Kourtney Hearts Egypt: Kardashian Star Talks About Her Love of Egypt

Kourtney Kardashian in El Gouna. (Instagram / kourtneykardash)

Kourtney Kardashian in El Gouna. (Instagram / kourtneykardash)

Two months ago, reality star Kourtney Kardashian and her Algerian beau Younes Bendjima jetted off on a trip to Egypt, where the two have been making a splash and having a smoke with pals, including Kardashian’s BFF Simon Huck.

The group also partook in other tourist activities, such as posing in front of the Great Sphinx (obviously), living it up at Hacienda Bay and El Gouna, and enjoying the Instagrammable beaches.

Now, the 38-year-old star reminisces on her beautiful trip to Om El Donya by including it in her travel diary and dubbing it as one of her favorite places ever. “My recent trip to Egypt was one of the most incredible trips of my life,” Kourtney says in her diary.  “Visiting Cairo and the Great Pyramid at Giza was one of my favorite moments — it’s one of the seven wonders of the world. The energy inside the pyramids is indescribable,” she adds.

We absolutely love how much Kourtney enjoyed her time in Egypt, and consider this a step in the right direction in for the country’s tourism. Which is why it would make sense that adventure travel company Intrepid Travel has seen a 70% growth in US bookings to Egypt.

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Sherine Accidentally Offends Queen Rania of Jordan

Sherine (L) and Queen Rania of Jordan (R). (Instagram / sherine / Instagram / queenrania)

Sherine (L) and Queen Rania of Jordan (R). (Instagram / sherine / Instagram / queenrania)

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Egyptian singer Sherine pulled an oopsie today when she referred to Queen Rania of Jordan, named as such since 1999, as Princess Rania.

And, to make matters worse, did so while at a concert in the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Taking to the TV program ET, Sherine blamed her age for the mix-up. “Listen,” she said. “This isn’t my fault. I’m getting close to my 40s. Allow me to record a correction to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.”

Al Bawaba would like to take the opportunity to remind Sherine that, if she is in her 40s, than Rania of Jordan has been queen for half of Sherine’s life. And demenia begins settling in during a person’s 80’s, anyway, on average.

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Could Assassin’s Creed Origins Finally Put Egypt Back on the Map?

Nawart Masr. (Ubisoft)

Nawart Masr. (Ubisoft)

Assassin’s Creed Origins, set in Ancient Egypt, is scheduled to be released on the 27th of this month and we’re losing our minds already. We can’t wait to explore the Great Pyramids and discover the secrets of the mummies and ancient Egyptian Gods.

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure video game series that features historical fiction mixed with real-world historical events and figures. In this version, you’ll probably stand against Egyptian Templars from the Ptolemaic period. You’ll go on multiple adventurous missions and you might stumble upon Cleopatra or Julius Caesar along the way.

 An update to the game includes a “Discovery Tour” option, which basically allows you to freely explore and go on guided tours to get to know more about Egyptian history. The cinematic trailer already got us hooked with the brilliant transitions and its vivid graphics. Could this move by such a reputable franchise with a huge fan base worldwide become a step towards boosting tourism? Egypt has always been on everyone’s bucket list thanks to history classes and our unusual mythology. So what if all they need is a reminder?

WE SAID THIS: Meanwhile, you can head to their official website, only if you’re a true gamer at heart, or Ubisoft’s store to order the game in advance. Preorders receive a bonus mission, and guess what? It’s a mission to discovery of the secrets and mysteries of the Pyramids.

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The Talat Da’at Music Video is Finally Out (and it’s Pretty Chill)

The Talat Da'at crew. (Instagram / tamerhabibiofficial)

The Talat Da’at crew. (Instagram / tamerhabibiofficial)

Okay so, you need to drop whatever you’re doing and watch the music video for the song “Talat Da’at.” 

The song debuted during the first El Gouna Film Festival, and people literally couldn’t stop obsessing over it. Now, the music video is out, and we, along with the entire nation, have lost the ability to even. The video actually makes us love the song more, if that’s even possible. Oh, and it’s flooded with celebrities left and right. From Shereen Reda to Tamer Habib, Ahmed Malek and much more, we are absolutely in love.

WE SAID THIS: What do you think about the music video?

Edited from the original by Al Bawaba

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Woah! Is Amr Diab Getting Married to Dina el-Sherbini?

Is Amr Diab marrying Dina el-Sherbini? (Instagram / tarekalarianofficial)

Is Amr Diab marrying Dina el-Sherbini? (Instagram / tarekalarianofficial)

A few things in life are certain. Death, iOS updates, Amr Diab and Dina El-Sherbini are together. Okay wait, the latter may not be official but recent social media posts seem to basically prove that the celebrity couple are, indeed, together.

This game of speculations, OTPs and shipping started a while ago, and Diab releasing a song that may in fact was about El-Sherbini did not help the fans. But we’re in luck, because we don’t just have one, nor two but THREE posts that further strengthens our Amr-is-definitely-with-Dina theories. Check them out below.

Director Tarek Alarian posted an Instagram picture of himself with a few friends, and the not-official cute couple. His caption said nothing but “Stay tuned.” What does that mean? Are they finally announcing that they’re together? Are Amr and Dina getting married? So many questions!


Socialites Mostafa Hosny and Heba Serag Eldin were spotted with Amr and Dina at The Lemon Tree & Co. They could easily be friends, but we’re not buying that whatsoever!

Last but not least, Hosny posted a video of Diab looking surprised at The Lemon Tree & Co with a birthday cake. The caption for the post said, “Best Surprise From Dina El-sherbiny.” If this doesn’t prove that Amr and Dina are together, we don’t know what will. Who would go through all that trouble to make sure they surprise someone unless they were romantically involved?

WE SAID THIS: Amr and Dina are together, we rest our case. For real though, we really do hope they are!

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Video: Karim El-Hayawan Finds the Art of Cairo

A man waves out the window. (Instagram / karimelhayawan)

A man waves out the window. (Instagram / karimelhayawan)

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Cairo Cacophony – 2017 from Karim El Hayawan on Vimeo.

Cairo is a very large, diverse and sophisticated city, where you can literally see art wherever you go. Egyptian street photographer, Karim El-Hayawan, gathered some of the city’s upcoming artists — from Menna Diaby to Reem Osama and much more —  to create a wonderful masterpiece that perfectly showcases the C-town: Cairo Cacophony.

“Cairo Cacophony is a video piece comprised of screens showing a number of images captured by El-Hayawan during his walks observing, dissecting and deconstructing the complexities of the ever-expanding urban metropolis,” the caption for the video says on Vimeo.

Cairo Cacophony – 2017 is a part of the Contemporary Arab Photography Biennale at the Institut Du Monde Arabe.

WE SAID THIS: Photopia: A Haven for Cairo’s Photographers.

Amr Diab’s New Song Celebrates Egypt in the World Cup!

Amr Diab at a football match between Arsenal and Chelsea. (Twitter / AmrDiab)

Amr Diab at a football match between Arsenal and Chelsea. (Twitter / AmrDiab)

Egyptian pop superstar Amr Diab debuted a new song on Sunday evening after the Egyptian national football team qualified for the World Cup.

Egypt has not qualified for the World Cup for 28 years.

Diab’s new song titled “Al-Farha Elleila” (The Joy Tonight) was written by poet Khaled Tag Eddin, composed by Amr Mostafa and produced by Nay for Media.

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