Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

  This has not been the best week for Egypt’s beaches. From terrorist attacks in Hurghada to police raids in Sahel, Egyptians have been worried about the fate of their summer.   Last week, Youm7 announced that the Tourism Police has decided to ban alcohol on Sahel beaches. This happened shortly after Sahel’s club 6ix […]

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

  Egypt’s top summer vacation spot, North Coast, has been under fire this week after photos circulated on social media of a live performance in a club. The go-go dancers were provocatively dressed, Egyptians had a lot to say and the whole fiasco ended up with shutting down one of Sahel’s biggest night clubs.   […]

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  American officials have just exempted Etihad Airways from a ban on laptops and other types of electronics on some flights bound for the United States, restrictions instituted in March because of concerns that Daesh was developing a bomb that could potentially be hidden in portable devices.   The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s “electronics ban” was lifted after it implemented […]

Emirates to Loan iPads to Passengers on US Flights After Ban on Electronic Devices

Emirates to Loan iPads to Passengers on US Flights After Ban on Electronic Devices

  Following Trump’s administration electronic ban, passengers (especially parents that are accompanied by their children) have been extremely annoyed with the whole ordeal. The ban stated that eight Middle Eastern and North African countries have been banned from carrying electronic devices are that larger than mobiles on planes.   Emirates Airlines have been trying to show […]

China Bans Veils and Long Beards in an Attempt to Stop Muslim Extremists

China Bans Veils and Long Beards in an Attempt to Stop Muslim Extremists

  China has banned long beards and wearing veils in a clampdown on what they claim is religious extremism in the Western province of Xinjiang. The ban, which will be in action starting Saturday, also includes abnormal beards (sorry hipsters), names, and extremist signs.     The ban is extremely problematic since Xinjiang is home to […]

Dubai Claims That Brazilian Meat Is Safe to Consume

Dubai Claims That Brazilian Meat Is Safe to Consume

  A week ago, we reported that Brazilian meat has been banned in Egypt, as well as from a lot of other countries. But in Dubai, the situation appears to be quite different.   Dubai Municipality stated on Thursday that the ban on Brazilian meat does not prohibit all entry of all poultry from Brazil. […]

Consumer Protection Agency Prevents Uber Egypt Campaign Mocking Mothers-in-Law

Consumer Protection Agency Prevents Uber Egypt Campaign Mocking Mothers-in-Law

  Via Cherine Rachad ElQuesny   Two weeks ago, Uber found itself recieving quite the backlash after someone posted on Facebook a photo of their latest billboard. The campaign was clearly trying to clarify how Uber can get you out of driving around family and friends, yet Egyptians did not like that Uber targeted mothers-in-laws […]

VIDEO: Emirates’ Response to US Electronics Ban Is So Sassy We Love It

VIDEO: Emirates’ Response to US Electronics Ban Is So Sassy We Love It

Emirates: Then and Now. We took off to the skies with three aircraft in 1985. Today we have 256 all wide-body aircraft in our fleet, making us the world’s largest operator of @Airbus A380 and @Boeing 777 aircraft. A post shared by Emirates (@emirates) on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:05am PDT   Following the US’ […]

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

  The live-action remake of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke box-office records. According to BBC, it had the biggest weekend opening for any PG film, with an opening weekend revenue of $350m around the world. That, however, didn’t stop the movie from causing some controversy.     The movie also made huge earnings […]