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Mohammed Al Murr

Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Al Murr Al Falasi (born 1955 in Dubai) is a short-story writer from the United Arab Emirates. He has published over 15 volumes of short stories and has had two collections translated into English: Dubai Tales and The Wink of the Mona Lisa.

Al Murr graduated from Syracuse University in the United States, and has been a member of a number of UAE academic institutions and councils. He is the former head of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. In 2011, Al Murr was appointed to the Federal National Council’s 15th Chapter as a representative of the Emirate of Dubai, and elected uncontested as Speaker.

Al Murr currently serves as Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundationand a Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation.