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Brands Get Political: When It Works, When It Doesn’t and Why

Brands Get Political: When It Works, When It Doesn’t and Why

by Branding and Digital Agency Omnia

  It’s the year of the people taking power into their own hand! Or at least that’s what 2017 has been showing us so far. The digital revolution brought with it numerous ways for companies to communicate directly with their customers, from the largest corporations down to the smallest local businesses. Websites, social media and […]

Where Should You Buy Your Egyptian Summer Home

Where Should You Buy Your Egyptian Summer Home

by Abel-Azim Osman of Cooing

With the increase in dollar prices, traveling abroad for summer vacation costs more than double what it used to cost. When you factor in the airplane tickets, accommodation, food, and social events, the amount you will need to spend abroad to enjoy your trip can be daunting.   On the bright side, Egypt is blessed […]

Why Besh Street’s Turkish Brunch Needs to Be on Your Dubai Weekend Agenda

Why Besh Street’s Turkish Brunch Needs to Be on Your Dubai Weekend Agenda

by Nichole Miranda

  It’s no surprise that Turkish food is the absolute bomb. It could kick McDonald’s to the curb in the hangover-remedy department. We all know that weekend brunches and Lebanese food are Dubai’s main bae, so does the Besh’s Street Brunch have what it takes to be noticed in a sea of shawerma and bottomless […]

Halla Walla: The Arab Emojis You’ve Always Wanted Are Here

Halla Walla: The Arab Emojis You’ve Always Wanted Are Here

by Maha Khalil

  Let’s face it, even the most straight-faced of our friends and acquaintances now use emojis on a daily basis when texting. But have you ever found yourself fruitlessly swiping through your emoticon keyboard trying to express something very…Arab? You’re not alone. Many of us feel a bit excluded, even if also tickled, by all […]

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

by Ahmed El-Sherif

Put on your hypothetical beret and buckle up Cairo, as you’re about to be proud of someone else this month beside Essam El-Hadary.   Proud of our #LinaMowafy (@loully) for being selected on @artsy as one of only four featured #artists worldwide. Born in 1980, Mowafy is one of our best-selling #contemporary #Egyptian artists. Her […]

Here’s How Rove Hotel DXB Is Changing the UAE’s Hotel Game

Here’s How Rove Hotel DXB Is Changing the UAE’s Hotel Game

by Nichole Miranda

Attention urban nomads of the UAE, Dubai’s newest brand of hotels will rock your hipster socks off. Not only do the hotels make for killer Instagram material, they also serve up spotless free wifi to upload your latest shots to the ‘gram. With hashtags floating around and managers greeting you with high fives instead of […]

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

by Mirna Soliman

May god have mercy on your soul & lessen the pain & grief of your family & fiancée. We demand KEIF to be permanently closed down & have all their staff & owners brought to question immediately. A photo posted by Cairo Spots (@cairospots) on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:55am PST   Tragedy struck last […]

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

by Botros ElShehy

بجد شرفتونا و عملتوا اللي عليكوا لاعيبه و جهاز فني و اداري.. احنا معاكوا و وراكوا علي طول ان شاء الله #منتخب_مصر #hamaki #hamakian #egypt A photo posted by Mohamed Hamaki (@hamaki) on Feb 5, 2017 at 2:51pm PST   Last night, the biggest game in Africa took place between Egypt and Cameroon, where twenty […]

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

by Caroline Gergis

  We live in a world that is obsessed and infatuated with weight loss. Stepping on the scale in the morning becomes more than just a habit; it somehow alarmingly sets our mood for the day. Our self-worth is now entirely dependent on our measurements, our waistlines and our pants size. Whether we choose to […]

Why You Need to Drop Everything and Road Trip to Dahab with Your Friends

Why You Need to Drop Everything and Road Trip to Dahab with Your Friends

by Abdalla Ali of Egyptian Who Travels

  Lately, we Egyptian youth, have adopted what seems to be a very “bizarre” trend of spending our vacations in remote, isolated, and very primitive campsites, mainly across the coasts of the Red Sea.   The reason I’m using the term “bizarre” is because this act very much contradicts our generation’s habit of following whatever […]

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