Hamed Al-Yahyai is an Omani journalist and, since 2010, a poet of “Al Shila”. He has participated in many poetry events both inside and outside the UAE, and on many national occasions. He previously worked as secretary at Sharjah Centre for Popular Poetry. He also supervised auditing the poems for the Emirati singer Mihad Hamad, which were converted for a lyrics app for smart phones.
Al-Yahyai released his first album, Nessma Hob, in 2014. He is documenting the art of “Al Shila” through video clips to keep this style of art from disappearing.