Farah El-Akkad

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 - 12:14 GMT

April is the perfect month to visit Alexandria and stroll around Fouad Street, with its endless hidden gems.

Rediscovering Alexandria’s Heritage Gardens

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 11:29 GMT

In celebration of Alexandria’s heritage, the French institute and the Alexandrian Center of Studies tell the story behind the coastal city’s oldest gardens and landmarks.

Sheraton Montazah Hosts 34th Alexandria International Film Festival

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 11:56 GMT

After more than 10 years of absence, Sheraton Montazah management team and staff were delighted to host the 34th round of the festival.

Same issues, different faces

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Although 12 new ministers have been sworn in last month, experts argue the new cabinet still have to address the same challenges that of Sherif Ismail has been working on.

Bringing Back Egypt’s White Gold Glory

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - 01:00 GMT

After years of being hit by a turbulent economy and one blow after the other, the state is focusing its efforts on putting the wind back into its cotton production’s sails.

Top 10 Fashion Trends

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 - 07:00 GMT

From furry slippers and perfectly shaped eyebrows to boxy, oversized blazers and androgynous pantsuits, 2017 has seen it all on the fashion front.

The great pyramid

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 08:24 GMT

A peculiar void inside the only surviving wonder of the ancient world raises myriad questions about one of the most significant discoveries since the 1800s.

Heritage Streets of Alexandria

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 02:57 GMT

In celebration of Alexandria’s heritage, the French institute and the Alexandrian Center of Studies tell the story behind the coastal city’s oldest avenues.

Amira Ayoub: Green approach to everything

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 12:30 GMT

What’s a biophilic designer anyway? Amira Ayoub, a green building designer, green ambassador and educator, has just become the world’s first.

Sacred Gold

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - 01:06 GMT

An ancient symbol of the divine, status and grandeur, ancient Egyptians were fond of gold and perfected its manufacturing throughout various dynasties.

Hot Wheels

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 09:59 GMT

With cars becoming increasingly unaffordable, buyers are turning to cheaper models, pre-loved vehicles and the trendiest option today: scooters and motorbikes

Tamer Bashir: be a racer on track not in the street

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 11:36 GMT

Passionate racer and T.V. presenter talks about his efforts to raise road safety awareness and gives us a few useful tips.

Living Sustainably

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 08:00 GMT

The experts’ guide to living sustainably.

Seashell: The Beach Essential

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 - 12:43 GMT

With a towel that turns into bag or a pillow, Seashell is a practical summer essential.

Yasmine Seoud: The Jazzy Shades

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - 02:02 GMT

This sunglasses designer offers funky, trendy and premium quality at affordable prices .

Samra goes rowing: Interview

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 08:00 GMT

Egypt’s premier adventurer takes on a new challenge—rowing across the Atlantic with companion Omar Nour

Faces of Ramadan

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 - 12:19 GMT

From the mesaharaty to our favorite qatayef seller who seems to only come to life during Ramadan, we celebrate the very Ramadan-peculiar professions.

Tips for following a PBD in Ramadan

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 12:32 GMT

Fasting gives our bodies a natural detox that can give us a great kick-start to losing weight.

The Human Side of Fear and Loss

Wed, 10 May 2017 - 10:08 GMT

Contributors: Sara Kira and Farah Al-Akkad Family members and friends recall their last moments with church bombing victims.

Last Call for Heliopolis Heritage Competition Entries

Tue, 09 May 2017 - 09:45 GMT

To celebrate the 112th anniversary of Heliopolis, Photopia and the Heliopolis an open exhibition in the streets of Korba starting May 19.