El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

by Nadine Arab

Jew’s Mallow, or molokheya as we call it in Arabic, is one of the most heavenly Egyptian dishes. However, el shah2a — an Egyptian tradition where the person inhales whilst cooking the glorious dish — has always been a mystery. You wouldn’t be a true Egyptian if you don’t leave this signature sign while pouring […]

We Bumped into OPPO’s F5 at Cairo Fashion Festival, and We Are Shook

We Bumped into OPPO’s F5 at Cairo Fashion Festival, and We Are Shook

  As a man who has no interest in fashion, it was quite a surprise to find myself invited to the biggest fashion event of the year, Cairo Fashion Festival. I was, however, glad I attended. Why, you ask? Because I found my dream phone.     There I was, pretending I know about fashion, […]

This Picture of Yoda next to King Faisal Is from an Actual History Book in Saudi Arabia

This Picture of Yoda next to King Faisal Is from an Actual History Book in Saudi Arabia

  “Do or do not, there is no try,” Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master who is stronger than most in his connection with the Force, have said these inspiring words. He also has been accidentally included in a Saudi Arabian history book.   The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia is recalling all copies of […]

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

by Fadila Khaled

  What most people don’t notice is that being on a plant-based diet in Egypt is not only super easy, but also much cheaper than one might think. Yes, quinoa and kale are expensive, but when I say “cheaper,” I mean not having to buy any animal products –meat, cheese, milk, eggs, etc – and […]

Dubai to Introduce Environmentally-Friendly Hybrid Taxis

Dubai to Introduce Environmentally-Friendly Hybrid Taxis

  Dubai has been killing it lately when it comes to transportation. With flying taxis getting ready to take over the skies, to cable cars , Dubai is guaranteeing that transportation is nothing to worry about — which is why they’ve decided to take things to the next level.   554 environmentally-friendly hybrid taxis are […]

Did You Know That Ismaila Is Home to a Beautiful Forest?

Did You Know That Ismaila Is Home to a Beautiful Forest?

by Lina El Menshawy

  For those of you who were lucky to travel abroad, you’ve probably bumped into forests on your worldly travels, but how many of you actually knew about the hidden forest in the heart of Egypt? Being constantly on the lookout for lesser-explored locations around our beloved country, when I came across this piece of […]

The Middle East to Have Its First Smart and Green Mosque Soon

The Middle East to Have Its First Smart and Green Mosque Soon

  In this day and age where everything is pretty much related to technology, it was only about time for a smart and green mosque to become a thing.   The UAE have been paving the way for the Middle East and the world when it comes to smart technology. From robo cops to driverless […]

Egyptian Woman Opens a Nursery in Hay El-Zabbalin and Here’s How You Can Help

Egyptian Woman Opens a Nursery in Hay El-Zabbalin and Here’s How You Can Help

  In a cruel world where everyone is out for themselves, it’s always refreshing to see someone who goes out of their way to help the less forunate. Hay El-Zabbalin (translates to The Garbage Neighborhood) is a shanty town at the base of Mokattam Hills on the outskirts of Cairo. Garbage collectors have made a living over the years in […]

Emirates Starts 2017 by Going Green and We Salute Them

Emirates Starts 2017 by Going Green and We Salute Them

Physics would suggest that covering yourself in plastic bottles may not seem like the best way to keep warm in an airplane, but Emirates wants you to do just that. Wait, what? Today, they’re introducing new sustainable blankets that made from 100% recycled bottles.     Each Emirates ecoTHREAD blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles, which […]

DIY Kitchen Garden: Teaching You How to Green Your Balcony

DIY Kitchen Garden: Teaching You How to Green Your Balcony

We’ve all looked at those luscious green balcony or rooftop gardens and been green ourselves with envy. We wonder, could I even do that on my balcony? In short: yes. You can. And Ice Cairo’s DIY Kitchen Garden workshop will teach you how.     We attended the day-long workshop this past weekend, and it caught […]