Father of Julia Sawalha and Nadia Sawalha.
He met his wife Bobbie while working at the BBC Arab World Service where she was a secretary. They have been married for over forty years.
Nadim named his youngest daughter Julia after his mother. His mother Julia was a well known and successful businesswoman in Jordan. She became so successful in such a male dominated society, she was publicly commended by Queen Nour in 1994 and had a documentary filmed of her life.
Because he was born in Jordan, Nadim Sawalha does not know his actual birth date. His family estimates it is between September 7-9.
Nadim Sawalha is of Bedouin descent.