The story of Mina, a young Middle-Eastern woman living in Manhattan in the 1960s with her husband. She works as a Secretary at the United Nations, but has aspirations of becoming a fashion designer.
After eight years of marriage, she divorces her husband and returns to Egypt to visit her family whom she had not seen since the Suez Canal War of 1956.
She meets Shoukry, a pilot in the Egyptian Air Force. She has a torrid love affair. He asks her to marry him but she refuses because her goal is to pursue a career in fashion design in Manhattan.
Miina becomes disheartened with her jobs in the designing field and, on a whim, decides to go to Switzerland where she will have a better quality of life by working for the United Nations.
Her sister and parents join her in Geneva. She meets several men and has affairs with some of them but does not fall in love. She only cares for Shoukry and can’t forget him.
One summer, she goes to the Tuscan coast for vacation with her family.
While dining in a restaurant, she sees Shoukry there with a woman. She realizes that the woman is his girlfriend. She is extremely jealous and contrives to snatch him away and try to restart their relationship.