The 11 Best Cairo Venues that Opened in 2016

The 11 Best Cairo Venues that Opened in 2016

by Aya Ragheb

No one should ever complain that we don’t have anywhere to hang out and feed our inner party, tummy, artsy-fartsy animal because the city keeps giving birth to so many venues by the second, every year. The problem is knowing the actual places that are worth getting off the sofa for and actually dragging yourself, […]

Social Media Turned This Cleaner’s Life in Saudi Arabia Upside Down

Social Media Turned This Cleaner’s Life in Saudi Arabia Upside Down

by Salma Iraqui

  What started off as a mean joke on an Instagram, surprisingly turned into the best thing that has ever happened to this cleaner in Saudi Arabia.   After someone posted a mean joke on how the cleaner should be staring at garbage instead of jewelry, Twitter user @ensaneyat urged people to help him find […]

Mada Masr Takes over the Swiss Club Garden for Their Third Birthday

Mada Masr Takes over the Swiss Club Garden for Their Third Birthday

Independent media company, Mada Masr, launched three years ago amid a pinnacle point of political polarization within the Egyptian society. It was arguably the worst and best time to launch a new publication that reported on everything from marginalized voices, to economic corruption, and alternative culture.     “When we first took on this endeavor […]

Egymoji Is the App Every Egyptian Has Been Waiting For

Egymoji Is the App Every Egyptian Has Been Waiting For

  Emojis aren’t just an accessory to texting, emojis are now a way of life, it’s a lifestyle. What would we do without the cheeky monkey emoji? Or the women in red dancing salsa? We’d be lost of course. One Egyptian understands the struggle and has taken emojis to the next level by creating Egymoji. […]

Moroccan TV Airs Makeup Tips for Hiding Domestic Violence and It’s NOT Okay

Moroccan TV Airs Makeup Tips for Hiding Domestic Violence and It’s NOT Okay

by Salma Iraqui

  Few days ago a Moroccan television station celebrated the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women by presenting a makeup tutorial on how to cover up bruises. The video caused outrage and was redeemed offensive for normalizing domestic abuse. It’s not the first time that women victims are met with this treatment in […]

The Ultimate Guide to the UAE’s National Day Break 2016

The Ultimate Guide to the UAE’s National Day Break 2016

The UAE’s 45th National Day break is here and everyone across the seven emirates is celebrating it. Especially you. Wait, what? You don’t have any plans? We’ve got you covered. From cultural spectacles to sports, and of course fireworks, there’s something for everyone.     Thursday Brunch at Blue Marlin Ibiza       Enjoy […]

Meet Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

Meet Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

by Salma Iraqui

  It’s not the first time we hear of a Palestinian who paved his own path to glory. The Palestinian diaspora led many of its citizens to universality; many Palestinians managed to express their struggle through artistic expression.     Omar Kamal, Sinatra of Palestine as people call him, followed the paths of Mahmoud Darwish, […]

Egyptians Who Took Explicit Poetry to a Whole New Level

Egyptians Who Took Explicit Poetry to a Whole New Level

by Salma Iraqui

This list of poets show how freely some Egyptian poets used language. These poets caused huge controversy through their use of language. The below quotes contain explicit language and sexual imagery. The purpose of these poems is to shock the audience and deliver strong social messages.     Naguib Sorour     Back in the […]

Kiri Egypt Gives You and Your Mom a Chance to Win a Trip to Lebanon

Kiri Egypt Gives You and Your Mom a Chance to Win a Trip to Lebanon

  Over the course of our social media adventures, while we were avoiding all the work we’re supposed to be doing, we noticed something kind of brilliant. We’re talking about Kiri’s latest video that will leave your heart melting. It really will. The video starts with kids telling the camera what their moms mean to them. […]

Amazon to Possibly Buy Dubai’s Souq in $1 Billion Deal

Amazon to Possibly Buy Dubai’s Souq in $1 Billion Deal

by Amr Abdelhady

  Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy Souq, a Dubai-based online retail service. If that deal happens, it will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market.     Bloomberg reports that the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos might spend up to $1 billion on the site to gain a foothold across […]

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