Egyptian Arabic is the most common version of Arabic used in contemporary television, music, and movies. While Modern Standard Arabic is favored for contemporary writing, this is the street language that can be used for conversations in the widest range of Arabic-speaking lands.
This dialect gained international primacy during the 20th century, as Egypt produced and distributed an influential volume of popular films, music, and TV shows. While dialects are vastly different from region to region, anyone who watches Arabic television will be able to converse in Egyptian Arabic.
At Atlas Dream Languages, we teach Modern Standard Arabic for the purpose of reading and writing in a more formal context, and Egyptian Arabic for speaking with locals.