What are you most passionate about?
Elephants and jewellery
What do you fear the most?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Do it fast”? “Bring it soon”
What is your favourite journey?
A gondola ride around Venice
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
When someone unknown asks, “Do you know me?”
Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
A taller Akram might be interesting… Can look down on a few people I have been looking UP to!
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be an amazing cook
What is your greatest extravagance?
I enjoy splurging on travel, from interesting hotels to fab restaurants, to VIP tours
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Backbiting and arrogance
What do you wish you had right now?
A magic carpet
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To chill a bit more
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Marilyn Monroe!! Or a nice 20-carat flawless diamond
Which historical figure do you admire most?
Walt Disney. He was able to create happiness and joy in kids and adults, and it all began with a mouse
What would you be doing in 20 years?
Hopefully still annoying my daughter and having fun
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Drink a mug of water
What was one of your life-changing moments?
The birth of my daughter Hanaa
What do you think has been the strength behind your success?
Believing in and pursuing my visions
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Would love to be able to speak more world languages like Mandarin, French and Hindi
When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
Whether my 85-year-old wife is still around to help me enjoy our life together
What was your favourite food as a child?
Chocolate (still is)