VIDEO: This Egyptian Man Can Speak at Least 7 Languages, and You Can Barely Speak 1

VIDEO: This Egyptian Man Can Speak at Least 7 Languages, and You Can Barely Speak 1

  With over one and a half million views, a video of an Egyptian man talking by the pyramids is going viral. The video shows a guy selling necklaces for tourists, and in that process, learned many different languages.     In the video, the man demonstrates his ability to master at least seven languages, […]

Here’s Where You’re Having Your Cairo Business Lunch Next

Here’s Where You’re Having Your Cairo Business Lunch Next

  In a relatively short period of time, The Nile Ritz-Carlton’s VIVO has become the first place to pop into anyone’s mind when the words “Italian cuisine” are mentioned.   Indeed, VIVO continues to elevate the burgeoning food scene in the country, from the contemporary chic décor to the panoramic views of the eternal Nile, the renowned Cairo […]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Excise Tax in the UAE

Everything You Need to Know About the New Excise Tax in the UAE

Yesterday marked the day when the sin tax (AKA excise tax) was put into effect in the UAE. Earlier this year, it was announced that it will be applied to items that are believed to be harmful for one’s health — in order to build a healthier environment and increase the state’s income.     […]

Alexandria’s Cleopatra-Themed Festival Faces Backlash on Social Media

Alexandria’s Cleopatra-Themed Festival Faces Backlash on Social Media

  In an attempt boost Egypt’s tourism, the governorate of Alexandria organized a mini Cleopatra-themed festival. People dressed up as Pharaohs and roamed the streets of Alexandria.     The celebrations started from Qaytbay Citadel and went all the way to Alexandra Dive. Queen Cleopatra went on a boat trip, afterwards, to hand over the key […]

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

by Nadine Arab

Strategic investment firm Arab Angel Fund (AAF) has successfully raised an additional $15 million to close its flagship fund at $25 million. If you don’t know what AAF is, let us enlighten you. It is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on investment opportunities in startups in North America, to help facilitate their […]

Manzil Downtown Dubai: A Place to Call Home

Manzil Downtown Dubai: A Place to Call Home

Hotels, you either love them or you hate them, they often come off as being too big, too impressional and lacking soul. But that was then and this is now — and hoteliers have learned, going back to their roots of personal abodes, hence the boutique hotel. Millennials flock to them, business men feel at home, […]

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

11 Car Companies Celebrate Saudi Women in the Most Creative Way

The news of Saudi women being able to drive have been celebrated in all its shapes and forms. The change was announced in a royal decree that was read live on state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington.   Saudi leaders hope that the new policy will help the economy by increasing women’s […]

Everyone Wants Abu and Yousra’s ‘Talat Da’at’ from GFF to Be Their Wedding Song, and Honestly We Can’t Blame Them

Everyone Wants Abu and Yousra’s ‘Talat Da’at’ from GFF to Be Their Wedding Song, and Honestly We Can’t Blame Them

Social media is going wild over a video of a particular song that was performed at El Gouna Film Festival. The song features the jolly singer/songwriter Abu, and the ever so glamorous actress Yousra — that is returning to the world of singing for the first time in 10 years.     The song, titled […]

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

Saudi Arabia Appoints Its First Ever Female Spokesperson

For the first time ever, Fatimah Baeshen has just been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC.     Baeshan was a director at the Washington-based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined after working with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh […]

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

by Pakinam ElMahdy

Can you stop talking about portion control, because frankly, no one cares. Oh, and can we also just say that some Arab dishes defy the concept of portion control. Let us take you through a journey your belly will definitely appreciate it.     Like honestly, can you just eat one piece of mombar?    […]