The Reason Egyptian Arabic Is So Different from Other Arabic Dialects

The Reason Egyptian Arabic Is So Different from Other Arabic Dialects

by Nadine Arab

The Egyptian vernacular has always been a big fat question mark to everyone, including Egyptians themselves. Each Arabic speaking country has its own accent or dialect — most countries are split into groups though. The Levantine dialects for instance are quite similar, the Gulf countries also share their similarities as well. However, Egypt happens to […]

Why Besh Street’s Turkish Brunch Needs to Be on Your Dubai Weekend Agenda

Why Besh Street’s Turkish Brunch Needs to Be on Your Dubai Weekend Agenda

by Nichole Miranda

  It’s no surprise that Turkish food is the absolute bomb. It could kick McDonald’s to the curb in the hangover-remedy department. We all know that weekend brunches and Lebanese food are Dubai’s main bae, so does the Besh’s Street Brunch have what it takes to be noticed in a sea of shawerma and bottomless […]

#SaltBae Is Back with an Even Saltier and Sassier Video

#SaltBae Is Back with an Even Saltier and Sassier Video

Asado🔪 A video posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:13am PST   A couple of days ago, the world that we know changed for the better when #SaltBae came to our lives. His way with meat made us realize how we’ll never be as smooth as him, and more importantly, we’ve never […]

#SaltBae: Meet the Dubai-Based Chef That Is Breaking the Internet

#SaltBae: Meet the Dubai-Based Chef That Is Breaking the Internet

Ottoman steak 🔪 A video posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on Jan 7, 2017 at 2:44am PST   It’s 2017 and it’s about damn time for new memes to take over our lives. The first official meme to take over our lives belongs to #SaltBae, aka Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish chef that is the proud owner […]

7 Turkish Men Your Mother Is Probably In Love With

7 Turkish Men Your Mother Is Probably In Love With

I’ve heard it a hundred times: an Arab mother sighing in front of a Turkish TV series. Men will never understand the Turkish invasion that took over their households. It’s not only single women swooning in front of the TV, it’s the wife, mother, sister, daughter, mother-in-law, neighbour and even his never-smiling boss at work. No […]

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul,” French writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine once said. And boy, was he right. For in Istanbul, polar ends meet and merge to create a beautifully unique world; Europe meets Asia, East meets West, old meets new and religion […]

The Best Authentic Eats in Cairo

The Best Authentic Eats in Cairo

Cairo is a city where you can’t take a step in any direction without stumbling upon a restaurant. Admittedly, though, you will have to take more than a thousand steps to find a standout restaurant that offers authentic cuisine. Sick of the usual, we decided to go around our city to find some authentic bites […]

Discovering MENA: Kurdistan: One People Scattered Throughout Four Countries

On the occasion of the start of the Kurdish new year and before hundred of thousands of feverish supporters, imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Worker Party, branded by many countries as terrorist organization) leader, Abdullah Ocalan, surprised many by announcing last week both a ceasefire and the withdrawal of all the group’s forces (experts reckon they amount […]