16 May 2018 - 8:38
Sheikh Dr Khalid opens QIIB City Center branch
DOHA: QIIB Chairman and Managing Director Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani inaugurated the bank’s new branch at the City Center, Doha, yesterday. The event was attended by the bank Board members, Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmed Al Shaibei, senior QIIB executives and other dignitaries.
Following the opening ceremony, Sheikh Dr. Khalid toured the facility, interacted with the employees and made sure the brand-new branch is delivering quality services to the customers.
The new branch is located on the ground floor of the City Center, which is among the oldest, most important and popular shopping destinations in the State of Qatar, frequented by all sections of the society.
At the City Center branch, QIIB customers will have greater choices in terms of banking products and services and a range of Islamic banking services that have already satisfied thousands of customers.
Commenting the occasion, QIIB Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmed Al Shaibei said, “We are now at an advanced stage of our strategy of restructuring our nationwide branch network in the light of market developments and customer preferences. Our presence in popular shopping malls across Qatar is in line with this.
“Today, we are inaugurating the QIIB’s 19th branch at the City Center, after the opening of our branches at the Ezdan Mall, Mall of Qatar and the Doha Festival City. We will continue to expand and open other branches at The Mall in Al Hilal and at the Ezdan Mall in Al Wakrah in due course”.
Shopping malls are very vibrant these days with a constant influx of visitors, all throughout the day. They extend various services and attract various segments of the society.
“Therefore, we believe that our presence at leading shopping malls will add greater value to customers”, Dr Al Shaibei added.
“The QIIB branch at the City Center is located in a prime area – the Towers Zone - where a large segment of customers live and work. Through this new branch, we get closer to many customers who can reach us faster, with the possibility of performing other tasks at the City Center,” Dr Al Shaibei noted.
“We expect an increasing demand for services at the City Center branch, and our employees shall be able to meet the needs of various customer categories. As for the internal design chosen for the branch, we were keen to reflect modernity as well as a contemporary style, while embracing the ancient Islamic art- a design we are committed to implement in all our new branches”.
Dr Al Shaibei noted that the expansion of the QIIB branch network would be in tandem with alternate electronic channels, which has been the trend in banking, globally.
The QIIB Branch at the City Center Doha will be open Saturday through Thursday, in two shifts- morning from 9am to 2.30pm and evening from 3.30 pm to 9 pm.
On Fridays, the branch will operate from 4 pm to 9 pm.