Dherar Belhoul graduated from Higher College of Technology in Dubai and worked for two years in DUBAL and then 20 years in Dubai Municipality.
Dherar has held several positions in various departments in the municipality, and also worked for a time in the field of cultural work in Dubai Culture Authority. He contributed to the development of a number of cultural and artistic initiatives, proposing and developing a variety of cultural projects.
Dherar currently serves as General Manager of Watani, an organisation that aims to strengthen the sense of national identity in UAE citizens. He presents the programme Outside the Text on Noor Dubai Radio.