There’s a Bahraini Ramadan Contest Where the Winner Gets an ‘Ethiopian Housemaid’

There’s a Bahraini Ramadan Contest Where the Winner Gets an ‘Ethiopian Housemaid’

  Bahraini citizens have been raging over an ad that was published in one of their newspapers. The ad called for participation in a contest where the winner will have an “Ethiopian housemaid” as the prize. The contest was also scheduled to take place during the Holy month of Ramadan.   The unethical, racist, and […]

That Time Steve Aoki Was More Arab Than You

That Time Steve Aoki Was More Arab Than You

Bahrain’s Formula 1 took place last week and it had a killer lineup that not only car-racing fans will enjoy. It included none other than the Grammy-nominated electronic dance superstar Steve Aoki.   Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain that is sponsored by Gulf Air. It started in 2004 and is considered the first […]

Esraa El-Bably: Meet the Most Inspirational Dentist in Egypt

Esraa El-Bably: Meet the Most Inspirational Dentist in Egypt

  There are several reasons why one could argue that Esraa El-Bably is the most inspirational dentist in Egypt. The main reason isn’t because she’s the only deaf dentist in Egypt; but merely about the obstacles and challenges that she had to go through in order to fulfill her dream.     El-Bably graduated from the […]

5 Places that Prove Bahrain is an Underrated Holiday Destination

5 Places that Prove Bahrain is an Underrated Holiday Destination

The Arab world is packed with beautiful touristic destinations. People already acknowledge the beauty of visiting Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and the UAE; but have they every thought about going to Bahrain? Well, you should!   I myself am a Bahraini citizen who lives in Egypt that rarely visits Bahrain; only recently, I traveled to my […]

The Middle East Will Literally Be Lit for World Autism Awareness Day and It’s Amazing

The Middle East Will Literally Be Lit for World Autism Awareness Day and It’s Amazing

by Rana Elhawary

The world’s biggest capitals are lighting up their monuments with the color blue as part of the “Light It Up Blue Campaign,” to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. April has also been officially sanctioned by the United Nations as Autism Awareness Month.   Over, 13,000 buildings have joined this campaign and, of course, the Middle […]

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, […]

Here’s Why Abu Dhabi and Dubai Are the Most Expensive Cities in the Middle East

Here’s Why Abu Dhabi and Dubai Are the Most Expensive Cities in the Middle East

  A survey recently revealed that Abu Dhabi and Dubai are among the most expensive cities in the world to live in across the Middle East. In comparison with last year’s list, Dubai ranked the 21st most expensive city, up from 23 last year, while the capital came in at 25, up from 33.   “The […]

17 Bahraini Artists Showcased in London

17 Bahraini Artists Showcased in London

The world’s leading museum of art and design – the Victoria & Albert museum – had the honor to host the launch of Bahrain’s creative talent’s exhibition. Or is it the talents who had the honor? In any case, the work of 17 Bahraini artists was carefully selected by an international panel of expert judges under a […]

It’s All in the Name: 10 Times Brand Naming Has Epically Failed in the Middle East

It’s All in the Name: 10 Times Brand Naming Has Epically Failed in the Middle East

If you know anything about starting a business, you’d know that, well, the brand name plays a huge part in establishing how people view and perceive your brand. Basically, your chosen brand can make or break you as a business. Some creative Arab entrepreneurs have decided to defy all odds and reason and choose the […]

Discovering MENA: Bahrain’s Political Crisis

Discovering MENA: Bahrain’s Political Crisis

On Nov. 22, Bahrain held a first round of legislative and local elections. Similar to what has happened with the majority of events that have taken place in the country throughout the last few years, few in the media refer to both the vote itself and the circumstances surrounding it. Bahrain sets itself as a […]