This Stunning Instagram Video Will Make You Want to Explore Abu Dhabi Right Now

This Stunning Instagram Video Will Make You Want to Explore Abu Dhabi Right Now

By Reem Tolba

  It has got camels, castles, culture and waterfront cocktails; fast drifting cars and slow drifting deserts; beautiful beaches and unusual buildings — only in Abu Dhabi you can find all of these beautiful aforementioned things.   Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. It sits on a […]

This Egyptian Designer Is Creating Futuristic Heels That Will Blow Your Mind

This Egyptian Designer Is Creating Futuristic Heels That Will Blow Your Mind

  After studying architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2012, Jayda Hany decided to take things to the next level, and pursue her original passion for fashion and footwear designing by moving to London.   Five years on, and the Egyptian engineer and shoe designer was invited to events such as New […]

How Naguib Mahfouz’s Literature Was Literally His Home

How Naguib Mahfouz’s Literature Was Literally His Home

  Naguib Mahfouz’s love for El-Gamaleya failed to hide in his novels, every corner in the medieval quarter enjoyed a special place in the laureate’s heart; it was the neighborhood in which the Egyptian writer spent his childhood and youth. El-Gamaleya quarter assembles El-Moskee, along with Khan El-Khalili and Bayt El-Qady where Mahfouz’s family lived.     “I am the […]

Quotes That Will Make You Remember Zaha Hadid Forever

Quotes That Will Make You Remember Zaha Hadid Forever

By Anicee Gohar

Credit: Phalla Chea/DC-Cam   While a lot has been written about Zaha Hadid since her passing last week on March 31, her memorial service, where of course many big names in the architecture world attended for a final round of applause at the London Central Mosque in Regent Park last week, passed almost incognito. That’s probably another […]

Seashell North Coast: Nature-Inspired Design

Seashell North Coast: Nature-Inspired Design

  With many resorts spreading over the North Coast, we’ve gotten used to a certain style that hardly anything seems to fascinate us anymore. But recently, the launch of a new resort, Seashell, was announced and we’re actually excited. The masterminds behind the architecture and design is the well-known design studio, Alchemy. As a designer, […]

Enchanting Castles in the Middle East

Enchanting Castles in the Middle East

When the word castle crosses my mind, the image captured in my head is usually of some kind of fairy tale where a prince fights for his princess. Or maybe of Troy and the famous Trojan war. Although most castles were originally built with the aim of withstanding enemy attacks or sieges, most castles that […]

39 Stunning Libraries that Will Actually Make You Want to Read

39 Stunning Libraries that Will Actually Make You Want to Read

Books are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. However, strutting around the right library looking for a new book can be just as exciting as shopping from Hermes. Moreover, the right reading place can be a blissful portal to your book’s fictional world. Here are the most beautiful book heavens from around the world that […]

Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Iran Is

Iran is a massively misunderstood and underrated place, in our humble opinion. The news headlines often obstruct the raw beauty of the country and sincere warmth of its people. Here’s a visual peek at this beautiful land.     The Phenomenal Scenery     Via     Via     Via     Via   […]

5 Churches You Must Visit In Cairo

5 Churches You Must Visit In Cairo

No matter what the country has been going through in its recent years, there is absolutely no denying that Egypt has one of the most, if not the most, diverse, rich and significant history across the nations. However, when you’ve been living in the same place your whole life, it’s easy to take its history […]

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

The Middle Eastern region has always been known for it’s historical and ancient culture. However, over the past few decades, the region has moved away from the old and embraced cutting-edge modern architecture that is truly remarkable. With countries developing quite rapidly, especially those in the Gulf area, the region has surprised the world with […]