Arif is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer at Al Tamimi & Company in Oman and is recognised for his legal expertise by international legal publications such as the Legal 500, which ranked him as a "next generation lawyer" and the International Financial Law Review which ranked him as a "rising star".

He has advised private and public sector companies in Oman, the UK, Europe, USA, the Middle East and the Far East on strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity and IPOs and previously worked in London and New York based law firms.

Arif and his family have lived in Muscat since 2014 and he has been an ABA parent since 2019.