How to get a bank account in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates without residency.
It is for fact possible to obtain a bank account in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates without having a residency.
Find an appropriate bank for your needs. We highly recommend Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic Bank, due to their very modern online banking, effective customer support and many years in business.
Additionally, these two banks have tight cooperation with Emirates Airlines which afflict on their VISA credit card options with embedded Skywards points for your spend (READ: SPEND SMART AND FLY BUSINESS AND FIRST CLASS WITH EMIRATES)
The banks will ultimately ask for a copy of the following when you want to open a bank account without residence: Passport page, VISA page (if any), a local ID of your residence country, last utility bill, last 6 months bank statements, personal contact information such as mobile number, e-mail etc. As always banks like security. And you should expect to deposit at least 50.000 AED to open an account.