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8 Reasons Not to Miss Dubai Modest Fashion Week

8 Reasons Not to Miss Dubai Modest Fashion Week

By Georgina Brace

Fresh from successful launches in Istanbul and London, highly anticipated Dubai Modest Fashion Week (DMFW) debuts on 8th – 9th December at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. Created by the founders of Think Fashion and Red Connect, the two-day event will include an action packed roster showcasing the latest modest fashion trends from an eclectic mix […]

Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

by Dr. Ahmed Ragheb

“I wish it were a boy,” a couple would tell me. “My wife would love to have a baby girl,” another one would beg me. These are some of the wishes of many parents-to-be out there. Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been striving to discover ways to control, or at least predict, […]

Atypical: Netflix’s Hit Show About Autism Paves the Way for Acceptance and Inclusion

Atypical: Netflix’s Hit Show About Autism Paves the Way for Acceptance and Inclusion

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  In a society where the term autism is still a foreign and new word amongst many, Netflix’s hit show: Atypical sheds just a hint of light on the daily struggles a person with autism experiences and, what their family dynamic may feel like.   Movies and shows, are slowly including characters on the spectrum […]

Why Do Women Stay With Cheating Men?

Why Do Women Stay With Cheating Men?

by Rasha Mansour

I remember when I was in my early twenties and I would hear of this man, or that man, you know, the ones who cheat on their wives — and my response would be quite simple: why doesn’t she just leave? Why does she put up with this? The feedback I would always get would […]

I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

By Reham Barakat

Imagine if I could begin this article by stating outright: I am mentally ill and proud. I am proud because I have learned so much more from being privy to psychological ailments than from regular life experiences. I am proud because I have been able to understand the depths and pain of wishing to end […]

14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

by Ghaly Shafik

I’ve been using ride hailing apps – Uber, Careem and Ousta – ever since they’ve launched their services in Egypt. I think I became an expert. Below are a few tips:     Always make sure you place the pin on the exact pick up location. Don’t request a ride while you’re on the toilet […]

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

by Nichole Miranda

Dubai has the entire map of the world tucked in between its little nooks and crannies. If meandering around dark alleys in old Dubai is always on your weekend agenda, you’ve probably inhaled fragrances from every corner of the world. Whether you’re making out with a doner kebab after a pub crawl or are getting […]

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

by Pakinam ElMahdy

Can you stop talking about portion control, because frankly, no one cares. Oh, and can we also just say that some Arab dishes defy the concept of portion control. Let us take you through a journey your belly will definitely appreciate it.     Like honestly, can you just eat one piece of mombar?    […]

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

by Karim Galal

We have some bad news for Mashrou’ Leila fans in Egypt! The Lebanese indie band has been allegedly banned from performing in Egypt by the Syndicate of Musical Professions, following the Music Park concert in New Cairo last weekend.     A photo of the crowd raising a rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQ […]

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

by Karima Galal

  If the picture above does not make you feel things, then you should honestly just leave (unless you like food then you should definitely stay). Dahab’s very popular Ralph’s German Bakery that has pretty much amassed a cult following has released the best news ever.   A post shared by Ralph’s German Bakery (@ralphsgermanbakeryeg) […]

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