This 14-Year-Old Emirati Teenager Just Became One of the World’s Youngest Solo Pilots

  With only 25 hours of training, 14-year-old Mansoor Anis from Sharjah, has officially become one of the youngest solo pilots ever.     Anis started learning how to fly a plane when he was just seven years old, using a computer flight simulator, and the help of his uncle. “With the simulation software, he […]

80 ‘Starving and Dying’ Cats Rescued from Dubai’s Old Fish Market

80 ‘Starving and Dying’ Cats Rescued from Dubai’s Old Fish Market

by Rana Awadalla

Dubai never fails to amaze us! Each and every citizen in the city is treated with the utmost respect, and that does not exclude the furry population of cats.     Ukranian expat Nataliya Kartavenko launched a Facebook campaign where she shed light on the “dying, starving, thirsty and sick” cats in Dubai. She added […]

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

  Ramadan is in less than 48 hours! For avid coffee abusers, that basically means six more drinks. Scary as hell, I know! For the past five years, the last week before Ramadan has been one major panic attack about withdrawal symptoms. Coffee is life. Coffee is our generation’s oxygen. Coffee touches your soul. Coffee […]

Egypt to Take Part in Joint Military Drills with the UAE and Bahrain

Egypt to Take Part in Joint Military Drills with the UAE and Bahrain

by Mohamed Rashed

  The Egyptian Armed Forces has just announced on Saturday that it will take part of two military drills –Hamad 2 and Zayed 2– with Bahrain, as well as the UAE.   The sole purpose of this alliance is to unify the concepts of combat and transfer and exchange expertise between the three countries. Tamer El-Refai, […]

Nike Is Set to Launch the ‘Pro Hijab’ Line for Muslim Female Athletes

Nike Is Set to Launch the ‘Pro Hijab’ Line for Muslim Female Athletes

  As one of the biggest global sportswear brands, Nike has been working towards being more inclusive of all athletes and sports lovers around the world. Earlier this month, Swoosh officially launched its plus-size sportswear range for women. Moving forward, the company is about to release an all-new Pro Hijab line designed for Muslim female athletes.     “Nike’s […]

Dubai Is Building the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper

Dubai Is Building the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper

  Dubai will soon have the world’s first rotating skyscraper. The idea for the revolutionary tower first surfaced way back in 2008, but the project was put on hold – until now.     The residents will be able to spin their apartments and control the speed of it too. Scheduled for a grand opening […]

Meet the Egyptian Vincent Van Gogh

Meet the Egyptian Vincent Van Gogh

#vangogh “1-6” A photo posted by Adel Essam (@adelessam) on Feb 6, 2017 at 11:27am PST   Egyptian photographer Adel Essam strikes again, this time with Vincent van Gogh. Yup, we quite understand that the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art is dead, but Essam […]

18 Everyday Frustrations Egyptian French Speakers Will Understand

18 Everyday Frustrations Egyptian French Speakers Will Understand

You must have come across one of those French speaking Egyptians that you either sort of despise or envy or both at the same time and don’t exactly know why? You blame them for adopting that French “je ne sais quoi” when they’re not even fully French (if at all) or for thinking they’re superior when […]