Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

by Pakinam ElMahdy

Can you stop talking about portion control, because frankly, no one cares. Oh, and can we also just say that some Arab dishes defy the concept of portion control. Let us take you through a journey your belly will definitely appreciate it.     Like honestly, can you just eat one piece of mombar?    […]

Egyptian Woman Who Was Considered ‘Heaviest in the World’ Passes Away

Egyptian Woman Who Was Considered ‘Heaviest in the World’ Passes Away

Eman Ahmad Abdul Atti, who was once the world’s heaviest woman, passed away on yesterday — only weeks after her 37th birthday.     Over the last few months, however, there had been great signs of improvement. From being able to raise her arms, to managing to hold and carry things, and even feeding herself. […]

Egyptian TV Presenter Actually Believes She Changed the Course of Hurricane Irma

Egyptian TV Presenter Actually Believes She Changed the Course of Hurricane Irma

This Egyptian TV presenter is, apparently, claiming that she is Storm from X-Men! I’m not quite sure where to start, but buckle up because your brain cells are in for a ride.     “A friend of mine called me to ask for help before Hurricane Irma hit as she lives in Florida. Thank God, […]

Egypt’s Nihal Zaki Wins Prestigious Design Awards

Egypt’s Nihal Zaki Wins Prestigious Design Awards

by Nadine Arab

  Egypt’s top leading interior designer, Nihal Zaki, proudly returned home with three honors after having her eyes on one. Zaki applied for one of the most eminent awards worldwide, the International Property Award for the residential category in Arabia/Africa. When she submitted her latest masterpiece, El Karma Residence, she ended up winning the Best […]

The Reason Egyptian Arabic Is So Different from Other Arabic Dialects

The Reason Egyptian Arabic Is So Different from Other Arabic Dialects

by Nadine Arab

The Egyptian vernacular has always been a big fat question mark to everyone, including Egyptians themselves. Each Arabic speaking country has its own accent or dialect — most countries are split into groups though. The Levantine dialects for instance are quite similar, the Gulf countries also share their similarities as well. However, Egypt happens to […]

Airplane Mode: The Documentary Everyone Needs to Watch

Airplane Mode: The Documentary Everyone Needs to Watch

by Nadine Arab

  After five months of working their fingers to the bones, a group of students from Alexandria, Egypt — who also happen to be the filmmakers of Airplane Mode — got to witness their graduation project turn into something.   Airplane Mode is a documentary film that tells the stories of four Egyptian nomads, who […]

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 […]

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Young entrepreneurs in the Middle East — especially Egypt — have been turning heads for the last few years, as they overcome cultural and other barriers. If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’ll definitely know all about Anuket. But, if you do happen to be one of those people that have no […]

‘Sheikh Jackson’ Makes Waves at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, and We’re Super Proud

‘Sheikh Jackson’ Makes Waves at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, and We’re Super Proud

by Nadine Arab

A post shared by Sheikh Jackson (@sheikhjacksonfilm) on Sep 5, 2017 at 6:04am PDT   After the great attention Amr Salama’s latest production, Sheikh Jackson, has received, the movie has created a huge buzz over the past few days. After its selection as an Academy Awards contender in the best foreign-language film category, Sheikh Jackson […]

Egyptian Bodybuilder Big Ramy Wins Second Place at Mr. Olympia 2017

Egyptian Bodybuilder Big Ramy Wins Second Place at Mr. Olympia 2017

  Egyptians have a reason to wake up feeling proud today. Bodybuilder Mamdouh Elssibiay, AKA Big Ramy, nabbed the second place in one of the world’s top bodybuilding competitions, Mr. Olympia — losing to Phil Heath.   Already a two time New York Pro winner, Big Ramy’s potential seems to be endless. The real-life Hulk started […]