My proud­est mo­ment as an artist is prob­a­bly the first time I got paid for do­ing what I love.

Friday - - Up Close And Personal -


It’s inspiring to see artists I’ve looked up to my en­tire life come here through Dubai Walls. The pub­lic art scene here has been grow­ing over the past years [Dubai Walls] marks the first time I’ve seen the hu­man form be­ing painted pub­licly. We needed some­one to break down bar­ri­ers and show the it could be done in a beau­ti­ful way.

What’s for break­fast? Jazz

On Fri­days, we have break­fast to­gether as a fam­ily and while eat­ing we play jazz, which is also a very in­te­gral part of our day. My fam­ily is from Bagh­dad, Iraq, but I was born and raised in Lon­don. I came to Dubai three years ago be­cause of my wife, Reem, who was raised in the UAE, be­fore mov­ing to the UK, where we met. Her job trans­ferred her here and it was a good op­por­tu­nity for me too.

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