Community Focus

Pearl Museum Visit 2009

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum, which contains the largest collection of natural pearls, received a high profile delegation from the Japanese Embassy and General Consulate in Dubai headed by H.E. Tatsuo Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to UAE in Abu Dhabi along with Mr. Kazuhisa Yamada, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai along with a number of diplomats from Japan. The delegation was taken on a unique historic and cultural experience during the tour.

As part of their academic visit to the UAE, a delegation took a glimpse of the UAE Culture and heritage at Emirates NBD Pearl Museum. Around 25 students and teachers toured the museum

Pearl Museum Visit 2008

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum has received 40 students from Rashid School. This comes as part of the continuous efforts of Emirates NBD through its museum, to raise awareness of the UAE community about Pearling and to preserve one of the most important aspects of the UAE culture and Heritage.

Emirates NBD’s Marketing and Group Corporate Communications Department has bid farewell to Miss Nathalie Sfeir, Emirates NBD Pearl Museum Curator. Miss Sfeir has served at the group for the past 10 years and has decided to return to her home country, Lebanon to start a new life as a mother to her children.
Please join us in wishing Nathalie the best of luck.

A group of ladies from the association of 'Department stores from the entire world visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum on 22nd May 2008.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum received a high profile financial and economic French delegation headed by Mr. Patrick Braouezec, Member of the French Parliament and President of the Communes Plaine Community. Members of the delegation had an opportunity to take a glimpse about aspects of the UAE heritage and traditions.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum received, for the second year in a row, a delegation from the Diplomatic Ladies Association, headed by the spouse of the General Consul of Egypt, along with spouses of general consuls from various other countries in the Middle East and Africa.

A group of ladies from the Norwegian Seamen's Centre in Dubai visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum on 15th April.

As part of their visit to the Emirates NBD Headquarters, H.E. Mr. Alfredo Saenz, Vice Chairman and CEO SANTANDER Bank and Mr. Javier Merino Adviser to the CEO of Santander Bank visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum on 9th April.

Mr. Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, General Manager Wholesale Banking, Emirates NBD and Mr. Suleiman Al Mazroui, General Manager Group Marketing and Corporate Communications escorted them on their tour at the Museum.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum received a delegation from the General Consulate of India headed by Mr. Veju Rajamony, The Consul General of India in the UAE on 7th April, 2008.

Students from Rashid School for boys visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum on 3rd March.The students valued the visit and looked on the rich heritage of the UAE.

H.E. Wolfgang Bruelhart, the UAE Swiss Ambassador visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum in a tour along with a group of ladies from the Swiss Social Club on 31st March.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum recently received an academic delegation from Harvard University who are currently on a visit to Dubai. The delegation came to Dubai on 27th March as part of the American University of Dubai’s International Exchange Conference which aims at bridging the cultural gap between the Middle East and the United States.

As part of its ongoing efforts to showcase the heritage and culture of the UAE, Emirates NBD Pearl Museum recently received the spouse of Bavarian Prime Minister, Mrs. Marga Beckchtein escorted by the spouse of the German Consulate Mrs. Cohausz. Mrs Sue Underwood, Director of Sharjah Museums was also present during the reception.

The guests took a tour of the museum and were impressed with the elegant and original display of the worlds' largest collection of pearls.

Mr Saidakhmat B. Rakhimov, Chairman of the Board, National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited the pearl museum on 13th March and expressed his appreciation of the pearl collection gifted by the late Sultan Al Owais.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum receives Emirates Identity Authority delegation
As part of its visit to the Emirates NBD Headquarters, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) delegation, headed by H.E Darwish Al Zaroni, Managing Director of EIDA visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum on 29th February 2008.
The visitors were impressed with the beauty of the pearl collection that is displayed at the museum and which reflects the culture and heritage of the UAE.

H.E. Mehmet Simsek, the Turkish Minister of State for Economic Affairs and H.E. Murat Ates, the Turkish Consul General in the UAE, recently paid visit to the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum and expressed their impression with the importance of this museum which reflects the culture and history of the UAE. Mr. Suleiman Al Mazroui, General Manager Corporate Communications and Community Relations escorted the delegation during their visit.

A team from Human Ressources Department was invited by Mr. Suleiman Al Mazroui, General Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Relations to the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum for a two day tour on the 19th and 20th of Februray 2008. Mr. Mazroui made a brief presentation about the UAE and its cultural heritage pointing to the importance of Pearling in the country's traditions.

The Emirates NBD Pearl Museum organized a 2 day tour, for 60 students coming from Jumeirah International English school of the Arabian Ranches, on 12th and 14th February 2008. The students valued the visit and looked on the rich heritage of the UAE.

Emirates NBD's Pearl Museum welcomed delegates from Top Talent Camp, an initiative by the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) during their visit to Dubai. The Top Talent Camp aims to encourage dialogue between Arab young professionals and multinational companies based in Europe, Asia and the U.S as a means of sharing knowledge and understanding.

Miss Gilda E. Pico, the President and Vice Chairperson and CEO of the Land Bank of Philippines visited Emirates NBD Pearl Museum.

Miss Gilda was escorted by Mr. Jamal bin Ghalaita, General Manager Consumer Banking and Wealth Management and Mr. Abdullah Qassem, General Manager IT and Operations Emirates NBD.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum recently received H.E. Juma Al Majid, Founder and Chairman of Juma Al Majid Group accompanied by his guest Mr. Pierre Selvi, Mayor of Montro City in Switzerland.

Mr. Selvi was invited to Dubai by Mr. Al Majid who was keen on introducing him to the various aspects of the city and the tour was to introduce him to one of the most important cultural aspects of the country, pearling.

The guests were impressed with the beauty of the pearl collection at the museum and expressed their joy to experience the traditions and culture of the country.

Pearl Museum Visit 2007

The Emirates NBD Pearl Museum organized a 2 day tour for group of students from
Jumeirah International school on 5th and 6th December 2007. The students appreciated the visit and looked on the rich heritage of the UAE.

A group of students from Higher college of Technology, Ras Al Khaimah , visited the Pearl museum on the 25th of November and were excited by the collection and its cultural significance.

Emirates NBD Pearl Museum, which is part of Emirates NBD, the banking group resulting from the merger of Emirates Bank and National Bank of Dubai, recently received 60 international Gemologists, experts and pearl collectors on 22nd November.

The delegation visited Dubai as part of the first International Pearl Convention held recently in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

34 students from Rashid School visited the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum, recently as part of the continuous efforts of the museum to raise awareness of the UAE community about Pearling and the importance of this practice as an integral part of the UAE culture and Heritage.

The students were escorted by a guide who provided them with an educational tour around the museum. The school and students expressed their gratitude to the informative and educational experience they had.

Business Delegates visited the Pearl Museum on 12th November. They were very fascinated by the unique collection of Sultan Al Owais.

54 delegates from the Institute of Private Investors - USA visited the Pearl Museum on 3rd November.

Two Gentlmen from the Christies have visited the Pearl Museum on 30th October. On the right is Mr. John Souglides-International Director- Jewellery dept at Christies.On the left is Mr. David Warren- Director-Christies.

Members of RAK Art Group from Ras Al Khaimah visited the NBD Pearl Museum on 24th Oct 2007.

Members of the Union des Francais a l'etranger community group along with the French General Consul in Dubai Mr. Robert Jongeryck visited the NBD Pearl Museum on 4th March.

Rashid School for Boys visited the NBD Pearl Museum. They were excited to see the unique collection of Sultan Al Owais on 20th Feb.

Members of Belgium Ladies Association visited the NBD Pearl Museum on 13th Feb

On 12th Feb Members of The Diplomatic Ladies Association from Dubai and Northern Emirates visited the NBD Pearl Museum. They were very fascinated by the unique collection of Sultan Al Owais.

The Pearl Museum hosted a special tour attended by the Prince of Liechtenstein and other members of the royal family with a number of other guests on 14th January. The delegation was received by NBD's CEO Mr. R. Douglas Dowie.