Born in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates in 1961, Khalid Albudoor is an award- winning poet, writer, and cultural advisor.
Albudoor, who started publishing in the local magazines and newspapers since 1978, is considered one of the early poets who established the modern poetry movement in the United Arab Emirates. His first collection of poetry “NIGHT” , published in Lebanon in 1992, won Al-Khal Poetry Award. To date, he has published six poetry collections and was one of the founding members of the U.A.E Writers’ Union.
Since 1988, Albudoor has been working as researcher and documentary film writer focusing on the intangible cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. This includes oral heritage, Nabati poetry, traditional music, and storytelling.
He holds a Master’s Degree in screenwriting from Ohio University in the United States. His documentaries and television programs have received awards and recognition, both locally and internationally.
Currently, he is a freelance researcher, writer, life coach, and a cultural advisor at Hamdan Heritage Center in Dubai.