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Commercial Bank of Dubai

Expat Account

  • Online and Mobile banking to help you access your money at any time of day or night
  • Two free international online & mobile money transfers each month anywhere in the world (T&C apply) Learn more
  • Free Chip and PIN MasterCard debit card with the latest contactless technology
  • Unlimited transactions 24 hours a day with our online and mobile banking service
  • Budget and Track tool to help you plan and manage your finances better, or reach your savings goals faster Learn more
  • Fast expat bank account set up, with a Relationship Manager to assist you through the process
  • Earn Attijari Reward Points and redeem against Skyward Miles, Etihad Miles, or cash back Learn more
  • Enjoy the expat lifestyle in Dubai and UAE whilst saving money on eating out, entertainment and getting around, with the MasterCard Buy 1 Get 1 Free App. Avail more than 900 fantastic offers and discounts
  • Choose from a range of exclusive CBD Special Offers Learn more
  • Choose your currency - expat banks accounts are available in all major currencies
  • Welcome Pack, including a free NOL card with 50AED credit towards public transport and parking for Dubai expats

Apply for Expat Account
  • New to Dubai and UAE expatriates (residing in the country for less than 6 months), aged 21 or over with a monthly salary of at least AED 10,000.

  • Valid passport, residency visa and Emirates ID
  • A completed expat bank account application form

Services that come with CBD Expat Account


  • Keep yourself and your bank balance healthy, with the Active Saver app. The more active you are, the higher interest you gain. 
  • Manage your money with our clever Budget and Track tool. The smarter way to keep track of your spending, manage rent, loans and school fees, set budgets, and save for important life goals, all in one place.



You can open our new expatriate bank account if you are new to Dubai and UAE (residing in the country for less than 6 months), aged 21 or over with a monthly salary of  AED10,000 or more.
We can open a CBD Savings Account for you whilst you wait for your residency visa.
We can open an account for you once you have your residency visa. If you give us your details, we’ll contact you before you move to start getting your account ready.
Congratulations on getting settled in the UAE. If you’ve been resident for more than 6 months, you may be eligible to open a CBD Current Account.
It’s easy to apply for an expat bank account, simply complete our online form and one of our representatives will get in touch within one working day to complete your account set up.
Dubai and UAE expats can transfer money home twice a month free of charge, in any major currency, using our online or mobile banking service 24 hours a day. With one-time set up of beneficiaries, and automated payments if you choose, we make it easy for you to meet any financial commitments you may have back home.
Start setting up your expat bank account in just 24 hours. It’s quick and easy to apply for an account now. Your Relationship Manager will get in touch to guide you through the process and arrange for your documents to be collected.
Our expat account offers a range of useful perks just for Dubai and UAE expats. Kickstart your expat lifestyle with fantastic savings on dining out, travel and entertainment, with the MasterCard Buy 1 Get 1 free App. Get around Dubai for less, with a 50AED credit on your NOL card, which can be used towards the cost of public transport and parking. Simply top up your card at your nearest Dubai Metro or bus station, and keep moving!

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