Dr Ali bin Tamim has been the Secretary-General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award since 2011. He is the head of the recently established Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language.
Bin Tamim held many positions, including: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Archives 2015-2018, Member of the Arbitration Committee of the Prince of Poets Program.
Bin Tamim received a doctorate in literary criticism from Yarmouk University, Jordan in 2005 and a master's degree in Arabic language and literature from the University of Jordan in 2001. He also contributed to many media and cultural initiatives in the United Arab Emirates.