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Egyptian Urban Legends That Are Scarier Than Halloween

Egyptian Urban Legends That Are Scarier Than Halloween

By Sara Abdelazim

Egyptians, with their love for drama and good stories, have a bucket-full of urban legends about genies, ghouls, ghosts and all sorts of creatures that’ll keep you up at night. These folkloric tales are deeply rooted in our culture and are passed down through generations upon generations of wide-eyed earnest listeners. Here are a few of […]

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 […]

7 Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Give You the Creeps

7 Haunted Places in the Middle East That’ll Give You the Creeps

Most of the creepiest and haunted stories come from the West, I mean they do have horror movies that dominate the box office every year (especially during Halloween season); movies such as ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘Annabelle’, ‘The Amityville of Horror’ and series such as ‘American Horror Story’ which are based off of true […]

Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Living in Dubai is considered a dream for a huge portion of Earth’s population. Although many people claim that the city is overly futuristic and artificial, it remains the closest thing we have to a Utopia — at least in the region.   One of the main concerns parents think of when living in Dubai […]

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

by Nadine Arab

A group of black British Muslims just launched a series of videos exploring stories and dialogue around being black and Muslim in Britain. The global launch of the web series was on the 4th, celebrating Black History month.     Even though the African Muslim community in the UK represents about 10% of its Muslim […]

6 Reasons That Prove Egyptians and Italians Are Literally the Same

6 Reasons That Prove Egyptians and Italians Are Literally the Same

by Nadine Arab

You probably heard about how Mediterranean countries have so much in common. Well, that is true, but if there’s one country in particular that shares so much with Egypt, it’s Italy. Yes, it’s true that Italy is Europe’s Egypt, and we’re pretty much similar to Italians — they just wear better shoes.   Below are […]

Things You Can Do on Halloween If You Have No Plans

Things You Can Do on Halloween If You Have No Plans

by Nadine Arab

No party plans for Halloween this year? No problem, we’ve got you covered for this one. If you can’t get yourself a ticket for a the hottest event in town or if you’re in for some change this Halloween, we’ve got the right list of spooky alternatives for you.   Here are five things you […]

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 […]

VIDEO: We Asked People About the Egypt/Congo Match, and the Results Were Hilarious

VIDEO: We Asked People About the Egypt/Congo Match, and the Results Were Hilarious

Every single person in Egypt was celebrating their historic victory, and finally qualifying for the World Cup. We here at Scoop Empire decided to take to the streets of Cairo to get an idea of what Egyptians are feeling and thinking, and the the results were unexpected.   We’ve found that most of the people […]

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 […]