Kinda Alloush Glows in Her New Role As Mother

After portraying so many diverse female characters in cinema and on television, with the birth of her beautiful baby girl, acclaimed Syrian actress, Kinda Alloush has recently embarked on her most important role to date. Needless to say, we knew that as a new mother she would be very busy taking care of her newborn […]


Known as the Hollywood of the Middle East, Cairo is the center of Arab cinema. It was not till the last decade, however, that the industry has seen the rise of so many women filmmakers who have made their mark producing critically acclaimed works. eniGma’s Farida El Sayed sat with four rising Egyptian women filmmakers […]

The Mums Behind The Stars

“My mum means everything to me; she helped, and is still helping me, raise my kids. She’s taught me to be strong and kind, no matter what. She has always been kind, positive and strong. This Mother’s Day, I want to tell her that she’s my angel and I wish that she lives forever.” –Nelly […]

Dunia Anabtawi’s Couture Made to Measure

While she always had a passion for fashion, Dunia Anabtawi decided to study Business Administration and Marketing before pursuing fashion design full-time. Today, Anabtawi is a rising couture designer in Egypt, with several collections already under her belt.  eniGma’s Farida El Sayed sat down with the designer to discuss her journey in fashion design, her […]


Barely 16 months after the launch of her series of playful paintings, which feature plump, happy women frolicking on her canvases, artist Esraa Zidan has a growing loyal fan base among art lovers. Her paintings clearly touched a chord with young people, especially women who appreciate the self-confidence and joyful freedom of the women depicted. […]

Fighting Cancer with Joy

While medical advances are being made every day, cancer still remains a shattering diagnosis. In the case of Radwa Moussa and her family, however, when they learned that their young son had the dreaded disease, they turned the scary ordeal on its head. They embraced the fight and in the process became a beacon of […]

Sarah Essam

Football is a matter of national pride as well as controversy in Egypt.  Cairo’s normally congested streets tend to clear whenever the national team is playing an important match. While Egypt has a women’s football team, it hasn’t garnered national interest. Which is why the talented Sarah Essam looked beyond Egypt’s borders to pursue her […]


Some may remember Designopolis, the trendy but now gone, one stop retail destination for furniture and home accessories that used to be a part of SODIC WEST. The good news is that there’s currently a plan to revitalise this 1km stretch of strategic frontage in West Cairo, and to transform it to an outdoor lifestyle […]

A Taste of Tuscany

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the historic Cairo Marriott Hotel in Zamalek lies a quaint dining gem, famed for serving the finest Italian gourmet food. Ristorante Tuscany, an integral part of the five-star hotel’s illustrious success, has recently revamped its menu to maintain its legendary superb quality while keeping up with […]