8 Things You Must Do When You’re in Nubia

8 Things You Must Do When You’re in Nubia

by Nadine Arab

Nubia is one of Egypt’s hidden gems — not a lot of foreigners nor Egyptians themselves know much about the place. The region that lies in Aswan, is home to ancient history and a vibrant culture. Below are eight interesting things you could do during your stay there.     Gharb Seheil’s bazaar   A […]

Egyptian Woman Transforms Her Graduation Project Into a Mesmerizing Nubian Hotel

Egyptian Woman Transforms Her Graduation Project Into a Mesmerizing Nubian Hotel

  It was only three years ago when the Egyptian Fine Arts graduate, Mai Badr, presented her life dream as a graduation project: an authentic Nubian hotel by the Nile that channeled her roots being transformed from a blueprint to reality. Ashari Narty is a craftsman and cultural center and hotel in Gharb-Soheil village in Aswan. This […]

34 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Book the Next Flight to Aswan

34 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Book the Next Flight to Aswan

Egyptian photographer Christine Salib’s strikes once again, this time with a Facebook album of Aswan that looks absolutely magical. “I have a special relationship with the Nile, I just love it so much. You can usually catch me on a felucca in Zamalek,” Salib tells what inspired her to do her shoot. “I had two days […]

Egyptian Nubians Continue Sit-in Against Sale of Their Ancestral Land

Egyptian Nubians Continue Sit-in Against Sale of Their Ancestral Land

Hundreds of Egyptian Nubians blocked a main road in Aswan to protest the government’s planned takeover of their land they say is part of their ancestral homeland.   According to Nubians, there are 44 old villages from which they were forcibly displaced during the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1960s, and only two […]