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FAB at a Glance

As the UAE’s leading bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions, FAB is focused and committed to creating long-term value for all our stakeholders while delivering superior and sustainable shareholder returns.

Market Heavyweight

Global emerging markets & ESG equity indices among the largest constituents from UAE / MENA



#1 UAE
#107 Globally1


AED 206 BN

(USD 56 BN)
#3 in MENA
#45 Globally

Dominant & Diversified Franchise


UAE Market Share (by assets)2

TOP #5

Only regional bank amongst the MENA Investment Banking League Tables3 in 2021

Well Diversified Revenue

Robust Foundation

AA- (equivalent)4

Strongest combined credit rating in MENA


Safest Bank in UAE & Middle East5
To deliver superior customer experience


Safest in Emerging Markets5
Portfolio of best-in-class products & services


World’s Safest Commercial Banks5
Driven by specialisation & digitisation

Annual Report

ESG Leader

  • MSCI ESG Rating AA (‘Leader’)
  • CDP score: B
  • Commitment to become a net zero bank by 2050
  • Diverse global workforce6 6,600 employees
  • #1 in MENA green bond market
    Green bonds outstanding in excess of USD 1 BN across 10 issuances and 4 currencies
  • Regional Leader in Sustainable Finance: Commitment to facilitate or finance USD 75 BN of sustainable finance projects by 2030
Annual Report

Superior Shareholder Returns

Track record in delivering superior returns to our shareholder.

  • 54% Total Shareholders’ Return (TSR) in 20217
  • Superior risk-return profile 4th amongst Top AA-rated commercial banks on RoTE8

[1] The Bankers’ 2021 Top 1000 World Banks Rankings, July 2021
[2] Based on UAE listed banks total assets as of 31 December 2021
[3] Bloomberg, Dealogic
[4] Moody’s, S&P & Fitch
[5] Global Finance Magazine safest bank rankings, September 2021
[6] Full Time Employees (FTEs), excludes outsourced staff; includes BAE FTEs
[7] Bloomberg, as of 31 Dec 2021
[8] Ranked 4th out of 12 ‘AA-‘ rated banks (‘AA-‘ rated by all 3 major rating agencies – Moody’s, S&P & Fitch) ; Data based on latest available annual financials
[9] Combination of cash and shares

All information as of 31 December 2021, unless stated otherwise


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