The vision that Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser had for her homeland of Qatar over two decades ago may have been difficult to imagine at the time, but it was not a mirage. Establishing an oasis of biomedical research and education in the country's capital, Doha, has taken extraordinary hard work, patience, and dedication. Sidra Medicine serves the unique needs of Qataris and surrounding populations, and its campus contains a hospital, universities, research centers, and more. Through support from the Qatar Foundation, it has gained international renown for cutting-edge work in many fields, particularly genomics and cancer research with a focus on pediatric patients. It attracts talented scientists and clinicians from around the globe interested in working in a world-class facility and tackling important and meaningful medical challenges.