Current Account Current Account

Key Benefits

Checking facility

Checking facility

Checking facility*

Debit Card

Debit Card

Free internationally recognized debit card**

Multiple currencies

Multiple currencies

Available in - AED, USD, GBP, Euro, Yen, Canadian Dollar, Saudi Riyal, Kuwaiti Dinar, Bahraini Dinar and Omani Riyal.

*Cheque Books are not issued on Foreign Currency account

** Debit Cards are not issued on Foreign Currency accounts. Issued only to Individuals and Sole-Establishments

Benefits

  • No minimum balance charges if salary is transferred.
  • Free internationally recognized debit card.
  • Personal checking facilities for UAE residents.
  • Free online banking to view, manage and conduct transactions at your convenience.
  • Phone banking giving you anytime, anywhere access to your accounts.
  • SMS account updates for charge card balances and other transactions.
  • Currencies:
    • Available in AED, USD*, GBP, Euro, Yen, Canadian Dollar, Saudi Riyal, Kuwaiti Dinar, Qatari Riyal, Bahraini Dinar and Omani Riyal.
    • *Debit Card and Cheque book are not available on Foreign Currency Current Accounts.

Eligibility

  • Minimum balance requirements of AED 3,000.
  • Minimum salary of AED 5,000.
  • Available to individuals and businesses including sole proprietorships, partnerships as well as Joint Stock and Limited Liability organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

An Emirates Islamic Current Account is a transaction account, which comes with a checking option for the accountholder. An Emirates Islamic Current Account comes with cheque book, Debit card facilities, and a range of other banking benefits.

An Emirates Islamic Current Account can be opened by visiting any Emirates Islamic branch. Opening a Current Account will involve filling out an account opening form and providing the required documents.

If you looking for a comfortable and convenient transaction account option, you can open a Current Account with Emirates Islamic. Proprietorships, partnerships, Joint Stock and Limited Liability organisations are also eligible for an Emirates Islamic Current Account.

Yes. Opening a joint Emirates Islamic Account is possible. The account can be operated independently or jointly. For specific tasks (like the opening/closing of the account), joint authorisations will have to be provided. A joint account can’t be opened if one of the respective individuals is a minor.

An Emirates Islamic Current Account can be opened for several major currencies, including AED, USD*, GBP, Euro, Yen, Canadian Dollar, Saudi Riyal, Kuwaiti Dinar, Qatari Riyal, Bahraini Dinar and Omani Riyal.

*Foreign Currency Current Accounts do not offer a debit card and cheque book facility.

No. An Emirates Islamic Current Account does not pay out any profits.

An Emirates Islamic Current Account offers the following facilities:

  • Free debit card
  • Cheque Book
  • Phone Banking
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile App
  • SMS Alerts
  • Availability in Foreign Currency

No. You cannot open an Emirates Islamic Current Account for a minor less than 18 years of age.

The minimum balance requirement is to maintain a minimum of AED 3,000 in the account. Where the salary is transferred to the account, the minimum balance requirement is waived.

You can view your Emirates Islamic Current Account balance and statements through Online Banking and SMS Alerts. This information can also be accessed through ATMs and IVR.

No, you cannot open a Current Account online.

A fee of AED 25 per month (plus applicable VAT) will be charged for not maintaining the required balance.

Yes, it is mandatory for salaried individuals.

You will be subscribed to e-Statement which will be sent to your registered mail ID on a monthly basis.

  • Conventional Bank is a financial body which receives money from the depositors against fixed rate of interest and it offers liquidity to borrowers against interest. And it is governed by conventional banking laws.
  • Islamic Bank is a financial body which executes commercial contracts likes sale, leasing, construction and are governed by Islamic Banking laws which allow for financial bodies to carry on commercial activities for profitable purposes.

  • In Conventional Banking, Savings Account and Fixed Deposit (FD) are a special type of Savings Account that pays a predetermined interest over a predetermined period of time. The depositors from conventional banks receive Interest from their investments in the form of predetermined interest rates irrespective of bank’s performance.
  • In Islamic Banking, bank depositors receive their returns depending solely on the bank’s performance. Unlike Conventional Banks, an Islamic Bank acts as an intermediary between the depositor and the financee. As such, Islamic banks declare their profits on a monthly basis as part of their risk sharing scheme “Mudaraba Scheme”.

  • Interest is certain amount of return from specific sum of money invested over predetermined period of time. This is not permissible as per Shari’a.
  • Profit is an undetermined return from specific sum of money invested over a predetermined period of time and it may vary from month to month, directly depending on how the bank performs. This is permissible as per Shari’a.