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First week of Ramadan ad campaigns sees strong competition

Companies have rolled out their advertising campaigns for the month of Ramadan, which often sees strong competition among telecommunications companies. Orange and Vodafone both initiated their campaigns on the first day of Ramadan, while Etisalat started one day behind. Daily News Egypt explores data on the most viewed ads in the first four days of …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the largest Islamic country in the world in terms of area. It consists of 16 provinces. The Kazakh people account for 53.4% ​​of the total population, most of whom speak Kazakh. It is the official language of the state and has Turkish origins. About 70% of Kazakhstan’s inhabitants are Muslims. The country borders …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in Maldives

The Maldives is a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs. The capital is Malé, and its official language is Divehi. All its population are Muslims and most of them have Indian and Sri Lankan roots. The people of the Maldives are devout …

Daily News Egypt

50%, increase in consumer consumption of goods in Ramadan: Ministry of Supply

Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Aly El Meselhi said in a television interview that the volume of consumer’s consumption of food commodities during Ramadan is 50% higher than other months. Manufacturers and traders are achieving high profits in this Holy month, despite of the large price cuts such as extreme discounts of up …

Nihal Samir

Lantern handicraft fights to survive

  For hundreds of years, Ramadan has been connected to lanterns in Egypt. Weeks ahead of the start of the holy month, streets become filled with vendors selling lanterns of every shape and size. Just like any other industry in Egypt, Chinese products have recently dominated the sphere, erasing any existence of local production. With …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in India

There is a large number of Muslims in India—around 200 million. Islam is the second largest religion in India, following Hinduism. Daily News Egypt will shed light on Indian Muslims’ traditions during the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the great diversity of religions and beliefs in India, everyone lives there in harmony and tolerance. Muslims …

Daily News Egypt

NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

Nihal Samir

Bambah celebrates Ramadan with colourful flora kaftans

With all eyes fixed on the Middle East, modest fashion is crossing the borders between the east and the west in order to become a global form of dressing. Meanwhile, international designers are starting to experiment with this direction; evidently, regional designers are taking the front seat as leaders of this particular move. Bambah Boutique …

Daily News Egypt

Not all novels are meant for TV: La Totfe Al Shams

La Totfe Al Shams is one of the most discussed and talked about Egyptian TV series this Ramadan. The series is an adaptation of Ihsan Abdel Quddous’ hugely successful novel that had already been turned into a hit feature film in 1961. Although it is very intriguing to start comparing the series’ casting choices, performances, …

Ahmed El Goarany

30 Youm: a worthy thriller, or a waste of time?

When it is estimated that there are more than 37 new Egyptian TV series released, one has to be picky when deciding which of them to give their time to. Usually, people decide which series they should watch based on the cast (an actor who they know always chooses the right scripts to play, a …

Ahmed El Goarany

La Totfe’ El Shams: a classic-novel-turned-controversial-series

In 1960, leading author Ihsan Abdel Quddous released his two-part-novel “La Totfe’ El Shams.” The novel is considered one of the most popular literary works that sheds light on the contradictions between the younger and older generations and the struggles of the youth at that time. In 1961, notable director Salah Abo Seif turned the …

Rana Khaled