NATIONAL BANK OF ABU DHABI PJSC was established in 1968 by a decree of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates. NBAD is a leading bank in the Middle East and one of the safest banks in the world. We aim to be the number one bank for those who want to do business along the West-East Corridor.
We take a long-term approach and we want our clients to stay with us for a long time, mentoring them in the biggest corporate deals and the smallest personal transactions, in good times and bad. We are always seeking to raise the bar to set new standards of governance and integrity, expand internationally and compete at the highest levels.
We are an integral part of the UAE’s past and play an important role in its future. We are proud of our role in society: from helping people manage their money to facilitating trade and investment. We take capital from today and deploy it effectively for tomorrow. Therefore, we are well positioned to provide sustainable livelihoods and ensure a healthy environment for the next generation.
NBAD became a public joint stock company in 2000.
Since 2009, NBAD has been ranked as one of the 50 safest banks in the world by Global Finance magazine, which rated NBAD as the safest bank in emerging markets and the Middle East.
In 1975, NBAD opened its first overseas branch in Egypt, followed by expansion in Sudan and Oman the following year. Before the close of the decade, NBAD opened branches in the UK and France and began its US operations in Washington, DC in 1981. NBAD expanded to the Far East in 2009, Southeast Asia in 2012, and South America in 2013. Today, the NBAD has 18 countries on five continents, spanning from China and Hong Kong in the Far East to Malaysia in Southeast Asia. We have presence in GCC in Oman, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain, in the Levant in Jordan and Lebanon, in Africa in Egypt, Sudan and Libya, in France, Switzerland, the Channel Islands and UK in Europe, USA and Brazil.