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Bodylicious: Homemade body butters and scrubs

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

All of the ingredients in Bodylicious products are 100% Egyptian and natural

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An alternative Sham El Neseem

and   /  April 17, 2014  /  Tourism  /  3 Comments

When you stay in town this long weekend there are many fun things to do

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Momentography

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  2 Comments

Abdelwahab hopes to redirect attention to landscapes

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Women From Egypt: A new exhibition by Helmy El Touni

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  1 Comment

Helmy El Touni depicts Egyptian women going about their daily lives

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Take a dip in Cairo’s pools

and   /  April 10, 2014  /  City Hotspots, Lifestyle  /  6 Comments

Summer is here; take refuge at the pool

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TEDxCairo returns to AUC

  /  April 10, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

TEDxCairo is expecting about 800-900 participants for the 2014 edition

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Kayan: A quaint eatery in Zamalek

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Dining, Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

Zamalek finally gets a café that offers good food and mellow ambience

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Divergent: Fast-paced and entertaining

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The film tackles similar subjects as The Hunger Games but in a shallower way

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ABT delivers a gentle Coppélia at the Abu Dhabi Music Festival

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The American Ballet Theatre charms audiences with a classic performance of the famous ballet

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Bill Fontana explores the sounds of the desert in Abu Dhabi

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The exhibition features local talents as well as first-heard sound installations by Bill Fontana

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Fools’ Culture: Flying saucers witnessed at Cairo International Airport

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Aliens have come in peace to Cairo’s bustling airport

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Michel Fadel closes Abu Dhabi Music Festival

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Lebanese composer Michel Fadel discusses his career and what inspires him in life

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Spa Rena: Beautiful bath and body products

  /  March 27, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Spa Rena products are made from carefully selected ingredients

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Not your ordinary pickles: My Jar condiments are sweet, hot and preservative free

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Start up uses no preservatives in their eclectic menu

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Japanese Embassy screens two anime films

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Egyptian audiences enjoyed the introduction to this special and complicated genre

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Easy Taxi app is aptly named

  /  March 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

Easy Taxi app aims at easing traffic congestion

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Farghali Abdel Hafez’s Athens

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Abdel Hafez chooses Athens due to its great civilization and relationship with Egypt

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Lingering in Vicinity: photography as eavesdropping

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Maha Maamoun’s latest exhibition infringes on strangers conversation

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American Hustle fails to impress

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The film depends on its actors too much to hide the shortcoming of the story line

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Kafein: A coffee haven in downtown Cairo

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A new coffee place in downtown Cairo promises a different coffee experience

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Readings in Visual Art

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The exhibition showcases some of the forefront artists of the 60s and 70s

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Love Matters website for sexual education launches an Arabic version

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

The website aims to avoid misconceptions and provide proper information about sexual health and practices

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HarassMap launches new ‘Don’t Be Silent’ campaign

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Mesh Sakta’s goal is to empower women and to highlight the criminal nature of sexual harassment

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SAFE Beacon honours Egyptian archaeologist Monica Hanna

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

SAFE is organising a few events in New York where people can meet award recipient Dr Monica Hanna

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Antikka photography: A new take on scenes from daily life

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Antikka photography shines a light on people who are often neglected by society

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Zawya: Reviving old cinemas

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Zawya hopes to provide a home for alternative cinema

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Around the world in 15 minutes

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Sawy provides an annual exhibition to allow people to get to know other cultures

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Abu Simbel’s sun festival

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

The bi-annual festival marks important dates in the life of Ramses II

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Inspired by Egypt’s political struggle, artist paints a “brighter future”

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Egyptian artist Farid Fadel explores nationalistic aspects in his new collection

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Egyptian authors win Al-Tayeb Salih award for creative writing

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The annual award is dedicated to literary works in three distinct categories

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