Born: November 11, 1988
Profession: Senior Reporter
In Qatar since: Birth
Annual residence permit renewal: June
Earliest memory of Qatar: My time at the nursery which was just opposite my apartment building in Mansoura. And when my mother would come to collect me, it was almost every day that I would force her to take me to the neighbourhood grocery store to buy chocolates.
Those other places… Life in Mumbai is completely different. It’s crowded and noisy. There are people everywhere. The strangest thing for me was to use public transport.
The thing I’d missed the most about Qatar: The multicultural aspect of the country.
What must change here, now: Rather than malls, there should be more souqs around the city. It’s nice to walk through places like Souq Waqif rather than high-end malls where you end up buying nothing.
Home is… where family and friends are, where beautiful memories are, and where you feel safe.