Category Archives: Culture

Tea W/ Abu Shady At Nawfara Cafe

During my day tour with Mohammed (link) I spotted this sign of Nawfarah Cafe (مقهى النوفرة) – meaning The Fountain

I remember I read about it on the Internet… there is (still to-date) a “Hakawati” (حكواتي) storyteller that comes to this coffee shop at night named Abu Shady (أبو شادي)! I was determined to pass by the cafe during my stay!

I came at different times and asked the staff… they informed me that he comes around 5:00-5:30PM

The cafe is located behind the Continue reading

Manners Made FUN at ACANTE

Acanthe brings to your kids the ULTIMATE summer experience.

This program will engage little girls & boys (ages 6-12) in fun activities covering topics that will help in develop their confirdence and character.

Call 25653496 or click here for more details 😉

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Aldazzah Bridal Arrangements!

Specialized in providing the right wedding gifts for the occasion and creating it’s perfect setting for the bride to be.

They customize everything and anything you wish for! Nothing is impossible when it comes to the creatives behind the idea; Latifa & Sara!

Their beautiful creations will add splendor to those special moments in life for you to remember and cherish

Aldazzah is part of our culture and those girls are making it even easier for you! Will update you once they have more pictures 😉

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Tel: 965 55637353


The Khan – Part III – Syria (Last Part)

So this is the last part of my first post about The Khan! Yes, its not gonna be the last one for sure – I love this place ❤

So lets come in from Med’hat Pasha St.! The main entrance to The Khan 😉 Shall we?

This side is the Fashion Side 😉 (link)

It was originally a khan. Records from the Ottoman era identify it as the Continue reading

The Khan – Part II – Syria

So after a very beautiful tour in The Khan (first part)… I went upstairs to take more pictures of the upper level part of it.

The first couple of rooms I went to were for new designers “Createurs” in the region. Beautiful clutches, accessories, clothing, and more…

Very nice collections of Continue reading

The Khan – Part I – Syria

After a long day at Hameediya and Bakdash Booza,Mrs. Sandra -the very very sweet Sandra- picked me up from the hotel to take me to her store, The Khan (link).

We walked in, she gave me a tour – in the middle of which her husband, and co-owner, Mr. Amjad joined in… they were very friendly and very happy to show me around the place… I was over the moon! The place is really hip and old – in terms of history! Its rich of culture… every room, every wall, every corner has a story! I can’t help but admire such places… they retain the history and culture so well, yet they are welcoming visitors from all over the place in!

Then they let me be…. free with my camera all over the place! I took so many pics so I wont post them all in one blog post 😉 Today is part one 😉

I will start with the side entrance to The Khan..

We will start here, with the Continue reading

Sultan Hassan and AlRifaie Mosques

After visiting Muhammed Ali Mosque, we headed down to Sultan Hassan and Al Rifaie Mosques

The one the left side was built by Sultan Hassan Bin Qalawun, who was a Turkish Sultan that reigned in Egypt during the 14th C.

Its a HUGE mosque with huge huge doors and beautiful architecture… very devoted Continue reading

The Proteges – Day III – Finale Wrap-up

Three days and two nights were over so soon. It was so much fun, but it was time to go back home to Kuwait 😉

Oh don’t fall for this one below… its all acting 😉 I Continue reading

The Proteges – Day II – Safari

On Day II, I had left early from The Mall of Emirates Trip to meet up with some family members, so I missed all the afternoon fun at the Safari. I had asked them to email me pictures and I kinda stole some from the Pink Coffee Blog 😛

As they explained on the blog; “the students experienced the thrill of a Safari Adventure, exploring and driving through the soft yet steep sand dunes of the wind-lashing desert. To make use of these dunes, the students engaged in a recreational activity known as “sand-boarding” down the steep dunes. Luckily, nobody got hurt.”

“Isolated within the endless desert is a camp gathering adventurers in one place to feast and celebrate traditionally under the starry night sky. Students enjoyed the Continue reading

The Proteges – Day I – ALQASBA

So after freshening up, we took the bus and headed to Maraya in AlQasba in Sharja! On the way… students were -as usual- signing and playing games, so Mentor Abdulaziz AlAdwani took part in their activities – mainly music related

Everyone was starving so we made a mini stop at one of the fast food joints on our way

Shortly after we arrived to Maraya Art Center

Its a three-story art center for Continue reading