This Mini-Library in Downtown Cairo Is Giving out Books for Free

This Mini-Library in Downtown Cairo Is Giving out Books for Free

By Reem Tolba

  Earlier this year, there has been a handful of changes on Alfy Street in Downtown Cairo. The street was turned into a pedestrian boulevard facing revamped buildings and newly-opened small cafes.   The cherry on top of these changes is the new book stand that has been set up. The mini-library is an innovative […]

The First Lady of France Is a Fan of This Egyptian Artist, and You’ll Probably Be One Too

The First Lady of France Is a Fan of This Egyptian Artist, and You’ll Probably Be One Too

By Reem Tolba

  We always feel proud, and accomplished (in some ways) when we hear of Egyptians making waves on an international level, which is where our next subject comes in.   Last Thursday, the talented Egyptian artist/photographer Youssef Nabil exhibited his work at the Paris Photo Fair, and you’ll never guess who popped by for a […]

This Magical Place in the UAE Will Literally Take You Around the World

This Magical Place in the UAE Will Literally Take You Around the World

The Global Village is your new way of experiencing a multitude of cultures, cuisines and art in Dubai. You’ll basically need a moment (or two) to immerse yourself in the place.     This well-known cosmopolitan attraction area is getting ready to launch its 22nd season, starting this November until April. The Global Village is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

by Dr. Ahmed Ragheb

“I wish it were a boy,” a couple would tell me. “My wife would love to have a baby girl,” another one would beg me. These are some of the wishes of many parents-to-be out there. Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been striving to discover ways to control, or at least predict, […]

Meet Aliaa Ismail, Egypt’s First Female Egyptologist

Meet Aliaa Ismail, Egypt’s First Female Egyptologist

by Nadine Arab

Aliaa Ismail, a 26-year-old Egyptian Egyptologist, is training locals in Luxor on how to protect their heritage using digital preservation technologies. She’s not just the director at the training center for 3D scanning and documentation, but also the on-site manager of the Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative. The project is expected to change documentation of history […]

6 Simple Things You Can Do That Can Help Boost Egypt’s Tourism

6 Simple Things You Can Do That Can Help Boost Egypt’s Tourism

by Nadine Arab

Another travel blogger strikes again after Lauren Bullen, AKA Gypsea Lust, wrote one harsh post about her experience in Egypt. This time, Sarah Richards, a British travel blogger who lived in Egypt for six months, just published a post on how Om El Donya has a problem with tourism that needs to be solved immediately. […]

Wa Hekaya: Farah Emara Brings Back Headwear Fashion with Her Latest Brand

Wa Hekaya: Farah Emara Brings Back Headwear Fashion with Her Latest Brand

by Reem Tolba

A post shared by Farahyemara@gmail.com (@farahemara) on Nov 8, 2017 at 9:43am PST   A decade ago, the fashion scene in Egypt may have been fledging but now it seems like we’re on our way to a full blown fashion industry. From names such as Okhtein turning heads on an international level, to local designers […]

Egyptian Wife Wants to Divorce Husband for Not Allowing Her to Do Any Household Chores

Egyptian Wife Wants to Divorce Husband for Not Allowing Her to Do Any Household Chores

  Hey ladies, imagine having a husband who cooks, cleans and sweeps the house for you, all while taking care of his actual job? Dream husband, right? Well, one Egyptian wife disagrees.   Samar M, 28, has reportedly filed a complaint at New Cairo’s Family Court against her husband, seeking divorce, for not allowing her […]