Meet the leading banking group in the region

Emirates NBD, the leading Banking Group in the MENAT region, was formed on 19 June 1963, when H.H. Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum signed the Charter of Incorporation of the National Bank of Dubai (NBD) which became the first National Bank established in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the blessings of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, NBD merged with Emirates Bank International (EBI) on 06 March 2007, to form Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the region by assets. On 16 October 2007, the shares of Emirates NBD were officially listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The merger between EBI and NBD to create Emirates NBD, became a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector as it combined the second and fourth largest banks in the UAE to form a banking champion capable of delivering enhanced value across Corporate, Retail, Islamic, Investment, and Private Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Asset Management and Brokerage operations throughout the region.

In 2013, Emirates NBD celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking the Group's outstanding achievements while highlighting the bank's solid historical and financial foundations as well as its promising future.

As at 30th September 2023, total assets were AED 836 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 228 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Group expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 20 million customers.

The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 97% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group also operates Liv, the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD, with close to half a million users, it continues to be the fastest-growing bank in the region.

The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Türkiye, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 853 branches and 4,213 ATMs / SDMs. Emirates NBD is the leading financial services brand in the UAE with a Brand value of USD 3.89 billion by Brand Finance. The Group was ranked 29th globally on the Social Media Power 100 ranking by the Financial Brand for 2022.

Emirates NBD Group serves its customers (individuals, businesses, governments and institutions) and helps them realise their financial objectives through a range of banking products and services including retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets and treasury, and brokerage operations.

Emirates NBD won ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’, ‘Best Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Best Bank for ESG in the UAE’ at the Euromoney Excellence Awards 2023. Emirates NBD also won ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’ by Euromoney’s Real Estate Awards 2023. Emirates NBD won Middle East's Best Private Bank for Digital and Best Domestic Private Bank in the UAE by Euromoney Global Private Banking Awards 2023.

Additionally, Emirates NBD won ‘Innovation in Digital Banking Awards in the Middle East’ Category by The Banker. The Group won ‘Best Retail Bank in the Middle East and the UAE’ and ‘Best Credit Card in the Middle East’ and ‘Best Data Management Initiative’ in the Middle East’ and ‘Best Trade and Supply Chain Finance Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Best Cash Management Bank in the UAE’ by The Asian Banker. The Group ranked 1st in the UAE in Forbes’ World’s Best Banks for 2023 and 9th in Forbes Middle East’s Top 100 Listed Companies for 2023.

Emirates NBD won Excellence in Customer Service Innovation’ in the Strategy Awards category at the Digital CX Awards 2022 by The Digital Banker. The Bank is ranked 85th globally in The Banker’s list of the World’s Top 1,000 Banks for 2023. In addition, Emirates NBD has been assessed as the ‘Strongest Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Fifth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ by The Asian Banker 500 Largest and Strongest Banks Rankings.

Emirates NBD contributes to the construction of a sustainable future as an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial wellness and advocacy for inclusion of people of determination. The Group is recognised for the pioneering efforts in employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility by IMPACT2030, the corporate volunteering arm of the United Nations. Emirates NBD, as a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai, has successfully cemented its mark not only in the UAE and Middle East, but also on a historic global stage. Emirates NBD is committed to supporting the UAE’s Year of Sustainability as Principal Banking Partner of COP28 and is an early supporter to Dubai Can sustainability initiative, a city-wide initiative aimed to reduce use of single-use plastic bottled water.

Preservation of the UAE culture and heritage is at the heart of the Group and in addition to supporting various initiatives that aim to preserve the UAE culture, Emirates NBD launched in 2003, the first pearl museum in the region containing the largest collection of natural pearls in the GCC. The Emirates NBD Pearl Museum is a gift from the late Sultan Al Owais, the founder of the National Bank of Dubai to the people of the UAE to remind them of their culture and heritage before the discovery of oil.

Currently, more than 30,000 people, representing more than 90 nationalities, are employed by Emirates NBD, making it one of the largest and most culturally diversified employers in the UAE. As a national banking champion, Emirates NBD is an ambassador of economic and social progress for the entire UAE to the world.

Emirates NBD received many prominent awards over the years. Click here to view our awards.

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