I was born in Dubai, UAE where I lived for my first 12 years. My parents decided to move to New Zealand when I was around 13 years old. I lived in NZ for the next 12 years where I finished high school & University.
New Zealanders have a knack for creativity, and I’m really glad I got to learn a few things from them. University also taught me many things, but the main thing is if you want to learn something new, or if you want to do something, you must go out and learn it and do it yourself.
I was a slow learner in high school and really did not like studying at all, which was an issue at a higher education level as I had no idea what to study at University. My educational journey started with computer programing which I studied for a year before I moved to a course in hospitality for another year. I took a year off after that and applied for a full-time job. The year after that I decided to go back to learning where I joined the University of Waikato and started a Business major in Management plus I also had a chance to choose some elective papers, and I chose some Media Studies classes for those. Fortunately for me, that was a good step as I really enjoyed those Media classes and did really well in them. I asked the university if I can move to a Media Studies major, which they accepted. I finally graduated with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Media Studies around 2010.
I moved back to Dubai in 2010 and worked for my family’s company Education Zone, where I got to explore and implement my creative skills. I worked there for approximately 7 years. My younger sister and I started the second branch of Education Zone in Bahrain in 2014.
I got married in 2011 and moved to Bahrain in 2012 so we (my wife and I) can be close to both our extended families. My wife gave birth to my beautiful daughter (Anfal) on October 31st, 2012. Update: On January 29th, 2016 my wife gave birth to our son (Yousif).
At the end of 2017, I resigned from Education Zone and established Feels Digital Productions. I have been working hard to get Feels Digital to a place of recognition and trust in Bahrain, I feel the momentum in clientele recently proves that this company is growing at a healthy pace. I do find it hard to manage the company at times as I am not well versed in accounting and finance plus I do not have many people in my network since I have not lived in Bahrain for long. Other than that I really love this company and I will do everything in my power to push it forward.
This is my story so far, of course missing all the great stories in between. If you ever want to chat with me contact me through Instagram or email, I know I look a little standoffish but I love to chat.