Diners Club UAE

Diners Club UAE is a franchise of Diners Club International® owned and operated in the UAE by Network International®, Diners Club UAE offers end-to-end payment card solutions for its clients across issuing, acquiring and travel account management.

Diners Club International is owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Established in 1950, Diners Club International became the first multi-purpose charge card in the world,

launching a financial revolution in how consumers and companies pay for products and services. Today, Diners Club is a globally recognized brand serving the payment needs of select and affluent consumers, offering access to more than 1,300 airport lounges in over 130 countries and territories, and providing corporations and small business owners with a complete array of expense management solutions. With acceptance in more than 200 countries and territories, millions of merchant locations and accepted at nearly 1.3 million global ATMs in more than 140 countries & territories, Diners Club is uniquely qualified to serve its cardmembers all over the world.

  • 1950

    Diners club becomes the world’s first multipurpose charge card

  • 1951

    Membership reaches 42,000

  • 1953

    Internationally accepted in UK, Canada and Mexico

  • 1955

    The franchise network expands in Europe, Asia and Middle East

  • 1958

    Diners Club enters the travel market

  • 1959

    Diners Club is listed on New York Stock Exchange

  • 1967

    130 countries now accept Diners Club—more countries than are in the United Nations

  • 1969

    Diners Club becomes the first charge card in Russia

  • 1974

    Five out of every six credit card-carrying tourists entering the United States have a Diners Club Card

  • 1975

    Diners Club introduces the industry's very first corporate card program

  • 1980

    Diners Club becomes the first charge card used in China

  • 1981

    Citicorp acquired Diners Club International

  • 1987

    Club-members can now access cash at ATMs worldwide through club cash.

  • 1990

    Diners Club offers the first multinational corporate card program

  • 1996

    Dinersclub.com is launched for the first time

  • 2000

    Diners Club International releases the super premium black card

  • 2003

    A new global campaign is launched to target business travellers

  • 2007

    The Diners Club multinational corporate card program now spans 40 countries

  • 2008

    Discover Financial Services acquires Diners Club International

  • 2009

    Diners Club International reinvigorates the brand with the launch of a new global advertising campaign

  • Diners Club International launches its presence on social media



Globally, Diners Club International is owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services sector.

  • Customers spent $415B+ on Discover® Global Network in 2020.

  • Discover over 270 million Discover® Global Network cardholders worldwide.

  • Over 5,000 new merchants start accepting Discover® each day.

  • Diners Club International has 200+ licensees and the number continues to grow. PULSE provides cash access at nearly 2.2M ATMs in 140 countries and territories.

  • Diners Club is accepted in over 200 countries, and territories.

  • JCB honors Discover® on its network of over 1 million Japanese merchants and ATMs.

  • China UnionPay provides Discover® access to all ATMs and electronic payment merchants in Mainland China.

Issuing Partner

Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region was formed on 16th of October 2007. Emirates NBD is globally recognized as the most valued financial services provider based in the Middle East. It is a market leader across core business lines and the leading retail banking franchise. The Group is also a major player in the corporate banking arena. With fast-growing Islamic banking affiliated entities, strong investment and private banking services and a leadership in the field of asset management products and brokerage services.

Acquiring Partners

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