Banks in the UAE

Your Guide to the Best Banks in the UAE


Mashreq is one of the best performing banks in the UAE. Mashreq has a strong presence in the Middle East and is constantly expanding. As such, it is one of the most well-known banks in the region with offices in financial capitals across the world like the US, Europe and Asia.

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD is one of the biggest banks in the UAE. Known for being one of the most reliable since its formation in 2007. This bank is regarded so highly for two reasons mainly. Firstly, Emirates NBD offer innovative solutions for its customers. They also cater to a range of needs from bespoke investment management solutions; the bank caters to individuals, corporations, and HNWIs.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

ADCB bank is a commercial bank offering a range of savings and business options to customers such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking. One of the reasons ADCB is considered one of the best banks in the UAE is their customer service. They're known for having a great turnaround time, very little queues for customers to wait in.

Dubai Islamic Bank

Founded in 1975, Dubai Islamic Bank was the very first bank to offer personalized Islamic finance options. Even still it is known as the largest Islamic Bank in the UAE and its Islamic banking policies are regarded as the benchmarks to follow for other Shariah compliant banks.

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is one of the leading international banks in the world, offering high quality banking services to its customers. The bank is known for its automation processes, having been one of the first banks to introduce ATMs, but also for its high profit rates.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is one of the oldest and as such a highly trusted banks in the region. With more than 70 branches in the UAE offering both Shariah compliant products in addition to contemporary banking products.

The bank is popular with younger audiences as they providing a student ISIC Card. The idea of this card to to teach the younger generation how to effectively manage their money.

Mashreq Neo

Mashreq Neo is an offset Mashreq (the oldest bank in the UAE.) This bank is the first completely digital bank launched in the UAE. Mashreq Neo operates only online i.e. without a physical branch and paperless. What makes Mashreq Neo so popular is its security - being ranked in 2020 as the most secure banking app in the Middle East by World Finance. They also offer great cash back offers and rewards to customers.