13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

13 Arabic Novels That Are Perfect Beach Reads

by Abdelrahman Omar

When was the last time you read a novel? Novels open our minds’ doors. They allow us to live a lifetime and travel the world, without having to leave the comfort of our own bedrooms. A good novel can tease your imagination, can place you within its characters’ shoes, and can push you to visit […]

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

by Rana Awadalla

If sitting under an umbrella in the sun and catching up on the list of bestsellers is on your to do list then this list is for you.   In planning to spend time soaking up sun rays at the beach this summer in Egypt’s North Coast, Jordan’s Dead Sea or Lebanon’s Bonita Bay, you […]

Beach Libraries Are Now an Actual Thing in Dubai

Beach Libraries Are Now an Actual Thing in Dubai

  Education and self-improvement have always been what Dubai prides itself or. For instance, in 2016 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, announced a law giving all UAE workers the right to read for an hour every day.   With summer knocking on our doors, people tend to head to the […]

Arabs Read 35 Hours a Year, Recent Study Reveals

Arabs Read 35 Hours a Year, Recent Study Reveals

by Salma Iraqui

  We won’t even get started on how important reading is, because it’s too obvious to mention. A new study revealed that Arabs read 35 hours a year; which means a total of 16 books in 365 days.   The results may seem like they’re not as impressive as you think, but it actually is. […]

Reading During Working Hours: Sheikh Mohammed Announces New Reading Initiative

Reading During Working Hours: Sheikh Mohammed Announces New Reading Initiative

by Charley Parker

  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter on Monday to announce the details of a new law issued by President Sheikh Khalifa to allow reading during work hours and removing taxes and fees from reading materials.   قانون القراءة أقر إنشاء الصندوق الوطني لدعم مبادرات القراءة، وألزم وسائل الإعلام […]

10 Life-Changing Books Every Young Arab Should Read

10 Life-Changing Books Every Young Arab Should Read

By Madonna Victor

There’s nothing a bookworm takes more pleasure in (other than reading) than recommending their greatest finds. If you haven’t read these books yet, go do that now!       1. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie     This book contains the steps to live a worry-free life day by day. […]

Books to Read on Valentine’s Day if You’re in Love with Your Best Friend

Books to Read on Valentine’s Day if You’re in Love with Your Best Friend

There is no torment like falling in love with your best friend. Confessing your true feelings sounds unbearable. You risk the best relationship in your life for a love that might be unrequited. You are in constant fear of losing your best friend along with a lover after the breakup. It is literally orchestrated torture. […]

Harper Lee Is Publishing A ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel!

Harper Lee Is Publishing A ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel!

You read that right, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel, or technically a prequel, to her Pulitzer Prize-winning, all-around loved novel and one of the Holy Grails of American literature that you probably studied in seventh grade. Are you feeling nostalgic yet? Go Set A Watchman, Lee’s novel that she wrote before To Kill A […]

January’s New Book Releases In Egypt

January’s New Book Releases In Egypt

If you are too cold to leave the house or have decided to trade your nocturnal activities for a nerdier lifestyle of burrowing deep into a new book while wrapped up in your blanket, here are the latest books released at Diwan bookstores all over Egypt. Take your pick!     ‘Hey, Let’s Make a […]

Mark Zuckerberg Launches World’s Largest Book Club

Mark Zuckerberg Launches World’s Largest Book Club

Book worms of the world rejoice! The biggest book club in modern history has just been launched by Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. With a week of Facebook promises of healthier resolutions for the year 2015, Zuckerberg started his own personal reading challenge after asking his followers for suggestions. “My challenge for 2015 is […]