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All About Emirates NBD Abu Dhabi

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The National Bank of Dubai (NBD) was established on June 19, 1963, by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, then-ruler of Dubai. It was the city's first national bank. On March 6, 2007, NBD and Emirates Bank International (EBI) amalgamated to establish Emirates NBD. Emirates NBD's shares were formally launched on the Dubai Financial Market on October 16, 2007. (DFM).
Emirates NBD Abu Dhabi currently employs over 9,000 individuals from 70 different nationalities, making it one of the UAE's largest employers.


  • There Call Centre is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Our Digital Banking Platforms (Mobile Banking and Online Banking) are constantly available, allowing you to do business from the comfort of your own home.
  • Customers calling from the UAE should dial 600 54 0000.
  • Customers calling from outside the UAE should dial +971 600 54 0000.

Customer Service Priority (24 Hours):

  • Customers calling from the United Arab Emirates should dial 800 100.
  • Customers calling from outside the UAE should dial +971 4 316 0333.

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Everything you need to know about opening a bank account in the UAE 
  • Original passport with a three-month expiration date.
  • A duplicate of your visa page (a valid residency visa)
  • A salary certificate (NOC) from the employer or sponsor, stating that the monthly wage is at least AED 3599.
  • A genuine Emirates identification card.


  • Current account 
  • saving account 
  • deposit account 
  • value account 
  • gold investment account 


  1. A valid passport whose validity should be left for at least 6 months.
  2. A Passport sized colored photo.
  3. Accommodation / staying address where the person is going to stay.
  4. Return ticket from Emirates.
  5. A passport should have at least 4 blank pages.
Note: Medical insurance required against covid-19

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  1. You can apply from the website of Emirates Visa Online.
  2. Once you visit the website the front page will ask you to “select the citizenship country”.
  3. Then select “living country” of the person and click on “apply for Emirates visa”
  4. Then, based on your plans, choose one "kind of visa.". Then click on “proceed to apply”
  5. The page will direct you to fill in all your details and upload all the required documents.
  6. Next, select either "submit and add more applicants" or "submit and proceed to payment."
  7. Then the page will direct you to the payment portal and then pay the fee for the Emirate’s visa.
  8. Then the application will go for approval and you can check the status of your application by visiting our website.
  9. You can visit our website and click on “Emirate’s visa status” and then enter the “application number” and click on “check Emirate’s visa status”.


  • We have a 100% approval rate for visas, which is the greatest among all travel firms, making us more dependable.
  • You can apply for a Emirate’s e visa online from our website
  • We complete all visa applications in approximately 4 business days, resulting in a quick visa service.
  • We also work on weekends, such as Fridays and Saturdays, when most travel agencies are closed.
  • You will receive an email notification for each step of the procedure that your visa is going through.
  • You do not need to have another sponsor if you apply with us. We will act as your sponsor, and you will receive your visa without any problem.
  •  We also provide customer care support for any queries related to visa i.e. (24*7) whether it is on call, email, or chat
  • we also help to solve your queries if it is related to your documents also.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, foreign nationals eligible for opening accounts in the country can open a gold investment account in Emirates NBD bank. Other types of bank account options are also available for expatriates. The most common type of account in NBD bank are current, saving, and deposit bank account. 


The expatriate should present or upload a valid passport and copy of their passport. Expatriate salary certificate for NBD account. The expatriate should also submit a cover letter or no objection agreement from the sponsor. Copy of UAE residency or other visas of the expatriate. The appointment letter, documents related to expatriate salary transfer, or last 3 months pay slip in case salary certificate is not available. The minimum salary the expatriate must need to be more than AED 3500. 

The lowest balance expatriate must have to be eligible for opening an account in Emirates NBD bank is AED 3000. 

Expatriates planning to open an account in Emirates NBD bank do not have to pay any fee. Expatriates staying in UAE can also transfer money through NBD bank to a selected nation without any additional charge.

Expatriates can easily locate the nearest NBD branch and bank account. As the total number of ATMs is almost 250 of NBD bank. Services like online transaction, banking, checkbook service, ATM card services, and banking through mobile phone. Non-interest bank account for expatriates, and month-to-month Statement of record. Services for money transfer and bill payment across a wide scope of administrations. ATM and debit card to customers for international countries without any fee. Standing request administration accessible and overdraft office accessible by course of action. 

To stay in UAE the most important need for expatriates is to open a bank account for expenses, transactions, work, etc. The steps expatriates need to abide by are less complicated. Expatriates have many options like visiting the nearest Emirate NBD branch, visiting the NBD website, or through the Emirates NBD app. The fastest and easiest way to open an account in NBD bank is by downloading the Emirate NBD app on your mobile phone or laptop. Generally, the account of the expatriate starts within two working days. 

In the year 2021, the total number of customers of Emirates NBD bank crossed customers around 14 million. The total assets for emirate NBD bank touched AED billion. The Emirates NBD bank has spread to 13 foreign countries in the last few years.

According to the press release, the estimated number of Emirates NBD banks was nearly 129 branches in the year 2010. And 651 ATMs of Emirates NBD bank were functional in the year 2010. The NBD bank state that it has around 139 branches spread all over the United Arab Emirates. 

Yes, Emirates NBD does provide funds to the ministry of education in the United Arab Emirates. Two major national banks in UAE contribute large funds and sums of money which is around AED 4 million for the ministry of the education department. The charity fund is provided for the distribution of laptops, mobile phones, digital assistance for distant learning due to pandemics, and more.

The current owner of Emirates NBD bank is the investment corporation of Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin is the chairman of ICB (investment corporation of Dubai) and the crown prince of the Dubai Emirate.

The NBD bank was firstly established by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (the 2nd prime minister of the United Arab Emirates). The NBD bank was established in the year 1963 on 19 June. The national bank of Dubai was the first nationwide public bank at that time. 

The Emirates NBD is the Emirates national bank of Dubai and it is the government bank in the United Arab Emirates. The Emirates NBD bank was formerly just the national bank of Dubai. But it merged with Emirates Bank International to EMIRATES NBD Bank on the year 2007, 6th March.

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