Yomna El-Saeed

'Celestial Bodies', review of 1st Arab novel to win Booker Prize

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 01:05 GMT

"Celestial Bodies", the winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2019, is the first Arabic novel to win the prestigious prize.

How did Islam reach us?

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 11:35 GMT

"How did this religion reach us?" is Alaa Abdel Hameed's first book; it is issued by the Egyptian publishing house Dawen Publishers.

Country of the month: 5 reasons to visit UAE this winter

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 10:30 GMT

There are countless reasons to recommend this country for Egyptian travelers;

8 essential packing tips for every traveler

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 07:51 GMT

Packing is crucial for any traveler, no matter what the travel purpose is. If you forget a necessary item, you either buy a replacement for a much higher price.

Making Arab Art Accessible

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 - 07:00 GMT

After years of collecting art masterpieces, Emirati businessman Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi in 2010 founded the Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation.

Five helpful apps for beginner travelers

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - 11:43 GMT

It is amazing how technology is making traveling easier and more enjoyable to everyone.

Pics: Why Egypt hosts the world's biggest Islamic Art Museum

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 11:53 GMT

Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo is the largest museum of its kind in the whole world.

5 reasons why Egyptians love Alexandria

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 08:26 GMT

Egyptians love visiting Alexandria for holidays and vacations.

A visit to Textile Museum

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - 09:05 GMT

Do you know that Egypt has the only textile museum in the Middle East? The Textile Museum in Muezz Street in Cairo displays fine collections of textile from the Pharaonic, the Roman.

4 documentaries about artists – No.4: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 10:30 GMT

The 2015 film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a biographical documentary about American singer.

The Egyptian legacy of producing the Kiswa

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 10:21 GMT

Today marks the annual occasion of changing the Kiswa of the Kaaba, the huge black silk cloth covering the Kaaba.

Remembering Malcolm X's historic pilgrimage journey

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 09:05 GMT

As millions of Muslims flock to the yearly pilgrimage, it is time to remember how a single journey embarked by the Muslim activist Malcolm X over half a century ago had a historic impact.

4 documentaries about artists – No.3: Ai Weiwei Never Sorry

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 09:33 GMT

This film is about the esteemed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who attracted international attention through his humanitarian activism as well as his bold condemnation of the Chinese government.

4 documentaries about artists – No.2: ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 11:33 GMT

‘Finding Vivian Maier’, produced in 2013, is about the accidental discovery of one of the most accomplished street photographers.

4 documentaries about artists – No.1: Cutie And The Boxer

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 - 08:00 GMT

Cutie and the Boxer” is a 2013 documentary film about the difficult 40-year marriage of Ushio Shinohara and Noriko.

Arabs should watch Iraq in Fragments

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 05:30 GMT

Iraq in Fragments is about modern Iraq after the American invasion.

When Egyptians celebrate pilgrimage

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - 01:09 GMT

In Islam, pilgrimage is a very special ritual of worship; it is the only one that encompasses travelling, and because it is a journey that costs money and effort.

10 Documentaries Arabs should watch: No 2: ‘The Gatekeepers’

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - 09:49 GMT

‘The Gatekeepers’ enables you to see a narrative of Israeli history with the eyes of its internal security chiefs.

10 documentaries Arabs must watch: No. 3: ‘The White Helmets’

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 01:59 GMT

This is the only short documentary in this list of recommendations. It is a heart-shattering account on the selfless heroic Syrian Civil Defense rescue workers.

10 documentaries every Arab should watch, #4: 5 Broken Cameras

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 12:40 GMT

When his fourth son was born in 2015, Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, got his first video camera. Excited by this new device.

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