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True Story Tent is a Middle East-based initiative that brings people together to share and listen to true personal stories. Without the aid of notes, every storyteller stands in front of an audience and shares one true story from their life. In this podcast, we share some of our favorites and speak to the storytellers to get a deeper insight into their stories.
 
Shaikh belongs to the Indian city of Hyderabad and attended his early education from Jamiah Mohammadiah Mansoora Malegaon, from where he attained his degree in Aalamiat and Fadheelat. Thereafter, Shaikh joined the renowned Islamic University of Madinah, and graduated from the Faculty of Shariah. Shaikh has been heavily involved in Dawah work in Saudi Arabia and working with Maktab Al-Jaaliat (Kilo 14), also known as Sharq Jeddah. Shaikh has excellent experience in Dawah and has been impartin ...
 
The term "Dukkan" literally means "shop" in Arabic. The Dukkan Show is a podcast that delivers a sonic experience, showcasing the great conversations friends have when they hang at their respective dukkan stoop. We are the voice of Neo-Bedouins and the home of the others, from the Middle East to the world. Dukkan Show is brought to you by the audiophiles at Dukkan Media. #WeCauseCulture
 
Radical Contemporary is a creative platform and community organization based between Cairo, Egypt & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the sharing, discovery and appreciation of artistic and personal expression in the MENA region & beyond. Our motto is: "Learn something new everyday." Radicals are people who notice things. We are observers. Artists. Writers. Designers. Musicians. Filmmakers. Intellectuals. Cultural Producers. Dreamers. Thought-leaders. We’re a community of Creators - who know that you ...
 
The MENAbytes Drop is a weekly podcast that showcases the latest VC, TECH and STARTUP news in the Middle East and North Africa region. Hosted by Reem, the podcast features weekly exclusive reports, the occasional heavy-hitting guest and of course, the latest news in the MENA startup universe. The podcast is a reflection of the MENAbytes publication, which is the leading online startup news outlet from the Middle East & North Africa in terms of social media reach and engagement. The MENAbytes ...
 
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In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian Fashion Designer Farida Temraz, the Founder and Lead Designer of Temraza Haute Couture for women’s ready-to-wear, evening wear and bridal dresses. In addition, Ms. Temraz is the first and youngest Egyptian designer to successfully participate in London Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week…
 
We made it to 200, Fam! It’s our honor to welcome H.E. Noura Al Kaabi (Minister of Culture & Youth) to our space. We talk sneakers and spectacles, the future of the Creative Economy and more. From the UAE to the world, thank you. We are grateful. We love you 200 times more. مرحبا بكم في الحلقة 200! يشرفنا أن نرحب بمعالي نورة الكعبي، وزيرة الثقافة و…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Amr Mansi, a professional squash player and sportsman by nature Amr took the events landscape in Egypt by storm in 2010 introducing the El Gouna Squash Open, followed by the El Gouna Film Festival in 2017, and in 2021 Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards. Amr's story is a great example of what happens when b…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Tasneem El Aidy, a singer turned TikTok star overnight. An incredible example of how social media has the power to catapult careers and shine light on young talents waiting to be heard. We speak about her video going viral with over 35 million views on TikTok at the moment, moving from covers to wor…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Malak an Egyptian singer and songwriter. She launched her career in 2014 to critical acclaim with Rolling Stones Middle East describing her voice as 'warm and evocative' and her songs as 'mid-tempo slow burners with a pop feel'. Malak has since opened for major musical acts such as Oscar and The Wol…
 
This week, Marwan aka @myneandyours comes through and shares the deeper meaning behind his "cloud". We talk about what we sacrifice in the name of art, working with @obeygiant and showing up - for ourselves, for our families, for our art and for the culture. #WeCauseCulture Hosted by OT, Reem, and Akkaoui, the Dukkan Show is brought to you by the a…
 
Simon Hudson, CEO of Cheeze, chills out on the stoop this week and drops NFT gems. We've finally figured out what an NFT is, what minting is and why it should matter to you. This one is for the future. #WeCauseCulture Hosted by OT, Reem, and Akkaoui, the Dukkan Show is brought to you by the audiophiles at Dukkan Media.…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Haydy Morsy Egyptian Olympic Pentathlete who has been competing at a professional level since she was 14 years old. Haydy was the first Egyptian athlete to be on two different national teams at the same time, which were Fencing and Modern Pentathlon. She qualified and traveled to Rio for the 2016 Ol…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian-American fashion designer Mina Tahir whose design sensibility seamlessly blends her heritage, artwork, and textiles with the past, present, and future. She is a graduate of the BFA Fashion Design program at Parsons School of Design and was awarded the CFDA Future Fashion Graduate, as well a…
 
In this episode I speak to Lebanese Filmmaker Pam Nasr who's debut film Clams Casino was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Pam is a film director, model, and creative who has lived and worked in New York, Beirut and Dubai. She has worked with brands such as Farfetch, OKHTEIN, Gucci, Versace, and more. This episode is powered by Farfetch. To sho…
 
After an incredibly busy past year, OT, Reem, Akkaoui kick back with Tac and relax to catch up on another Ramadan with the pandemic. We kick off the fourth season of #DukkanGetsFit. This year, we’re focusing on mobility, functionality, and meditation. DM us at hello@dukkanmedia.com if you’re interested to join our #DukkanGetsFit WhatsApp group. Sum…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian Montenegrin actress, model and podcast host Tara Emad. We speak about being creative from a young age, the pressures and benefits of fame, staying healthy to endure challenging working hours, using your voice to shed light on important causes such as Bullying, and the joys of truly loving w…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Rebecca Odeh a Jordanian fitness professional, Guinness world recorder holder, founder of the infamous Bikini Bootcamp, runner, black belt, TV presenter and overall advocate for living an active life. We speak about finding the sport that works for you, waking up at 4AM to stay ahead, running throug…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to one of Egypt’s most celebrated abstract expressionist painters Britt Boutros Ghali. Born in Norway, Britt has shown her artwork across Europe from Norway to France to Germany and Back - she started her career in the fashion industry modeling for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire…
 
We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but not always talking about with Amal Murad. She's the first Emirati Parkour instructor, a Nike Ambassador, a mom and an advocate for woman's health & fitness. We talk about the female body from aging, health, women's training, fitness misinformation, and more. Part two of this episode will make you …
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Mona Hamdy who is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in Applied Ethics at Harvard Business School. A native of Egypt and the United States, her research examines modern morality for the 21st century—one based on common values of meaning, story, and holistic existence in our hyperconnected machine a…
 
We discuss the stuff everyone’s thinking about, but not always talking about with Amal Murad. She's the first Emirati Parkour instructor, a Nike Ambassador, a mom and a advocate for woman's health & fitness. We talk about the female body from pregnancy, menstrual cycles, pain, social stigmas, fitness misinformation, and more. This episode will make…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Celine Hajjar founder of sustainable fashion label NAFSI. Celine is based Canada and sources her materials from around the world including Egypt. In 2017 she began working on NAFSI a brand that promises high quality hand-crafted garments that are kind to your skin and to the environment. She officia…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Creative Lana Sawiris, who is currently the Art Director at American apparel and streetwear brand KITH. Lana grew up in Cairo, moved to Paris for high school, then studied Strategic Design at Parsons The New School in New York City. Lana’s entrepreneurial nature allowed her to work across the creati…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Fashion Psychologist and founder of Pstyled Yasmina Nessim. Yasmina completed her masters in Fashion Psychology at London College of Fashion and founded her business Pstyled in 2019 in an attempt to raise awareness on the potential of using fashion psychology as a means of maximizing well-being. Pst…
 
In this episode I speak to Saudi Arabian photographer Hayat Osamah. Hayat is a fascinating creative who is both self-taught and self-made. Hayat’s photography career took off after shooting a campaign for Farfetch Middle East in 2017 - she is since shot several Farfetch editorials and brand campaigns. Her work has been featured by major brands like…
 
Omar Abbas gets caught up in a GLOBAL SCAM that lasted 8 years. You won't believe it till you hear it. This can only happen to Omar. #NotClickBait #LegitScam Omar Abbas is award-winning film director and passionate filmmaker who has been working in the commercial advertising industry since 2004. #WeCauseCulture Hosted by OT, Reem, and Akkaoui, the …
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Osama Chabbi a French-Tunisian stylist based in Dubai. Born and raised in Lyon, Chabbi moved to Dubai over 2 years ago to pursue his career in fashion. After freelance styling for a year and a half, Osama is now a Private Client Stylist at Farfetch Middle East. He has styled some of the biggest infl…
 
In this episode we catch up with Paris Norriss also known as Guy in Dubai on his last trip to Ireland. From visiting the Titanic Museum, Game of Thrones filming site, to Bog Diving, we uncover so many historical hidden gems. Full of laughs and nostalgia to traveling again, this one’s for Ireland. Paris is a British adventurer, an avid sports enthus…
 
In this episode, we hear two stories shared during our comeback gathering on December 30th, 2020. Plus, a little about TST's 2020 journey. This episode features Sara Al Maawali and Amina Al Maawali. Hosted and Produced by Abdullah Al Maawali. Find on Instagram and Twitter for updates. And please consider supporting us on Patreon to fuel our growth …
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Pakistani Saudi Arabian Independent Curator and Artist Zahra Dar Bundakji. We speak about her experience leaving Jeddah for college in Montreal and ending up at art school in San Francisco, starting MMEAN - a platform to advocate for Middle Eastern artists, the cultural shifts that have occurred in …
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to French-Persian Creative, DJ and Model Parvané Barret. We speak about her experience skipping college to pursue a career in the creative industries, starting a fashion blog before Instagram was established, a breakthrough shoot with Gucci that lead to opportunities and real influence, her visual diar…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to creative consultant and luxury goods brand manager Shooq Al Shawi. We speak about how the pandemic has shifted our industry, consulting for luxury and Jewellery brands such as MKS Jewellery, the importance of creating an experience for the consumer, and the coexistence of art and philanthropy. To re…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Palestinian-Syrian model, creative and influencer Lana Al Beik. We speak about the challenges behind accessing the creative industry, long hours on set to get the perfect shot, the sacrifices and obstacles to become a model in the Middle East, securing shoots with prestigious brands such as Love Val…
 
In this bonus episode you'll be listening to our founder Nour Hassan's TEDx Youth Talk hosted in Cairo, Egypt entitled "Defining Radical". The story of building a brand that aimed to change the status quo of the creative industry, tap into a gap int he market, and introduce the creative process through innovation and collaboration. Nour talks about…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Syrian Cuban artist Jason Seife. Jason's carpet murals on canvas and concrete are pieces that have gone viral in the digital art realm. They are detail-oriented, meticulously crafted works of art that honor the traditional ancient craft of carpet making. Jason speaks about the road to becoming an ar…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian fashion designers Nahed Kazziha and Nadia El Tawil the founders of luxury sleepwear brand PJ LAB as well as activist Molk Said the founder of social support platform Eed Wahda that engages, enables, and empowers all survivors of abuse. We speak about the power of collaboration between art, …
 
Cotton candy grapes is our theme for 2021. Our hosts reflect on their experiences from 2020, from learning how to cut your own hair, consuming content that’s good for your health, to why food scales suddenly matter. This episode is in partnership with Al Serkal Avenue. #WeCauseCulture Hosted by OT, Reem, and Akkaoui, the Dukkan Show is brought to y…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Jordanian fashion designer and innovator Tania Haddad the founder of conscious fashion brand Tania George. The employs Arab tailors, Arab models, Arab photographed and creatives and is in many ways a love letter to Jordan. With its quirky designs and distinctive pastel color palette, Tania George ha…
 
We're back again with Ahmed Odeh, Lawyer and Managing Partner at MIO Law Firm. Tune in with us to get up to date on legal news and insights and have your questions answered every week. In this episode: Dubai E-Commerce Platform Sprii Appoints Liquidators After Failing To Find Buyer Questions: I was contacted by an advertising agency to partake in a…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Saudi Arabian fashion designer Arwa Al Banawi. Arwa’s brand is a pioneering contemporary Saudi Arabian fashion label, her collection empowers the Arab Women with statement pieces like the ‏حياتها blazer. We speak about growing up in Jeddah, witnessing the changes that took place in the Kingdom of Sa…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to French-Egyptian Fashion Buyer, influencer and over all fashion guru Ines Gohar. Ines worked for 8 years as a Fashion Buyer touring the world’s fashion capitals to buy high-end luxury brands and couture for the first international department store in Egypt BEYMEN. We speak about the series of interns…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Sabrina Sadiq the founder of preloved luxury goods platforms Luxury Promise. We speak about authentication and how to identify counterfeit products, investing in luxury bags, which bags are considered timeless pieces, starting an online retail business and how the Hermès Birkin appreciates over time…
 
Catch us in conversation with Dr. Terrence Underwood, Founder of National Association of Minority Speakers, as we share our thoughts on diversity, inclusion, racial and gender equality in the workplace. In partnership with Unilever Arabia Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Underwood is a Strategic Organizational and Development professional with human capi…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian physiotherapist and athlete Amina Naguib the founder of an infamous workout facility which uses mega-former machines called B-URN. Her brand’s motto #TheHappy and the culture she’s built around B-URN have changed the way people react and interact in the space of fitness in Egypt. We talk ab…
 
In this month’s bonus episode our co-host Yasmine Kenawi speaks to Egyptian tennis legend and star, Ismail El Shafei - who also happens to be her grandfather. Ismail is the only Egyptian who has reached the top twenty in the global ATP rankings. During the 60s, he won Wimbledon Junior, which paved the way to his tennis career. He was famous for bea…
 
In this episode our co-host Yasmine Kenawi speaks to one of Egypt’s biggest fitness coaches and Befit founder, Aly Mazhar. At a young age, Aly found himself immersed in the world of sports with a passion of becoming a football star. Years later, he founded BeFit. It started with him training a small group of friends, and quickly turned into an empi…
 
We're back again with Ahmed Odeh, Lawyer and Managing Partner at MIO Law Firm. Tune in with us to get up to date on legal news and insights and have your questions answered every week. In this episode: Arabtec update: board to meet on insolvency liquidation plan before facing shareholders. More details in the link here. UAE revamps foreign ownershi…
 
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Cross Fit Trainer and record breaking athlete Mohamed Auf on taking up sports as a career by accident, breaking records by pure coincidence, starting an Instagram account because of Nike and becoming one of the first Egyptian Nike Brand Ambassadors. We speak about the state of the sports industry in…
 
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