Who is Mahmood?
Mahmood Nasser Al-Yousif is an ex-blogger attempting to bridge the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. He failsÂ a lot, but succeeds once in a while. This is more than enough for him to keep trudging forward.
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I own and operate Arabia Video where I help businesses thrive through video and digital marketing.
I’ve had many hobbies through my life and still participate in most I started a long time ago, the format might have changed, but the enjoyment is still there. I have always been fascinated by the visual arts having a father who was one of the founders of the contemporary art movement in this area of the world is bound to rub off on you.
At school I started the first ever photography club. I have entered just one photography exhibition in Bahrain, and won 2nd prize.
I am also fascinated by computers and their potential. Especially communication and how that marriage can bring disparate peoples together. I started one of the first BBS (bulletin board service) in the Gulf in ’86 which was called Stray Cats BBS.
I became an aircraft avionics maintenance engineer, did that for ten years, realised that I wanted more out of my life so I went to the States and came back three months later with a commercial pilot’s license. The second Gulf War started soon after my return, so employment opportunities for pilots disappeared.
In yet another change of career, I started my first company – Computer Point – in 1991 and left the airline industry behind soon thereafter. Hello entrepreneurship!
Now I try to dispel the image that Muslims and Arabs suffer from in the rest of the world, mostly by our own doing. I am no missionary and don’t want to be. I run several internet websites that are geared to do just that, create a better understanding that we’re not all nuts hell-bent on world destruction.
At the end, I’m just an Arab man attempting to bridge the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. I might fail a lot, but succeed once in a while.
last updated 15 September 2020