Emirates NBD announces series of community initiatives in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan


Rolls out nearly 200 charitable and community activities covering meal distribution and supporting underprivileged children and the elderly

Dubai: Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region, is celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan through several charitable and community initiatives expected to benefit over 300,000 people in the UAE.

To mark the Holy Month, the bank will organise nearly 200 volunteering activities, supported by over 1,000 volunteers from its Exchanger Programme. The bank will be supporting the region’s most established charities including Emirates Red Crescent and Beit Al Khair, to engage in a wide range of activities including food donations for underprivileged families, migrant workers, and the elderly, as well as other initiatives supporting underprivileged children, the elderly and people of determination. 

Commenting on the announcement, Vijay Bains, Group Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Head of ESG at Emirates NBD, said: “Ramadan is a time of reflection and reaching out to the community to share goodwill. Keeping with the spirit of compassion and generosity during the blessed period, Emirates NBD would like to give back to the less privileged members of the community this year through a number of community-focused activities that will underline the true spirit of the Holy Month.” 

Emirates NBD has always been an active supporter of such community and charitable initiatives, reflecting the bank’s commitment towards society. Launched in 2015, Emirates NBD’s award-winning Volunteer Programme, Exchanger, is an integral part of the bank’s CSR commitment and supports the UAE government’s goal to increase community volunteering. 

About Emirates NBD:

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region with a presence in 13 countries, serving over 17 million customers. As at 31st December 2022, total assets were AED 742 billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 202 billion). The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Turkey, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 879 branches and 4,130 ATMs / SDMs. Emirates NBD is the leading financial services brand in the UAE with a Brand value of USD 3.6 billion.  

Emirates NBD Group serves its customers (individuals, businesses, governments, and institutions) and helps them realise their financial objectives through a range of banking products and services including retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets and treasury, and brokerage operations. The Group is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 97% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group also operates Liv., the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD, with close to half a million users, it continues to be the fastest-growing bank in the region.

Emirates NBD contributes to the construction of a sustainable future as an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and sustainability initiatives, including financial wellness and the inclusion of people of determination. Emirates NBD is committed to supporting the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and is an early supporter to the Dubai Can sustainability initiative, a city-wide initiative aimed to reduce use of single-use plastic bottled water.