Nasser Abdulghafor Alawadi

Name: Nasser Abdulghafor Alawadi

Age: 35

Profession: Abu Dhabi Police Officer

Nationality: Emirati

Motto: Life stops for no one.


Nasser Abdulghafor Alawadi and his camera

Your most valued possession?

My camera


Where can we find you hanging out most?

By the beach


The person who inspires you the most? 

My parents


Five things you need for survival 

My camera, the Internet, mobile phone, work, car


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What car would like to own?



Describe a typical day in your life.

Wake up morning to take pictures of sunrise. Get my camera for photography exercises, then go back to home to take a shower and go to work.


What is your idea of peace?

Be good even if the other person isn’t being good to you

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What item do you keep buying even though you have plenty?

Camera lenses, I always want the latest ones so I go and sell my old ones to get them!


What recent random act of kindness did you perform?

There was a girl studying in Ajman University who asked me to help her and take photos of her restaurant. I helped her with this without being paid – she was very happy and thanked me!


What are three things that today has taught you that you can improve on tomorrow?

Be patient. Walk step by step with others, and never think about yourself too highly. Don’t trust others so easily.


Who in your life deserves a big old thank you?

My mother


Have you found your purpose yet?

Not yet still. Maybe five percent of my real purpose is to have the permisson to take photos from top of towers.


What is your earliest memory?

My old home area. I was 15 years old. Even these days I always pass there because it brings me back to the good old times with lots of fond memories.


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If your life was a book, what would it be called?

Landscape world



Are you addicted to social media?

I am addicted to Instagram; I have around 3000 followers on my page. I know 200 persons from Instagram who have become my friends, 50 of them are friends in the real world.


If you wanted to look absolutely great, how would you dress?

Traditional clothes: Kandoora


Who would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?

My friend Ahmed because he is really very funny and makes me laugh

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If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else currently living, would you choose?

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Fazza) because his life is full of action and adventure!


If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?

National Geographic


If today is the last day- where would you rush to go?

Into the mosque


What is your idea of a perfect weekend?

Going to Liwa with friends, staying in tents, eating BBQ and taking pictures.


Nasser Abdulghafor Alawadi in London

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you like to be?

Norway – taking pictures from different angles, with professional photographers to share the experience.


If you suddenly found yourself with a free ticket to the moon would you take the trip?

Yes I will go! With my camera. I’ll take pictures nobody else would have!


If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would it be? The Football World Cup 1998 to meet Ronaldo in France.


A favourite meal and dessert?

Indian parata with Karak tea, and Oreo cake

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