Born: March 27, 1987
In Qatar since: six-months old
Annual residence permit renewal: February
Earliest Qatar Memory: Watching Sesame Street on QTV; family weekend trips to Dukhan; reading Roald Dahl and others at the Falcon Club library; the lion at the Doha Zoo.
Those other places… Being away from Qatar, some of the things that I experienced (many for the first time) were: actual blue skies; walking on streets with the sun only nearing the horizon at 10.30pm; enjoying -33 Celsius weather; seeing cherry blossoms bloom every spring; live music performances.
The thing I’d missed most about Qatar: The peaceful afternoons in Doha and the view of the sea from along the Corniche strip.
What must change here, now: The traffic and the light pollution and a little more urban planning might be nice…
Home is… My 22-year-old apartment in Muntazah, where I’ve spent all those years loathing 6am wake-ups for school, doing homework, turning thirteen etc.