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Malabar Gold & Diamonds partners with NBF for its inaugural Fujairah Run on National Day weekend

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) has secured a sponsorship from Malabar Gold & Diamonds, significantly strengthening the offering and profile of the bank’s inaugural Fujairah Run, which is taking place over the National Day weekend this December.

Mr. Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director – International Operations of Malabar Gold & Diamonds, stated that the partnership was a way for the company to contribute to the growth of running in the UAE and help inspire the next generation to embrace health and fitness: “This event will no doubt play an important role in further establishing running in the UAE, as well as spurring tourism in Fujairah. This is why Malabar Gold & Diamonds is supporting NBF with its inaugural Fujairah Run. With this new partnership in place we look forward to this event becoming an annual fixture in the sports calendar of UAE, in turn raising awareness for the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle.”

The run is taking place in the scenic emirate of Fujairah on 1st Dec under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and the bank is inviting runners of all levels along with their friends and family to take part in the run whilst experiencing the natural beauty of Fujairah.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vince Cook, CEO of NBF said “We have been working behind the scenes to secure strong local support for the inaugural Fujairah Run, in order to expand the event’s reach. This partnership gives us more resources to elevate the overall participant and spectator experience and further bolsters our efforts to increase running and sports not only in Fujairah but across the wider UAE. The collaboration with Malabar will further broaden awareness not only for the run, but for our joint commitment to contributing to a healthy and fit community, setting an example for importance of an active lifestyle.”

Registration for the event is now open for individuals, families and businesses. Visit:

About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:

Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1/Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s and BBB+/A-2 by Standard & Poor’s, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 18 (of which 1 is an electronic banking service unit) across the UAE.

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