Mashreq bank, Dubai's second-biggest lender by market value, is marking the Holy Month of Ramadan with a range of offers through its dining programme.
All Mashreq cardholders will be able to take advantage of discounts of up to 25 per cent at selected Iftar buffets and tents across the Emirates, including at the Shangri-La hotel in Dubai and Al Raha Beach hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Customers can also break their fast with Arabian dates and their favourite dishes at Souq Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, the Yas Island Rotana in the capital, Movenpick Ibn Batuta Gate hotel, the Millenium Plaza hotel, Layali Zaman Solidaire, Bastakiah Nights and Jumeirah Rotana Hotel, the bank added.
"We are delighted to bring this unique flavour to the Holy Month of Ramadan and share it with our customers in our special way," said Nimish Dwivedi, the head of payments at Mashreq.
"We have put together a whole new set of benefits across restaurants that our customers frequently visit to break their fast with family and friends and share the blessings of Ramadan." Customers will also go into a special draw to have the chance of winning back the cost of their Iftar and Suhoor meals through the dining programme if they use their Mashreq credit or debit cards at participating outlets.
Forty customers will have their winning transactions credited back to their Mashreq debit or credit cards if they win.
Go to www.mashreqbank.com for more information.
Although working hours during Ramadan are usually shortened, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced that 15 of its branches across the Emirates will increase their operating hours during the Holy Month.
The second-largest Sharia-compliant lender in the UAE says selected branches in malls will open from 10am to 2pm and will reopen at 9.30pm until 11.30pm from Saturday to Thursday.
"The decision to let some branches follow these new timings during the Holy Month of Ramadan demonstrates the bank's commitment to make it easy for customers to avail of Islamic banking services at their own convenience," the bank says.
Go to www.adib.ae for details.