Emirates Islamic rolls out vaccination programme for staff in the UAE

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Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates Islamic, receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the bank’s vaccination drive

Dubai: As part of the bank’s continuing commitment to protect the health and safety of its employees, customers and the wider community, Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has rolled out convenient access to the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for its workforce and their families based in the UAE. 

Emirates Islamic employees and their dependents have started receiving their vaccinations at the Bank’s Head Office.

The bank’s efforts are in line with the UAE government’s goal to inoculate more than 50% of its population in the first quarter of 2021 to help contain the virus and reduce its spread, as the bank continues to ensure the well-being of its employees who serve the community.

About Emirates Islamic:

Emirates Islamic (DFM: EIB), part of Emirates NBD Group, is one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE. Established in 2004 as Emirates Islamic Bank, the bank has established itself as a major player in the highly competitive financial services sector in the UAE.

Emirates Islamic offers a comprehensive range of Shari’a-compliant products and services across the Personal, Business and Corporate banking spectrum with a network of 41 branches and 177 ATMs/CDMs across the UAE. In the fast-growing area of online and mobile banking, the bank is an innovator, being the first Islamic bank in the UAE to launch a mobile banking app and offer Apple Pay, as well as being the first Islamic bank in the world to launch Chat Banking services for customers via WhatsApp.

Emirates Islamic has consistently received local and international awards, in recognition of its strong record of performance and innovation in banking. The Bank won international acclaim as the ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ at the Islamic Finance Awards 2020 by World Finance, in addition to being named the ‘Best Islamic Bank, UAE’. The Bank was also awarded the title of ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ by Islamic Finance News and ‘Islamic Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ by The Banker. Additionally, New York-based Global Finance magazine recognised Emirates Islamic as the ‘Best Islamic Financial Institution, UAE’ for a second year in a row on its list of the ‘World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions’.

As part of its commitment to the UAE community, the Emirates Islamic Charity Fund provides financial aid to those in need, with a focus on food, shelter, health, education and social welfare contributions.