Nur and her family relocated to a different country every 3 years. She lived in Egypt, Romania, Italy, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Jordan and Austria, and speaks fluent Arabic, German, Italian and English. Her command of Arabic is so that she can speak it in a few different dialects: Syrian, Egyptian, and Jordanian. She is the daughter of an Austrian diplomat and a Syrian painter, and her middle name is pronounced "Noor". She graduated from the University of Stirling in Scotland with a MSc in Psychology with Honours; having finished the masters degree in 3 years instead of 5.