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Our Awards

Putting you first means going beyond banking. That’s our bottom line – and it’s won us prestigious awards in the financial services industry. Here’s to you.




  • Islamic Banker of the Year Award: “Shariah-Compliant Window – The Banker - 1 June, 2015
  • Asian Banker ME Awards: “Best Wealth Management in the Middle East Award” and “Best Mortgage and Home Loan Product in the Middle East Award - 27 May, 2015
  • The Banker Middle East: “Best Bank in the UAE” and “Best Bank in the Middle East” - 27 May, 2015
  • GlobalCapital: “Most Impressive Middle East Borrower Award” - 20 May, 2015
  • Smart Card and Payments Middle East Awards 2015 : “Best Commercial Card Across Middle East” - 14 May, 2015
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply: “Best Procurement Start-up Function in the Middle East” - 11 May, 2015
  • Seven Banker Middle East UAE Product Awards: ‘Best Call Centre’, ‘Best Credit Card’, ‘Best Personal Loan’, ‘Best Wealth Management Service/Proposition,’ ‘Best Offshore Wealth Proposition’, ‘Best Deposit Account Product’ and ‘Best Bancassurance Product’ - 19 April, 2015
  • Interactive Media Awards: ‘Best in Class’ for FGB’s My FGB Card website; ‘Outstanding Achievement’ for the FGB Wealth website - march 2015
  • 2015 MENA IR Insurance Awards: “Most Innovative Service Provider” - 8 February, 2015
  • UAE Excellence Awards: “Golden Award for www.FGBWealth.com
  • "Innovation in Learning and Development" award winner and commended in the "Employer of Year" category - 2015 Middle East HR Excellence Awards – Nov, 2015


  • Best Bank award for Trade Finance and Corporate Banking from Cash Management Matters – December 2014
  • Runner-up position in the 'Best Trade Finance Bank in MENA' category of Global Trade Review's 'Leader in Trade 2014' awards – December 2014
  • FGB ranked 8th on the “Top 500 Companies in the Arab World” list
  • Commercial Bank of the Year - UAE
  • Best Practice Investor Relations - UAE
  • Best Premium Banking Service 2014
  • Best Bancassurance Product 2014
  • Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME-IRS) Conference and Awards: - November 2014, Dubai
  • Best Investor Relations by CFO in the Middle East
  • Best Company for Corporate Access in the Middle East
  • SME banking sector category award at the Enterprise Agility Awards – November 2014, Dubai
  • Benchmark status in the Cash Management Matters Trade Finance Tajara Monitors 2014 – November 2014
  • "Employer of Choice" at the GCC Best Employer Brand Awards 2014 – September 2014, Dubai
  • New Market Trailblazer of the Year (For Bancassurance) - MENA Insurance Awards 2014 - January 2014 – Dubai
  • Best Premium Banking Service and Best Bancassurance Product - Banker Middle East Product Awards UAE 2014 – March 2014 – Dubai
  • 'Best Bank in United Arab Emirates' and 'Best Wealth Management firm' at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2013 - June 2014
  • Top 500 Companies in the Arab World, FGB ranked 8th overall, 4th in the banking category and 2nd leading UAE bank for 2014
  • “Employer of Choice” at the GCC Best Employer Brand Awards 2014


  • FGB Ranked 3rd in the UAE by Brand Value, 6th in the Middle East and 170th in the world - The Banker Magazine- received in February 2013 - Dubai
  • Best Local Bank in the United Arab Emirates for 2012 - EMEA Finance's Annual Middle East Banking Awards- received in April 22, 2013
  • FGB 3rd most powerful company and 6th leading bank in the Arab World - Forbes- May 2013
  • FGB ranked 2nd Al Bayan Newspaper's Top Companies in the UAE for 2013
  • 'Best Bank in the United Arab Emirates' at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2013 - June 2013
  • 'Best Bancassurance' at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2013 - June 2013
  • 'Company of the Year' and 'CEO of the Year' - Banking category at Gulf Business Awards 2013
  • 'Bank of the Year - United Arab Emirates' The Banker Award for 2013 - 28th November 2013


  • Best Local Bank in the United Arab Emirates for 2011 - EMEA Finance Magazine Awarded in February 2012 - Dubai
  • Best Creativity Award for FGB's Website- Banking Web Awards Committee- received in February 2012 - Lebanon
  • Best Bank in the UAE- Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012 received in June - Dubai
  • Best Islamic Deal in the United Arab Emirates Award- The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award- received in July - Singapore
  • First Gulf Bank Ranked 6th in the GCC among 50 GCC banks – Arabian Business Magazine- September -Dubai
  • Best New Product- Middle East for Parents Plus from International Advisor- International Life Awards 2012
  • FGB approved by LIoyd's Register Quality Assurance for Quality Management System