13 Fascinating Pilgrimage Sites in the Middle East

13 Fascinating Pilgrimage Sites in the Middle East

The Middle East region is anything but short of diversity and richness when it comes to history and culture. It’s the home of the three Abrahamic religions, and millions and millions of people flock here every year to show their dedication and devotion to whichever religion or faith they believe in. These are some of […]

The Unspoken Truth of Arab Women Getting Abortions

The Unspoken Truth of Arab Women Getting Abortions

Nadia and Mariam are two average Arab girls one is Muslim and the other is Christian (which is which is irrelevant). Both women are young students, also working in the professional world and very much in love with their culture. But what sets these two apart from the rest is that they both made a […]

Berence Genève: Top-Notch Quality Swiss Brand Lands in the Middle East

Berence Genève: Top-Notch Quality Swiss Brand Lands in the Middle East

  Tell us about yourself, your background and how you got into the fashion world?   We are both Egyptians who grew up in Switzerland, which allowed us to have close access to the European fashion industry. I was in charge of marketing for a high quality cosmetic brand and Adham worked for many years with […]

Legendary Dishes Middle Eastern Countries Are Famous For

Legendary Dishes Middle Eastern Countries Are Famous For

The Middle East is a rich region in culture, history, natural beauty and, well, every other way possible, in our opinion! The region also has a wonderful variety among its countries in dialects, habits and resources. For that, the Middle East offers food that is nothing short of fantastic. Each country shines with its own national dishes […]

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

The Middle Eastern region has always been known for it’s historical and ancient culture. However, over the past few decades, the region has moved away from the old and embraced cutting-edge modern architecture that is truly remarkable. With countries developing quite rapidly, especially those in the Gulf area, the region has surprised the world with […]

The Three Most Pressing Yet Under-Reported Stories in the Middle East Today

The Three Most Pressing Yet Under-Reported Stories in the Middle East Today

In the second part of our exclusive interview with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, the Emmy-nominated journalist, social media addict and news producer sheds light on three major issues facing the Arab world today – issues that critically need to be addressed, yet are largely ignored by the media and in public discourse.     In your opinion, […]

Q&A: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin on Media, Democracy and Social Change in the Middle East

Q&A: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin on Media, Democracy and Social Change in the Middle East

In a region where repression, self-censorship and a rigid status quo are the norm, perhaps one of the best positioned voices to speak about the intersection of digital media, democracy and social change is that of Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. With his impressive CV, Emmy-nominated journalist, social media addict and news producer Shihab-Eldin has borne witness to […]

6 Steps to Building a Committed Team at Work

6 Steps to Building a Committed Team at Work

The Smart Way To Start Your Own Business

Making your team work as a well-oiled, cohesive machine isn’t easy. Getting different people from different backgrounds to coexist with their different habits, work ethics and personalities is a feat I fight for every day. I would have never imagined that a major part of having one’s own business is keeping the team running like […]

12 Arabic Swear Words and Their Meanings You Didn’t Know

12 Arabic Swear Words and Their Meanings You Didn’t Know

The Arabic language is a beautiful, multi-faceted thing. We have different dialects and a whole set of words that differ from country to country and region to region. What one thing may mean in Egypt may mean something totally else in Lebanon. What one thing may mean in the Emirates may have a whole other […]

10 Mind-Blowing Honeymoon Spots in the Middle East

10 Mind-Blowing Honeymoon Spots in the Middle East

It seems to be wedding season pretty much every season these days. And having both friends and a sister that have recently gotten hitched, I know how tiring and nerve-wracking the whole process can be. At least there’s a white light at the end of the tunnel: those couple weeks after the wedding spent on […]