|14 January, 2020

Emirates Islamic contributes AED 2 million to Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

The contribution, which is provided through Emirates Islamic's Charity Fund, will be used to help the University launch its first mobile clinic, 'Wellness on Wheels'

Emirates Islamic contributes AED 2 million to Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dubai: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has contributed AED 2 million to Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The contribution, which is provided through Emirates Islamic’s Charity Fund, will be used to help the University launch its first mobile clinic, ‘Wellness on Wheels.'

Commenting on the contribution, Awatif Al Harmoodi, General Manager, Operational Quality & Processes, Emirates Islamic, said: “As a bank that has always been a pillar of the community and is committed to supporting the UAE’s healthcare industry, we are delighted to contribute to MBRU as they launch ‘Wellness on Wheels'. Through this contribution, we aim to provide high-quality healthcare services to people living in areas where medical facilities are inaccessible and further contribute to building a stronger, healthier and happier community.”

Dr. Amer Mohammad Al Zarooni, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Professional Services at MBRU, said: “Wellness on Wheels is a highly regarded initiative by MBRU and we are happy to have a strong partnership with Emirates Islamic, which enabled us to bring this initiative to a larger section of the population. In line with our values of giving and excellence, and our vision to serve humanity by helping build healthy and fit communities, we are excited to work on this project and bring this mobile clinic to communities to get easy access to wellness facilities.”

Seen here in the picture is Awatif Al Harmoodi, General Manager, Operational Quality & Processes at Emirates Islamic, presenting the cheque Dr. Amer Mohammad Al Zarooni, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Professional Services at MBRU.

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 58 branches and 210 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 received a number of international and regional awards in 2019, in recognition of its focus on customer excellence, robust performance, and innovation in Islamic banking. The bank was recognised as ‘Best Islamic Bank, UAE’ at the World Finance Awards 2019; ‘Best Islamic Bank’ at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2019; ‘SME Bank of the Year’ by Enterprise Agility Awards; and ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ by Islamic Finance News magazine. As an Emiratisation champion in the banking sector, Emirates Islamic was the recipient of the 'Human Resources Development' award by Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).

 Emirates Islamic was also awarded ‘Most Innovative Islamic Retail Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Excellence in Digital Banking’ at the 5th Islamic Retail Banking Awards 2019; ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Digital Banking Proposition’ by Islamic Business & Finance Magazine; and ‘Best Banking Product’ (Kunooz) by Global Banking & Finance Review. The Bank was recognised for ‘Most Improved Website’ at the 2018 Service Olympian Awards.

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.

For further information please visit www.emiratesislamic.ae 

Or please contact:
Amina Al Zarooni
Media Relations Manager, Emirates Islamic
Tel: 971 4 4397430; Mob: 971 56 6405080
Email: AminaAlZarooni@emiratesislamic.ae
Tricia Kaul | Batoul Al Beitouni
asda’a bcw, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-4507600, Fax: 971-4-4358040
Email: Tricia.Kaul@bcw-global.com  | Batoul.AlBeitouni@bcw-global.com 

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