A historic merger

On 19 June 1963, 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. On 6 March 2007, a momentous decision for regional banking was taken when H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, signed off the merger of NBD with Emirates Bank International (EBI), to form Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the MENAT region.

This historic merger 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.

This followed quickly with the listing of Emirates NBD on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on 16 October 2007.

Building a sustainable future

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.

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