Muhanad is an Arabic cultural specialist who advises institutions in the UAE and the region on communications and programming. Most recently, Muhanad was the Arts Centre Manager and Curator at DUCTAC in Dubai. Prior to this he was Regional Press Manager for Art Dubai. Previous experience has included work at Sharjah Art Foundation, Platform Glasgow and Damascus Opera House. He was awarded the Cultural Leadership International fellowship from the British Council and Ford Foundation in 2010. Muhanad is fluent in English with Arabic as his first language.