Consults on publishing, media and digital communications by day. Writes novels and history books and stuff by night. No longer really blogs at Fake Plastic Souks. Occasionally gets involved in space stuff too, but is most certainly not allowed to touch the red buttons.
A resident of the Emirates since 1993, I'm particularly interested in UAE history, archaeology and Emirati things in general - particularly in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
I'm useless at source editing and am frequently to be found at the site of train crashes trying to look innocent and sidle away.
I spend much of my productive time here creating articles or tidying things up: WP:BLP and WP:AfD are of interest - I try and participate at AfD as my way of saying sorry for the things I send there from working on New Page Patrol. My unproductive time is spent reading WP:ANI and wondering about the futility of it all.
I've so far created (in no particular order):
Al Heera • Sharjah Fort • Sharjah Wanderers • Al Mahatta Fort • Hatta Fort Hotel • Al Bithnah • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club • Mleiha Archaeological Centre • Wasit Wetland Centre • Wadi Suq Culture • Ed-Dur • Al Thuqeibah • Al Madam • Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives • Hafit period • Muweilah • Dubai International Writers' Centre • Rain Room • Pink Caravan • Wadi Bih • Jebel Al Buhais • Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve • Al Ashoosh • Bidaa Bint Saud • Qattara Oasis • List of Ancient Settlements in the UAE • Al Falayah Fort • Al Faqa • Umm Al Quwain Fort • Margham • Saih Al Salam • Nazwa • Al Lisaili • Al Sajaa • Al Zahra Hospital • Sharjah Police Force • Mahdha • Seih Al Harf • Thameed • UAE Drones for Good • Obeid bin Said bin Rashid • Rashid bin Maktoum • Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum • Dunes (stamps) • Persian Gulf campaign of 1819 • Hassan bin Rahma Al Qasimi • Al Zorah • Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi • Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi • Saqr bin Khalid Al Qasimi • Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi • Khalid bin Ahmad Al Qasimi • Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi II • Rashid bin Matar Al Qasimi • Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi • Sultan bin Salim Al Qasimi • Rashid bin Majid Al Mualla • Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mualla • Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Mualla • Ali bin Abdullah Al Mualla • Mubazzara Dam • Abdelaziz bin Rashid Al Nuaimi • Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi • Humaid bin Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi • Al Mualla • Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi • Saif bin Hamad Al Sharqi • Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi • Na'im • Al Sharqi • Saeed bin Tahnun Al Nahyan • Khalifa bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan • Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan • Buraimi Dispute • Jiri plain • Bani Kaab • Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan • Kunud • Al Bu Muhair • Arab Reading Challenge • Mazari • Manasir (tribe) • Sharqiyin • Dhawahir • The Founder's Memorial • Sudan (tribe) • Gainsborough Stud • Duru (tribe) • Awamir • Bani Hadiyah • Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates • the Arab Strategy Forum • Random International • Budi Tek • Iron Age in the United Arab Emirates • Battle of Dibba • Heart of Sharjah • Sharjah Investment and Development Authority • Al Hefaiyah Conservation Centre • Bait Al Naboodah • the Battle of Dhank • Awhala Fort • Wadi Hayl • Wadi Saham • Wadi Qor • Wadi Siji • Wadi Helo (wadi) • Wadi Shawka • Wadi Sal • Wadi Tuwa • Wadi Maydaq • Wadi Esfai • Wadi Asimah • Wadi Ejili • Wadi Fara • Wadi Sidr • Wadi Tayyibah • Wadi Naqab • Tahil (Sharjah) • Samuel Hennell • Al Hayl Fort • Ghayl Fort • Hyacinth incident • The Flying Saucer, Sharjah • Taryam Omran Taryam • Abdullah Omran Taryam • Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa • Al Bait Hotel • Ajman Fort • Al Bithnah Fort • Labsah • Tayyibah • Habus and some other stuff, too.
Oh, and Mimar Hayruddin, who isn't from or in any way remotely connected to the Emirates but who needed doing...
Funny, really, that nobody had bothered before...