Dakar is his mountain and the dunes are his home. Our hero is an adventure seeker, a challenger and a true example of the passion that rages under the deceivingly calm façade of the burgeoning Doha landscape. Meet rally driver Mohamed Abu Issa, Abu Issa Racing’s golden child.
It is said that we are all made of stardust, that the sky is full of mystery and that we are not alone in this world. Our heroes are living proof of the brightness in humanity, the wonder in our adventure and the limitless reach that stems from our passions. Meet Haji and Jassim, Qatar’s very own luminary treasures.
Passion manifests itself in endless ways. Our hero exemplifies the world class creativity that Doha fosters, simultaneously reminding us of the very personal nature of the pursuit for happiness. Meet fashion designer, Carla Mallari.
Beauty is indeed beyond skin deep and our hero exemplifies this infamous adage. Self-discipline is the game and he is at the top of Qatar’s leaderboard. Dedication, self-respect and pride are the compliments to his phenomenal strength and admirable physique. Meet Hassan Al-Saiqal Doha’s very own fitness erudite.
It is said that a necessary part of tradition is the exercise of storytelling. It is also said that actions are lauded well and beyond the use of words. Both adages are celebrated when respect and purpose are applied. Marrying love of the age-old Islamic custom of horse riding with the noble warrior practice of archery, our heroes are able to tip their hats to all these elements. Meet Fuad and Walid; Qatar's horseback archers.
The path to success is paved with persistence, the driving force a burning ambition. Where once things may have seemed out of reach, now rises a formidable new generation where nothing is impossible. Our hero is the very embodiment of perseverance and prosperity for the greater good of the community. Meet Maryam Al Subaiey; leader, founder, thinker.
Old folktales speak of twins as single souls split in two. Appearing separate on the surface, they are in fact connected in the deep and there is no better example of that mystic connection than with our heroes. A love of life, people and adventure encapsulates the spirit of the kite surfers, proudly skimming the silver waters in Qatar's name. Meet Alaa and Khalid; turning passion into honour, one surf at a time.
Life is expressed through each one of us through unique action. Each utterance is its own creation, every declaration an extraordinary rebirth of senses. Our hero manifests the spirit of self-expression through an opus demonstrating the unseen in Doha's sun kissed heart. Meet Ali Hassan; the brush to our peninsula's palette.
Our hero interprets what it is to become one with new cultures, to fully embrace greener pastures and live not alongside, but as part of burning tradition. Let the privilege of language and the gift of community connect us to the sights, sounds, colours and flavours of the city. Meet our tenth hero, polyglot Olena Snitko.