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How to earn Marriott points flying Emirates and Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels

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Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have a low profile partnership called ‘Your World Rewards’.  It allows you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points in the same transaction.

‘Your World Rewards’ is designed to encourage Emirates flyers to stay at Marriott Bonvoy hotels and vice versa.  The bottom line is that signing up is a no-brainer if you qualify

Your World Rewards Marriott Emirates

Do you qualify for ‘Your World Rewards’?

‘Qualifying’ means that you have either:

  • Gold Elite status or higher in Marriott Bonvoy or
  • Silver status or higher in Emirates Skywards

Full details can be found on the Emirates website here and on the Marriott website here.

Your World Rewards Marriott Emirates

If you are an Emirates status member staying at a Marriott hotel:

If you are an Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum member you will receive 1 Skywards mile for every $1 you spend in a Marriott Bonvoy hotel.  Importantly, this is in addition to the Marriott Bonvoy points that you already receive.  It is a genuine extra benefit.

If you are a Gold or Platinum (sorry Silvers!) Skywards member, you will also receive additional Marriott Bonvoy benefits which are equivalent to those that a Gold-level Bonvoy member would receive.  These are:

  • Priority check-in
  • 4pm late check-out subject to availability (this is better than Bonvoy Gold who only get 2pm)
  • Free wi-fi
Emirates Skywards Marriott Bonvoy Your World Rewards

If you are a Bonvoy member flying with Emirates:

Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite or Ambassador Elite members will receive 3 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent on Emirates flights.  All Emirates flights count as long as your ticket is under an EK flight code.

This is a very generous deal in my view.  I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.5p eachA £3,000 ($3,750) Emirates business class flight would therefore earn you £55+ of free hotel stays.  This is on top of your usual Skywards miles.

Remember that you can obtain Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status for free by signing up for the American Express Platinum charge card.  You will retain your Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status for the rest of the current membership year even if you later choose to cancel your Platinum card. 

The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 30,000 American Express Membership Rewards points which converts into 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

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You can also get Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status via the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card after spending £15,000 in a year.

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Click here for a complete guide to getting hotel elite status from UK credit cards.

How do you register for ‘Your World Rewards’?

You need to register for ‘Your World Rewards’ – it is not automatic.

You can register via this page on the Emirates website or via this page on the Marriott website.  Those pages also contain more information on the small print behind the partnership.

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (September 2023)

Emirates Skywards does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (12)

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  • Backpacker says:

    They had a sign up bonus of 1,500 points running for the last month or so – but it has not credited from my recent sign up…

  • Chas says:

    I don’t know anything about the Skywards scheme, and don’t have any plans to fly Emirates. But…. it really goes against the grain to pass up miles in any scheme, as you never know when personal plans or opportunities to exchange between schemes will change. Are there any pitfalls to be aware of (I vaguely recall some comments about auto expiry)?

    I have an expensive 9 night stay at Domes Noruz next week, so the potential to earn a chunk of Skywards miles in addition to my Marriott points is somewhat appealing!

    • Rob says:

      Hard expiry, yes – but you can always cash out into easyJet credit or Heathrow Rewards.

      • Jonathan says:

        Sooo, this is a route to earning Avios / Virgin points / other Heathrow Reward redemption partners ?

        • Rob says:

          No. The Heathrow points are ring-fenced for parking and shopping vouchers only.

          • Jonathan says:

            Not ideal but still hugely useful to many of us who won’t use Emirates Skywards miles before they expire, and need to park up while away !

  • Chas says:

    The registration page you link to at the end says that if you’re a Skywards blue member you won’t earn any miles for stays at Marriott properties? Only silver and above members can miles from hotel stays. If true, that seems like an important omission from the article.

    • Vangelis says:

      The article clearly says that you need to be Skywards Silver upwards to earn miles and have benefits.

    • Rob says:

      ‘If you are an Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum member you will receive 1 Skywards mile for every $1 you spend in a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Importantly, this is in addition to the Marriott Bonvoy points that you already receive. It is a genuine extra benefit.’

      • Chas says:

        I read it twice before I posted because I was sure it would have been mentioned! My 4 hours sleep has clearly had a bigger negative impact on my cognitive abilities than I realised – sorry! Seems like no point in signing up then despite my impending expensive Domes stay. 😢

  • RussellH says:

    I got an invitation from Marriott to sign up for this a few years ago. I was not a member of Skywards, and only Marriott Silver from holding the Marriott credit card.

    I get about two worthwhile special extra points offers a year, over and above all the usual bonus offers as published here, and always sign up for them, in case I can actually justify a paid-for Marriott stay (usually I cannot – mostly there is no Marriott where I want to stay, and if there is, it is too expensive, but maybe one day…).

  • bungalow says:

    Signed up to this some years ago with the 1500 points offer as I’m Bonvoy Platinum and fly Emirates fairly often. Marriott points have always posted immediately after an Emirates flight, but having only blue status with Emirates I dont get extra points for hotel stays.
    I do however value and use the priority boarding. Problem is there is never any signage or announcements for priority boarding “Your World Rewards” or Marriott Platinum/Titanium members, so up until now I have just joined the queue, shown my ticket and boarded. I have never once been stopped or questioned even when on an economy ticket, just waved through. I keep expecting to be challenged, so I always have a “Your World Rewards” screenshot on hand should I have to fight my corner at the scanner. A lot of needless anxiety tbh, and I have to do it every time.
    Other than that as Rob says, signing up is a no brainer.

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