In 2006 Dubai Bank decided to broaden its portfolio from premium banking with only one branch at Dubai World Trade Centre to a branch network serving established and new premium residential areas. Following the new buildings in Jumeirah and Mamzar, Mirdif was the next targeted community.
Similar to its bigger brother in Jumeirah the new Mirdif branch utilizes architecture to define the bank’s corporate identity. The front facade is characterized by the glazed atrium, a transition zone –open to public- with art exhibitions complementing the 24hr banking services. The displayed transparency is protected from the scorching desert sun by a trapezoid steel trellis elevated above the glass roof with concrete columns penetrating the double volume public space skyward. The side and back facades pay tribute to the residential environment with stone cladding and openings of smaller scale.
All regular customer care facilities and tellers are located on ground floor accessed through the public atrium. Clearly marking the banks local background and Islamic banking culture a prayer room protrudes through the front facade following the Qibla direction pointing towards Mecca.
A stair and lift core pushed before the front facade connects via bridges to the royal banking services on 1st Floor.