Year established 2007
The banking and financial services group, which was founded in 2007 through the integration of Emirates Bank International (EBI) and the National Bank of Dubai (NBD), is best known as being one of the largest banking groups in the Middle East. It currently has 230 branches and over 1,000 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE. It also operates outside the UAE in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt and the UK. In 2017, it reported record net profits of $2.3bn, up 15 percent year on year. Furthermore, it is an active supporter of the UAE’s cultural initiatives, having launched the country’s first pearl museum which boasts the largest collection of natural pearls in the GCC.