We Asked Egyptians What Their Weirdest Habits Are, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Egyptians What Their Weirdest Habits Are, and Here’s What They Said

by Abdulhameed Afifi

Most of us, if not all, think we’re unique, but let’s be honest: we aren’t. Even the actual idea of thinking you’re unique is inherently not unique. While a lot of us have a few weird quirks here and there — and maybe a few really are exclusive to you (please do share with me) […]

Here’s What Summer Is Like for Non-Sahel People

Here’s What Summer Is Like for Non-Sahel People

By Nouran Samer

While for many Egyptians summer means moving to Sahel for two to three months, some still don’t consider themselves Sahel people. So what do these people locked outside of “heaven” do? What is their summer all about?     First, you have those summer jobs people who are all serious about their future and have […]

UAE Changes ‘Special Needs’ Label to ‘People of Determination’

UAE Changes ‘Special Needs’ Label to ‘People of Determination’

As kids, we used to dream of living in Japan, Paris or the United States. Now, anyone with half a brain dreams of co-existing with fellow Emiratis in the UAE. There is more to Emirates than impressive buildings and technology. The country and its leaders have proved time after time that human rights are not taken […]

There’s a Bahraini Ramadan Contest Where the Winner Gets an ‘Ethiopian Housemaid’

There’s a Bahraini Ramadan Contest Where the Winner Gets an ‘Ethiopian Housemaid’

  Bahraini citizens have been raging over an ad that was published in one of their newspapers. The ad called for participation in a contest where the winner will have an “Ethiopian housemaid” as the prize. The contest was also scheduled to take place during the Holy month of Ramadan.   The unethical, racist, and […]

17 Emiratis That Absolutely Slayed 2016

17 Emiratis That Absolutely Slayed 2016

by Nichole Miranda

2016 has been an absolute rollercoaster! Whether it’s been a good or bad year, a new start is just a few days away. If you’re on the hunt for inspiration while setting your resolutions for 2017, here’s a bunch of people who’ve kicked this year’s ass by being the definition of awesome.     This […]

The Unacknowledged Wisdom of Egyptian Taxi Drivers

The Unacknowledged Wisdom of Egyptian Taxi Drivers

By Omar El-Mallah

  I used to dismiss messages and signals I receive throughout my life and make nothing of them. They were simply words that dissolved in the air the instant they were spoken. I made nothing of them a lot of the times. To me, as long as a lightning bolt didn’t strike me from the […]

15 Types of People You See in Dubai Nightclubs

15 Types of People You See in Dubai Nightclubs

By Monaliza A. Semerdjian     It’s a weekend night, and you are ready to part-aay and hit the club. As we all know, nightclubs provide you with a cast of characters that will amaze, disgust and never fail to entertain. You might not notice that you end up under one of these categories, and you […]

16 People Killed in Attack on Cairo Restaurant

16 People Killed in Attack on Cairo Restaurant

Cairo is waking up this morning to the news that as many as 16 people have been killed in an attack on a restaurant and bar in Agouza. A Molotov cocktail is reported to have been thrown into the El Sayad nightspot in the city. The venue is located in the basement and it’s reported […]

17 Types of People You Remember from High School

17 Types of People You Remember from High School

For every time you were reminiscing and almost thought you missed high school, the good and the bad memories come back to you. But mostly bad. Here are some of the reasons that made your high school life suck so much…or rather the people.     1. The Rich Boy   He’s the spawn of […]

12 People You Meet At Every Ahwa

12 People You Meet At Every Ahwa

Sitting at the ahwa is a part of every Egyptian guy’s life. Whether you’re in high school, college or an old man, the ahwa is considered a sanctuary where every male goes to unwind, shayesh and forget the troubles of the outside world. Having taken up so much of every guy’s life, there tend to […]