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Ahmad Ardalan was born in Baghdad in 1979. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Vienna, Austria, where he spent most of his childhood and underwent his primary studies. After his father's diplomatic mission finished at the end of 1989, he returned to Iraq, where he continued his studies and graduated from the University of Dentistry. As a result of the unstable political, military, social, and economic conditions in his home country, Ahmad decided to leave Iraq and move to the UAE. After facing difficulties to pursue his career in dentistry, he opted to pursue employment in the business world. Since then, Ardalan has held several senior roles within the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, throughout much of the Middle East. His e ...more


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29th July, 2014, I finally hit the publish button on Amazon. My novel The Gardener of Baghdad became a reality.

Writing this novel had been an emotional experience. I left Iraq, as the drums of war were getting louder. I only returned back to my hometown eleven years later. Though the visit was short, its effect was intense.

Baghdad despite the wars and unrest was still beautiful in its nature... Read more of this blog post »
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message 16: by Kathy

Kathy Thanks for the request :)


Maria Kaye Hi, thanks for the friend request Ahmad!


message 14: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Ahmad.


message 13: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the friend request.


message 12: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Ahmad :)))


message 11: by Thomas

Thomas Hello Ahmad! Thank you so much for your friendship here on GR! I look forward to hearing about what you're reading. Have a wonderful week!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Sandra Hi Ahmad,
Thanks for the friend-invite!


Sophia Thank you for the friend request, Ahmad!


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Ahmad Ardalan Dustin wrote: "Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!"


Thanks a lot. Enjoy your week as well.


message 6: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan ☆~Stephanie ~☆ wrote: "Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]"

Most Welcome!


☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]


Dustin Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!


message 3: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan إسراء wrote: "Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!"


You are welcome!


إسراء Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!


Khalid Almoghrabi كل عام وانت بخير يا أحمد :) أعاده الله عليك بالصحة والعافية


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