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Tamim was born in Dubai on 1 October 1951. He attended the Royal Police College in Amman, Jordan in 1970. He worked as a criminal investigator. He was also in charge of receiving and test driving a new electric police vehicle in 2013.
- Head of Financial and Administrative Affairs
- Deputy Chief of Police and General Security (2013 - Present)
- Chief of Dubai Police (1980)
- Member of Dubai Executive committee
He is known for speaking his mind and beyond. In 2017, he made some comments about different nationalities/races which could contravene Dubai's law and could land him in hot water. 
In 2010, Pravda
online accused the UAE of adopting " policies against Jews"
when, on 1 March of that year, Tamim allegedly said that "anyone who looks or sounds like a citizen of Israel will be blocked from entering the country, even if a suspected individual produces a passport of a different state". Pravda
responded by asking the rhetorical question
: "Will Emirates liken itself to the Third Reich
and use rulers and protractors to measure the shape of the nose, earlaps and the skull structure? If it does, the UAE will lose all of its friends in the West".
He has received criticism for stating that he would alert Israeli authorities if he learned of a planned terrorist attack on their soil.[better source needed]
Furthermore, in July 2013, he received criticism for contesting the notion that Israel was the enemy of Arabs by declaring that the Muslim Brotherhood pose a significantly more substantial threat.
He is a major critic of Qatar
's support of the Muslim Brotherhood
. This caused already-strained relations between Emirates and Qatar to further deteriorate. He also launched a verbal attack against Kuwait
in March 2014, accusing Kuwait of "destroying Iraq".
In October 2017, Dhahi Khalfan wrote about the Qatar diplomatic crisis on Twitter
; "If the World Cup leaves Qatar, Qatar’s crisis will be over … because the crisis is created to get away from it". According to observers, the message appeared to imply that the blockade was enacted due to Qatar hosting the world's biggest football event.
In reaction to media coverage of his tweet, Dhahi Khalfan tweeted; “I said Qatar is faking a crisis and claims it’s besieged so it could get away from the burdens of building expensive sports facilities for the World Cup”
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash
said Dhahi Khalfan had been misunderstood in media coverage. In response, Gargash clarified that Qatar's hosting of World Cup 2022 "should include a repudiation of policies supporting extremism & terrorism."
On April 3, 2018 he tweeted "Why Indians are disciplined? While sedition, criminality and smuggling in the Pakistani community are rampant" he also mentioned that the Pakistanis pose a serious threat to the Gulf communities because they bring drugs to their countries and that the Indians are disciplined than the Pakistanis. His comments came after Dubai authorities arrested gang of Pakistanis involved in smuggling drugs. He has also made comments like this before. 
- ^ "Deputy Chief of Police and General Security".
- ^ Dubai police official site Bio
- ^ See History of the Jews in Germany#Jews under the Nazis (1933–45)
- ^ Balmasov, Sergey; Trukhachev, Vadim (4 March 2010). "United Arab Emirates to Follow Third Reich Policies against Jews". Pravda. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- ^ "Арабские Эмираты вводят фейс-контроль для израильтян". Pravda (in Russian). 3 March 2010.
- ^ Video on YouTube
- ^ "قائد شرطة دبي: إسرائيل ليست عدوة العرب،عدونا هم الإخوان المسلمون !". Moroccan News. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- ^ "Dubai police chief accuses Kuwait of destroying Iraq". Middle East Monitor. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- ^ "The war of words between the Emirati Twitterati". al-Araby al-Jadeed. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- ^ "Dubai's police chief praises Trump's travel ban". Thomson Reuters Zawya. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- ^ "How football created the biggest crisis in the Middle East for decades". The Independent. 12 October 2017.
- ^ "Outspoken Dubai security chief urges Qatar to give up 2022 World Cup". Times of Israel. 10 October 2017.
- ^ "UAE: Qatar must shun 'extremism' to host 2022 World Cup". Reuters. 10 October 2017.
- ^ D. Parvaz (25 November 2017). "U.A.E. security official blames TV for Egypt attack, encourages bombing Al Jazeera". Think Progress. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- ^ https://www.firstpost.com/world/dubai-police-chief-dhahi-khalfans-stinging-tweets-on-pakistan-more-than-outburst-reveal-islamabads-unsteady-relations-with-saudi-led-gcc-bloc-4418471.html
- Dubai Police Official Website
- Government of Dubai Official Website
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