UAE Bank Hours 2022 – Everything You Need To Know

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: As the UAE moves their weekend into the New Year, UAE banks have announced new hours for their branches, which will affect how you can contact your bank.

In a circular issued by the Central Bank of the UAE, it was noted that the country’s banks would continue to operate six days a week, including Fridays, once the new working week rule took effect.

Bank machines are expected to operate at least five hours a day, six days a week, “except for working hours during the holy month of Ramadan,” the circular said.

“It is up to the banks to determine the hours and days of work of the administration and back-offices, as needed, and to set up a system of rotation for the branches,” said the circular.

Emirates NBD

In a detailed list of hours for all of its 68 branches across the UAE, Emirates NBD announced that all branches will be operational from Monday of each week, with Sunday being a weekly public holiday. Some branches may also be closed on Saturdays.

On Friday, branches will close from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Friday prayers.

Abu Dhabi’s leading bank

In a statement posted on its website, the bank confirmed that it will also switch to the new work week.

“As of January 3, 2022, the FAB offices will adopt a full five-day work week from Monday to Friday. Our branches will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Branches will be closed on Sunday, ”the statement read.

Friday hours will vary depending on the location of the specific branch.

Islamic Bank of Abu Dhabi

As per the bank’s website, ADBI branches will continue to be open six days a week from Monday to Saturday and will be closed on Sunday.

On Fridays, stand-alone branches will open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and shopping center branches will open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Islamic Emirates

The bank announced the hours of its new branches on its website.

“Our branch network will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, Sunday being the closing day, with a few exceptions. All branches will be closed for service from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to observe the prayer break, “the bank said.

Mashreq Bank

Mashreq Bank has also confirmed that it will move the official weekly holiday to Sunday. Here are the service hours listed on its website:

Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday (exception): 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Automated Teller Services (ITM):

Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday (exception): 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trade and payment office dedicated to companies:

Corporate counters accept documents Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Business customer service:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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