Question: Opening An Islamic Bank Account in Saudi Arabia

April 16, 2014

Kamrul Siddiki and Khan wrote:

I live in KSA and I want to open an Islamic Bank Account but how to open? Tell me please, or give me an Islamic bank’s customer care number. I am living in Dammam.

Mohammed Waseem’s Answer:

Dear Kamrul/Khan,

Saudi Arabia has many Islamic banks including Al Rajhi Bank, Bank Al Jazeera, Bank Al Bilad and National Commercial Bank (NCB). There are branches of these banks across Dammam, you can walk into one of them, and submit an account opening application.

An Al Rajhi Bank Branch

An Al Rajhi Bank Branch

Alternatively, you can submit an application online. Here are the links to online applications for the above mentioned banks:

1. Al Rajhi Bank: Personal Current Account

Customer Care: 800 124 1222

Email: ContactCenter1@alrajhibank.com.sa

They have branches at Dammam Main Street, King Fahad Street, Prince Mohammed Street, Jalawiya, Saihat, Prince Naif Street, Mukhatat, Hay Talal, As Sitteen, King Khalid Miltary City, and at many other locations (29 in total).

2. Bank Al Bilad: Albilad Account

Customer Care: 800 123 0000

They have branches at Corniche, Faisaliyah, Rawdaah and West Dammam

3. Bank Al Jazeera: Current Account

Customer Care: 800 244 0404

Email: Send Online

They have branches at Khaleej, Faisaliyah, Jalawiya and Jarir.

4. National Commercial Bank (NCB) or Al Ahli Bank: Current Account

Customer Care: + 966 13 834 0088

Email: contactus@alahli.com

They have branches at Al Andalus, Jalawiya, Al Othaim Mall, Corniche, King Fahad Airport, Industrial Estate, Labor City and King Saud Street.

In addition to these, almost all other banks offer Sharee’ah based accounts. You can walk into a branch of any bank and inquire for further details.

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