Qatar-based Barwa Bank has expanded its credit card portfolio by launching World MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard in association with MasterCard.

Platinum MasterCard users will get exclusive dining, shopping and travel deals.

Furthermore, cardholders can save up to $400 on their flights and hotel bookings via the Cleartrip website. They can enjoy complimentary access to VIP airport lounges equipped with business facilities and when travelling across countries in the Middle East.

Cardholders will also be able to take advantage of twice-monthly 20% discounted chauffeur rides with ‘Careem’.

Barwa Bank acting group CEO Khalid Yousef Al Subeai said: "In line with Barwa Bank’s strategy to enhance customer service and experience, our partnership with MasterCard Worldwide allows our customers to take advantage of exclusive offers, privileges and one-of-a-kind experiences."

MasterCard general manager for gulf countries Raghav Prasad said: "We are pleased to announce our partnership with Barwa Bank, to bring cashless convenience, complete security and privileged access to clients through our prestigious World MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard offerings.

"Being a World or Platinum MasterCard holder means Barwa Bank’s clients will be more empowered than ever to explore the world, take advantage of VIP services at leading airports, hotels and destinations, while enjoying a unique array of shopping, sports, attractions, dining, and entertainment offers and experiences."