14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need pic.twitter.com/fui9v2UuDF — Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017   Okay so, four days ago Twitter user Ahmed Al Omran posted a video of the coolest Jeddah boy busting some moves to the iconic ’90s hit “Macarena.” The tweet went viral, […]

Your Ultimate Guide on What to Do in Cairo If You’re Stuck During Easter

Your Ultimate Guide on What to Do in Cairo If You’re Stuck During Easter

by Jaida Khaled

So Easter is here and for the unfortunate ones that are stuck in Cairo, I’d like to inform you that you have nothing to worry about. All my friends are already in Gouna and Dahab having an eggcellent time, but I refuse to wallow in self-pity because I haven’t pre-planned my Easter better. So I’ve […]

An Open Letter to the Fasting Sexual Harassers

An Open Letter to the Fasting Sexual Harassers

Its common, expected even,  disgusting nonetheless but sexual harassment in the Middle East is something myself and many women in the region have unfortunately become accustomed to. We all have our own ways of dealing with it: ignoring the harasser, talking back, or a good slap to the face. The thing is we thought we’d […]

An Open Letter to the Child I Aborted

An Open Letter to the Child I Aborted

  In life we are selfish, we do things that we shouldn’t and hurt people when we don’t mean to. But when I took the decision to abort you I was acting in the most selfless way I ever have and ever will in my life. It was one of the most compassionate, caring, and […]

Ramadan’s Cursing Competition

Ramadan’s Cursing Competition

This Ramadan has definitely outdone any other in the past. When I say that, I’m referring to the horrifying amount of foul language in most series this “Holy” month. Previous years we’ve heard vulgar language in maybe one or two shows at most, but this year it almost feels like a cursing competition. Last year, […]

Ramadan Grey Areas

Ramadan Grey Areas

We ask ourselves everyday, could the following list actually be haram while we’re fasting? Could we actually break our fast off the weekend’s sensual lyrics, or tumblr’s insanely tantalizing imagery? We don’t know the answer, so we thought maybe you guys would know!   The Weeknd (Miguel) (Don’t listen to this if you’re fasting!) Sometimes […]