Munah Zahr: Step by Step, Heart to Heart
Posted on 2016 Nov,17

Munah Zahr, Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Dubai is a person who takes comfort in everything authentic. He enjoys life one day at a time and in so doing, lives the moment. What follows is a snapshot of all the things near and dear to his heart.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Not wearing a suit.


What’s your motto in life?

It will pass.


What keeps you in the game?

Extra lives.


What music have you been listening to lately?

A Vava Inouva – Idir.


What can we find on your phone? 

An abandoned water cooler.


Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?

My wife.


If you could live for one day the life of another person, who would it be?

That person… That day… That Moment…


If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be and what question would you ask him/her?

Adam. And I would ask him what was he thinking when he ate that apple! The same applies if Eve were there.


What do you consider to be the greatest headline of all time?

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful. 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Nothing… because I’ll never win it.


What is the one thing you wish you have designed?

The Large Hadron Collider a.k.a. CERN =;-)


What’s the last book you read or movie you saw? 

Dan Brown’s Inferno… I read it because there’s a lot in it about Dante’s Devine Comedy. Good book. I hope Tom Hanks doesn’t ruin it. Should I watch the movie?


Who Are You?

I am... Munah (with an ‘h’ at the end)

I like… dark chocolate ice cream with white chocolate chips.

I want... to know more…

I have... everything I need. 

I wish... the weekends were a bit longer than two days.

I hate... greed and ego.

I fear... reaching a point when it’s too late.

I google... before I say I don’t know.

I wonder... if the world we are living in is really what we’ve been told it is.

I regret... nothing. 

I love... painting.

I need... to start painting again.

If I ruled the world... I’d press the reset button.

I dream… therefore I am.


My Favourite…

Dream Destination: Home 

Restaurant: Our kitchen

Hotel: Massabki

Meal: Kibbet Banadoura (hard to translate to English)

Quote: Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan 

Book: The Koran

Movie: The Mission (1986)

Flower: Magnolia

Animal: White Siberian Tiger

Poet: Mahmoud Darwish

Music/band: Al Mayadeen Ensemble

Painter: Rembrandt

Heroes: My kids