This is possibly a targeted promotion, but I have just received the following text from ADCB:
Earn 2.500 bonus Etihad Guest Miles with every AED 2.500 spent with your ADCB Credit Card. Offer valid on shopping and dining purchases made locally until 28 January 2017. Maximum bonus of 20.000 Etihad Guest Miles. T&Cs apply
This is a really good offer, as ADCB cards pay 1.5 Etihad Guest miles for every US dollar spent on the above categories, but now with this promotion you can get more than 5.5 Guest Miles for every US dollar spent, up to 20.000 dirhams.
Unfortunately they only give the bonus on shopping and dining purchases made locally, so it is a bit limited on how much you can actually make on this, but if you are smart there are ways around it to max out the bonus if you want to.
The most obvious way to increase the spending is of course to buy gift cards. As long as the cards are issued by the shop or restaurant itself (or even mall specific gift cards), the purchase should register as ‘shopping’ or ‘dining’ and therefore count towards the bonus promotion.
Other ways is to plan the coming few months events, and shop or pay in advance, for example if you are planning a children’s party over the next few months, book and pay for the venue already now, or make sure you go shopping for all the gifts needed for the next 12 months if you can afford the expenses now.
Also, with DSF going on right now most of us will be doing some extra shopping, so just make sure you use the correct credit card at the time to increase the amount of miles you earn on your purchases! Remember, 20.000 Etihad Guest Miles is almost enough for a one-way ticket in Busniess Class to Europe if you use the Miles+Cash option!