The Graf Zeppelin flying over the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt in the year 1931
Imagine a cabinet of curiosities full of dusty slides, vintage daguerreotypes and family albums…
That’s what Zamaaan is.
Zamaaan is a collection of photographs from Arab’s personal past gathered from online public archives and private family collections, and shared on Instagram. It’s a collaborative way of sharing history, and a wistful window to other people’s past; the space you’ll now get to time travel to.
Interested? Dust off the old family albums and join the Zamaaan Instagram movement here
Sultan AlFayez’s grandparents in Amman, Jordan, 1960s
Lena’s mother in Egypt, 1982
Noura Mohamed’s relatives in Saudi, circa 1980
Daiso, the Japanese retail concept, opens its flagship store in the Gulf’s most prestigious shopping destination – Dubai Mall. This marks the opening of its 10th store in Dubai and 20th store in the UAE with a total of 35 stores across the Middle East including Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Daiso is laid out over 7700 sq ft helping customers navigate easily and shop for quality Japanese household items of their choice. Daiso has become a household name for the consumers and is a treasure trove of little knick-knacks and decorative items for the home.
Besides its superior Japanese quality products, Daiso also offers shoppers a mind-boggling range of 90,000 items to select from; glassware, crockery, DIY products, gardening accessories, gifts and novelties, cosmetics, home accessories, toys, stationery, and so much more.
Daiso has everything one can imagine at unbelievable prices with 900 new arrivals every month.
Tagged dubai, shopping
Aleph Collective, supported by The Book Shelter, invites you to its official soft launch in an evening of and about words on Friday March 22nd, 2013 at the Sikka Art Fair in Bastakiya, Dubai, UAE.
The event’s main theme is “Power of a Word(s)” in which its objective is to highlight and answer questions like: How many words do you consume per day? Do you think a word has power? Do you think it has the capacity, influence or authority to shape your thoughts, the way you are? What if it does? Media, history, literature, poetry, signboards?
The program will involve a series of activities including a panel discussion, theatrical performances, a documentary film screening, oral story-telling, and a musical performance.
The event will take place on Friday March 22nd, 2013 at Courtyard A, Bastakiya, Dubai, UAE from 4:00 PM until 11:55 PM (Entry to all Sikka events is free)
For more details about the event visit Aleph Collective’s Facebook Page.
Image: Enchante Photography
Tagged art, culture, dubai, uae
The latest gadget trending across the region is called the Shisha Cigarette, a contraption that promises to give you the same experience as smoking minus the toxic chemicals and with zero nicotine. I guess you could say that the Shisha Cigarette is a healthy alternative to cigarettes and the conventional shisha/hookah.
The Shisha Cigarette as described by the website is a“revolutionary no nicotine, no tar, no tobacco, first of its kind electronic shisha cigarette. It is portable, disposable and has an amazing flavour for up to 300 puffs…”
Basically instead of the nicotine and harmful chemicals, it produces steam vapour which provides smokers with the same satisfaction but without the dangerous side effects.
We have no idea if this thing actually works, but we’re hoping this new invention will help ease smokers out of their addiction.
Every Sunday, we ask our Instagram followers a question in an attempt to start off the beginning of our work week in a fun and exciting way. Every week is a different question – and they’re not your average questions might we add.
Here are some of our favorite answers to this week’s question (PS. Some of them are freaky!):
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Tagged Instagram, Q of the Week