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Coterique launches Christmas pop-up shop in Gouna

With the year nearing its end, relentless plans away from the capital start to take shape and form. While few might head to the desert for an offline spiritual retreat, others would take the opposite direction with an urban vacation at none other than Gouna. Abu Tig Marina has already started celebrating by harbouring a …

Daily News Egypt


Despite security threats, Egyptians celebrate Christmas 

The streets of Cairo warmly celebrated Christmas spirit with Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations, lights, and definitely Santa Claus. With Christmas’s most famous songs in the background, the dazzling spirit of Christmas fills people’s heart with joy and warmth. The streets of Egypt’s posh neighbourhoods started preparing for the celebratory season staring in early December. New …

Daily News Egypt


Copts celebrate Christmas traditions despite fears

Despite an abundance of stress and fear that naturally followed the aftermath of the attack on St. Peter and St. Paul church last month, Egyptian Coptic Christians held their Christmas in peace on 7 January. Creating a heavy security presence, churches were surrounded with police and central security forces. For some main churches, like Mar …

Daily News Egypt

The Egypt edition: ‘Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is…’

Millions of people around the globe celebrate Christmas on 25 December. They decorate Christmas trees, exchange gifts with family members and friends, and decorate their houses with red and green. Although not shy of the Christmas spirit, Egypt celebrates this time of the year a little differently. But 2016, with its economic woes and heavy …

Rana Khaled

Rome plagued by starlings

When in Rome, do as the Romans do – these days, that means hide under an umbrella. Millions of starlings have converged on the Italian capital, and their droppings are not only a nuisance, they’re a health hazard.

Deutsche Welle

Christmas in German families 1945-2015

No matter what Germans may think of the Christian origins of Christmas, they cannot imagine the event without their beloved Christmas tree. But over time, that tree has undergone quite a bit of change.

Deutsche Welle

Deana Shaaban and Fairmont Nile City redefine Christmas with fashion

Earlier this month, one extraordinary designer and visionary manager and a relentless team spent seven consecutive nights planning and executing what could be categorised as a major first in Egypt. From the endless hours of sewing to numerous ladder climbs, they continued to push their vision closer to reality. Fashion designer Deana Shaaban joined hands …

Nayera Yasser

How to make the perfect Christmas roast

Preparing the big holiday meal doesn’t leave much room for mistakes. You can either rely on technology to get the perfect roast, or have somebody else do the cooking. And not cooking properly can have real consequences.

Deutsche Welle

A Christmas star without a tail

An asteroid is going to pass by Earth for Christmas. However, it has no shining tail like the star of Betlehem. And it may be difficult to spot – even for hobby astronomers, because the asteroid won’t get that close.

Deutsche Welle