About Dr. Ali Bin Tamim

Secretary General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award
Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

Ali bin Tamim has been the Secretary General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award since November 2011, and he is also the Professor of Literary Critique in the United Arab Emirates University. He received his Doctorate Degree in Literary Critique from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 2005. He is a seasoned patron of the Arabic written word with a long record of valuable contributions to the field of Culture and Heritage in the United Arab Emirates. His passion to develop the cultural landscape in the Arab Region led him to create an online library of Arabic Literature, in addition to a literary e-magazine.

Bin Tamim assumed a number of roles throughout his career thus far; he served as a chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Abu Dhabi Media Council, as well as being a member of the Board of the Award of State. Bin Tamim also has been a member of the judging panel of various cultural awards, perhaps most importantly being the Dubai Cultural Award (2007-2009), and Khalifa Award for Education (2011). He has been assigned to represent the UAE in many international conferences to encourage cultural ties and cooperation. He also serves on the judging panel of “Prince of Poets”, a popular poetry competition TV program.

Since 2008, Bin Tamim is working in the capacity of the Director of Kalima, the translation arm of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA). He also assumed the management of the National Library programmes from 2014 to 2016. He is currently serving on the Board of Abu Dhabi Media Company, since 2014 to date, in addition to being the Culture and Media Consultant at the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, and is the Board Member of the National Archives and Chairman of the Executive Committee in addition to acting as Editor-in-Chief of the news portal 24 (www.24.ae).

Recently in December 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, issued a resolution, appointing Dr. Ali bin Tamim as Director-General of Abu Dhabi Media Company.

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