Jebeliya: Meet Egypt’s ‘People of the Mountain’

Jebeliya: Meet Egypt’s ‘People of the Mountain’

by Nadine Arab

When it comes to Bedouins, we all have our stereotypes. The goats, the tents, and their traditional clothing are (most probably) things that cross your mind when you think about them. However, there’s a common misconception that assumes that all Bedouins are similar. We’re sorry (not sorry) to tell you, but they’re not.   This […]

Catherine Exists: The Initiative That Is Empowering Bedouins in Saint Catherine

Catherine Exists: The Initiative That Is Empowering Bedouins in Saint Catherine

by Nadine Arab

Under the golden sun of South Sinai, an initiative was created in 2009 to support a great cause. Catherine Exists, a community development initiative that first started off as a social art project, tries to raise awareness of the isolated mountainous Saint Catherine protectorate. The initiative also aims to empower the Bedouins of the Jabaleya […]

Dear Single Ladies, This Abu Dhabi Expat Is Looking for a Bride to Live with Him in the Desert

Dear Single Ladies, This Abu Dhabi Expat Is Looking for a Bride to Live with Him in the Desert

  This could be the best or weirdest thing we’ve seen on social media this week. If you’re a single lady, with a passion for traveling, and you are looking for a bohemian and primitive existence, you’re in for a treat. Khaleej Times just started what might be the biggest match-making experiment of 2017.   An Abu […]

Egyptian Girl Miraculously Gets Saved in Red Sea Flooding

Egyptian Girl Miraculously Gets Saved in Red Sea Flooding

There are some stories that show the silver lining in the midst of the daily chaos and negativity we have seemed to have grown accustomed to. This one really struck a chord with me, having pretty much grown up in the city of Hurghada only a mere 150k from where this story took place,  I […]

I Asked Young Bedouins What They Want to Be When They’re Older and Here’s What They Said

I Asked Young Bedouins What They Want to Be When They’re Older and Here’s What They Said

Ahhh, Dahab! My beautiful, beautiful Dahab. To me, it is one of those places where you can’t just explain how you fell in love with, but at the same time you do know how, and very, very well. For those who have no idea what Dahab is, it is a magical little coastal town in Sinai, […]

10 Things You Can Do in the Desert

10 Things You Can Do in the Desert

The desert isn’t just something you pass on the way from one urban center to the next, or what’s “out there” beyond the city’s outskirts and compound walls. The desert can be a playground, or an open-air respite from crowded concrete city blocks and all the neuroses contained within them. The desert can be freedom. […]