Arabesque Hotel

11 Ramsis, Cairo, Egypt
Arabesque Hotel
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  • Families60
  • Couples46
  • Solo90
  • Business100

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View of the Valley from Arabesque Hotel, LuxorView of the Valley from Arabesque Hotel, Luxor

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Alabaster MosqueAlabaster Mosque

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HOTELS IN CAIRO(Arabesque Hotel or New Palace Hotel) ????

by pedrocarlos

Arriving to Cairo next march 21 for a couple of days.I have been looking for hotels on net.I found 2 and they look nice.They are "Arabesque Hotel" and New Palace Hotel".Im looking for nice view(TO NILE RIVER IF ITS POSSIBLE!!),for a fresh and nice atmosphere,and obviously egyptian style.Whicj hotel would you reccomend me ???

RE: HOTELS IN CAIRO(Arabesque Hotel or New Palace Hotel) ????

by Tanggirl24

We went to Egypt last year and stayed at the Marriot which was a former palace (the one with the casino). We had a nice view of the nile and the beds were super comfortable as well as reasonable prices. the food was great at the hotel too. you should ceck it out.

20-days in Egypt

by Poling

Taken into advice of VTers, especially Dora, I have adjusted my plan. Would you please have a look again and see if this works? Thank you very much!!

2120:arrive Cairo;Taxi to Pension Roma or Garden City House

AM: Buy sleeping train ticket to Auswan; Buy bus ticket to BAHARIYA (7am UPPER EGYPT ,30LE)
PM: Citadel;Salah el Din Sq;Islamic Cairo
Ev: Khaan il-Khaliili

0800:Giza;By Metro;pack lunch;(by taxi~120LE-150LE)
PM:Giza>>Medina Giza;bus #335>>Saqqara
EV: Giza light show

PM: BAWATI; joint tour to B/W Desert

1500: return to Cairo
2000;Cairo sleeping train>>Aswan

1400:Temple Of Philae
EV:Watch the sunset from the terrace of the Old Catteract Hotel while having a High Tea!

0300:Short Trip to Abu Simbel
1430:Felucca>>Elephantine Island

0730: Convoy: Aswan>> Kom Ombo;Edfu
0730 ~ 0900;Luxor (1340~1530)
OR by Nile Cruise: $50US/person/night or less on a 5 star boat.
Check-in: Arabesque Hotel/Luxor Nefertiti Hotel
PM:Temple Of Luxor,Karnak
EV:Temple Of Luxor light show

AM: Local Tour to VOTK, Clossi of Memnon,Tombs of Nobles and Workers Village
PM:Luxor Museum

0500:Hot Balloon ($40 USD per person,Website:
PM:Luxor>>Dahab by bus; or to Sharm by flight??

AM:Dahab or Sharm>> Sinai
PM: St Catherine
EV: Mt Sinai

AM: Mt Sinari
PM:>>Nuweiba>>Aquba(speed boat, arrive pier 2hr before)


03/02 (two options)
1. Aquba>>Nuweiba>>Dahab or Cairo or Alexandria?
2. Stay Dahab: Diving (35LE less 10% if stay at the Penguin Hotel
(overnight train to Cairo or Alexandria??)

AM: Dahab flight/bus to Cairo or Alexandria
PM: Alexandria (New Capry Hotel or Union hotel)
Greco-Roman Museum;The Roman Theatre;Catacombs Of Kom el Shogafa

AM: Taxi Fort Qaitbey;Alexandria Library
PM:Masr Station, Spanish #918 15:00pm(38LE) >> 18:00 Cairo Ramese

AM: Cairo Museum
PM: Baab Zuweela,Gaami ‘il-Amiir Aqsunqur, Gaami ‘is-Sultaan Hasan / Gaami ‘ir-Rifaa ‘i


2310: leave Cairo

1.It seems that I have spare days, what if I stay a night at Abu Simbel? If I want to stay there, can I still join the Short Trip?
2.Does the River Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor normally takes 3D2N?
3.Is wi fi common?

Just less than two weeks to go, very excited!!

Re: 20-days in Egypt

by arciboldi

old cataract is closed
no more convoys between aswan an luxor
abu simbel is 280 km from aswan, with 2 convoys, 4 am and 11am
don t miss the valley of the nobles, more interesting than the queens and medinat habu

luxor temple is great at night

Travel Tips for Cairo

Cairo in a nutshell

by call_me_rhia

Cairo is hell on wheels - too many cars (or should I say taxis?) and too much pollution... and yet, thankfully, it doesn't beat Bangkok. There are also some beautiful areas which are mostly traffic-free and enjoyable. I have many fond memories: not only Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and the Citadel... I also liked walking by the Nile at night, or around Zamalek and other areas. It might be unhealthy but at least it's safe. My fondest memory is connected with Tahrir square, the central point of hell on wheels. On day 1 I decided where I wanted to go: I took the underpass, and ended up in the correct spot. From day 2 onwards this simple procedure turned out mission impossible: I tried and tried, and got nowhere near where I had to go. At the end I braved the traffic on the surface: it took me ages and many near-misses to get across.

The time from 1300 to 1500 was...

by MProcher

The time from 1300 to 1500 was one of the greatest in Cairo's history. The Mamlukk system helped Cairo to conquer the half of the world as it was known at these times. This system was introduced by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) who came to Cairo as a General for the governor af Damascus Nur ad-Din. He soon gained independency.
To have allways a special squad he recruited jung boys, mostly from Christian territory he had conquered, took them to Cairo and put them into the best military schools.
They had plenty of liberties but couldn't have children of their own! This was one of the most important points of the system because it insured him of their absolute loyality.
At the beginning of the 15th century when the Mamlukk Sultans were at the hight of there power this rule got forgotten more and more.
The result was that the Mamlukk soldiers took care of their families more and more. This was the end of the power of the Mamlukk army.
At the beginning of the 15th century they had still defeated the Mongolian armies twice (no European army could!) and at the beginning of the 16th century they were defeated by the young Ottoman Empire.
The Ottomans later installed a very similar system: The Janitschars.

Pic shows: Mausoleum of Sultan Farag Ibn Barquq 1400-1411.

West Bank

by leffe3

With most hotels in the bositerous western part of town, a quieter location is the island of Zamelek. Across the Nile to the west is Agouza, a more residential area. Sunrise (don't know what I was doing up quite so early!) looking westwards from Zamelek. Quite a relief from the noise of the city!

Limit PDA if going with a significant other

by eracki

While I enjoyed going with my wife and I could tell when we kissed and held hands some people felt uncomfortable. We didn't stop doing it but we tried to limit since this is something that isn't widely accepted in the their Islamic culture.

Islam in Egypt

by goutammitra

Islam is the main religion of Egypt with almost 90% of it's population practicing the religion. Other religions are Christianity, who form about another 10%. The city of Cairo has very beautiful Mosques. I noticed many of the young people are very religious and offer prayer at least twice a day!

I also noticed after talking to a few educated young people, they hardly have any knowledge about other religions practiced in the other parts of the world. I also noticed, they are very tolerant abouth the other religions!


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