Nahdi medical convoy concludes successful run

The team performed diabetes tests, measured blood pressure levels and body temperature of pilgrims in the holy sites, apart from providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation services.
Updated 09 September 2018
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Nahdi medical convoy concludes successful run

Al-Nahdi Mobile Medical Caravan, organized by Nahdi Medical Company in collaboration with the Makkah Region Health Affairs Directorate, has wrapped up its 15-day non-stop activities on a successful note. Over 8,275 pilgrims from Libya, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Malaysia, Oman, Egypt and other countries benefited from a range of services, including medical examinations, organized as part of the activities.

The medical team forming the convoy served pilgrims accommodated in eight Makkah districts as well as those performing the Hajj rituals at the holy sites. The team performed blood sugar tests, measured blood pressure and body temperatures of pilgrims at the holy sites, apart from providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation services. The pilgrims thanked the medical team for their health care services.

Yasser Joharji, CEO of Nahdi Medical Company, expressed gratitude to the Makkah Region Health Affairs Directorate officials for their continued efforts to make the convoy a success. 

“The medical team worked day and night to support the pilgrims and prevent infectious diseases during the Hajj. They also offered advice on essential health precautions and provided the pilgrims with premium primary health-care services,” he said.

Nahdi Medical convoys have been serving the pilgrims for the past years during Hajj under the supervision of the Makkah Region Health Affairs Directorate. 


Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Updated 20 September 2018
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Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the Middle East, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom with the opening of its first branch in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province. Emirates NBD now covers three key regions in Saudi Arabia with a presence in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. 

As Saudi Arabia progresses plans for economic reform, in line with its Vision 2030, Emirates NBD’s presence builds on the growing economic and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Following the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recently announced The Strategy of Resolve, a joint vision for economic development through 44 joint strategic projects within a five-year time frame. 

UAE-based Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank with a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The bank offers retail, private, business and wholesale banking across its network of three full-fledged branches in the Kingdom, in addition to corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm.

Emirates NBD also operates in Egypt, India, Singapore, and the UK with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 

“Our presence in Saudi is integral to Emirates NBD’s growth strategy as we continue to explore opportunities in the GCC region’s largest and most dynamic economy,” said Hesham Abdulla Al-Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. 

“Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a landmark economic transformation and we look forward to continuing to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

Emirates NBD recently renewed its partnership with the Kingdom’s Kafalah Program, which aims to promote financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the country.

Loai Abduljawad, CEO of Emirates NBD KSA, said: “Emirates NBD’s expanded network strengthens our offering to individuals and corporates in Saudi Arabia looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. Our superior value proposition, built on the bank’s unique ‘high tech + high touch’ philosophy of offering customers a modern banking experience complemented by personalized advisory services, will enable us to strengthen customer acquisition in the Kingdom as we continue to support the country’s long-term growth and development goals, as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As of June 30, 2018, its total assets were 477.5 billion dirhams, ($130 billion). The group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 percent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the “Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year” at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.