Ali Alsaloom is one of the fastest rising media stars and public speakers in the Gulf. He has delivered his intercultural awareness talks to hundreds of business groups. His TV show, Ask Ali, reaches thousands, as does his column in the weekly magazine M. For his work as a cultural ambassador, Time Out Dubai even recognized him as one of their 40 Local Heroes in 2008.
Schooled in the U.S. and Canada, Ali has developed a deeper appreciation for and pride in his Emirati heritage. He earned a university degree in Hospitality Management & Tourism and a Master’s in Brad and Cross-Cultural Management, and is a member of the Professional Speakers Association of the Middle East and one of the Gulf’s few experts in the cultural tourism field.
Ali joined the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority in 2005, and helped develop the city’s first Meeting, Incentives, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) department.
Ali launched his own communication company, Maestro Enterprises and his portal www.ask-ali.com answers questions on all things Emirati, from the country’s working hours to best places to experience National.