Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Find out Which Dubai Areas Have the Lowest School Fees

Living in Dubai is considered a dream for a huge portion of Earth’s population. Although many people claim that the city is overly futuristic and artificial, it remains the closest thing we have to a Utopia — at least in the region.   One of the main concerns parents think of when living in Dubai […]

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

by Rana Elhawary

  Earlier this week, Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem has proposed new laws that would place a temporary one-year halt on issuing driving licenses to expatriates.     She added that this halt should be renewed on a regular basis, until a solution is found to the growing traffic congestion on Kuwaiti roads. Finally, Al […]

20 Thoughts from an American’s First 3 Days in Cairo

20 Thoughts from an American’s First 3 Days in Cairo

By Charley Parker

A few days ago I threw caution to the wind and packed up my life and moved to Cairo, Egypt from Atlanta, GA. So far it’s been awesome – spent last night eating traditional Egyptian food on the bank of the Nile while smoking shisha and drinking sangria before going to a sweet dive bar […]

Being an Expat: A Curse or a Blessing?

Being an Expat: A Curse or a Blessing?

Nihad Y. Awad

When you get your visa, people start to tell you how fortunate you are, and with green monstrous eyes, they talk about how luck has struck you. Instead, you feel like lightning has struck you instead of luck. A mixture of opposing and confusing feelings starts to roam through your heart and mind. You pack and leave, […]

This Is Why I Left America for the Middle East

This Is Why I Left America for the Middle East

  Seven months after making the big move, I went back to my hometown and was confronted with the constant: “Are you happy? Is it safe? Do you actually like it there? I still don’t get why you left America for the Middle East!” Seven months ago, I left San Francisco and with it, I […]

10 Things I’ve Learned as a Foreigner Living in Egypt

10 Things I’ve Learned as a Foreigner Living in Egypt

I’ve been in Egypt for two and a half years now and it’s been one hell of a transformative journey. I’ve learned countless lessons, picked up new skills and honed strengths I never knew I had before. Here are 10:     1. How to cross the street like a boss   I’ve been hit […]