Press Release

Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 7 million to Al Jalila Foundation to help patients in need

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation, today announced that it has received AED 7 million donation from longstanding partner Dubai Islamic Bank to help patients in need.

Al Jalila Foundation’s flagship patient treatment program, A’awen, provides financial medical assistance to patients who are unable to afford quality treatment, alleviating some of the financial burden of patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses including cancer.  Since January 2023, Al Jalila Foundation has supported 1505 patients from 54 nationalities, including 102 children, and invested almost AED 25 million to provide relief to patients in need.

Dr Amer Al Zarooni, CEO of the Al Jalila Foundation, said “As a philanthropic healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives, the health and well-being of patients is our top priority at Al Jalila Foundation. Philanthropic support is integral to achieving our giving mission and we are immensely grateful to Dubai Islamic Bank for their generosity and support to our A’awen program that gives hope to patients. The program is testament to Dubai Academic Health Corporation’s ‘Patient First’ promise; by taking care of their treatment, patients can focus on their healing journey without financial worry.”

Dubai Islamic Bank, the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, reaffirms its commitment to social responsibility and community development through its continued support to Al Jalila Foundation. The bank’s recent donation highlights its pioneering role in serving the UAE community, striving to empower individuals to lead happier, healthier lives. As a leading financial institution rooted in Islamic principles, Dubai Islamic Bank places great emphasis on making a positive impact on society. Its enduring partnership with Al Jalila Foundation exemplifies the bank’s unwavering dedication to philanthropy.