Month: October 2014

Jordan, Cross-border

The Best Advice You Could Ever Receive Comes From Your Younger Self

Be bold. Don’t compare yourself to others. Believe you can do it. These girls’ pieces of advice would probably not be…
Iran

Why Is Iran Becoming the Latest Travel Craze?

Last month, as we came across this travel blogger’s astounding pictures uncovering the beauty of Iran, we discovered a growing travel craze among backpacker groups and…
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

You May Be Surprised by the Gulf Tradition That Is Similar to Halloween

Though Halloween is not very widespread in the Middle East, a tradition known as Garge’an  (قرقيعان‎ in Arabic) is somewhat…
Egypt

Throwback Thursday: Can You Believe Alexandria’s People Were so Different 50 Years Ago?

Alexandria’s beautiful beaches, the city’s residents diving into the sea, its mothers sunbathing under parasols, the city’s public swimming pools,…
Libya

How This Woman Started a Successful Business In a Place You Think There Is Only War

“We’re now fully booked for April 2015,” Amira Izruna announced on her blog early this month. While disillusionment and insecurity pulls…
UAE

Visual Storytelling: An Interview with Hassan Kiyany

Award-winning Emirati director Hassan Kiyany‘s home office is a tribute to his creativity. Showing us around via Skype, his walls…
Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Morocco, Cross-border

The Middle East’s 5 Most Colorful Markets, in Pictures

From amber-colored spices and fuchsia candies to gleaming green olives and orange threads of wool, no region has more colorful…
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, Morocco, Cross-border

This Hollywood Actor Is Calling Arab Filmmakers for a Collaborative Project. Deadline is Tomorrow

Remember Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the lead in 500 Days of Summer and Inception? The actor is now working on a collaborative project to…
Cross-border

ACEF: The Arab Creativity and Entrepreneurship Fund

With the Arab region redefining itself in the midst of all the current upheavals in its societal structure, investment in…
Tunisia

The Eye To Heart Film Festival Celebrates Diversity in Tunisia

Themed “Diversity in Tribute”, this year’s edition of the Eye to Heart Film Festival concluded last September 27 in Tunisia,…
Egypt, Cross-border

How to Engage Your Fans on Social Media: 9 Tips from the Experts

It was a hectic late afternoon last Monday in Cairo when Egyweb‘s CEO Ahmed El-Rifai got on stage at the…
Cross-border

Mideast Tunes Unites People with Music

Founded in 2010 in Bahrain, Mideast Tunes is an online platform that allows you to listen to more than 1,200…
Morocco

Promoting and Sharing Culture at the Amal Women’s Center

Three weeks ago, we wrote about the Amal Women’s Center located in Marrakesh, Morocco, that works to aid local women…
Egypt

The Digital Media Forum Takes Off For the First Time In Cairo

For the first time in Egypt, the Digital Media Forum kicked off today, gathering more than 500 information technology and digital media…
Jordan

Maintaining a Positive Attitude During Governmental Procedures in Amman

Every so often if you live in Amman, the need to complete paper work or run an errand associated with…
Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Cross-border

The Middle East Is the Fastest Growing Market For Wellness Tourism

When it comes to wellness tourism and spas, the Middle East is the fastest growing market worldwide, according the Global Wellness…
UAE

Arabic Poetry is Alive at Rooftop Rhythms in the UAE

If you’ve got an itching to express yourself in limericks and rhymes, then Rooftop Rhythms is the place to go.…
Algeria

She is the First Algerian Winner of the Nazik Al-Malaika Prize

Algerian Storyteller Zaina BuRoweisa brought pride to her country by being the first Algerian to receive the Nazik Al-Malaika Prize…
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