Columnist for The National, answering readers’ questions about UAE culture; author of Ask Ali: A Guide To Abu Dhabi and Ask Ali: A Guide To Dubai.

What’s your latest book about? It’s about social media and how to create wealth from the internet.

What is the sentence you would like to be remembered by? “He was so passionate, inspiring and a pioneer – a great ambassador of humanity and the Arab world.”

Are you an early morning writer or a night owl? Both. Just give me a virgin strawberry margarita and I’ll write with a smile.

What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read? I make sure to search for the inspiring message from every book. You need to be an inspiring reader.

Kindle or a book? A book, of course.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers? Start writing now and stop saying, “I’ll write something someday.”

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