Online Payments in the Middle East Rise by 22%

Online Payments in the Middle East Rise by 22%

Payfort, an Amazon-owned Online Payment Gateway in the Middle East, just conducted a region-wide survey that showed something quite remarkable. The survey concluded that online transactions in the Middle East rose by 22% in 2016, on the back of a surge in payments for events and entertainment.     The findings of the survey showed that Saudi Arabia led the growth with a […]

Four Inspirational Young Women with Down Syndrome Start Catering Business

Four Inspirational Young Women with Down Syndrome Start Catering Business

  Egypt is sadly known for offering limited opportunities to students or employees with special needs. There is always a social stigma surrounding it. Whether it’s Down syndrome, autism, or ADHD, parents struggle to provide their children with the best of what Egypt has to offer.     Four incredible women with Down syndrome took […]

Guess Who Topped Google’s List of Top Trending TV Shows in Ramadan 2017

Guess Who Topped Google’s List of Top Trending TV Shows in Ramadan 2017

Ramadan is the real life version of the Arab world’s Hunger Games, and not just beacuse we are literally fasting, but also because its the time for a blood – bath feud between for TV shows, TV series and advertisements.   And, in case the situation was not already saturated with competition, Google has just […]

You Save Yourself 45 Hours When You Watch Mosalsalat Online Instead of TV

You Save Yourself 45 Hours When You Watch Mosalsalat Online Instead of TV

For the past few years, Ramadan has become a TV series race and we voluntarily spend days numb in front of our screens enjoying the latest pieces of art Egypt has to offer. This year we have almost 30 mosalsalat to choose from, each episode has a 60-70 minutes’ slot.   So the question is: […]

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Remember that Indonesian kid that went viral for smoking 40 cigarettes a day? Well, it seems like this phenomenon is more common than we think it is.   While most kids nag for candy and toys, this toddler has a thing for her mommy’s shishas.   A shocking video has been shared online, showing a child crying […]

Essential Cyber Security Tips to Stay Safe While Traveling

Essential Cyber Security Tips to Stay Safe While Traveling

by Laura Fulton of Omnia Digital Agency

  Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing is working to attract 20 million visitors a year to the region by 2020.   But as Dubai Digital Consultancy Omnia sees all too often, the global teams they work with from the UAE and beyond often aren’t as knowledgeable on cyber security issues when traveling for business […]

Fairy Dust: Egyptian Stay-At-Home Mom Turned Businesswoman by Social Media

Fairy Dust: Egyptian Stay-At-Home Mom Turned Businesswoman by Social Media

This is the first installment of the #AScoopOfOnlineShopping series.

Social media have a very integral part of everyone’s life. From posting your on-point selfies, to stalking your ex, remembering your best friend’s birthday, shopping and more. Shopping through social media platforms has surely become a very common thing, and every single day we find a store that pops up and steals our hearts.   […]

Shirtless Zac Efron in Dubai Is Hotter Than the Desert

Shirtless Zac Efron in Dubai Is Hotter Than the Desert

by Karina Eltantawi

The other week, we fangirled over the fact that Zac Efron was coming to Dubai to promote his latest Hugo Boss fragrance — Hugo Iced.     But we’re not here to talk about his latest fragrance, we’re here to talk about his little adventure in the desert. ET Online have released a few pictures […]

This New Egyptian Web Series Will Turn You into an Actual Banking Expert

This New Egyptian Web Series Will Turn You into an Actual Banking Expert

  ALEXBANK’S new much-anticipated web series “Ask the Expert with ALEXBANK”  is unlike any content you’d ever see coming out of a bank.   The guys over at ALEXBANK asked themselves a very big and important question when they came up with this amazing concept: How much do your everyday Egyptians really know about banking […]

Amazon to Walk Away from $1 Billion Deal to Buy Souq.com

Amazon to Walk Away from $1 Billion Deal to Buy Souq.com

US sales giant Amazon has reportedly walked away from talks to acquire Dubai-based Souq.com after a disagreement over the price.     Bloomberg reported that the e-commerce business is now seeking other potential investors and is negotiating with mall operator Majid Al Futtaim. A few months ago, Amazon.com was in talks to acquire Souq.com for about $1 […]