Professor of Political Science at the UAE University, member of Dubai Cultural Council and the General Coordinator of the Gulf Development Forum, he holds a doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington. He is a founder and a member of several professional associations in the cultural field in the UAE, the Gulf and the Arab region. He served as director of studies unit at the Dar Al Khaleej Press, Printing and Publishing, and chief editor of the Journal of Social Affairs. He has published more than 30 academic papers in Arabic and English. His writings include: The United States and the Dilemma of Security in the Arabian Gulf (2005), and Dubai: Journey of an Arab City from Local to Global (2006) and Paths of Political Reform in the UAE (2006).