Emiratisation/Saudization Programmes

Our Emirati and Saudi National Students


Total Emarati and Saudi ACA Qualified


Total Emarati and Saudi CFAB Qualified


Total Emarati and Saudi Enrolled Students

“I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and was seeking a challenge, so I joined KPMG and started the “Gold Standard” Finance and Accounting qualification ICAEW ACA through the Forsati program offered by ICAEW.

Through recommendations of ICAEW and KPMG, I joined DSR Professional Training – specialist trainers for ICAEW exams in UAE. At DSR, I felt the welcome and support of my teachers and fellow students. DSR has a culture that encourages students to thrive and it is this very culture that has helped me focus on my exams and achieve the highest results.”

Ahmed Aljawi, ACA
Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance

“DSR helped me educate myself, and helped build my confidence in qualifying as an ICAEW ACA. At times I was stressed, but DSR equipped me with the skill set I needed to pass the exams.
The mock exams helped me understand where my weaknesses were, and enabled me to strengthen them. It was great how representative the mock exams were to the real exam
I am thankful for DSR for believing in me.”

Nasser Aldhawyani, ACA
Associate Vice President, Business Finance,
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
(formerly with Emirates NBD)

What you get with DSR


DSR & Emirates NBD


DSR has been conducting ICAEW CFAB classes since 2012 for Emirates NBD’s Emirati graduate trainees, producing an average annual pass rate of 86.3% in 2012, which has been consistently rising each subsequent year. The Emirates NBD overall pass rate upto 2021 has been 90.2% compared to the ICAEW global pass rate for ICAEW CFAB of 85.9%

DSR is honored to have been a partner with Emirates NBD on this program since 2012. Since DSR began training Emirates NBD candidates, 34 have completed the ICAEW CFAB qualification and 16 have gone on to become fully qualified ICAEW Associate Chartered Accountants (ACAs), catapulting into leadership roles at Emirates NBD and other organizations around the UAE.


“I’m forever thankful to DSR for helping me realize my dream of qualifying. DSR not only equips you with the best teachers and tools to pass the exams, but also gives you with confidence and positivity. I was never in doubt of passing or stressed while taking my exams. The classes are very thorough, and the mocks are extremely representative of the exam.
Often times, DSR did not feel like a tuition center but more of a family away from home. During those three years, I always received the right advice and support from Durdana and Zafar. You feel that you are really taken care of and that there are people who believe in you.”

Ayesha Almarri, ACA
Business Controls Manager,

“Studying for the ACA was a challenge, especially given my hectic work schedule. However, DSR greatly reduced the stress of managing my work/life/study balance. Zafar’s lectures provided a concise summary of the chapters that enabled me to understand the material and focus on the questions. Thanks to him, I was able to complete my ACA in three years from start to finish.”

Fatima Buali, ACA, BFP
Asset and Liability Management Manager,
Emirates NBD

DSR & Zahid Group


The Zahid Group is a multi-national organization headquartered in Saudi Arabia. It encompasses a diverse portfolio of companies operating across 11 sectors with more than 5,000 employees. It represents over 50 international and homegrown brands, including Bauer and Daewoo Bus. It specializes in supplying heavy vehicles and has been dealing Caterpillar vehicles in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years.

DSR has been conducting ICAEW CFAB classes since 2020 for the Zahid Group. Since DSR began training the Zahid Group, their candidates have progressed onto the ICAEW ACA Professional Level. With the continued strong commitment from the Zahid Group’s management, these candidates will continue onto the ICAEW ACA Advanced Level and eventually become fully qualified ICAEW ACAs.

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“I selected DSR to help me on my ICAEW journey. I passed 8 exams on the first attempt. DSR provides their students with the resources to confidently pass their exams with high marks. One of their major benefits compared to the other tuition providers is they delve in the syllabus in a detailed manner which makes you understand the topic from scratch. Thank you DSR!”-

Mohammad Kheder, BFP, PMP, Manager of Finance Shared Services, Zahid Group

Clients DSR Has Helped Achieve
Nationalization Initiatives

Are you looking for professional qualification training customized to your needs?

DSR offers customized professional qualification and corporate training tailored to your organization’s Emiratisation/Saudization needs.

For more details on Emiratisation and Saudization corporate trainings, contact:

Durdana Rizvi
+ 971 55 498 4696