Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

by Rana Elhawary

Just in case you needed one more reason to want to move to Dubai, they have just released taxis with Wi-Fi service and interactive smart screens!     Dubai has officially started implementing its plan to digitize its taxi fleet, with yesterday already marking the release of 700 taxis equipped with either interactive flat screens, […]

We Really Really Hope This Isn’t How the Whale Is Being Transported to Fayoum

We Really Really Hope This Isn’t How the Whale Is Being Transported to Fayoum

This week, a dead whale has been found washed ashore in Marsa Matrouh by city locals. Egypt’s Ministry of Environment have decided to transport the carcass to Fayoum’s Wadi El-Hitan so it can be buried properly there. But, the real question is how are they going to move the 15 meters long and seven ton mammal?   Well, a […]

#MostafaKnowsFashion: The Arab Guide to Attending the Met Gala 2017

#MostafaKnowsFashion: The Arab Guide to Attending the Met Gala 2017

By Mostafa Waheed     What is the Met Gala and how does one actually go? With everyone talking about Met Gala here, and Met Gala that, I’ve decided to round up a list of questions (that I will answer) and things that need to happen in order for you to get a ticket, what you should […]

Uber and Careem, Get Your Surge Price Sh*t Together Before We Dump You

Uber and Careem, Get Your Surge Price Sh*t Together Before We Dump You

  Uber and Careem, you know we, as in Scoop Empire along with many in Egypt, have been supporting you since the day you graced our land. I don’t even want to mention the very powerful social media war we started against white taxis for your sake. Well, I just did! Yet, with great sadness, the […]

A Guide to Egypt’s Microbus Hand Signs for Dummies

A Guide to Egypt’s Microbus Hand Signs for Dummies

Let’s face the ugly truth: For some reason, we always seem to pay higher rates for Uber and Careem this month. Many suspect that it might be due to the deficiency in number of drivers as they quit after being harassed and threatened by white taxis. Others claim that it is only a normal consequence of the […]

Careem Hits Gouna this New Year’s Eve

Careem Hits Gouna this New Year’s Eve

After hitting the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, and achieving big success, Careem has decided to hit Gouna to help ensure the safety of those in need for a ride. Given the stories we sometimes hear during NYE and such on Gouna’s roads, having Careem on hand is a God-send, especially for those who like to party […]

Pioneer Dubai Introduces The World’s First Eco Friendly Trolley

Pioneer Dubai Introduces The World’s First Eco Friendly Trolley

Emaar Properties continues to impress by announcing the roll out of the world’s first eco-friendly hydrogen powered, zero mission street trolley tram in Dubai. The Hop-on hop-off service will be covering a distance of one kilometer along Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, moving at 10kph, guaranteeing a well-organized and relaxed experience while making multiple stops at […]

Newly Created Bike Lanes in Cairo Casually Mistaken for Parking Spots

Newly Created Bike Lanes in Cairo Casually Mistaken for Parking Spots

  Egyptians have always been known for making the best use out of everything. Take the Alexandrians who literally jet skied and wake boarded their way through their flooded streets a few weeks back, for example. Sure, we can be resourceful and innovative, but in the latest mishap, we were nothing but sadly ignorant. Bike […]

I Took the Metro in Cairo… And I Liked It!

I Took the Metro in Cairo… And I Liked It!

  Mission: Arrive at the office at 10 am.   9:00 am: Climb down the stairs of Kolyet ElBanat metro station in Heliopolis, heading into the unknown. I purchase a ticket for one Egyptian pound, cross the turnstile and wait for the metro to arrive. 9:01 am: I look for maps to try and figure […]