Akram is Mahfouz's father. He was in his desert village home in Qatar when his son and a group of US Military troops came running across the desert pursued by a giant mechanical scorpion. The troops, including Mahfouz's friend, William Lennox, rushed into the village. Mahfouz led Lennox to Akram so Lennox could ask for a telephone. Akram spoke enough English to understand and handed Lennox a cell phone while he led his son to safety. Akram was portrayed by Rizwan Manji (Transformers, 2007 film).