Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region, was formed on 16th of October 2007 when the shares of Emirates NBD were officially listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The Emirates NBD 2007 merger between Emirates Bank International (EBI) and the National Bank of Dubai (NBD), became a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector as it combined the second and fourth largest banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to form a banking champion capable of delivering enhanced value across corporate, retail, private, Islamic and investment banking 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.
Emirates NBD's vision is to be globally recognised as the most valued financial services provider based in the Middle East. It is a market leader across core business lines and the leading retail banking franchise, with 220 branches and over 927 ATMs and Cash Deposit Machines (CDMs) spread across the country and overseas.
The Group is also a major player in the corporate banking arena. With fast-growing Islamic banking affiliated entities, strong investment and private banking services and a leadership in the field of asset management products and brokerage services, Emirates NBD is well positioned to grow and deliver outstanding value to its shareholders, customers and employees.
As a socially responsible corporation, Emirates NBD engages in several corporate social responsibility activities, focusing mainly on priority causes in the UAE such as charity, education, environment, culture, art and sport. 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.
Emirates NBD received many prominent awards over the years.
As of 31 December 2013, total assets were AED 342.1 billion. The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.
Currently, more than 9,000 people , representing 70 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.