Dr. Shihab Ghanem

Dr. Shihab Ghanem is a UAE citizen living in Dubai. He has a Master's degree in Engineering and a Doctorate in Economics. He is a retired Director of Engineering of Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Ports and a retired Managing Director of Mohammed bin Rashed Technology Park.

He has published 61 books including 16 books of verse in Arabic and 2 in English and 24 volumes of verse translated from Arabic to English, and from various languages to Arabic via English.

He has received various awards including: 1st prize for poetry in the UAE (1984), Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence 1989), Book prize from the Ruler of Sharjah for poetry translation (2003 and 2007), Tagore Peace Award (2012/2013), GALA Award (2013), Cultural Personality of the Year Award- al-Owais Creativity awards (2013), World Poetry Society Intercontinental Award, Chennai (2013), honouring by Al-Ithnainiah, Jeddah, (2013).

Details are available on www.shihabghanem.com