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Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic unveil ‘Future Banking’ at Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates NBD Group, a banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region and a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner (Emirates NBD) and the Official Islamic Banking Partner (Emirates Islamic) of Expo 2020 Dubai, is set to unveil its pioneering vision for the future of global banking at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Supporting Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and subthemes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability,  ‘Future Banking by Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic’ will reinforce the Group’s internationally acclaimed leadership in digital banking by showcasing a never seen before demonstration of how advancements in technology, robotics and artificial intelligence will influence and shape our lives in the decades to come.

Spanning 3,000 square foot in the Al Wasl Avenue, the Future Banking space comprises five distinct pods each housing deeply immersive, interactive and engaging exhibits that shine light on the role that banks will play in fulfilling customers’ future needs, aspirations and goals. The innovative and futuristic concept-driven exhibits will enable millions of visitors from across the globe to experience different virtual personas, to learn about cutting-edge banking initiatives that aim to address future challenges.

Led by Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic’s customer-centric philosophy, and developed in partnership with leading global players, each exhibit has been designed to deliver meaningful and sustainable impact, leveraging emerging technologies, data, the power of ecosystems, and new business models and opportunities.

To power visitors’ payment experience, the space will be flanked by full-fledged branches of Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic, offering a suite of services spanning personal, SME, corporate banking and trade finance. In keeping with the bank’s commitment to inclusion, the branches will be disability-friendly, equipped with accessibility features such as tactile floor indicators, ramps with rails, Braille signage, low height teller desks and ATMs and accessible doors. Assistive technologies will include a hearing loop and an audio-enabled tactile map for the visually impaired.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD and Chairman of Dubai Expo 2020 Preparatory Higher Committee said, “Being an internationally acclaimed digital leader and innovator in the region’s financial services sector, Emirates NBD Group is proud to represent the future of banking as a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai. Inspired by the commitment of our nation’s wise leaders towards building a sustainable and innovation-driven economy, we look forward to supporting the key themes of Expo 2020 Dubai – Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability – through our interactive exhibits which integrate next-generation technology to address critical issues that affect humanity.

“Expo 2020 Dubai is an especially poignant moment for us all, as the UAE proudly celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2021, inspiring the world with its journey from small desert state to global stage as one of the most advanced nations in the world. We look forward to leaving visitors inspired and sparking positive conversations around the possibilities of tomorrow.”


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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