Bu Qtair: This Fresh Food Restaurant Is One of Dubai’s Hidden Gems

Bu Qtair: This Fresh Food Restaurant Is One of Dubai’s Hidden Gems

by Marwa Khalifa

Do you live in Dubai? Do you want to try a new restaurant? If yes, then this is for you.   Bu Qtair means literally “Qatir’s Father”: ‘Bu’ in slang Arabic languages means father and ‘Qatir’ is a male name. The local restaurant is an iconic, yet simple place. It has been open for more than […]

This 1992 Vogue Fashion Shoot in Egypt Will Make You Want to Go Back in Time

This 1992 Vogue Fashion Shoot in Egypt Will Make You Want to Go Back in Time

by Fadila El Karrany

Vogue has always been known for producing some of the best fashion shoots, but these pictures of Tatjana Patitz in Egypt from 1992 will make you wish you could go back in time.     Egypt has always been a beautiful country, be it the people, the culture, or – most commonly – the history. […]

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

by Marwa Khalifa

A mother, a passionate runner, a marathoner, and a Muslim Syrian born/American woman, Rahaf Khatib, was one of the first hijabis to appear on the cover of an international magazine “Women’s Running”. She is one of the strongest influencers on Instagram, when it comes to issues of health.   Khatib is a true role model […]

Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Yes, I know, hard to believe that this social butterfly that is myself was for a large portion of her adolescent life on the receiving end of bullying. All jokes and sarcasm aside, however, I have chosen to write about this for two reasons.   Firstly, I do not think there is enough literature coming […]

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Ma2zoons for Tips on How to Save Marriages, and Here’s What They Said

by Raghda Elsayed

  If you’re engaged, dating, or even single, you’ve probably been given “marriage advice” from all the tantat (aunts) in your life. You’d think a married veteran like tant Madee7a would give you advice that would save your marriage, but it’s just a tad bit hard to believe that “alb el ragel me3deto” (A man’s […]

16 Middle Eastern Breakfasts That Everyone Should Try at Least Once

16 Middle Eastern Breakfasts That Everyone Should Try at Least Once

Forget about America’s pancakes, the insane cheese and pastries variety in France and Italy’s crostata, because we have our equal share of breakfast meals in the Middle East that will leave you drooling. Here are 16 different breakfasts from Middle Eastern and Arab countries that will leave your taste buds bursting with joy:     […]

Why Egyptian Parents Are Absolutely Happy the Back to School Season Is Here

Why Egyptian Parents Are Absolutely Happy the Back to School Season Is Here

by Mia Helmy

It’s finally happening. Kids are going back to school. Before you judge us and wonder how we’re totes not going to miss the morning cuddles, let us explain what has been going on to parents since Ramadan.   For the past two months, we, AKA parents, have been chasing kids around the country. The beach […]

Egyptian Organizations That’ll Help You Give Back and Donate This Eid

Egyptian Organizations That’ll Help You Give Back and Donate This Eid

by Marwa Khalifa and Fadila El Karrany

Before we delve into anything, we would like to note that you shouldn’t give back or basically be nice to everyone just because it’s Eid. Now that this is out of the way, I would like for all of you to take a moment of your time and check out the following organizations in Egypt […]

The ‘Poteto’ Ad Is an Actual Disgrace to Humanity and We Love It

The ‘Poteto’ Ad Is an Actual Disgrace to Humanity and We Love It

  There are only so many things that could go wrong with an ad, but time has proved that sometimes agencies can overdo themselves. From a product that is misspelled and mispronounced, encouraging kids to skip a healthy breakfast for over-fried junk, to a lack of artistic direction, the Poteto ad is so horrific and […]