Hamid moved to London in the late spring of 2001, at first planning to remain just a single year. In spite of the fact that he much of the time came back to Pakistan to compose, he kept on living in London for a long time, turning into a double native of the United Kingdom in 2006. In 2004 he joined the brand consultancy Wolff Olins, working just three days seven days in order to hold time to compose. He later filled in as overseeing executive of Wolff Olins' London office, and in 2015 was designated the association's first-since forever Chief Storytelling Officer.
Hamid moved to Lahore in 2009 with his better half Zahra and their girl Dina. He presently separates his time among Pakistan and abroad, living between Lahore, New York, London, and Mediterranean nations including Italy and Greece. Hamid has depicted himself as a "crossbreed" and has said of his own composition that "a novel can regularly be a separated man's discussion with himself."