Invitation Hotel

11, Ramsis Street, Abdelmonem Riyad Sq, Cairo, Egypt
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Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by njohns78

We are travelling to Cairo on 30th December this year with our 6 year old daughter. We have promised her a Nintendo DS for Christmas so I wondered if they were cheaper in Cairo?

The risk is that if it breaks I may have problems with a gaurantee but that is a risk I'm perhaps happy to take if it saves me a few £'s.

Thanks in advance.


Re: Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by Odinnthor

Well kinda hard to beat this price at Woolworths, at 22.97 pounds......d:o)

....or 14.97 pounds here.......

To be fair, I have no idea what that exactly means, - it looks like it needs a coupon...??

Here is a Cairo Radioshack store, - (it is an American franchice...)

Here is a currency converter in case you need to figure out the Egypian LE cost.

Please understand that although a frequent visitor to Egypt, I have no idea about this, and just did some quick Googling.......d:o)

Re: Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by leics

I have no knowledge about prices or Nintendos but you'll need to replace the plug with a UK plug. Egypt uses 2-pin plugs. The voltage is much the same as the UK, so that won't be an issue (hopefully).

I'm guessing here, but if there are set-up instructions within the machine itself (?) they may be in Arabic (machines are usually set up for their target markets). There may not be other language options available. Will that be an issue for you?

I'd not risk it, personally. You'll certainly have guarantee issues if there are nipping it back to the shop to exchange it, or for advice!

Re: Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by Odinnthor

Ahhh! Very good points Leics. I should have thought of that. (As many times I have had people on my tours that did not anticipate this in spite of our instructions....)

Better just buy it at home......d:o)

Re: Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by leics

I've been pondering this all day because I'm not even sure if DSs are plugged in. Perhaps they use batteries? I should have asked some kids....

Re: Are Nintendo DS cheaper in Cairo than the UK?

by zizo_xp2

hello , not cheaper at all , all videogames is subjected to 10% duty and 10% tax here , so plz buy it from UK :D

Travel Tips for Cairo

Fascinating Cairo


Some people say it’s chaotic city with maddening traffic, noise, pollution and all. But this is what Cairo is all about. This a city built at a corner of a vast desert. What could one expect. You cannot escape the sandy winds blowing periodically into the city. But as for me Cairo is fine. Friendly people, the souqs, historical sites and the majestic Nile

There is another wonder of Cairo besides the Pyramid and the Nile. It’s the enormous volume of traffic moving incessantly in and out of the city and with traffic lights nowhere to be seen.

Pay no heed to the blaring horns of the vehicles on the roads. Maybe it’s just another way of saying “Excuse me!” In certain parts of the city, one could see camel riders or horse and mule carts criss crossing the streets at their leisurely pace. Surely they have no horns to honk away the on-coming vehicles.

Drinking Water

by Rachelynn

It's not safe to drink from the tap. You can buy bottled mineral water, which is very much available everywhere in shops and hotels.

It cost about 6EP to 10 EP for one large bottle in hotels, and 1.5 EP to 2EP if you buy from shops.

The brands that i took were Nestle and Baraka.

Some of my tour mates boiled the mineral water but i didn't. It's not really necessary. But it really depends on your comfort level.

But one thing to be careful, check out the seal of the bottles and the cap, make sure it has not been opened yet. Esp with soft drinks glass bottles.

Bus or personal Guide

by hamCW

I just returned from a great trip in Egypt. Fortunately, I had read about Mohamed Bahaa on Virtual Traveler!

He my arrangements for all the hotels, flights guided tours and transportation. In addition, Bahaa made several trips to the pharmacy to make sure I had the medical supplies I needed. The hotel rooms were great. I have read horror stories about others who stayed in undesirable places. I previously had taken those bus tours . Remember hearing the bus guide point out “ look on the right side” and you were on the left side and missed the photo shot. That doesn’t happen with Bahaa. Best off all, the cost is about the same as the bus day or half day tour. I was in Egypt for about 11 days. Thanks Bahaa Tours!
email The people are friendly. You will amazed at what awaits you in the Cairo Museum. Take a trip outside of Cairo and see the farms and rural Egyptian lifestyle. Then go to Luxor, WOW!

City of Cairo at Dawn

by goutammitra

This is a beautiful city with lot of similarity with our Indian city. We got down from Luxor at 5.30 in the morning, the city was on the move, people were buying tea, breakfast, going to work or school.

I really love the way, people live there! It also shows that people are not lazy like many Asian countries, where people sleep through sunrise or till it is a day!

Driving in Cairo highways and streets

by seasonedveteran

The automobile traffic and rules on the roadway in Cairo is unlike any conventional heavy traffic.

a. donkeys, camels and donkey drawn carriages hauling garbage share the roads with cars
b. the traffic circles are a recipe for disaster as the 4 lanes of unlaned cars merge, change lanes, and exit.
c. taxis from the 80's running on egyptian sweat share the roadways with new Toyota vehicles somehow in harmony.
d. in Egypt they like to honk casually every two seconds for no apparent reason, weave in and out, merge, unmerge with no guidelines other than a pseudo flow of traffic making a lane, coming within literally half a foot of other cars

The Egyptian taxi drivers deserve a lot of credit. They work in the Cairo heat, compounded by the millions of tons of exhaust emitted into their air, for meagre wages, sweating and somehow pulling it off appearing relaxed without accidents considering the amount and difficulity of the driving they do with their cars in very poor condition. These cars sometimes do not even have side mirrors!!


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Address: 11, Ramsis Street, Abdelmonem Riyad Sq, Cairo, Egypt