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Bank Account Opening in Dubai UAE

Opening a bank account in UAE is not a complicated process. The formalities and documents required for account opening in Dubai are almost the same for all banks.
Once you decide to open an account, you can approach Jumeira Consultants.
The UAE has one among the largest domestic banking sector in the Gulf region and some of the leading banks in the country are;

  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Emirates NBD
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Mashreq Bank
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • RAK Bank
  • Noor Bank
  • Sharjah Islamic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Citibank
  • HSBC Bank

Different Types of Bank Accounts in UAE

One can open a corporate, individual or non-resident account in the UAE.

Corporate Account

The requirements to open a corporate bank account in the UAE might be different for various banks.

Documents required for opening corporate bank account in Dubai:

  • Company Trade License
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Share Certificate
  • Company Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Board Resolution empowering a Company Officer to open the account
  • Passport copies for shareholders and authorized signatories

Individual Account

Non-resident Account

Expats without residence visas can open only an NRE account in UAE and you cannot expect a checkbook with this account. However, ATM cards will be provided. Physical presence is not required to open an NRE account in Dubai.

Documents required to open a non-resident bank account in the UAE

  • passport with the UAE entry stamp (original and copy)
  • passport photo
  • completed application form
  • Bank statement from any of the existing bank account holding.
  • A brief profile of yours

One might be subject to a minimum or maximum balance in the case of a non-resident bank. Once you have your residency visa, you can open a current account.

How Jumeira Consultants can help?

Our team of experts will suggest the type of account and the bank depending on your requirements. We will guide you through the entire process from filing applications to fixing appointments.