Professor of Social Linguistics at Sultan Qaboos University and head of the Arabic department from 2014 to 2019, holding a PhD from the University of Manchester, England. His academic interests focus on linguistics in Oman, Yemen, and southern regions of the Arabian Peninsula. He has written about contemporary and ancient dialects in the region and examined their phenomena. He represented the Sultanate in the Supreme Commission for Arabic Repertoire (2006-2015). He won the GCC Prize for Excellence in the Field of Linguistic Studies 2015. He is the chair of the Plans and Decisions Committee of the International Association of Arabic Language Departments.