For his entire life, Maysam has lived in Dubai. His parents are from Syria, a place he hasn’t visited since he was a young child. If you ask him, the UAE is his home. But on paper, it isn’t and likely never will be. So, what do you do when your home can’t be your home forever?
This episode was originally broadcast in March 2018, and we recently called Maysam up to hear what’s changed for him since the story aired.
This episode was produced by Hebah Fisher and Alex Atack, with editorial support by Dana Ballout, Percia Verlin, Laura Saab, Razan Alzayani and Jackie Sofia; sound design by Alex Atack and Fady Garas; and mixing by Mohamad Khreizat.
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