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Crowe UAE was founded by Dr Khalid Maniar in 1981, as a sole practitioner and since then has gone 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 looking to set-up 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.



Caption: Mak & Partners, Khaleej Times, 1996

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.


Caption: AGN Mak receiving its ISO 9001:2000 certificate of approval


From the 90s, UAE and the Middle East further strengthen their position as a strategic business region connecting the East to the West.


The economy experienced steady growth, with an increase in the national average by more than 4%. With AGN Mak having thorough and well established presence in the country, the introduction of Free Zones and Freehold Real Estate properties prompted AGN Mak to cater a further widespread of professional services


In 2007 the firm joined the Global top 9 accountancy network Horwath International becoming Horwath Mak.This enabled us to cater our multinational clients for transnational audits and cross border services.




Caption: Crowe Horwath Annual Meeting held in Dubai, UAE in 2011.

Crowe Horwath International’s member firms are committed to impeccable quality, a highly integrated service delivery processes and a common set of core values that guide decisions daily. Each firm being well-established as a leader in its national business community and is staffed by nationals, thereby providing a knowledge of local laws and customs which is important to clients undertaking new ventures or expanding into other countries.

Presently Horwath Mak during 2016 is ranked as UAE’s 5th largest and Middle East’s 7th largest Audit Firm. With 16 partners and close to 200 professionals in UAE, it is well positioned to deliver impeccable service and value to its clients throughout Middle East.

Crowe Horwath professionals provide public and private company clients with thought leadership in a focused group of industry and service sectors.  

Globally, with more than 752 offices and more than 33,000 professionals and staff, Crowe Horwath is well-positioned to deliver impeccable service and value to clients globally.

2017 is set to be an exciting year for Horwath Mak and its network Crowe Horwath. Exciting branding updates will help you better identify and relate to our brand, which is here to serve you.

New services to be introduced will ensure your organisation has always updated and ready for new regulations, so whilst you focus on core competencies, we ensure you operate well within professional boundaries.

Contact us today, to see how our history can help your future.


Caption: Crowe Horwath Annual Meeting in Shanghai in 2015