Turning Paper into Sound: Maadi International Choir

Just a month ago, you might have heard Christmas carols seeping out of St. John’s Church in Maadi. 


Artist Spotlight: Donia Said Kamel

The Maadi Messenger recently had the chance to hear from up-and-coming artist, Donia Said Kamel, a teacher who found a passion for photography and took a turn in her career path.


Saqqara: Let Stone Set the Tone

You may not believe it, but the Egyptians found a profound path with the right rapid math to integrate a great empire.


Competitors Make Their Mark at the Dragon Boat Festival

Competitiveness is in the air among dragon boat teams in Egypt. At the most recent dragon boat festival in Cairo in October, participating


Royal-Club Mohamed Aly

Most Cairo dwellers have at least heard talk of the famous Royal Mohamed-Aly Club, a relaxing oasis that is often home to various festivities.


Golf-cation Turned Touristic Adventure

With Egypt’s tourism at a low in recent years, even as nicer weather starts to creep through Cairo’s streets these past two weeks, it is up to Cairo residents and companies to gather and develop creative plans to draw tourists to the city whose streets feel like home to all.


Rallying the Eastern Desert

It’s not common to go on a trip from Cairo to Gouna and come back on the same day. Apparently, though, if you’re a desert rally racer, this is just part of your usual routine. You know, wake up early, drive 450 KM to Gouna, then take a turn into the desert, practice aggressive driving and navigate for another couple of hundred kilometers until finally driving back 450 KM home. This is exactly what I experienced/ got to experience when I decided to ride along with my friends from Gazelle Rally team in one of their practice sessions.


Social Entrepreneurs for Society and Society for Social Entrepreneurs

“Every society can fix all their problems,” Amgad told me. Can it? More than 5 years after the Egyptian revolution of 2011, when the people gathered at Tahrir square to take problems into their own hands, things appear not to be so. When I speak to Egyptians today, I am confronted with countless problems.


A Growing Trend: Ecotourism in Fayoum

 Since the revolution of 2011, Egypt has been struggling with tourism. In fact, tourism is changing rapidly as nature, heritage, and recreational destinations become more important, and as conventional tourism is forced to meet tougher environmental requirements.


Lesvos, From a Holiday Heaven to a Refugee's Haven

Lesvos, a peaceful, Greek island in the Eastern Aegean, famous for its old tradition of Ouzo, beautiful landscapes, and Mediterranean weather. It is especially because of the latter two that the island has become a popular tourist destination in the last few decades.


Women and American Football in Egypt

On May 13, 2016 Maadi was host to a historical first: the first women’s American football game in Egypt. The game was dubbed the ‘Clash of the Wild’. It was a meeting of the first two women’s teams in Egypt – the Pink Warriors and the SheWolves.



Mothering Society to Hear the Deaf

Whilst speaking to house mothers at one of the more unique boarding schools in Egypt, Saleem Wassef challenged them to maintain hope with difficult children.



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