Bank Accounts in the UAE
No matter the savings are being done for a huge purchase or simply for the future, the Citibank Savings Account helps the account holder in realizing their savings goals faster. They can save and earn more through this account.
The account holder has the option of opening this account in various currencies other than UAE dirhams. They can raise their savings with the high-interest rates offered on this account.
Citibank offers two types of savings account in the UAE.
This is a basic savings account that offers a high Citibank savings interest rate. Here are a few key features and benefits of this account.
The interest on this account is calculated on the basis of the minimum average monthly balance. The interest earned gets credited to the account on a monthly basis.
The account holder can make a maximum withdrawal of AED 10,000 from this account in a day without any charge through the Citibank ATMs across the globe. For making withdrawals from non-Citi ATMs, they will have to pay a charge of AED 2 on each transaction within as well as outside the UAE.
This Citibank Savings Account is available in not just UAE dirhams, but also in other major currencies of the world.
The account holder can avail the Citibank 24/7 banking services with Citiphone. They can also avail the online and mobile banking services of the bank.
This Citibank Savings Account is available in US dollars with high rates of interest. Here are a few features and benefits of this account.
The interest on the funds is calculated at the end of each day on the basis of the balance maintained in this Citibest Account. The accrued interest gets credited to the account every month.
This Citibank Account is available in US Dollars to the residents of the UAE.
The account holder has to maintain a minimum balance of USD 100,000 (350,000 in dirhams) yearly.
For Citibank Savings Account Opening, there are certain eligibility criteria as set by the bank, which the applicant has to meet. Following are the eligibility requirements for getting this account opened.
|Bank Account Name
|Citi Savings Account
|18 years (minimum)
|Minimum Average Monthly Balance
|18 years (minimum)
|UAE Resident only
|Minimum Average Yearly Balance
|USD 100,000/AED 350,000
For opening this Citibank Savings Account, the applicant will have the following options.
The applicant can get their savings account opened through phone banking by calling on the official customer care number of the bank.
The bank offers a simple and convenient online banking service to its customers. The hopefuls can open their savings account via this online portal easily irrespective of the time and location.
Citibank has a lot of branches in the UAE. The applicant can visit the branch nearest to them for opening this Citibank Savings Account.
If the account holder wants to go for this Citibank account closure in the UAE, they must transfer the balance on their account (if any) to some other bank account they have. Listed below are the ways of savings account closure in the UAE.
Yes, you can open this account in various major currencies around the globe other than AED also.
You will have to pay a charge of AED 50 to set up standing instructions on your savings account.
You can make a maximum withdrawal of AED 10,000 from this account in a day without any charge through the Citibank ATMs across the globe. For making withdrawals from non-Citi ATMs, you will have to pay a charge of AED 2 on each transaction within as well as outside the UAE.
The Citibank Savings Minimum Balance Requirement in the UAE is AED 3,000 monthly. However, in the case of CitiBest Account, you have to maintain a minimum average balance of USD 100,000 or AED 350,000 yearly.
If your minimum monthly balance becomes less than AED 3000, then, you will be charged a monthly penalty of AED 25. However, in case you maintain your minimum balance every month, you do not owe any such penalty to the bank.
You will be charged a fee of AED 25 for getting an additional statement.
The bank will charge a fee of AED 100 for closing your savings account if it is being closed within one year.
The Citibank offers the following interest rates on the CitiBest Account.
|Interest Rate per annum (in %)
|1,000,000 and more