Why It’s Not Okay for Saudi Arabia to Exempt Women from Traffic Violation Penalties

Why It’s Not Okay for Saudi Arabia to Exempt Women from Traffic Violation Penalties

By Fadila Khaled

Following the royal decree that was issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz this past September that will allow Saudi women to drive, something else has risen to light. According to Khaleej Times, Saudi Arabia is looking at exempting women from some of the traffic violation penalties.     As far as we know, Al Arabiya reported […]

Here’s Why Saudi Men Are Not Here for Coca-Cola Middle East’s Latest Ad

Here’s Why Saudi Men Are Not Here for Coca-Cola Middle East’s Latest Ad

  Coca-Cola Middle East has just released their latest ad that shows a father teaching his daughter how to drive – this obviously refers to Saudi Arabia’s recent ruling that finally allowed women to drive. The daughter is seen having a tough time trying to work out the vehicle, but after one sip of Coca-Cola, […]

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 […]