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SMEs represent over 94 percent of all companies operating within the UAE. Critical to most economies, they play a major role by providing job opportunities and contributing to global economic development. More importantly, small businesses are the heart of most communities. 

Small businesses such as wedding planners, coffee shops and boutiques, provide us with more than just goods and services. They bring us warm and unique experiences with every purchase, they create jobs and they are invaluable to the communities and globally.

Despite their resilience, they are facing numerous challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic and they need our help. They have suffered from interrupted cash flows, low sales and a reduction in their workforce.

In the UAE, supporting SMEs is a priority for the federal government as part of its policy to diversify the national economy and generate employment opportunities. This is also Bank of Sharjah’s priority, and we believe it is important to help our communities during times of need. 
To do our part and give back to our appreciated local businesses, we launched in July a campaign to give a grant for four SME’s of AED 25,000 each. Nominees & winners were selected by the community.

We are now proud to announce that you, UAE communities, have come together to #SaveTheSmallGuys.  

You voted, we listened. 

The elected SMEs who were the winners of our #SaveTheSmallGuys grant are:

“We would like to thank Bank of Sharjah for their exceptional efforts on an initiative as unique as Save the Small Guys. The initiative has contributed greatly to the success of our business and to reducing the hardships associated with the current situation that resulted from the pandemic.”

“When small guys like us were looking to expand their business, a big guy like Bank of Sharjah created an amazing campaign to support us. Thank you, Bank of Sharjah, for making this happen.”

Kino Bed
“Bank of Sharjah’s Save the Small Guys initiative couldn’t have come at a better time. The financial grant will allow us to invest in a new product offering for our consumers and support our business in these challenging times for SMBs.”

Ka’ak al Manara
“You reminded us that we have our community's support by your willingness to be a leader in supporting #SmallerGuys, and by reminding us through the hundreds of nominations we got from our customers & community, that we are not alone. We are forever grateful and will always remember that the Bank Of Sharjah has been our partner in the hardest times and has helped our resolve to continue on our journey”

Congratulations to all of the winners, and we wish you nothing but the best.

Thank you for all that you do for our community, and for making us proud to #SaveTheSmallGuys

Bank of Sharjah Sponsorship for Saeed charitable initiative (YOUR FAMILIES ARE OURS)

In collaboration with Traffic & Patrol Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police and Emirates Red Crescent, Bank of Sharjah had the honour to be the main sponsor for the Saaed Association charitable initiative organized on 19/08/2020 under the theme (YOUR FAMILIES ARE OURS) which coincides The International Humanitarian Work Day to help families in distress.

BANK of SHARJAH & SCHS Partnership

Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Mr. Varouj Nerguizian, General Manager of Bank of Sharjah. The agreement consists that the Bank, as part of its social responsibility, contributes financially to SCHS new buildings, which will include schools, departments, playgrounds, and gyms that are specialized, equipped, and accessible according to international standards.  These buildings will offer a suitable educational environment that contribute to SCHS restless efforts to advocate, include, and empower persons with disabilities.

Consequently, Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi directed her sincerest thanks Bank of Sharjah for its valuable contribution, which reflects Bank’s commitment to social responsibility and supporting the services, which SCHS offers to persons with disabilities according to the best international practices.

She pointed out that number of persons with disabilities, who benefited from SCHS services during the last academic year has reached 2339.  On the other hand, 610 are SCHS employees, 50 of whom are with disabilities.  Hopefully, the new buildings will allow more and more students to receive services according to SCHS strategies and informative approach.

Mr. Varouj Nerguizian, General Manager of Bank of Sharjah, has confirmed that bank’s contribution comes from its commitment to social responsibility.  The bank believes that SCHS offers high quality services that matches those offered in the most advanced countries around the world.

Mr. Nerguizian praised SCHS leading role and its restless efforts to empower, advocate, and include persons with disabilities as well as raising people’s awareness of disability issues in order to reflect a true image of people with disabilities.  He believes that SCHS works hard in order to integrate them into society and improve their life quality.

UAE 48th National Day Celebrations at Bank of Sharjah

Bank of Sharjah management and employees celebrated the UAE National Day on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at a grand ceremony held at the Bank's headquarters in Sharjah in the presence of senior management and a large number of partners and employees.

Mr. Salem Al Ghamai, Board Member of Bank of Sharjah, delivered a speech on the occasion, highlighting the achievements of the UAE in 2019, calling on everyone to enjoy the utmost responsibility and awareness to preserve the accomplishments that put the country in the highest ranks in various fields, as the UAE became an example to follow by other countries in the region and the Arab world as a whole.

While addressing the gathering, Mr. Varouj Nerguizian, General Manager of the Bank, extended his heartfelt congratulations on the occasion to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister, and His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and our Honorary Chairman, their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council, Rulers of the UAE and the beloved people of the Emirates.

Mr. Nerguizian also honored the participants in the ceremony, including students from Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Al Noor Center for Special Needs, students from Sama American School - Sharjah who presented artistic performances in the occasion. Mr. Nerguizian also honored the elderly mothers from the Emirate of Sharjah who witnessed the development process of the Emirate and shared their stories on its long history.

Bank of Sharjah: Zayed Humanitarian Day for children of determination & orphans

"Love and loyalty to our father Zayed"

Bank of Sharjah participated in Zayed Day for Humanitarian Action this year as part of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's 2019 Year of Tolerance in bringing happiness and joy and spreading tolerance among all segments of society, as well as an initiative aiming at reviving the values that the late father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has dedicated to providing the necessary support.

Mr. Ramzi Saba, Senior Branch Manager - Bank of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, emphasized during the event held in Abu Dhabi on May 22nd 2019 the close and close cooperation and partnership with the Saaed Society and the Security and Safety Sector of the Ministry of Interior, that has led to the participation of the Bank for the fifth year in a row in their safety initiatives and annual traffic awareness. He has also highlighted the efforts exerted to providing support to the people of determination and to stimulating their role in society as active and productive individuals.

BOS & Al Noor Center for Children with Special Needs -Family Fun Fair 2019

An ongoing Partnership for empowering tolerance and acceptance of the other in the community… 

Bank of Sharjah participated in the annual Al Noor football tournament on March 1st and 2nd 2019 with team members from different departments and across the branches joining in the Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs gymnasium to play in friendly matches with other companies in the UAE.  

The football friendlies have formed an engaging part of the annual Al Noor Fun Fair event where spectators fill the sidelines to enjoy a series of fast-paced games from teams that range from impromptu matchups to the very talented.  While so many teams, like Bank of Sharjah’s, have participated in the tournament year-after-year, each match brings variety and standout performances from players committed to the important causes of community involvement and supporting the Nation’s children.

In the closing ceremony, Fares Saade, Senior Manager for Banking Operations at the Head Office, represented the Bank as Platinum Sponsor for the event and presented awards to the three leading teams: Dubai Duty Free, Bank of Sharjah, and Hyatt.  Samer Salem, Credit Manager for the Abu Dhabi branch, was recognized as the tournament’s most valuable player by the organizers for his exceptional performance in his precise passing, dizzying footwork, and ability to reliably place the ball in the goal box with great alacrity and skill.

This year Bank of Sharjah stood second in the tournament of nine teams.  In 2018, the team stood third and in 2017, the team topped and stood first. While the results have varied each year, the comradery, excitement, and dedication to upholding community values have endured.

Bank of Sharjah shares the world its support for the Autism cause

An initiative of integration and partnership!

In April 2019, Bank of Sharjah renewed its unwavering commitment to supporting the UAE Autism Center on the occasion of the World Autism Month in April, representing the fourth consecutive year of its support to this leading initiative. 

Bank of Sharjah stands to affirm its faith in the noble message that Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE share the message of awareness and social responsibility in fostering communities that support individuals with autism.   The UAE Autism Center is able to create an environment which nurtures the emotional and cognitive development of individuals with autism.  We are honored to support the UAE Autism Center and the initiatives it has led to serve the community. 

The unifying efforts and visions under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, provide all that is necessary to enable people with autism to highlight their full potential.  Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Autism Center has empowered individuals with autism to collaborate in the rich social fabric of the country within a framework of integration and partnership.

Bank of Sharjah shares its wholehearted support in completing this important humanitarian initiative.

Al Noor Fun Fair

In March 2018, Bank of Sharjah placed third in the Al Noor Bank of Sharjah Football Tournament. Bank of Sharjah's goalkeeper received the Best Goalkeeper trophy and Bank of Sharjah received the 3rd place award from Dubai Duty Free.

Pink Caravan

Bank of Sharjah continued its support for the “Pink Caravan” in March 2018, a pan UAE initiative that falls under Friends of Cancer Patients’ umbrella for early detection of cancer. For 2018, the Bank undertook to support the “Kids Ride” initiative through a variety of activities to raise awareness both in Sharjah and the UAE community.

Emirates Kids Run

In April 2018, Bank of Sharjah sponsored and participated in the Emirates Kids Run that promotes fitness and healthiness in the spirit of fun. The health and happiness of children lays the foundation of good health for the next generation.

Joy of Giving

Volunteers from the Bank distributed meals during Iftaar every Friday during the Holy Month of Ramadan at different labor camps to share with them the spirit of the Holy Month.