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Fadel Dawod

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About Fadel
Fadel Dawod is a journalist based in Dubai.

Fadel Dawod is an Egyptian photojournalist based in Dubai, born in 1998.
Interested in photojournalism, daily life, social status, documenting events, Sport. places and human stories.
Fadel studied media.

His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Mail, The Telegraph, CNN, Forbes, Deutsche Welle, and National Geographic Arabia.

Stringer with Getty Image ، And he cooperated with the German agency DPA and the American agency Associated Press. 

First place in the European Union Competition 2021.
First Place Award of the Press Photographers Division, Storyboard Branch 2022.

instgram work: https://www.instagram.com/fadeldawod/
Arabic English
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Investigative Journalism
Business Science & Environment Arts & Books

In pictures: The making of sugar cane molasses in Egypt

In pictures: Inside the Cairo workshop that made the Kaaba's 'kiswa' cloth

07 Jun 2024  |  Middle East Eye
The article explores the historical significance and intricate craftsmanship of the kiswa, the black silk cover draped over the Kaaba in Mecca. It highlights the role of Cairo in producing the kiswa until 1962, with dedicated workshops and skilled craftspeople like Sobhi Salih al-Tayyib. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo now displays old examples of the kiswa, preserving this important cultural heritage.

In pictures: Traditional sweet factory in Egypt prepares for Mawlid al-Nabi celebrations

08 May 2024  |  Middle East Eye
One of Egypt's oldest sweet factories in Cairo's Bab al-Bahr area, operating for over 70 years, prepares traditional sweets for Mawlid al-Nabi, the prophet's birthday. Celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal, the occasion includes processions, funfairs, and special foods. The sweets, shaped like dolls and horses, are believed to have origins in the Fatimid era. Mohammed El-Shennawy, with 35 years of experience, describes the meticulous process of making these sweets, which are then decorated with colorful paper.

In pictures: Egypt’s Ramadan tables provide iftar for increasing numbers of people in need

14 Apr 2024  |  www.middleeasteye.net
During Ramadan in Egypt, local communities set up maidat al rahman, or tables of mercy, offering free iftar meals to passersby and those in need. The tradition, rooted in Islamic hospitality, has seen increased participation due to the country's economic crisis. Ali Helmy, a Cairo contractor, has been organizing these tables for two decades and notes overcrowding this year. Sherif Helmy, a butcher, has also seen more people in need and has expanded meal distribution. Volunteers like Mohammed Akl help set up and clean the tables, motivated by serving their community and faith.

In pictures: The veterinarian saving Egypt's abused and injured horses

04 Apr 2024  |  middleeasteye.net
Veterinarian Hatem Settin from Mansoura, Egypt, has dedicated over a decade to rescuing injured and neglected horses. He developed a passion for horses in childhood and pursued veterinary science to work both in Egypt and internationally. Settin treats horses at the 'Tortured Animals Farm' in Saqqara, Giza, which he does not own but where he provides care funded by his own savings without accepting donations. He has documented the treatment of over 500 horses online, initially facing mockery but now receiving praise. Settin aims to change attitudes towards animal care in Egypt and has ambitions to establish a charity for mistreated animals to raise awareness and educate on proper care.

In pictures: Egypt's colourful and centuries-old tradition of Hajj and Umrah murals

01 Oct 2023  |  Middle East Eye
Hajj murals, a centuries-old tradition in Egypt, are vibrant paintings that commemorate someone's return from the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These murals, often created by family or friends, depict holy sites and landscapes, symbolizing local identity and camaraderie. The tradition, dating back to the 18th century, involves using simple ingredients for paint and is a communal activity. Despite a decline in recent years, it remains popular in Upper Egypt's remote villages. The murals celebrate the pilgrim's safe return and the blessings associated with completing the pilgrimage.


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