Why Bank With CBD?

For over 50 years, Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has been a cornerstone of innovation and customer excellence in the UAE banking sector. Our commitment to excellence ensures a suite of products and services that are as diverse as our customers. Count on our innovative solutions and unparalleled service for all your financial needs.

Empowering your financial journey

Through years of dedication and innovation, CBD has evolved into a forward-thinking banking institution. Our foundation is built on a robust financial structure and a management team renowned for stability and foresight. This resilience is reflected in the lasting relationships we've nurtured with our clients, who have remained loyal through every phase of growth. At CBD, we're not just about banking; we're about enriching financial journeys with a comprehensive suite of services designed to empower you in managing and building your wealth.

"At CBD, innovation and a customer-centered approach are the cornerstones of our operations. We're committed to simplifying banking with personalised, smart solutions that meet your unique needs. This commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction is what sets CBD apart, ensuring that every service we offer is not just a transaction, but a step towards smarter, better banking.”

Dr. Bernd van Linder

Chief Executive Officer
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Pioneering digital excellence in UAE banking

Establishing a legacy of innovation
From its inception in 1969, in line with the visionary leadership of His Highness, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CBD has been at the forefront of banking excellence in the United Arab Emirates. Initially formed through a strategic collaboration with global banking giants Commerzbank, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, CBD has always been a beacon of financial innovation, supported by the wisdom and investment of the UAE's pioneering business minds.
A transformative journey
The year 1982 marked a pivotal chapter in our story as CBD evolved into a national shareholding entity, amplifying our operational capabilities and solidifying our financial foundation. This transformation, underscored by the Dubai government's majority stake, heralded a new era of strategic growth and service excellence, positioning us as leaders in the dynamic banking landscape of the UAE.
Leading with progressive banking solutions
Over the years, CBD has seamlessly blended traditional banking values with a cutting-edge, digital-first approach. Our journey from a conventional banking institution to a modern, progressive powerhouse, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation, customer excellence, and a forward-thinking ethos. Today, CBD stands tall as a digitally-focused bank, offering an extensive portfolio of retail and commercial banking solutions. Our offerings space conventional to Shari'ah-compliant products, designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers.
Setting the benchmark for the industry
At CBD, we don't just adapt to change; we drive it. Our robust financial base, combined with visionary leadership, fuels our mission to redefine banking in the UAE. We are not just participants in the banking sector; we are its architects, setting standards that others strive to follow. Our dedication to digital innovation, customer service excellence, and collaborative success, has cemented our position as a leading UAE bank, propelling our customers and stakeholders into a future of limitless potential.
The CBD advantage: your partner in progress
As we look to the future, CBD's commitment to leveraging digital innovation, enhancing customer experiences, and fostering collaborative success remains unwavering. We are more than a bank; we are your partners in success, dedicated to pioneering solutions that anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations. Join us on this journey of excellence, and experience banking redefined.

CBD vision, mission, purpose and values

Our values: CODE

Our vision: To be the best bank for our customers

At CBD, our vision is simple: to be the premier banking partner for our customers. This vision underpins our commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership across the UAE's financial landscape. Our ethos of pioneering digital and customer service excellence is what drives us to set benchmarks for a better banking experience.

Our purpose: Backing the nation's ambition

Our purpose is the backbone of our operations: empowering the businesses and individuals that drive the UAE economy. We are dedicated to supporting commercial and personal financial growth in the UAE, offering robust solutions across personal, business, and institutional banking. Our goal is to facilitate innovation and economic prosperity, reinforcing our role as a transformative banking partner in the UAE.

Our values: Our CODE
  • Collaboration: One bank together now.
  • Ownership: What we say, we do.
  • Delivery: Drive flawless execution through effective planning.
  • Excellence: Win together through service excellence.

Our values, our CODE

At CBD, our core values are the compass that guides every aspect of our operations and interactions. They are not just principles, they are our commitment to excellence, integrity, and sustainable growth. Our ethos is woven into the fabric of our corporate culture, ensuring we operate with a sense of purpose and a clear direction. As we navigate the complexities of the financial world, these values serve as our steadfast pillars, enabling us to build trust, foster innovation, and deliver superior service to our customers.

  • Collaboration: One bank together now
  • Ownership: What we say, we do
  • Delivery: Drive flawless execution through effective planning
  • Excellence: Win together through service excellence
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Our Employee Value Proposition

‘Winning Together’ encapsulates our collective journey towards achieving shared goals. It's a philosophy that resonates through every facet of CBD.

  • We win together by delivering results that make a real impact for our customers. Together, we achieve milestones that significantly enhance our customer's banking experience, aligning with our vision to lead and our purpose to empower.
  • We win together by developing the best talent in the UAE. CBD is committed to developing the finest talent in the UAE, fostering an environment of growth, learning, and leadership.
  • We win together as ‘One Team'. Our 'One Team' ethos is our strength, encouraging collaboration, innovation, and a unified approach to overcoming challenges and celebrating successes.
Our Employee Value Proposition

Meet our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is composed of industry experts with years of unparalleled expertise. Click here to learn more about the individuals who guide our company towards success.

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About Us


At CBD, we are committed to being a sustainable business now and in the future. We hold ourselves accountable for the impact we have on future generations and strive to build a foundation of trust and cooperation with the communities we serve. Our approach to sustainability is detailed in our latest Sustainability Report.

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