US Bans 8 Muslim Countries from Carrying Large Electronic Devices on Flights

US Bans 8 Muslim Countries from Carrying Large Electronic Devices on Flights

  The Trump administration has decided to ban eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from carrying large electronic devices on planes. The ban only applies for any electronic devices that are bigger than a mobile phone, which will include laptops and tablets. Royal Jordanian, however, have confirmed that phones and medical equipment won’t be banned. […]

Guess Who Won Egypt’s Best Brand Status?

Guess Who Won Egypt’s Best Brand Status?

  This may come as a surprise to some, but it definitely is a given; social media giant Facebook is the most positively perceived brand in Egypt according to global market research company YouGov. This is the second year the social media platform has won the title of Best Brand in Egypt according to the […]

Batala: YouTube Launches New Hub for Female Arab Creators

Batala: YouTube Launches New Hub for Female Arab Creators

Hey Arab women: if you’re a content creator, you now have your very own channel on YouTube. All of you, all together. Yep, that’s right. You can thank YouTube.     Monday, YouTube launched Batala (“Heroine”), a new hub just for female content creators from MENA, with over 100 women featured. The channel already has […]

7 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in the Middle East

7 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in the Middle East

The academic year has just begun, but it won’t hurt if we start thinking of the winter break, would it? We’ve compiled seven underestimated spots in the Middle East that are either not very known or just not busy at that time of the year.     1) Jounieh in Lebanon     The waterfall shown in […]

Study Proves What We All Know About Ramadan

Study Proves What We All Know About Ramadan

  Ramadan is in the air and so is consumerism, every year the Middle East plans, preps, and spends more than the usual amount on food, drinks, and other amenities to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. YouGov released its annual Ramadan study which surveyed residents in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt and the […]

MENA Cristal Innnovation & Digital Congress Is Coming to Dubai

MENA Cristal Innnovation & Digital Congress Is Coming to Dubai

By Monaliza Wahba

  Without doubt, the digital world has taken over our lives and has become a massive part of our daily essentials. It is taking more of a human form in which people of all ages, young and old, handle both business and pleasure via digital platforms. Savvy marketers nowadays thus devote significant time and budgets to digital marketing. The […]

10 Arab Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were UN Goodwill Ambassadors

10 Arab Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were UN Goodwill Ambassadors

We know celebrities for the movies they’ve played or the songs they’ve sung that have stuck in our heads for God knows how long. But what do we know of the role these celebrities play in the society or even in the region? These iconic figures have taken it upon themselves to help fight some […]

Start Up Band Rocks Cairo with the Latest Indie Arab Music

Start Up Band Rocks Cairo with the Latest Indie Arab Music

The most intense form of battle of the bands came to Egypt in the form of Startup Band. From the minds of Feesheh, the first online music warehouse in the Middle East, comes another innovative project digging into the music scene across the MENA reigion. The concept behind Startup Band is essentially an accelerator for […]

16 Unbelievable Forests that Still Exist in the Middle East Region

16 Unbelievable Forests that Still Exist in the Middle East Region

When most people think of the Middle East and North African landscape, they conjure up images of boundless desert, intimidating rock formations and untouched beach scenery. Within this framework, some of the most historic and breathtaking forests in the world (spanning across North Africa, through the Middle East and into South Asia) have been swept under […]

One on One with Shadi Alfons: Going from ‘A To B’

One on One with Shadi Alfons: Going from ‘A To B’

Rising to fame as one of the most hilarious actors and content producers on Bassem Youssef‘s Al Bernameg show, Shadi Alfons is now starring in new movie A To B. The road trip film will hit Egyptian theatres on Jan. 14, with a premiere on Jan. 10 at the  Nile Towers before its release to […]

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