نقدم لكم العدد الصيفي لمجلة جي كيو الشرق الأوسط

04 June 2020
Cover Story, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Lockdown, Home Quarantine, The GQ Middle East Summer Issue, Ramallah, Riyadh, Amr Youssef, Abu Hamdan, Warchieff, Dr Mona Tareen, Pam Nasr, Yasmeen Mjalli, Middle East, Arabs, Dubai, UAE, Film Director, Medical
Photography by Prod Antzoulis
العزل الصحي من رام الله إلى الرياض

The world is currently living in difficult and unfamiliar circumstances, but people by their nature can adapt and overcome the most difficult challenges and conditions. Today, with sanitation around the world, we have seen everyone communicate in innovative and creative ways, and video calls are the new way to communicate and interact. It can be said that the relationships have become more profound even though communication occurs through screens and telephones. But this digital revolution does not necessarily mean the absence of the human element, as behind every phone or computer screen there is a heart beating, a smiling face and a teardrop eye. And this month, and more than ever, we wanted to shed light on this matter, so we invited a group of figures from the Middle East and the rest of the world, to talk about their experience in sanitation, from New York to Dubai, and from Cairo to Ramallah. Each of these novels, recorded through video calls, abounds with hope and sadness, with frustration and boredom, with joy and love. In other words: human nature is all its splendor...

In this issue, you will read realistic accounts during sanitation from:

Amr Youssef

The past 12 months have contributed, in one way or another, to drawing new features for Amr Youssef's life. The filming of the movie Ridd Rizq 2, directed by Tariq Al-Arian, has become one of the most successful films on the box office in the history of Egyptian cinema. For Amr and his wife, actress Kinda Alloush, the current circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic gave them an unexpected opportunity to take a break and think about their private lives and their future steps after many years of continuous work, especially after stopping the filming of the huge historical Ramadan series, inspired by the story Commander Khaled bin Al-Walid, in which Amr plays the starring role.

See Amr Youssef's novel

Abu Hamdan, also known as Warchieff

Abu Hamdan, or Warchieff, as some know him, is a Saudi actor who is distinguished for his unique and strange yet creative style. He has twice participated in shows broadcast on Netflix, and has 4 million followers on Instagram.

"I am not facing any difficulties now in adapting to the current circumstances. The truth was that we did not appreciate many of the things that we have a right of appreciation, and we recognized their existence with controversy. But now, it became clear to us well that we did not realize their true value in the past."

See the novel Abu Hamdan

Dr.. Mona Tarin

Dr. Mona works in the field of supportive health care, that is, she deals with the most difficult health conditions ever, and she is used to difficult discussions and serious discussions. But these times that we are currently experiencing are unprecedented or familiar, even for a doctor who faced the swine flu crisis in the United States of America more than ten years ago. Now, as an element of the medical worker in the first line of defense in the United Arab Emirates, she works to counter the virus while most of the population stays in their homes, and when she finishes her job, the task of home education awaits her.

See the novel of Dr. Mona Tarin

Pam Nasr, Proud Antzoulis and Omaya El-Boumchouli

The Middle East includes a large group of creators with unlimited talents and ambitions. We gathered three artists we love from Lebanon, Morocco and Cyprus, to get to know with them how we can create in such exceptional times the world is going through.

See creators' novels

Yasmin Al-Majali

“I am not your girlfriend”: this sentence that inspired the Palestinian fashion brand, Baby Fist , that empowered women in the region. In the current Corona crisis, the brand produced and donated about 6 thousand masks to Gaza residents. Al-Alamah Foundation, Yasmine Al-Majali, 23, is committed to sanitary isolation in Ramallah, and is contemplating what the future of this movement will bring.

Check out Yasmeen Al-Majali's novel

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