Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

These Cairo Sohour Spots Won’t Make You Break the Bank

These Cairo Sohour Spots Won’t Make You Break the Bank

If having sohour in overpriced Ramadan tents has consumed all your salary\allowance, and you’re searching for a sohour spots that are more on the budget, this article is definitely for you.   Prices have skyrocketed in recent months, but I’m quite sure that a small plate of Foul, Gebna bel Tamatem, Falafel, and yogurt cost […]

Cairo Restaurants That Are Perfect for Cheap Dates for Under 200 EGP

Cairo Restaurants That Are Perfect for Cheap Dates for Under 200 EGP

With the prices of pretty much everything skyrocketing, Egyptian couples are having hard time going out on dates without obliterating a huge portion of their salaries/allowances. But worry not, I am here for the rescue, as I compiled a list of some restaurants that are ta3weem (flotation) friendly.     There are two challenges that […]

6 Life Hacks on How to Pay Less for More Books in Cairo

6 Life Hacks on How to Pay Less for More Books in Cairo

With the devaluation of the Egyptian pound against the US dollar, it’s been very difficult to find an original book with two digits on the price tag. I’m an avid book reader, I love books. I love how they smell, I love how they can take you to another world and make you forget about […]

9 Ways to Live on a Budget in Dubai

9 Ways to Live on a Budget in Dubai

  Although, we expats, are accustomed to a tax-free lifestyle in Dubai, you’ll always find yourself spending an immense amount of money on a day-to-day living expenses and luxurious temptations, which leads us to saving less and even plunging into debt. So here are some key tips on how to live within a budget in Dubai […]

The Cost of a Weekend in Sahel

The Cost of a Weekend in Sahel

Sahel is the only thing that makes sense in August. The weather in Cairo is unbearable and just the thought of not spending the weekend chilling in front of our crystal blue Mediterranean water is utter misery. However, when everyone comes back, we say nothing about relaxing and just go on and on for days […]

9 Tips To Make Traveling Cheaper

9 Tips To Make Traveling Cheaper

Everyone around me, myself included, has dreams of traveling the world. But there’s one common factor that seems to stop us all: finances! Though we can’t afford to travel the world (unless there’s someone out there who is willing to finance it!), there are a few tips that will help you cut a great deal […]

Balling on a Budget as a Young Adult in Cairo

Balling on a Budget as a Young Adult in Cairo

Now that I’m 21, I’ve taken the decision that I need to be (at least) largely independent from my parents when it comes to my expenses. Since then, I started noticing how recklessly and unknowingly you could spend while thinking that you’re paying just a few pounds. And I’m not even talking about the big […]

The Cost of Getting Married in Egypt

The Cost of Getting Married in Egypt

In a recent discussion between me and a group of guy friends who have made “the unthinkable” and decided to tie the knot, I realized that marriage isn’t about two people who love and respect each other deciding to spend the rest of their lives together. It’s also about two families coming together (or not, […]

How to Do Beirut on a Budget

How to Do Beirut on a Budget

By Maya Ammar and Hind Chehade

Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences any human being can go through, exploring the different streets, people, food and culture. However, traveling can sometimes burn a hole in your pocket, especially in a city notorious for breaking the bank like Beirut. If that is a reason that is holding you back from visiting […]