About us

About UAE Internal Auditors Association

The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) was set up in July 1995, as a non-profit organisation along the lines of its parent body with the support and co-operation of the Emirates Group, the Economic Department, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Al Futtaim, Emirates Bank and Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL).

On the 24th of June 2006, the association sought and gained approval to become the official IIA affiliate in the UAE.

In 2008 it obtained an approval to become the UAE Internal Auditors Association. The Association today has secured the support of leading companies from the UAE who are involved in promoting the profession of Internal Auditing through this medium.

In line with its mission “To provide dynamic leadership to advocate and promote the profession of internal auditing throughout the UAE”, the association offers trainings, workshops, seminars, QA services and conferences with the objective of promoting the internal audit profession within the business community. The UAE IAA has frequently been inviting leading speakers from across the world to share their experience and knowledge with business leaders and audit professionals within the UAE. We have also been fortunate enough to have some of the most respected business leaders that UAE has to offer, address our audience.

Our Goals


Promote and contribute to the increased awareness of Internal Auditing in the region.

Provide support and advice to establishments, companies and other institutions in connection with improving their audit departments.

Encourage a free exchange of knowledge, information and skills within the business

Arrange training courses, seminars, conferences and studies relating to audit.

Create and encourage networking, contacts and


2021 IIA UAE Chapter recognised as Gold Affiliate

IIA UAE Chapter recognised as Gold Affiliate:

The IIA Global has recognised the UAE Chapter as a Gold Affiliate for its commitment made to the growth and development of The IIA.

We are proud to be receiving this recognition which is a testament to the hardwork and dedication of the board and staff, our members and other stakeholders who have contributed towards this achievement..

2015 Building Awareness Champion Digital Award

International Internal Audit Awareness Month:

The IIA Global designated the month of May as the International Internal Audit Awareness Month. It gives members of the audit profession an enhanced opportunity to advocate for the profession within their organizations and in their communities. This year, the UAE IAA took up this challenge and conducted several events, jointly at the level of federal government, local government and the private sector. Several organizations seem to be eager to know about the internal audit profession. This also provided an opportunity to give more visibility to the UAE IAA.

The IIA Global has been awarding the UAE IAA with the “Building Awareness Champion” award in recognition of its efforts and commitment for the awareness month’s activities.

We are proud to be receiving this award which would not have been possible without the support of our key partners and sponsors, our board and the executive committee members, the members and volunteers and the staff.