The 3D Secure Service confirms the identity of the customer through a simple check-in process. The customer will be prompted to enter information that the bank will use to confirm their identity. After they enter their card number during checkout and submit their order, a One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to the phone number they have registered with the bank and they will be prompted to enter it to authenticate the payment. Once customer identity is verified by the bank, the payment is completed.

Alizz Islamic Bank’s Titanium and Platinum and World credit cards offer a wide range of benefits, rewards and lifestyle experiences, including access to select airport lounges around the world, luxury retail shopping advantages and also cash withdrawals of up to 80% of the card limit. Furthermore, all MasterCard-branded cards can be used at over 35.9mn outlets across the globe.