30 December 2015

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced the opening of a Foreign Exchange (FX) counter at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. The new FX counter, located at the airport's departure lounge, will enable travellers and tourists to exchange up to 19 currencies at highly competitive rates.

In addition to Al Maktoum International Airport, the bank operates a FX counter at Port Rashid Cruise Terminal, another destination that witnesses high footfall. Foreign exchange and remittance services are an important aspect of Emirates Islamic's retail product suite, with the bank offering regular seasonal promotions and competitive rates on the currencies available.

Commenting on the launch of the new FX counter, Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO - Consumer Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic, said: "Al Maktoum International Airport is becoming an increasingly busy destination and is expected to handle over 26 million passengers by 2017. We are extremely pleased to open an Emirates Islamic counter to serve the needs of travellers using the airport. As part of our strategy to expand our Foreign Exchange offerings, we plan to open more counters at high-traffic locations such as malls and airports, as well as continue offering the best offers and rates to our customers."

Seen here in the picture is Emirates Islamic's Foreign Exchange Counter at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central.