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. […]

The Ultimate Travel Guide Every Arab Needs for Rio 2016 Olympics

The Ultimate Travel Guide Every Arab Needs for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Leena ElDeeb

  If you’re one of the lucky ones spending the next two weeks in Rio, Brazil, this guide will show you around the best spots in the Brazilian capital.   Quick visits and hangout places around the Maracana stadium   If you’re at the games and you want to grab lunch, chill out and take […]

A Syrian Refugee in Brazil Shines in the Olympics Despite the Struggles

A Syrian Refugee in Brazil Shines in the Olympics Despite the Struggles

By Leena ElDeeb

  Hanan Dacka, 12-years-old, arrived at Brazil last year with her family composed of her father Khaled, mother Yusra, brother Mostafa and baby sister Yara. They live in a one-bedroom apartment in São Paolo, the most populated city in Brazil which also receives more Syrian refugees than any other country in Latin America.   It […]

Adventures of a Cairene in Sao Paulo

Adventures of a Cairene in Sao Paulo

“Oh, I forgot to warn you about Cachaça!” Well thanks, buddy, I sort of learned the lesson the hard way, having to wake up the next morning, my head throbbing, no recollection of the previous evening and still managing to make it to the office. While we Egyptians make “3aseer 2asab” from sugar cane, our […]

What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

This has probably been one of the most event-packed Ramadan months ever, coinciding with the controversial World Cup in Brazil (where they lost 7-1 to Germany), mass attacks on Gaza and mass protests against Israel around the world, ongoing unrest in Syria, three plane crashes in Ukraine, Taiwan and Mali, thunderstorms in Makkah at the […]

The Day Football Failed – Part 2

The Day Football Failed – Part 2

AKA Brazil vs. the Netherlands

  Last night, much like everyone else, I was hoping that Brazil would pull off some sort of miracle comeback to redeem themselves after the 7-1 massacre against Germany. Thiago Silva was back on board so that was a step in the right direction. Two minutes into the game, Silva did the unthinkable, tackling Arjen […]

The Day Football Failed

The Day Football Failed

AKA Bye-Bye Brazil AKA What the F&$k Just Happened AKA Brazil vs. Germany

After both teams took to the field, trumpeted their anthems, exchanged pleasantries and kicked off, the countdown to the death and destruction of the Brazilian national team began. From the start, it was obvious that the Seleção were struggling without their captain and brick wall defender Thiago Silva, as well as their star striker Neymar […]

World Cup Quarter Finals Roundup

World Cup Quarter Finals Roundup

Germany vs. France     German coach Joachim Lowe did not take any chances with his quarter final line up against France, he put Klose, Schweinsteiger and Lahm on the pitch from the start. That, to me, sent a clear message. The Mannschaft came to win.     Les Bleus began the game aggressively, giving the […]

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Brazil vs. Chile

The Round of 16 Lowdown: Brazil vs. Chile

As expected, the showdown between host nation Brazil and tournament underdog Chile boasted some excellent football and goals.   Sadly, it ended in a penalty shootout, also known as the cheapest way to win a game (the only acceptable form of penalty shootouts is the old school SEGA game by the same name).   The […]

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

Here we go again! The second round of the group stage began on Tuesday the 17th of June, with host nation Brazil facing off against Mexico. The Brazilians were able to keep the Mexican offense at bay, while the Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa (nominated Budweiser Man of the Match) repeatedly denied any chance of a Brazilian […]