Can we apply for UAE-based credit cards based on non-resident bank accounts in UAE?

  • Do you actually need/want a credit card, or is just any payment card fine? Usually credit card issuers don’t want to issue cards to non-residents because it makes it substantially harder to go after you if you fail to pay. That can sometimes be mitigated with a guarantee of some sort (which really makes it a debit card). But terms vary a lot, check the fine print and eventually try to apply for one, you’ll see.
    – jcaron
    Commented Nov 18, 2023 at 15:01
  • Need a credit card as UAE banks have good offers on lounge access. Commented Nov 18, 2023 at 15:03
  • Yeah that's what I thought..it's difficult to score a credit card Commented Nov 18, 2023 at 15:03
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    Are you really only wanting lounge offers? Instead of going the CC route, just get Priority Pass Commented Nov 18, 2023 at 15:30
  • What did the credit card issuer say when you asked them?
    – mlc
    Commented Nov 19, 2023 at 1:48


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