Abdulla Al-Falasi

Ahmed bin Hanbal School

Abdulla Al-Falasi

Abdulla Al-Falasi

By saying that this trip was one of the best experiences in my life I wouldn't be exaggerating at all, the things that I have learnt and the people that I have met and the amazing debates that we've witnessed and gone through have taught me so many things. Also the opportunities I've been given to sit down with great minds such as ministers and journalists and absorb their experiences and learn from their successes to use in order to fulfill my own goals.

Apart from the fact that I've learned a lot from this trip, I cannot deny that I was more than pleased to have met the great people that have been learning with me! The time that I've spent in getting to know my trip mates has really made a brotherly relationship between us and will most likely stay as it is even after the trip.

The places we got to visit in New Delhi were absolutely stunning, whether it's the unmatched architecture of the Red Fort, the wonder of the Jami' masjid, or the indescribable feeling you get when you step into Humayun's tomb, the city of Delhi itself should be stated as the 8th wonder of the world for how much culture and history it can withstand and hold!

All I could say about this trip is that it has opened a very bright door of opportunities for me and hope that I'd grab a hold of some of those opportunities and try to refine my debating skills and my overall perspective on how things are around the world and get a glimpse of how they feel and to understand the boundaries of what to think and what to say and what to do. Probably  the most important thing I've learned from meeting such great people is something that contradicts with a common saying in our community, which is to try and NOT follow someone's footsteps in creating your own future, but to follow yourself and make your own decisions and your own legacy and be distinguished from the others that are in the same line as you are, to be known by who you are and not what you do.

Last but not least, I can't help but think of the whole reason and how I got to where I was in Delhi sitting with all these people and given all these opportunities to start building my future, and I keep coming back to the same result over and over.

Thank you Doha Debates! for the chances that I've been given and for everything and for making this trips an unforgettable epic that will stay in memory long as I live.