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at Khan el-Khalili: the most fabulous Egyptian market!

Published: August 1, 2019

at Maqha el-Shifawi (el-Shifawi Cafe)

​about the Egyptian market Khan el-Khalili!

three things I liked and two things I didn’t about “The Land of Hypocrisy” on Netflix

Published: May 5, 2019

from our own musalsal - the tooth fairy's room mates being way too obnoxious!

a review of “The Land of Hypocrisy” on Netflix!

Four Arab YouTubers on Modest Fashion

Published: December 19, 2018

Check out our I-Day fashion! Have you been working on your T-shirt design for our contest?!

​Meet some Arabs on YouTube working in modest fashion!

Friday: Chinese restaurant night and more!

Published: August 4, 2018

Harry Potter casting a spell for the group photo!

about our Friday activities!

all-day simulation: Palestine!

Published: August 2, 2018

peace for Palestine!

​about our day-long Palestine simulation!

Lebanon election night!

Published: August 1, 2018

he went out in the rain to grab his nametag for voting!

​a look at our election day simulation!

world religions day!

Published: July 31, 2018

the Jewish holidays station!

​exploring world religions as practiced in the Middle-East!

throwing it back to ancient civilizations!

Published: July 30, 2018

excited to canoe!

a look at our beach day activities and our ancient civilizations evening program!

a mega-chill Saturday!

Published: July 29, 2018

one of our mughamaras!

​a look at our restful Saturday!

a concert, a dance party, and saying goodbye to the one weekers!

Published: July 28, 2018

please enjoy this image of part of a tree trunk at Al- Wāḥa!

about what we did on Friday!

trading on the Silk Road and much more!

Published: July 27, 2018

getting ready, set, go with the evening program!

some snapshots of today’s activities, including traveling along the Silk Road!

hunting for treasure at Al- Wāḥa!

Published: July 26, 2018

our treasure map is almost complete!

​hunting for treasure and more, at Al- Wāḥa!

Opening Day 2018!

Published: July 24, 2018

at the entrance to Al-Wāḥa!

a look at Opening Day at Al-Wāḥa!

on the music of Al- Wāḥa

Published: March 16, 2018

Al- Wāḥa

​Learn about the music of Al- Wāḥa and one of our upcoming new songs!

Tales from an Arab-American’s childhood…

Published: January 30, 2018

the delicious chicken and beef kebabs we had at our final restaurant night last summer

Noting some common experiences that Arab-Americans living in the United States have…

Seven Arab Things I Found While Watching Korean Dramas

Published: December 31, 2017

Coffee Prince!

​Some similarities I noticed between Arab culture and Korean culture (as portrayed on television)!

qahwa, dessert, and discussion at Sjolunden!

Published: August 18, 2017

the beginning of a lovely evening at Sjolunded

An exchange with Sjolunden and much more!

story exchange with the Germans!

Published: August 11, 2017

overflowing steps by al-Qahira!

​A genuinely entertaining story exchange with some of the Waldsee crew!

learning about Arab minorities, fun with the shaami dialect, and an engagement

Published: August 2, 2017

a massage train while waiting for the musalsal to start

Arab minorities night!

Sword fights, Italian nights, and Dancing Under the Disco Lights!

Published: July 29, 2017

dancing the night away!

​The end of our first musalsal, fine dining, and raqs (dancing)!