Banks and Bank Accounts in UAE

Banks and Bank Accounts

Different Banks

There are many different banks in Dubai, some of them include:

  • Citibank
  • EmiratesNBD Bank
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • HSBC
  • Al-Mashreq bank.


We recommend # 2 or 5 since they have the most ATM machines and branches. You can apply for a local credit card soon after employment.

Documents required for opening an account

Savings Account:

Original Passport

No UAE residence required

No check book issued

Current Account:

Original Passport