The First Group’s valued investors will receive Emirates Skywards Gold membership as a result of the collaboration, giving them access to a range of privileges

Dubai, UAE, June 8th 2016: The First Group has entered an exclusive partnership with one of the world’s leading frequent flyer programmes, Emirates Skywards.

The collaboration will allow The First Group to award Emirates Skywards Gold membership to a select group of high-value property investors, giving them access to a range of privileges.

Benefits include Business Class lounge access for the passenger and their guest throughout the Emirates network, additional 16kg baggage allowance, a guaranteed seat on all Emirates flights, priority baggage delivery, 50 percent bonus Skywards Miles on all flights and more.  Skywards Miles can be earned and redeemed with Emirates and their global airline, hotel and lifestyle partners. A full list of privileges can be found here.

“We are thrilled to partner with Emirates Skywards, a globally-renowned award-winning frequent flyer programme that will offer our elite group of property investors a raft of attractive rewards and benefits,” said Rob Burns, Chief Operating Officer, The First Group.

“Emirates is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, flying to more than 150 destinations in 80 cities worldwide and serving all of The First Group’s major markets with daily services, some of which are operated by the A380 super jumbo. Emirates is not just an airline, rather a global lifestyle brand, and like The First Group, prides itself on providing high-quality products and services to its valued customers.”


The First Group is an award-winning British-owned international hotel & property development company, whose principals have built up their expertise and success in the global market over the last 30 years. The First Group management team draws from strong and diverse backgrounds in the fields of global property, finance, acquisition, marketing and product development. Its expert eye for emerging property market potential and prestigious partnerships with industry leaders means that their clients can enjoy secure and attractive returns from one of the world’s most vibrant hotel markets. With its global headquarters in Dubai and offices spanning Moscow, Almaty, Kazan, Astana, Baku, Abuja, Lagos, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobar, and most recently Accra , The First Group’s client base is expanding rapidly.


Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme from Emirates, offers four tiers of membership - Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum - with each tier providing exclusive privileges. Members earn Skywards Miles whenever they fly on Emirates and partner airlines, or when they use the programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for a wide range of flight, leisure and lifestyle rewards. For more on Emirates Skywards, please visit


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