This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

  Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA) is a community-based and driven film festival that brings together the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences. The festival provides a unique opportunity for cross-cultural exchange, dialogue and relationship building between Australia and Arab communities, from around the world.   Indeed, AFFA aims to address the contemporary […]

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 […]

Icebergs to Be Towed from Antarctica to the Middle East

Icebergs to Be Towed from Antarctica to the Middle East

  Brrr, it’s about to get cold here in the UAE. Yes, we’re very aware that summer is knocking on our doors but we’re still going to brrr. Why, you say? Well, because the UAE is being the UAE again.   The United Arab Emirates is currently planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its […]

VIDEO: Killer Whale Spotted in UAE Waters

VIDEO: Killer Whale Spotted in UAE Waters

Orca the killer whale in Um al Quain sea 🇦🇪Emirate اوركا الحوت القاتل في بحر أم القيوين (كما وصلني) pic.twitter.com/MEpYVBsWNH — yousif alraeesi (@yousifalraeesi) April 19, 2017   A killer whale was spotted at a beach in Umm Al Quwain and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment urged residents not to panic. They […]

Horse-Surfing: Everything You Need to Know About UAE’s New Favorite Royal Sport

Horse-Surfing: Everything You Need to Know About UAE’s New Favorite Royal Sport

Yes, you heard that right, horse-surfing! What is it, you may ask? Well, horse-surfing is a novel form of sport where surfers are tied and pulled by horses moving in water.     This sport has apparently become the nearest and dearest to the hearts of Dubai’s royal family, especially to the hearts of Dubai’s […]

Why GROHE Is Giving Us Ultimate Home Goals

Why GROHE Is Giving Us Ultimate Home Goals

Whenever I hear the name GROHE, the first thing that comes to mind is my bathroom sink, and quite possibly, the toilets we had at home. With very little knowledge and a yearning to know more, I jetted off from Cairo to Frankfurt, with very little expectations and knowledge on what to expect from ISH […]

Baby Otters Taking Their First Swim at Dubai Aquarium Is the Cutest Thing You’ll Watch Today

Baby Otters Taking Their First Swim at Dubai Aquarium Is the Cutest Thing You’ll Watch Today

  Winter has come and left us, and spring has finally sprung in Dubai, and with it comes new little creatures. Cute creatures.   A video took over the UAE Internet that showed people gathering at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to watch baby otters take their very first public swim, and oh my […]

Everything You Need to Know About Dubai International Boat Show 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Dubai International Boat Show 2017

  Opening its doors yesterday for five days of showcasing the best in yachting and watersports lifestyle that the Gulf region has to offer is the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). The event is celebrating its 25th edition this year and has once again attracted some of the largest yachts cruising in the region along […]

These Magical Pictures of Lebanon’s Baatara Waterfall Will Make You Want to Live There Forever

These Magical Pictures of Lebanon’s Baatara Waterfall Will Make You Want to Live There Forever

by Salma Hossam

We here at Scoop Empire are big fans of traveling, we love to visit new places, revisit old ones and basically use the hashtag #wanderlust as much as we can on our Instagram accounts. During our travels, one of our writers happened to bump into the Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Lebanon, and it s safe […]

Flying Firefighters Are Actually a Thing in Dubai

Flying Firefighters Are Actually a Thing in Dubai

We don’t know about you, but we here at Scoop Empire think firefighters. We might be biased because we’re big fans of Chicago Fire (and its three *insert fire emoji* leading men), but whatever you might think. Firefighters are amazing, they get cats down from trees, save people’s lives, and thanks to this new system […]