8 Reasons Why Every Arab Student Should Study Abroad

8 Reasons Why Every Arab Student Should Study Abroad

by Nadine Arab

Studying abroad is one the most beneficial experiences that could potentially add a lot to a person. For an Arab on the other hand, it might be one of the most life changing experiences that you’ll never regret. Here are seven reasons that will make you want to study abroad!     A different style […]

To Arab Fathers On American Father’s Day

To Arab Fathers On American Father’s Day

  To the men we call yaba, baba, bobs or daaaaaaaaad. The men who taught us everything from tying our shoes to changing a tire. You were the first superhero we knew and are still just as heroic. In your eyes, we are a nawari excuse for a child, but you’d never hesitate to claim […]

Toddler Air Travel: What to Know Before You Fly

Toddler Air Travel: What to Know Before You Fly

By the time my son was 13 months he had flown 16 sectors.  It wasn’t until the last flight that my son could walk and I needed to worry about entertaining him for 14 hours while we flew halfway around the world.  I tried to be as prepared as possible, but being thrown into the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Using Egyptian Credit Cards Abroad

Everything You Need to Know About Using Egyptian Credit Cards Abroad

By Sherif Ashraf

Egyptian Facebook page Garidet El Mal just posted something that is going to scare the living bejesus out of you. They’ve posted a photo album that shows the new cash withdrawal rates, and let us tell you, they’re insane!   Some banks limited their rates to $300, and others made it EGP 500! It’s not like […]

Egypt to Ban the Use of Debit Cards Abroad Days Before Eid

Egypt to Ban the Use of Debit Cards Abroad Days Before Eid

  Reuters reported on Wednesday that “Egypt has ordered banks to prevent customers from using debit cards based on their Egyptian pound accounts when they go abroad.” The news came from central bank officials who received the command from the government in order to deal with the country’s foreign currency deficit.   The news comes […]

13 Ways to Spot an Egyptian in the UAE

13 Ways to Spot an Egyptian in the UAE

By Monaliza Wahba

Although 85% of the UAE are expats from around the world, an Egyptian can be recognized as soon as you bump into one! You can sense them. It’s just too easy to spot an Egyptian living in Dubai. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’re busted. And this is how you spot them:   […]

Top 15 States Where Arab Americans Live

Top 15 States Where Arab Americans Live

Whether it’s escaping the dangers of war at home or being presented with an amazing work opportunity, Arabs are moving to and around the United States constantly. Taking a look back at the 2010 US Census – American Community Survey, we see that the population of Arab Americans has been growing rapidly and spread across the […]

10 Lessons to Learn Before Moving to Dubai

10 Lessons to Learn Before Moving to Dubai

I recently moved from the US to Dubai due to my husband’s job offer. Moving halfway across the globe has its challenges and adding a six-week-old baby into the mix definitely made for some interesting stories (i.e. bathing him in a sink for a week until our shipping container arrived). This wasn’t my first move […]

Why ElGhorba Is Not For Everyone

Why ElGhorba Is Not For Everyone

We spend years planning to leave our countries, pursuing new adventures, job opportunities and better lifestyles for our kids, but when reality comes knocking on your door after a year of living away, you start realizing that leaving your family and friends is not easy on everyone. While some excel the minute they leave and find […]

10 Things Egyptians Discover When Traveling Abroad

10 Things Egyptians Discover When Traveling Abroad

After living in Egypt for so long, there are many things we accept as normal because well, we don’t know better. We’ve gotten so used to the circumstances in which we live that we’ve accepted them and adapted accordingly. But sometimes, all it takes is getting out of your comfort zone to realize what these […]

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