Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

  Learning new languages might get quite difficult at times, but most of all, it can get really, really boring. It could be extremely confusing for many, especially with all the rules any language could have. Then came one man who has made it his mission to make English training fun, catchy and very easy […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

By Katrina ELGahsh

  Egyptian law scholar, diplomat and former U.N Nuclear Chief, Mohamed El Baradei, decided to break his three-year-long media silence by a series of five interviews on AlAraby TV.   For the past few days, Egyptian TV hosts have been expressing their disappointment by ElBaradei’s decision, fearing that more lies would be spread by the […]

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

So November is around the corner and to some it might be just the start of a gloomy weather, but for an Egyptian parent, it is the time for meltdowns, hysteria, valiums and nightmares.   We’ve got two words for you: School interviews. Rumor has it that they are scarier than Voldemort, more painful than […]

Exclusive Q&A: Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Exclusive Q&A: Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking

Are you ready for a #surprising reunion that will sweep you off your feet with eclectic vintage beats? A unique chance to enjoy the live performances of two iconic #music bands in one event; Ace of Base and Modern Talking, are waiting for you. Get ready for the ‪#‎ReunionWeekend‬ at Somabay on October 7th. For […]

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

#CairoGigs: Jordan’s Random House Brings Neo-Sufi Music to Cairo

Classical Arabic music speaks to Jordanian musician Qais Raja in such a way that he formed a band, Random House, to blend its elements into a modernized sound that can be understood globally.   In ripped, faded jeans, flip-flops, and long dreads that curl a bit at the ends, Raja is unassuming and down-to-earth. We […]

NOLA Cupcakes Opens Its Very First Store in Mansoura

NOLA Cupcakes Opens Its Very First Store in Mansoura

  Our favorite cupcake shop is taking a step into uncharted waters today with the grand opening of their newest branch – in Mansoura. NOLA began in 2010 with a single shop in Zamalek, and we’ve watched it grow over the years to seven shops in Cairo, one in Alex, seasonal locations in Sahel, a few booths […]

Q&A: Fabulous Internet Sensation Makeup By Fifo

Q&A: Fabulous Internet Sensation Makeup By Fifo

  Not much is known about the self-proclaimed “butterfly of Instagram” but we’re addicted to the personality. Love him or hate him, Arabs around the world can’t stop quoting “mathal el youm” and from hashtags to an insane Snapchat, we won’t deny we’re a bit obsessed with Makeup By Fifo. We caught up with internet […]

Nile FM’s Mark Somers And Sally Sampson Get Scooped

Nile FM’s Mark Somers And Sally Sampson Get Scooped

Last week, we had none other than Nile FM’s very own Mark Somers and Sally Sampson at our office for a chitchat to celebrate the three-year anniversary of their morning radio show in Egypt, or at least that’s what they thought. Little did they know that we were going to interrogate them, get them to say […]

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

Q&A: Sani Sakakini, Palestine’s First Pro-Basketball Player

With good news coming out Palestine becoming unfortunately rare, one Palestinian’s story offers a glimmer of hope for anyone with a dream. Despite coming from a country constantly being pulled apart, Sani Sakakini has not only made a name for himself on the court, he’s managed to put Palestinian sports on the radar. The 6’9” […]