NBAD Celebrates UAE 42National Day

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Published November 28th, 2013 - 11:04 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) celebrated the 42ndUAE National Day with a series of events to mark this auspicious occasion with all the citizens and residents of the UAE.

On this glorious occasion, we would like to convey our cordial thanks and gratitude to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai; Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council; Rulers of the Emirates; and H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their leadership which has elevated the UAE to a leading position among nations and from which NBAD and other UAE companies and residents benefit greatly,” saysAlex Thursby, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NBAD.

The Bank’s employees, customers, and the public participated in a variety of cultural and traditional activities held in the Bank’s branches to commemorate the founding of the UAE in 1971.

At One NBAD Tower, the Bank’s Head Office and an Abu Dhabi landmark, and several other branches across the emirates, the Bank sponsored events to celebrate UAE’s rich heritage and culture.

We cordially extend our congratulations to the people and residents of the UAE on this glorious occasion. Since its inception in 1968, NBAD has been playing vital roles in the economic and social development of the UAE,” Mr. Thursby says. “On this day, we are once again reminded of the successful nation that the UAE has become and NBAD is committed to further strengthen and solidify UAE’s leading position, particularly across the West-East Corridor.”

Since 2009, NBAD has been ranked one of the World’s top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance, and the Safest Bank in the Middle East and Emerging Markets.

The Bank currently operates across 18 countries on five continents. It has a network of 125 branches and more than 585 ATMs in the UAE as well as 60 units outside the UAE.

The growth of NBAD mirrors the growth of the UAE. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the UAE, had a great vision for this country, and part of the vision was to establish a national bank.  The strength and vitality of NBAD today bears witness to that vision,” says Abdulla M.S. AbdulRaheem, the Deputy Group Chief Executive of NBAD.

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