Meet the 20-Year-Old Alexandrian Designer Behind Raghad Haute Couture

Meet the 20-Year-Old Alexandrian Designer Behind Raghad Haute Couture

by Nadine Arab

The fashion scene in Egypt has evolved in the past few years. After only having a few big names in the industry, today, we proudly have a decent amount of designers that aren’t just successful within the borders of the country, but worldwide as well. The best part of it is that most of them […]

El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

by Nadine Arab

Jew’s Mallow, or molokheya as we call it in Arabic, is one of the most heavenly Egyptian dishes. However, el shah2a — an Egyptian tradition where the person inhales whilst cooking the glorious dish — has always been a mystery. You wouldn’t be a true Egyptian if you don’t leave this signature sign while pouring […]

13 Egyptian Jewelry Designers to Look Out For This Holiday Season

13 Egyptian Jewelry Designers to Look Out For This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to look ever so glamours. Below are a list of our favorite Egyptian jewelry designers that you need to look out for this holiday season.   Indira Jewelry     Marwa Saadawi’s bold and sleek designs are influenced by the intersection of architecture and fashion. She tends to […]

This Emirati Man Can Pull Buses with His Teeth

This Emirati Man Can Pull Buses with His Teeth

by Nadine Arab

Meet Hussain Shamshoon Al Arab, the 36 year-old Emirati who is known for his jaws of steel. He is the Gulf’s token Hulk. Al Arab can pull buses as heavy as 8,000 kilos with only his teeth, while weighing about 107 kilos himself.     He will surprise you with his multiple talents. He doesn’t […]

What Would Superheroes Do If They Worked in Egypt?

What Would Superheroes Do If They Worked in Egypt?

Superheroes are, like, the best — especially right now. With so many movies such as Justice League and The Avengers coming out, to TV shows such as The Punisher and Legends of Tomorrow, there’s just no shortage of them.   Us Arabs, however, sometimes (just sometimes) wish that we’d have an Arab superhero of our […]

Are Egyptian Girls Being Misportrayed in ‘Sabe3 Gar’?

Are Egyptian Girls Being Misportrayed in ‘Sabe3 Gar’?

By Reem Tolba

  People have been raging against hit mosalal “Sabe3 Gar” on social media in a rather intense way. Why, you ask? Well, some people believe that the series shows a very wrong picture of Egyptian girls. The angry fans believe that these type of girls who are “say3een” do not exist in Egypt, and that […]

These Are the Top Netflix TV Shows Egyptians Binge-Raced in 2017

These Are the Top Netflix TV Shows Egyptians Binge-Raced in 2017

Earlier this year, the streaming giants announced its first Arabic production: a stand-up comedy featuring Lebanese actor Adel Karam that is set to premiere exclusively in early 2018.     You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to know that Netflix is set to fuel the Egyptian viewer’s hunger for entertainment. Egyptians showed an enormous […]

All the Looks from Season 2 Episode 2 of Project Runway Middle East

All the Looks from Season 2 Episode 2 of Project Runway Middle East

    The competition continues for the second week on the second season of Project Runway Middle East, and believe it or not, we might have been teased about this week’s challenge without even knowing it.   Last week, the show posted an Instagram story poll asking fans a very big question — if you […]

Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

By Reem Tolba

  Protests took place across Europe as thousands of demonstrators assembled in Stockholm holding signs that read, “Stop Slavery Now” and “Human Rights For All.”   The demonstrations festered throughout Brussels; however, protesters were detained as they marched through the city. Another gathering took place in Berlin as African communities joined forces outside the Libyan […]

Dubai Culture Is Now Accepting Applications for Sikka Art Fair 2018

Dubai Culture Is Now Accepting Applications for Sikka Art Fair 2018

By Reem Tolba

  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has announced that entries are now open to artists in the UAE for the eighth edition of SIKKA Art Fair — which will be hosted in March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.     Applications will be open to emerging artists and collectives until the 29th of December […]