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    Proud recipient of the CSR Label award

    February was an eventful month for us at UAE Exchange.

    Being a customer-centric organisation, we believe in giving back to our society. Reiterating our outstanding contribution the neighbouring communities, we were awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the fifth consecutive year (2016).

    Honoured with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award

    Recognising our team work and target-driven approach along with delivering service excellence, we were honoured with the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Award 2016 under the finance category


    Glimpse into the events we sponsored

    Did you know that we participated in over 47 events in the UAE, this February? Winners were elated with their prizes!

    Winners of the Pakistan Super League tickets

    We awarded 1000 Pakistan Super League tickets to the winners of Ab Khel Kay Dikha Contest. The cricket fans were elated beyond belief!

    At the Egyptian football tournament

    UAE loves football. So we sponsored the Egyptian Football tournament in Ajman.

    Football tournament Royal Thai Consulate

    We also took part in the Dubai Super League - a football tournament organised by the Royal Thai Consulate, at Dubai Scout Mission, Salah Al Din Road.

    Inaugurating our new Al Reef Downtown branch

    We have great news for residents of the Al Reef Downtown neighbourhood. We have now opened our new branch here to serve you better.

    At the cultural programme for the differently abled

    We began 2017 in UAE on a priceless note, adhering to the “Year of Giving” mission and initiative of the UAE Government.

    We sponsored the cultural programme for differently-abled children in Sharjah. It was so moving to see those special precious children showcasing their talents in the presence of their parents and public. The audience were spellbound beyond words.

    At the Cairo Sound Music Festival

    Could there be a better entry into the human heart, than through the antechambers of the ear? We struck a musical chord with Arab community by sponsoring the Cairo Sound Music Festival for the first time ever. Popular Egyptian bands rocked the music fest which was attended by more than 1500 music enthusiasts.

    Rewarding customers while fighting illegal remittance channels

    To us customer is the King! So all our innovation and efforts, have always been customer’s direction. For quite a while, we’ve noticed how expats lose money to illegal remittance channels. So to protect their hard earned money and to spread awareness about the latent dangers, we conducted huge successful campaigns for the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities. In addition to getting educated, our customers also won exciting prizes.

    Proudly receiving the Service olympian award

    Recognising how much we do to enhance customer experience, we were awarded the Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Measurement. We also got re-certified with TISSE (The International Standard for Service Excellence) consecutively for the fifth cycle. This year our service excellence score was 91.7% as compared to 90% in 2015.

    Receiving the DED Award

    Appreciating our customer service efforts towards the Arab community such as the opening of exclusive “Hayakum ” counters, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) conferred us with an award and certificate for the use of Arabic language through the dedicated “Hayakum” counters.

    Our new branch at the IBN Battuta Metro link

    One more great news. We’re elated to mention that we will be serving more customers through our new branch at IBN Battuta Metro link.

    Visit us soon!

Around the World Updates

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

 Moments of Celebrations, Contests and Community Outreach – An Update from the Global Network of UAE Exchange

At the Bahrain Chapter of ICAI

Challenges, Opportunities, Fun and Celebrations in Bahrain

At the Digitalisation Training Programme India

Facilitating Digital Drives in India

At the 50 over Cricket tournament

Bringing Socio-Economic Reforms and Cricket in Rwanda

Feasting at the food festival Uganda

UAE Exchange Uganda Participates in Food Festival


Are you are a fan of Bollywood music or simply in love with Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Guns N’ Roses? Then a trip to Dubai in 2017 could be the ultimate musical experience for you. Imagine long nights of enthralling music, exemplary performances by top musicians, electrifying concerts and soul-stirring music – a music lover’s groovy paradise.

Here is a peek into some of the most glitzy and glamorous music festivals held in Dubai:

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival – Promising much more than jazz, this unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment is one of the oldest music concerts held in Dubai, and it will celebrate its 15th edition in 2017. This year the festival is all set to commence on February 22nd , 2017 and the performers lined up for this year’s show are: Tom Jones + The Rad Trads, Mariah Carey + Raul Midon, Enrique Iglesias + Nathan Sykes. Get set for music explosion!

dubai music lovers

Cairo Sound Music Festival – This is a new cultural project launched and is all set to become a series of festivals in the UAE. This festival promotes Egyptian culture and music in Dubai, bringing together Middle-Eastern expatriates and music lovers from all around.

Redfest DXB 2017 –Thumping music, good food and an exotic setup, could it get any better? This year the festival takes place on February 2nd and 3rd and will feature Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Sean Paul, The Veronicas, Mike Posner, to name a few.

Party in the Park – This one-day music festival is a must visit for both music lovers and non-music lovers. This festival celebrates the end of summer and beginning of winter. Let your favorite DJs tear up the night while you groove the night away. This hugely successful party saw an attendance of 10,000 people last year and this year it’s all set to blow your mind away on November 11th .

Piknic Electronik – This is also a one-day music fest, which is renowned internationally. This festival is ideal for families - adults as well as kids can have the time of their life here.

And, don’t worry if you find it difficult to pay for tickets online. Customers can now visit any UAE Exchange branch to buy tickets for all major entertainment events in the UAE. And if you’re travelling from to Dubai, to soak yourself in music, you can always purchase a travel card and load it on the go and enjoy.

Now get ready to hum, sing, and groove the night away with music, food, fun and laughter.

Motherhood (and indeed fatherhood too) is a life-changing experience. The first few weeks of being a new parent can be an emotional and anxious time. Thankfully, there exists a host of baby-related technologies that can make life easier for worried new mummies. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the top technologies for parents of small babies.

Breastfeeding app: There are lots of apps available which allow you to keep track of nursing sessions, the side you nursed on last, and alternate breast and bottle feedings. A popular app you can try is “Baby Tracker: Nursing”.

A new mom Technologies that can make your life better
Online forums: Online communities have come into their own, lending much needed advice and support. “British Mums Dubai” is an example. The website is aimed primarily at expat mums and offers baby advice, weaning tips, competitions and access to a community of mums who’ve already been there and are ready with helpful advice. It’s linked to their Facebook group, which you can request to join.

Digital Ear Thermometer: You will use it many times every day, to check whether that crying is because your baby is ill or just fussing! You can also use it at night without waking the baby up if he or she feels hot. It’s not glamorous, but is an essential piece of technological kit.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: This hand-held device helps you record and monitor your baby’s naps, feedings and diaper changes- essential for those sleep-deprived weeks where you can’t remember the last time you changed your baby!

White Noise Machine: There are many of these available, and all emit white noise similar to that heard in the womb, to help shush your baby to sleep. A popular option is the Baby Shusher, which emits a constant rhythmic shushing sound designed to mesmerise your baby into a calm sleep.

WiFi baby monitor: The days of the static “radio” baby monitor are long gone. Baby monitors have revolutionised in the digital age, and now use WiFi, 4G and smartphones so you can easily keep an eye on your sleeping baby from anywhere. The best ones offer high-security, password-protected streaming to keep you and your baby secure.

There are many technological advances to help make your parenting experience better. But perhaps the most essential piece of technology is a data-enabled smartphone, whether to google a strange rash, look up baby products, or simply while away the midnight feeds with some gentle browsing.

Happy parenting!

UAE Exchange inaugurated its first Women-Powered Branch at Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA). This branch is the first-of-its-kind initiative in the Middle East by any exchange house, which falls in line with the vision of the UAE Federal Government in bringing gender equality. Every activity in the branch is managed by a committed team of women employees. The branch will be operational like any other branch in the country and will provide customised financial solutions to all its customers.

All women powered branch

UAE Exchange opened “The Outlet Village branch” to serve customers better and to provide excellent service. The total number of branches in the UAE as of date will be 148 and the UAE Exchange’s Direct Office count globally is 806.

UAE Exchange celebrated the Flag Day and 45th UAE National Day to pay tribute to the country’s remarkable progress and its Rulers. During the Flag Day, the celebrations began with hoisting the UAE flag and brought together Emiratis and expats to a celebration of unity. 45th National Day was marked with the Spirit of the Union and the huge achievements of this great nation.

At the Flag day celebrations

UAE National Day Celebrations


UAE Exchange sponsored the union festival 45 at Municipality Club, Al Ain on 25th November 2016. More than 800 Jordanians attended the event.

Cultural activities

UAE Exchange signed a strategic partnership with Fujairah Government Human Resources Department. Through this alliance UAE Exchange will offer special benefits with regards to the financial services and solutions provided to employees working in government entities in the Emirate of Fujairah.

Forming Strategic Alliances

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ইউ এ ই এক্সচেঞ্জ বিজয়ের উল্লাস প্রোমোশনে বিজয়ীর নাম ঘোষণা করছে
আপনি কি উৎসুক জানতে যে আপনি বিজয়ী হয়েছেন কিনা?

আসুন দেখি কে বিজয়ী হয়েছেন... 

Winner Name Mobile Number ending with Email
Bilkis jahan Khan 4700

 আন্তরিক শুভেচ্ছা বিজয়ীকে! আমরা সব অংশগ্রহণকারীদের যারা এই প্রতিযোগিতায় একটি বিশাল সাফল্য তৈরি আমাদের আন্তরিক কৃতজ্ঞতা ও আন্তরিক শুভেচ্ছা জানাচ্ছি.


বিজয়ী আমাদের বিষয় লাইনে 'সংযুক্ত আরব আমিরাতে বাংলাদেশ জিত দিবস কনটেস্ট' সঙ্গে তাদের পুরো নাম, ঠিকানা, যোগাযোগের নম্বর, ই-মেইল আইডিটি এবং পরিচয় প্রমাণ একটি কপি প্রেরণ করার জন্য অনুরোধ করা হয়.

Bijoyer Ullash Winners


Mob Number end with


Bilkis jahan Khan


Eager and curious to know if you have won? We too are!

UAE Exchange takes immense pleasure in announcing the winners. 

And the winners are...

Winner Name Mobile Number ending with Prize
Ghinwa Merheb

Samsung Galaxy A5 

Anas PV

Samsung Galaxy A3

Ruby Guevarra


500 AED Cash Voucher 

Congratulations to all the winners!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to all the participants who made this contest a huge success.

Winners are requested to send us their full name, address, contact number, email-id and a copy of identity proof to with ‘UAE National Day Contest 2016’ in the subject line.

winners of UAE National day contest

Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, but not enough money to turn your idea into a profitable finished product or service?

While banks may have teams dedicated to financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), that option may not be suitable for entrepreneurs just starting a business. To mitigate their own risk, banks will ask for guarantee or collaterals. These are difficult for entrepreneurs to furnish early in the business cycle.

So what can you do? 

Crowd Funding new

You can try other practical alternatives to bank finance. One such great option is crowdfunding. Having emerged as a saviour for start-ups with promising ideas, crowdfunding attract small denomination capital from many people. All you have to do is, use technology to pitch your ideas to a large audience. The crowdfunding revolution was sparked by the very successful, which by November 2016 had funded over 115,745 successful projects and raised over USD 2.7 billion in pledged money.

Crowdfunding comes in three basic flavours – donation or reward-based, debt-based, and equity-based. Reward-based crowdfunding, as popularised by, sees investors give money to promising ideas based on the premise that the project creator will reward them with finished goods and services. For debt-based crowdfunding, the creator or entrepreneur promises to pay back the money borrowed. Meanwhile, equity-based crowdfunding sees the entrepreneur give away a stake in the business to each contributor.

UAE based start-up Beehive enables debt-based peer-to-peer lending. The idea is that investors lend money to promising businesses, and get returns on the capital they have invested. Start-ups benefit from lower capital-raising costs, while investors enjoy higher than average rates of return.

On the other hand, UAE based start-up Eureeca uses technology to enable its investor network to buy shares in promising businesses. These investors range from friends, family and casual investors to angel investors, venture capital funds and institutional investors.

Crowdfunding isn’t the only venue available to entrepreneurs. But it certainly is helping plug a large financing gap. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates a USD 2.7 trillion gap in funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries alone, with the MENA region alone needing an additional USD 320 billion in credit for MSMEs.

So if you’re in the early stages of bringing your start-up to life, try crowdfunding. It’s a powerful addition to your capital-raising toolbox.

UAE Exchange was honoured with the Emiratisation Award by UAE Minister of Economy at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai on 08 September, 2016. The award was presented to us in recognition of inclusion of Emirati workforce in organisation.

Emiratisation Award

Corporate Desk

A day well spent at Sharjah Old Age Home

Free forThree

Itroducing Hayakoum Counters Exclusively serving Arab customers

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