How to Open an Emirates NBD Account


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If you are among the many individuals who have come to Dubai to turn over a new leaf thanks to a new job or a promising business venture before you, banking with Emirates NBD is a popular choice among numerous expat workers. 

With a range of current and savings accounts tailored to meet your financial needs, Emirates NBD makes banking convenient and accessible. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to open an account with Emirates NBD using their mobile application.

Step 1: Choose the Right Account

Take some time to explore the account options offered by Emirates NBD. Ask yourself if you need a checking account for daily transactions or a savings account to help you reach your financial goals

Step 2: Download the Emirates NBD Mobile Application

Download the Emirates NBD Mobile Application from your app store. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Step 3: Open Your New Bank Account

Once you’ve downloaded the app, follow these steps to open your new Emirates NBD account:

  • Tap on “Open your new bank account” within the app.
  • Enter your employment details and tap “Next > Get Started”.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions, then slide to confirm.
  • Provide your personal information and tap “Continue”.
  • Scan, upload, or capture images of your Emirates ID (EIDA), passport details, and take a selfie. Then tap “Continue”.
  • Enter your contact details and tap “Continue”.
  • Enter the One-Time Password (OTP) sent to your registered mobile number and email address.
  • Provide your work details and tap “Continue”.
  • View or edit the name of the card associated with your account, then slide to confirm.
  • Review your account details, create a new password, and tap “Continue Login”.

Step 4: Account Activation

Your account will be opened, but it will be activated for everyday banking once Emirates NBD completes their due diligence and verifies your documents. This process typically takes a few days. If any additional information is required, Emirates NBD will reach out to you directly.

And that’s it! You’re now on your way to enjoying the benefits of banking with Emirates NBD. With easy access to your account through the mobile app and a range of convenient banking services, managing your finances has never been simpler.