Crowe UAE was founded by Dr Khalid Maniar in 1981, as a sole practitioner and since then has grown from strength to strength. The firm was established under the name of Mak & Partners with a humble beginning through an office apartment on Al Maktoum Road. Dr. Khalid first moved to Dubai, UAE, in the early 1980s seeking to establish an accounting practice from the experience he gained working at Siddique & Partners in the UK, whilst pursuing his Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualification.
AGN Mak receiving its ISO 9001:2000 certificate of approval, As the UAE economy, started to progress; Mak & Partners required a global identity to further penetrate the market and cater to international businesses establishing in the country. Hence, the firm joined AGN International (then CKL International). The firm was known as AGN Mak.
Established on 2nd December 1971, the United Arab Emirates consists of a federation of seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi ( the Capital of the UAE and the largest Emirate), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al-Khaimah. The UAE is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabic Peninsula, in the South West corner of the Arabian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman.
The estimated total population is around 9.6 million. The official religion of UAE is Islam and the official language is Arabic. English and Hindi are widely spoken throughout the Emirates. The climate is sub-tropical and is warm and sunny throughout the year. Rainfall is scarce and infrequent. Visitors find it best to visit UAE between October and April as temperature tends to come down during these months.
The UAE is cosmopolitan in all means. While firmly attached to their heritage, legacy and culture, the local population keeps a global outlook and follows a modern lifestyle. More than 80% of the population consists of expatriates from across the globe and the country is home to almost 200 nationalities.
With an astonishing GDP of more than USD 700 billion, the UAE ranks among one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Even though oil and gas constitute much of its revenue, currently there is a shift towards investments in tourism, hospitality and technology.
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