|22 January, 2020

Emirates Islamic contributes to Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab

The contribution, is provided through Emirates Islamic Charity Fund and will be used to equip new outpatient clinics and expand the center

Emirates Islamic contributes to Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab

Dubai: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has contributed AED 5 million to Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab, an organisation tasked with treating substance abuse and addiction.

The contribution, is provided through Emirates Islamic Charity Fund and will be used to equip new outpatient clinics and expand the center.

Commenting on the contribution, Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer at Emirates Islamic, said: “We are pleased to contribute to Erada Center for Treatment and Rehab and support this worthy cause, in keeping with our commitment to humanitarian initiatives. We hope that our contribution will help the center provide best-in-class rehabilitation and treatment to patients in the years to come and build a healthier and happier society.”

Mohammed Falaknaz, Chairman of Erada Center, said “We thank Emirates Islamic for their contribution which will be of great help to our patients in their recovery. The contribution shall be used for the expansion of the Center.  The Center provides addiction treatment and various rehabilitation programs that aim to help addiction patients combat their addiction and reintegrate in the community.”

The Center provides rehabilitation programmes to UAE nationals, helping patients  combat the negative psychological, economic, social and physical impacts of substance abuse.

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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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