Thursday, July 28, 2011

ADIB Entertains and Educates UAE Students via ‘Summer in my Country’ Program

Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2011: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic

financial services group, announced today that its Children’s Banking mascot, the

Darhoom, participated in ‘Summer in My Country’ program in Umm Al Quwain.

The Center of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in

Umm Al Quwain in collaboration with ADIB Umm Al Quwain branch, organized an

entertainment event for children participating in the ‘Saif Blady’ or ‘Summer in my

Country’ program.

Titled ‘Save with Darhoom,’ the event was inaugurated with a cultural introduction

about the importance of saving. ADIB Banoon Children's Savings Account was

introduced to the students in order to raise awareness among children about the

importance of saving at an early age. ADIB also highlighted the role which parents

could play to instill the concept of saving in their children and the efforts of ADIB

to improve financial literacy levels amongst individuals and families and increase

their awareness about sound future planning.

In addition, Umm Al Quwain Cultural Centre hosted the Emirati actor Abdullah Abu

Abed. Along with Darhoom, he presented a range of cultural and entertainment

competitions which saw excellent participation by the children. He presented

two cartoon characters ‘Juma’ and ‘Jumaia’ to their delight. Artistic workshops

organized included painting and pottery coloring in addition to face painting and

interaction with clown characters.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) was established on 20th May 1997 as a Public Joint Stock Company following the Emiri Decree No. 9 of 1997. The
Bank commenced commercial operations on 11th November 1998, and was formally inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, on 18th April 1999.ADIB's vision is to be a top-tier, global Islamic financial services group and its mission is to provide Islamic financial
solutions to the global community.The Bank carries out all contracts, operations and transactions in accordance with Islamic Shari'a principles.ADIB’s
core values, reflected in all its activities are: Simple and Sensible; Transparent; Mutual Benefit; Hospitality and Tolerance; and Shari’a inspired. It
brings to its customers banking as it should be.

ADIB – Awards:

ADIB won the Best Islamic Bank in the region by Banker Middle East industry Award 2011

ADIB won the fastest growing bank in the UAE by Banker Middle East Industry Award 2011

ADIB was named “The Best Islamic Bank” in the Middle East at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2010, reaffirming its leadership position in
the growing Islamic finance sector.

ADIB won the “Best Islamic Bank” at the 2010 Islamic Banking and Finance Awards organized by CPI Financial.

ADIB won the best Islamic bank in the UAE award by Islamic Finance Asia

ADIB won the best Islamic bank in the UAE by EMEA Finance

ADIB won the UAE Deal of the year by Islamic Finance News

ADIB also won the “HRD Award” from the Emirates Institute of Banking & Financial Studies.

ADIB’s GHINA investment account won the “Best Savings Account Award” at the Banker Middle East Product Awards 2010.

won the “Best Private Sector Customer Service Team” award at the 2010 UAE Customer Service Week forum, held by The International
Customer Service Institute UK.

11. ADIB won the “Most Improved Bank” in service excellence and got the top rank in “Call Centre Performance” in the 6th Annual Bank Benchmarking

Index for service excellence by Ethos Consultancy.

12. ADIB won the “Best Islamic Bank” at the 2010 Islamic Banking and Finance Awards organized by CPI Financial.

13. ADIB also won the award for “Best Branding Category” at the 2010 Islamic Banking and Finance Awards organized by CPI Financial.

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