Yes, I believe they did check background even from home country.
Didn't take them too long to do that.
Answered - Relationship (Sales) Manager (Former Employee) - Dubai
They normally ask the contact person of your last employer and it does not take much time
Answered - IPP Helpdesk Officer (Current Employee) - Dubai
They do background checks as it's into the financial industry, however its hassle-free for the applicant as the on-boarding team is competent enough.
Answered - Retail Banking Exe. Credit cards (Former Employee) - Dubai
Post employment. 1st 4 weeks
Answered - Operational Risk Manager (Current Employee) - Dubai