About Dubai Chapter

Dubai Chapter History

This is the official IMA chapter founded in 2007 for the members of Dubai and Northern Emirates in the United Arab Emirates.

Current Membership

As of June 2022, our chapter has more than 1600 members consisting of accounting and finance professionals, retired professionals, and students. Our members work in a variety of capacities including private and public corporations, accounting firms, universities and colleges, and as sole practitioners.

We have over 700 members that currently hold a CMA and/or CFM designations. Additionally, a fair amount of  members hold credentials from other accounting bodies.



We host regular professional events that combine an opportunity for networking and for Continuing Professional Educational (CPE) Credit to members. The chapter issues newsletter monthly with select content about the chapter news, events and president's message.

CMA Certification

As members of IMA, we actively work to promote and support the CMA certification. We host and facilitate Study Groups to the members, receive new inquiries almost weekly regarding the CMA exam with many members scheduled to take the exam this year.


About IMA

For more than 95 years, IMA has been a champion of—and resource for—the financial management and accounting profession.

The organization was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. Our name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA). In 1991, the organization name was again changed to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Now, by our name we signify our broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations, and we are known by the shorthand—IMA. 

For more details visit IMA Global and IMA Middle East websites.

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