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.
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.
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.