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10 Videos From Egypt That Will Make You Smile

April 21, 2014

It’s Easter and Sham El-Nessim in Egypt (and the world!). So, instead of spending your day reading about the country’s violence and unrest, check out these 10 videos that will surely make you laugh and smile.

1. You NEVER say ‘no’ to Panda

This video is perhaps one of the most well known advertisements in the world. You, really, never say no to Panda.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_nAAwlD3bk]


2. The beauty of Egypt comes from its people

If Egypt’s Tourism Board ever wanted to make a video showing the beauty of Egypt – from its monuments to its people – then this would be that perfect video.

[vimeo 88655289 w=500 h=281]

Colours of Egypt from Color Lounge – Cedric Riveau on Vimeo.

3. Egypt’s ‘Hidden Camera’ Legend: Zakiya Zakariya

Zakiya Zakariya is known across Egypt and the Arab world for his hilarious ‘hidden camera’ pranks. Seriously: these came long before ‘Just For Laughs’ became popular and they never get old!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRG12YkMZWU]


4. ‘HAPPY’ comes to Dahab…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLRJKKHNueI]

5. …and Cairo

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D5dO5cn1PQ]

6. This is how you catch the bus in Egypt

In the middle of an interview…well just watch and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3nI-d2UEOQ]


7. The moment Hosni Mubarak resigned after 18-days of relentless protesting by Egypt’s youth

For 18 days, young men and women chanted for bread, liberty and social justice. For 18 days, they stood in the Square asking for a better future.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06GVWJgTWU]


8. ‘The Pyramid Pee Prank’

If you want to prank Egyptians, it is likely not a great idea to do it at one of the World’s Ancient Wonders.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgBhTnNnKbo]


9. ‘Let’s kiss and forget the world’: romance on the silver screen

Egypt’s cinema in the first half of the 1900’s was starkly different from that of today’s, with plenty of on-screen kissing that rivals today’s Hollywood films. There is almost little to no kissing on the silver screen today.

[vimeo 34175860 w=500 h=281]

NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO (Tribute To Classical Egyptian Cinema) from Lana Al Sennawy on Vimeo.


One woman really hates Obama, and shows she isn’t messing around in this interview.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeBTyhN2Bu4]

(Don’t forget to check ‘10 Photos from Egypt That Will Make You Smile‘)

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