Arif Ahli is the Executive Director of Budget and Planning Division in the Department of Finance of the Government of Dubai. Holder of a bachelor's degree in accounting, he is a president and a member of many administrative, financial and technical working committees and councils, including: the Advisory Committee of the UAE Association of Accountants and Auditors. He is a member of the Jumeirah Golf Real Estate Company, and the Board of the government's financial policy coordination, and the committee of the Dubai Financial Support Fund.
Ahli is currently the Ambassador of knowledge in the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, in addition to being an accredited lecturer in Maliyoun financial programmes.
Ahli also worked as a financial expert in the courts of the UAE, in addition to his experience as a registered operating auditor at the Ministry of Economy. He also worked as a director of an audit office.