Al Hilal Bank is a progressive Islamic bank headquartered in Abu Dhabi. With an authorized capital of AED 4 billion, it was founded by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government. From its home in Abu Dhabi, the bank opened its first four branches in the UAE on June 19, 2008. Today, it employs around 1,500 staff members and operates 25 branches and 116 ATMs across the UAE as well as 3 branches in Kazakhstan. The bank provides Islamic Personal, Corporate, Treasury, Investment, and Wholesale banking services to more than 100,000 customers. The bank manages Al Hilal Global Balanced Fund, the Global Sukuk Fund and the GCC Equity Fund. The bank is known for pioneering products such as the ‘Qibla Card’ the World’s first Credit Card with a digital compass that directs towards the Qibla, the ‘Laha Al Hilal’ credit card, the UAE’s first scented credit card, with the facility to become scented with any perfume of your choice, ‘Egrab’, the World’s First 100% electric mobile branch and the ‘Money Station’, the region’s first drive-thru branch.