This Organization Is Spending Dh45 Million to Help Families in Eid Al Adha

This Organization Is Spending Dh45 Million to Help Families in Eid Al Adha

  Eid Al Adha is upon us, which basically means communities around the world are joining forces to help those in need — particularly Emirates Red Crescent.   They’ve decided that they’ll distribute more than Dh45 million worth of food and clothes around the world to more than 200,000 under-privileged families this Eid. According to […]

6 of the Middle East’s Most Spectacular Beaches

6 of the Middle East’s Most Spectacular Beaches

by Abdelrahman Bannoura

Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily, the Middle East is covered in seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, swimming with Skittles-colored fish, we’ve […]

Jordanian Man Jailed in Dubai for Sending Colleague Porn on WhatsApp

Jordanian Man Jailed in Dubai for Sending Colleague Porn on WhatsApp

  While sexting has always sounded like a bad idea, sending porn to your colleague at work in a country such as the UAE, with zero nonsense policies, sounds like a horrible idea. A Jordanian finance manager just lost his appeal after a court upheld his three-month suspended imprisonment. The boss was accused of sending […]

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram’s Wealthiest Influencer

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram’s Wealthiest Influencer

  Who’s not a fan of her or her beauty tips and products? The one and only, Huda Kattan (aka Huda Beauty), rules the beauty industry and knows how to twist our perspective regarding skin care, makeup application and looking sexy, all while she embraces her natural beauty. Only recently, she has been crowned the […]

4 Mansaf Recipes That’ll (Probably) Help You Find the Meaning of Life

4 Mansaf Recipes That’ll (Probably) Help You Find the Meaning of Life

What’s Mansaf? If you’re culturally ignorant, let us educate you. It is a traditional Levantine dish that is usually made of lamb and cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur. It is the national dish of Jordan, and can also be found in Palestine, Iraq and Syria.   If you’re not much […]

Arabs Need To Get Over These Stigmas and Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Arabs Need To Get Over These Stigmas and Misconceptions About Mental Illness

  There’s still a huge stigma surrounding mental illness in the Arab world. For different reasons, Arabs tend to either ignore or satirize mental illness. The misconceptions around mental illness sometimes keeps people from reaching out for help, simply to avoid being told the same bull***t.     You don’t need to seek treatment, just […]

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

by Rana Awadalla

If sitting under an umbrella in the sun and catching up on the list of bestsellers is on your to do list then this list is for you.   In planning to spend time soaking up sun rays at the beach this summer in Egypt’s North Coast, Jordan’s Dead Sea or Lebanon’s Bonita Bay, you […]

Things You Don’t Realize You’ll Miss Once You Graduate College

Things You Don’t Realize You’ll Miss Once You Graduate College

by Rana Awadalla

From the moment we set foot in college, we can’t wait to graduate. We spend our days fantasizing about leaving, imagining a world where we aren’t drowning in never-ending assignments and racing to meet deadlines. Getting a degree and finding a job sounds so tempting but a year later, college starts growing on you and before you […]

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Sohour

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Sohour

Now that we’ve all come to the realization that Ramadan is in a few days, some of us might be concerned about the first day’s hunger and thirst. However, there are some foods that will guarantee energy release and hydration throughout the day.   Here are some sohour ingredients that will be your best friends […]

Oh My Rainbows, The Unicorn Milkshake Is Now Available in the Middle East

Oh My Rainbows, The Unicorn Milkshake Is Now Available in the Middle East

  Usually, kids have the monopoly on sugar-related hissy fits. But fully grown adults in the US gave them a run for their money as they went fifty shades of cray cray over Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino.   The drink looks like something out of a fairy tale. It starts out as purple with blue swirls, with […]

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