Making an international transfer

Our international transfers are quick and free using Online or Mobile Banking

Send money outside the UAE with ease

Transfer money internationally to friends and family easily using Online Banking or Mobile Banking. Your money will reach your recipient within 2 to 3 working days, depending on the recipient bank's processes and working hours.

Our international transfers are:

  • Free if you use Online or Mobile Banking, or if you're transferring to another Emirates NBD account
  • Available 24/7 via Online or Mobile Banking
  • Transparent with visibility to our most up to date foreign exchange rates
  • Safe and secure so you can rest assured with us, your trusted banking partner


Before making a transfer, you should have:

If you need to add a new beneficiary, here's how. When you add a new beneficiary, you need to wait 24 hours before you can make a transfer to them.


Set up standing instructions

You can also set up recurring payments to payees or beneficiaries already on your list.  You can change these instructions at any time.


How to transfer

Choose one of the following options:


Processing time

  • Any request received before 2:00 PM, Monday to Saturday will be processed on the same working day, subject to availability of funds and accuracy of details. Otherwise it will be processed the next working day at rates applicable during the time of processing.
  • If you place the request through the branch before 3:00 PM Monday to Saturday, it will be processed the same day.

Fees and charges


You have the option to choose who pays the charges including Emirates NBD transfer charges, correspondent and beneficiary bank charges. You can opt to pay all charges, share the charges with the beneficiary (receiver) or ask the beneficiary to pay.

The beneficiary will be liable to pay all charges if you select the ‘BEN’ option. In this case, the amount will be deducted from the amount being remitted. If you select ‘SHA’, charges will be shared by both the sender and the beneficiary. If you select ‘OUR’, you (the sender) will pay all charges and the recipient receives the entire amount, except in countries that don’t have a charge-back system such as the USA.

Special rates are subject to a minimum transfer amount of USD/AED 500,000. For other currencies, the minimum amount is AED 100,000 equivalent. You can request for a special rate at your nearest branch or by contacting your dedicated relationship manager.

You can place a request to stop or cancel a transfer by calling +971 600 54 0000. Any exchange rate losses will be charged to you. Please keep in mind that most transfers can’t be recalled, but we’ll do our best to help you.
Yes, you can place standing instructions to execute future dated, recurring transfers.