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Welcome to CIMA Middle East

1005, Liberty House, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 368 9432
Office hours: Sunday - Thursday from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to CIMA's Middle East homepage, here you will find the latest information regarding local events, news, study support resources and promotional offers that are available to you if you reside in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.

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CIMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub

Visit the member and student coronavirus resource hubs for the latest news, articles, exam FAQs and resources.

Members Students

  • Joining CIMA

    Anyone can study CIMA, whether you’re new to business and finance or an experienced professional. Increase your chances of career success by becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Learn more below.

  • Student Resources

    As a CIMA student, we want to help you by providing the support you need to reach your goal of qualifying as a CGMA.

    Student Resources

  • Member Resources

    As a CGMA you get access to a wide range of benefits and services - explore what’s available to you and ensure you’re making the most of your membership.

    Member Resources

Learn about CIMA

The Certificate in Business Accounting is our entry level accounting qualification suitable for those with little or no accounting background, including school students aged 16+, aspiring professionals who have an interest in business and finance or non-finance professionals. It is a recognised qualification in its own right which is valued by employers.

Our Professional Qualification is regarded highly by employers around the world for its relevance to business. This route is ideal for those who have completed the Certificate in Business Accounting, relevant degree holders or working professionals.

CIMA also offers qualifications in Islamic finance.

We even have Fast track entry-routes where you may be exempt from certain exams in the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and CIMA Professional Qualification if you hold a relevant degree or qualification.

For senior professionals, who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA Professional Qualification we have a Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme, where you only have to sit for the final case study assessment of the Professional Qualification.

And for those mid-level management executives, we have an exclusive CGMA Business Leaders Challenge 2018 programme aimed to strengthen your business competencies, financial acumen and performance skills that focuses on strategic issues encountered by companies across the globe. 

We even offer Top Up opportunities, as we has teamed up with select universities to offer you the opportunity to get a degree while studying towards your CIMA Professional Qualification.

You can study with a Local Tuition Provider, on your own at home, or using a combination of methods anywhere in the world.

Take a look at our Study Shop to see all of the options available to you.

You can now schedule all Certificate in Business Accounting, Professional Qualification, Islamic Finance and Certificate in Global Business Services exams online and over the phone.

CIMA exams can be sat at over 5,000 Pearson VUE assessment centres in over 178 countries worldwide. Find your nearest exam centre here

Call us on +971 (0)4 368 9432 or email us at

Alternatively, request a Call Back at a time convenient for you.

Calling all university students studying Accounting or Business Administration. The Certificate in Business Accounting programme is specially catered for you in obtaining for a dual qualification - your degree/diploma and a globally recognised professional accounting certification.

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Thought Leadership

As a global leader in management accounting CIMA is committed to producing relevant, rigorous and applied research. We publish industry-leading insight, fund academic programmes, and collaborate with partners globally to help people and organisations drive better, sustainable business performance and help our members stay ahead of the curve.

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The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation is powered by AICPA (the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and CIMA, two of the world’s leading accounting organisations.

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Success Stories

Here you will find our monthly Wall of Fame, a listing of students who have successfully passed a CIMA exam and our Feature Stories where students and members reveal why they choose to study CIMA, how they completed the exams and the many advantages it has brought them in forging their careers.

Read more here!

Local Market Updates

  • News


    Catch up on the latest local news from CIMA.

  • Offers


    Learn about the latest local student and member offers.

  • Events


    Find out about local events scheduled in your area.