Akbar was featured in the list '40 And Under: The Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders' published by Arabian Business, in 2018. He was recognized as Young Leader ‘Shaping the Future’ at Stars of Business Leadership Awards 2017. He was honored with the ‘Champion of Change’ Award at the 7th Annual MENA HR Excellence Awards 2015 in recognition of his leadership, strategic thinking and key management decisions that benefited the organization. He was also featured in the twenty five young Business Leaders in UAE, profiled in a coffee table book GEN NEXT INDIANS. In recognition of his merit and professional accomplishments, Akbar was inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame of his alma mater, the American University of Sharjah (AUS).
He also received the award for Thumbay Hospital being featured as the Best Medical Tourism Hospital in the Middle-East by The New Economy, a leading newspaper in the UK, in 2013.
Akbar has spoken at various conferences and seminars held in the Middle-East and Europe, which includes:
Akbar was a team member in the AUS Engineering Team that built an FSAE race car that would later race in the United States. The highlight of his course was the internship he undertook at Mercedes Benz Headquarters in Berlin, Germany.