Al Ameemi works as head of the Academy of Arabic Poetry in Abu Dhabi and is a member of the judging panel for the Million’s Poet reality television contest. He is currently working on a variety of fictional projects and publications related to popular literature and ethnology.
More than ten years ago, propelled by his love for the Arabic language and his country, Al Ameemi embarked on a massive project – researching, compiling and writing a reference text on all the UAE’s many dialects and vernaculars. To date, he has identified 20 diverse environments that influence dialects in the UAE.
Early in 2015, Al Ameemi confirmed that 70% of his research was complete with at least five more years to go until the project is completed.