Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

  This has not been the best week for Egypt’s beaches. From terrorist attacks in Hurghada to police raids in Sahel, Egyptians have been worried about the fate of their summer.   Last week, Youm7 announced that the Tourism Police has decided to ban alcohol on Sahel beaches. This happened shortly after Sahel’s club 6ix […]

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

  Egypt’s top summer vacation spot, North Coast, has been under fire this week after photos circulated on social media of a live performance in a club. The go-go dancers were provocatively dressed, Egyptians had a lot to say and the whole fiasco ended up with shutting down one of Sahel’s biggest night clubs.   […]

Getting an Alcohol License in Dubai Just became a Whole Lot Easier

Getting an Alcohol License in Dubai Just became a Whole Lot Easier

Getting an alcohol license is an extremely tedious process, especially in Dubai. Indeed, several attempts have already been made to make this process a whole lot easier. African + Eastern, the largest importer and exporter of liquor in the Middle East, just launched a new website that serves this end.     The website is […]

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

Idealists have been spamming my timeline recently with long Facebook posts and essay – like rants surrounding how this year’s Ramadan mosalsalat are not aligned nor reflective of Egyptian society’s values and traditions.   One mosalsal that is being particularly mentioned a lot in these kinds of rant-y posts is ‘La Totfe2 El Shams’. This is […]

Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

  The Egyptian government is planning to introduce new healthcare legislation, Deputy Finance Minister Mohamed Moeit told Al Borsa yesterday, and income from taxes on cigarettes is expected to cover nearly 30% of the cost.   Supposedly, the new Universal Health Insurance Act would require the government to upgrade and modernize over 500 hospitals, and […]

What’s with All the Heavy Drinking in This Year’s Ramadan Mosalsalat?

What’s with All the Heavy Drinking in This Year’s Ramadan Mosalsalat?

  With Egypt being a Muslim country, one thing that has gone unnoticed by many is the heavy drinking in most of the mosalsalat this Ramadan. While everyone is constantly complaining about Mohamed Ramadan’s influential Baltaga and ElSobky’s bellydancers and vulgarity, no one seemed to comment about the immense amount of alcohol scenes on TV during, […]

12 Types Of People You Meet At Funk N Pop

12 Types Of People You Meet At Funk N Pop

Oh, Funk N Pop! Nacelle’s day-party/picnic concept that has very much become more of a lifestyle and less of a party. There’s sunshine, rainbows, flowers, but more importantly, there’s freakin’ people. It has been proved scientifically impossible for you to not run into literally every single person you know at Funk N Pop. Your ex-lover, archenemy, least […]

Qatar Cracks Down On Alcohol

Qatar Cracks Down On Alcohol

Qatar is cracking down on booze this year. For the first time, alcohol sales will be restricted in the nine days before Eid Al Adha. Eid Al Adha is expected to happen during mid-September in 2015. There is a small loophole, however: Hotel guests can still order alcohol through room service for consumption inside their […]

And The Most Confusing New Club Night Award Goes To…

And The Most Confusing New Club Night Award Goes To…

Swedish entrepreneur Mårten Andersson has a new club night concept in the works and it’s definitely a head-scratcher. Slated to launch at Stockholm hotspot Kägelbanan in September, Andersson’s brainchild is called “SOBER”. Yup, you guessed it. It’s going to be alcohol-free. “It will be exactly like a normal club, with great DJs, good music, good […]

Bikinis & Alcohol Welcome In Egypt

http://news.yahoo.com/booze-bikinis-welcome-egypt-says-tourism-minister-142855838.html Sherry El-KilanySome call her a workaholic, others call her driven, she calls herself a hustler. Some find her outgoing, others standoffish, she’s just a confused intro/extrovert. Spanning over 10 years in the event and marketing industry, Sherry began her career in Egypt’s burgeoning Sports Marketing industry, to quickly be recruited by the Middle East’s […]