Fuad & Aisha Nazim (Indian & Canadian)
‘Love is not an on and off switch. Love is something that grows every day you are together’
“We met in December 2006, surprisingly at 360 – Jumeirah Beach Hotel (my favourite hangout during those years). Aisha had just moved to Dubai a couple of months earlier from Canada, and I moved back to Dubai during the summer of ’06.
Considering the fact that we got married in six months, I would say that Dubai has played a special part in our story. My whole family lives here, so it was easy to introduce Aisha to all of them. Dubai is a very cosmopolitan city, and it’s easy to be a newcomer here. The jitters of a new relationship were ironed out by hanging out in different places in Dubai, getting reacquainted with old friends, and making new ones too. Dubai is a melting pot of East meets West, and now with four kids, its honestly the best place to raise a family. Pier Chic in Al Qasr is a particularly special place for us as that’s where we had our first date. Love is not an on and off switch. Love is something that grows every day you are together. After almost 11 years of marriage and four amazing kids, love is something that you can just be yourself with your other half. Aisha and I are exact opposites and I think that’s the strength of our relationship.
We’ve made a pact that we’d spend Valentine’s day with our kids at their favourite restaurant, Farzi Café at City Walk. We couldn’t have it any other way.”