The Writer Ali Abdullah Mohammed Abu Rish was born on June 9, 1956 in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Completed his high school studies, and in 1979 got a Bachelor of Psychology from the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University in Egypt. After graduation, he joined journalism and chaired the cultural section of Al Etihad newspaper, then became executive editor of the same newspaper until 2008. Currently he is working at Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture. He has served as the director of "pen" project in the Authority, and writes a press column and cultural readings investigations at Al Etihad newspaper and its cultural supplement and other newspapers and websites.
He began his publications series in 1979, anecdotal series entitled "She with claws" and other poetry collections. The publications feature began by telling "confess" in 1980, which was chosen as the most important Arabic novel of the twentieth century by the Arab Writers Union, also he won the Emirates Appreciation of Sciences, Arts and Letters Award, Branch Arts, 2008.
He has published the following novels: the Recognition of 1982, the Sword and the Rose, the Ashes of Blood, Madness Window, the Hill and the Idol, bilateral Mejbel bin Shahwan, Slaayem, Two-Spirit and Stone Statue, the triangle, love, water and Mud, Om Duwais, and others. He issued a collection of short stories and other prose collections and two plays, in addition to a collection of essays of literary journalism.
The writer Ali Abu Rish is one of writers tempted by the art of novel that made him creative. He is one of the most important novelists in the UAE, and has provided the library with ten novels. He was fast spreading among Emirati writers. His fictional narrative experience relies on the inspiration of Arab heritage and humanitarian documented creations, reflecting the sense of National feelings. He highlights the human life in its contradictions, and alienation experienced by the Arab man. A novelist interested in his art and the development of tools. He has a reserve of linguistic and cognitive credit adding to his wide knowledge to support his narrative language.In addition to his novels he produced a collection of short stories and prose, Sameh Kaawach a critic has prepared a critical book on his experience lit a distinctive feature entitled "The Sand Alterations, ,, a reading of the novelist experience of Ali Abu Rish.