Qatari lender al khaliji has said it is aiming to take its expertise in ‘premium banking’ to its second home, the UAE, driven by a “preferred customer strategy,” Gulf Times has reported. “Our success in the corporate arena is well recognised in the local market for many years. We have built on this and have extended it into the UAE where our principal focus is on the commercial contracting segment,” the group CEO, Robin McCall, told the daily. “This year we will continue to broaden and deepen our participation in large infrastructure projects of a strategic nature with government and semi-government involvement,” McCall said. Al khaliji has four branches in the UAE through its French subsidiary, al khaliji France.