Dhahi Khalfan Tamim

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Dhahi Khalfan Tamim
Dubai Police Force
Born (1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 62)
Place of birth Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Years of service since 1970 – present
Rank Lieutenant General

Dhahi Khalfan Tamim (born October 1, 1951) is a Lieutenant General and is the Head of General Security for the Emirate of Dubai. He was chief of the Dubai Police Force, until the end of the 2013, which is when Khamis Al Mazeina took over.[1] He came to international attention while overseeing the investigation of the group suspected of assassinating Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Biography[edit]

Tamim was born in Dubai on October 1, 1951. He attended the Royal Police College in Amman, Jordan in 1970. He is a criminal investigator. He was also in charge of receiving and test driving a new electric police vehicle in 2013.[2]

Positions[edit]

  • Head of Financial and Administrative Affairs
  • Deputy Chief of Dubai Police (1979)
  • Chief of Dubai Police (1980)
  • Member of Dubai Executive committee[3]

Deputy Chief of Public security

Personal information[edit]

He is married and has five children, three girls and two boys[citation needed].

Controversies[edit]

He has received criticism for stating that he would alert Israeli authorities if he learned of a planned terrorist attack on their soil.[4] Furthermore, in July 2013, he declared that Israel is not the enemy of Arabs, but that the Muslim Brotherhood is.[5]

He is a major critic of Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, and in April 2014, stated that “Qatar should not be ‘a safe haven’ to the so-called ‘Muslim’ Brotherhood”. Additionally, he noted that the UAE should 'reclaim' Qatar.[6] This caused already-strained relations between Emirates and Qatar to further deteriorate. He also launched a verbal attack against Kuwait in March 2014, claiming that it supported the Muslim Brotherhood, and accused Kuwait of 'destroying Iraq'.[7]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Dubai Police Official Website
  2. Government of Dubai Official Website