8 Legitimate Questions We All Asked Ourselves Since the Saudi Women Drive Decree Came Out

8 Legitimate Questions We All Asked Ourselves Since the Saudi Women Drive Decree Came Out

Apart from the fact that women will still have to wait another nine months for the famous decree allowing Saudi women to drive to be implemented, here are a few hitches that have been in the back of all of our minds since the news came out…     What will the estimated 800,000 foreign […]

How Egyptians Utilize Car Horns as an Extra Means of Communication

How Egyptians Utilize Car Horns as an Extra Means of Communication

by Nadine Arab

Egyptians are well known for coming up with innovative ideas on how to utilize anything, in any way possible and for any purpose. From your mama’s notorious flying shebshebs (slippers), to discovering your mad shisha skills as you use car keys to adjust charcoal, or even using Google Maps to detect radar. I am not […]

UAE Raises Road Safety Awareness via Smiling Emojis

UAE Raises Road Safety Awareness via Smiling Emojis

    Looks like the UAE is giving Disneyland a run for its money; indeed, if you think Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, well you clearly haven’t seen what the latest UAE road safety awareness campaign looks like.     While entering the northern side of the country via Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, […]

Egyptian Woman Redefining Gender Roles While Driving 18-Wheeler Truck

Egyptian Woman Redefining Gender Roles While Driving 18-Wheeler Truck

  “Home is a woman’s kingdom, but my kingdom is my profession,” Om Khaled says in an interview.     In this day and age, people still joke about the misconception that women can’t drive. Not only is that statement untrue, but Om Khaled is a living proof that women can drive better than men. […]

You Could Get Fined in Abu Dhabi for Having a Dirty Car

You Could Get Fined in Abu Dhabi for Having a Dirty Car

  With the UAE’s over the top hot weather and a whole lot of construction, it has almost become routine for citizens to wash up with a cool shower after a long day. We mean who wouldn’t after a long day under the scorching sun, and with temperatures reaching over 45 degrees?! Indeed, with the […]

What Road Signs Mean Vs. What Egyptians Think They Mean

What Road Signs Mean Vs. What Egyptians Think They Mean

By Laila Gamaleldin

There are many things we excel at as Egyptians. Beside our unparalleled history, no one knows how to ye2avwar like we do and we’re definitely in a league of our own when it comes to the ability to fit an ungodly amount of people onto a single Vespa. One thing we don’t thrive at, however, […]

Dear Men, Women Can Drive Just Fine

Dear Men, Women Can Drive Just Fine

If there is one thing men of the world agree on, it’s that women are lousy drivers. It doesn’t matter if she is a Formula One driver or if he doesn’t even know how to drive a stick, she will never be fit enough for a steering wheel. Not only do Cairene women have to […]

15 Dangerous Things We Need to Stop Doing on the Road in Egypt

15 Dangerous Things We Need to Stop Doing on the Road in Egypt

By Nouran Samer

It’s so refreshing to see an Egyptian ad that actually has a strong public message. A public service announcement (PSA) has recently been released spotlighting our huge attitude problem when it comes to something that affects each and every one of us when it comes to our daily lives – yes, I’m talking about our […]

Egypt Owes $1.97 Million In Parking Tickets

Egypt Owes $1.97 Million In Parking Tickets

Parking in Manhattan is like a game; different rules apply at different hours on different sides of the street. While regular citizens must abide by these infuriating traffic laws or be subject to fines, it seems that diplomats just DGAF. The city of New York has issued $16 million worth of parking tickets to diplomatic […]

13 Unwritten Rules of Driving in Cairo

13 Unwritten Rules of Driving in Cairo

If there’s one thing that every Egyptian sucks at – including myself – it’s driving! What we have learned are not proper driving rules, but rather how to multi-function and be on alert every single second while on the road. And no, it is not just because I’m a female that my driving sucks, it’s […]