Nada Zeidan was born on October 11, 1976, in Lebanon. She is the eldest among her 10 siblings. Between 1975 and 1990, over 700,000 people in Lebanon were displaced. The civil war had a disastrous impact on the people of that country. About 3 per cent of the population was killed during the fighting, 4 per cent were injured, and about a third was displaced.
The Zeidans moved to Qatar in 1980, when Nada was just four years old.