Banks In United Arab Emirate (UAE)

The UAE Central Bank is the primary financial regulatory authority in the country. There are 23 local and 26 foreign banks in UAE. Below are the types of banks in the country.

There are 4 types of banks in UAE:

  • Commercial banks
  • Industrial banks
  • Merchant banks
  • Islamic banks

Commercial Banks

The information below is the list of all Commercial Banks operating in the United Arab Emirate (UAE)

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • ADCB is a full-service commercial bank offering a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives, Islamic products, project finance, and property management services.

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

  • Since its foundation in 1967, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) has progressed to be one of the leading Kuwaiti banks providing a wide range of financial and banking services and products across all its markets in Kuwait, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Al Masraf

  • The Bank was formed with the purpose of instilling co-operation amongst the Arab countries and promoting joint economic ventures among them.

Bank of Sharjah PSC

  • The Bank offers a wide range of services to companies and individuals that include, but are not limited to, industry, trade, education, and services sector among others, as well as private banking and wealth management.

Banque Misr

  • Banque Misr has funded many businesses spanning across multiple domestic sectors, such as: textiles, insurance, transportation, aviation, entertainment and filmmaking. Currently, BM owns shares in 157 companies across different fields ranging from finance, tourism, housing, agriculture and food, and communication and information technology.

Blom Bank

  • BLOM BANK is a major Lebanese bank that has frequently been selected as the Best Bank in Lebanon by the most recognized regional and international financial institutions

Commercial Bank International

  • As a local UAE bank, CBI has been helping leading companies and ambitious people of the UAE manage their business and personal finances with confidence since 1991. This confidence comes from our financial strength and stability, supported by our investment grade rating from Fitch, a globally recognized, independent rating agency.

Commercial Bank of Dubai

  • Over the decades, CBD has transformed into a progressive and modern banking institution. We are supported by a sturdy financial base led by a strong and stable management, as proven by our clients who have stood with us over the years. Today, we offer a full range of financial services to help our customers build and manage their finances.

Doha Bank

  • Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar and has been consistently registering a strong growth during the last decade with participative leadership philosophy.

First Gulf Bank

  • First Gulf Bank was established in 1979 to provide financial services across the emirates. It oversees more than $2.72bn of shareholder equity and has grown into one of the UAE’s most established banks.

Habib Bank Ltd

  • HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank, was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and maintained its position as the largest private sector bank in Pakistan with over 1,700 branches and 2100+ ATMs globally, serving 30 million customers across three continents.

Lloyds TSB Bank PLC

  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.

Mashreq Bank PSC

  • One of the UAE’s best performing banks for over five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East with a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world with international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US.

National Bank of Fujairah PSC

  • As one of the most well-respected corporate banks in the UAE, National Bank of Fujairah is renowned for its award-winning services, unrivalled understanding of local markets and unwavering commitment to its customers. As the UAE’s bank of choice for over 30 years, it just makes good business sense to bank with National Bank of Fujairah. 

National Bank of Oman

  • The Bank operates via five main segments, namely, retail banking, corporate banking, investment banking, treasury and international banking, and Islamic banking.

The National Bank of R.A.K or RAKBANK

  • The Bank offers a wide range of personal and business banking services throughout its 27 branches and its portfolio of electronic banking solutions, which include Telephone and Digital Banking

United Bank Ltd.

  • With a customer base of over 4 million, the Bank boasts Pakistan’s widest network of over 44,000 customer touchpoints; this includes more than 1,400 branches, above 37,000 Omni Agents and over 1,400 ATMs. UBL has presence in four continents. The Bank is a pioneer in branchless banking with its UBL Omni platform. Customers across the world have 24/7 access to the bank via UBL’s world class Internet Banking.

Islamic banks

Here is the list of all Islamic Banks in United Arab Emirates(UAE). All the banks have branches across the globe and they are willing to serve you no matter where you are.

Mashreqbank, United Arab Emirates

  • Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East with a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world with international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US

Dubai Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai Islamic Bank is the first Islamic bank to have incorporated the principles of Islam in all its practices and is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE

First Abu Dhabi Bank, United Arab Emirates

  • FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, and products and services, to provide a customized experience.

Emirates NBD, United Arab Emirates

  • The Bank has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Turkey, 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 915 branches and 4,029 ATMs / SDMs

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates

  • ​ADIB is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and to managing its business in a way that creates value for customers, shareholders, employees and the communities in which it operates.

Sharjah Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates

  • Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) started servicing the society in 1975; providing banking services to individuals and companies.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi continually invests in people and technology to create the most customer-friendly banking experience as well as supporting the growth ambitions of its stakeholders across countries in which the bank operates.

Credit Agricole, United Arab Emirates

  • Crédit Agricole CIB MENA (Middle East and North Africa) provides expert advice and a comprehensive range of products and services tailored to the complex needs of both multinational and local corporate clients as well as governments, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, asset managers, private equity funds and family offices.

El Nilein Bank

  • Forty glorious years of Islamic banking experience in the United Arab Emirates banking sector, we take immense pride in strengthening relations between Sudan and the United Arab Emirates being one of the first Sudanese Banks in the country.

Ajman Bank

  • We deliver our services with knowledge, honesty, and passion. Our way of measuring excellence is based on how efficiently you think we respond to your financial needs.

Al Hilal Bank

  • Al Hilal Bank is a progressive Islamic bank headquartered in Abu Dhabi (UAE) offering a wide range of client-centric Shari’ah compliant Retail Banking, Treasury and Wealth Management.

Other Banks

Al Khaliji S. A.

  • Our branches have remained open throughout this time and the team remain ready to support you. Additionally you can access all our services through our Al Khaliji France Mobile App, and our Online Services at your convenience.

Arab African International Bank

  • AAIB aims to create a financial institution that would leverage the wealth of the region not just the Egyptian market, but to be the financial backbone of this regional ambition, providing innovative products and services.

Arab Bank PLC

  • The Bank’s products and services cover Consumer Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Treasury services. Arab Bank’s extensive network covers key financial markets and centers such as London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney and Bahrain

Bank Meli Iran

  • Bank Melli Iran, U.A.E. has played a very active role in the trade activities of Dubai and with opening of branches in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah

Bank Saderat Iran

  • Bank Saderat Iran was established in 1952 with the main objective to provide efficient and modern banking and is well reputed for the excellent services it is offering to customers throughout the world

BNP Paribas

  • We have been present in the Middle East for 40 years and have operations in five countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates in addition to covering Oman.

CitiBank N.A.

  • Citi is currently a major provider of Consumer credit services, including personal loans. The bank’s branch network in the UAE includes four branches, one smart center, three Citigold lounges and a network of 39 ATMs.

HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

  • HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 40 million customers through our global businesses: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking & Markets

InvestBank PLC

  • The bank provides commercial banking services including deposits, loans and credit cards.

National Bank of Bahrain

  •  A proudly Bahrain brand, we continue to develop our capabilities every day, across the years, using our expertise to better serve those who put their trust in us. Regionally present and dedicated to our local community, our history is Bahrain’s.

National Bank of Kuwait.

  • Since its incorporation in 1952 as Kuwait’s first indigenous bank and the first shareholding company in the entire Gulf region, NBK has been known as ‘The Bank You Know and Trust’

National Bank of U.A.Q PSC

  • National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain PSC (NBQ) is a United Arab Emirates-based financial institution engaged in the provision of retail and corporate banking services through a network of 17 branches and 13 electronic banking services units located across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Rafidain Bank

  • Rafidain is the largest bank in Iraq, with 165 branches inside Iraq and with branches in Cairo, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Sana’a, Amman and Jabal Amman. Its HQ is in central Baghdad.

Samba Financial Group

  • We are one of the region’s largest and most acclaimed financial services groups with an unrivalled reputation for world class financial solutions comparable with the best in the world.

Standard Chartered Bank

  • Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with more than 80,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets

The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.

  • Provides corporate commercial banking services including deposits and loans; investment banking services including corporate finance and investment advisory on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offering and underwriting.

United Arab Bank PJSC

  • United Arab Bank will be the trusted partner and the UAE bank of choice for our customers, shareholders, and employees, leading the way to greater financial prosperity while remaining committed to the highest integrity standards.

United Bank Ltd.

  • United Bank Limited (UBL) leads the banking and financial services sector in Pakistan. With a customer base of over 4 million, the Bank boasts Pakistan’s widest network of over 44,000 customer touchpoints; this includes more than 1,400 branches, above 37,000 Omni Agents and over 1,400 ATMs.