Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

extension of Abdel Hamid Badawi St, Heliopolis Area, (formerly Radisson SAS), Cairo, 11787, Egypt
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 37% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Travel to Cairo from Jordan

by chacha68

My flight is RT from Cairo but my travels will prob end in Jordan. Trying to avoid paying extra for a flight to Cairo from Jordan, is it easy to take a bus or ferry or train back? Any insight would be appreciated.

Also - I should be in Petra


Re: Travel to Cairo from Jordan

by baksheesh

You can return by air, ferry or land, no trains. For a cheap one-way fare, try Air Arabia from Amman to Nuzha Airport (Alexandria), it's about $200.

A ferry runs from Aqaba in southern Jordan to Nuweiba in Egypt - been a while since I took it so don't know the price. By land you have to cross into Israel, and then cross into Egypt. Once in Sinai, there are several buses a day and a few overnighters to Cairo. Painless, just tiring.

Re: Travel to Cairo from Jordan

by theclaw

Easy done--ferry runs from southern costal town of Aqaba[JORDON] to Nuweiba[EGYPT] Bus Amman to Wadi Musa [PETRA an absolute must] then bus to Aqaba
Visa for Egypt obtainable in Aqaba--on arrival Nuweiba busses to Cairo
I did JETT [Jordanian bus] to Aqaba 4hrs then came back via PETRA to Amman so the onward to to Egypt only from LP book Others VT,ers may help further

Travel Tips for Cairo

A Guide Is a Neccessity

by alainie12

It's almost impossible to select only one activity or site in Cairo (or the rest of Egypt as well) because so much is awe inspiring. It was my experience that the best way to get around and know what it is you are seeing is to hire a guide and driver. The additional cost to your trip is more than offset by the ability to see and do more because you are saving time and the frustrations of having to navigate an unfamiliar culture and language. In addition, you get the benefit of learning the history and mythology the treasures you see represent. We used guides hired from Mr. Mostafa of GoTravelEgypt.Com; both guides we hired spoke perfect English and held Master's Degrees in Egyptology. Without their guidance, knowledge and expertise our trip would not have been anywhere near the perfect trip we were lucky enough to take. The people I encountered make up my best memories. The Egyption sense of humor is very playful and teasing. Where ever we went we found people to be gracious and friendly.

Traffic in Cairo

by sue_stone

The traffic in Cairo is a nightmare.

There are traffic jams day and night.

There doesn't appear to be any road-rules.

Lane markings are ignored.

Pedestrians risk life and limb crossing in amongst the lines of traffic.

Taxis weave in and out of the queues of cars, buses, trucks and horse-drawn carts.

People hang off the back...and side...and top of trucks and buses.

It is complete mayhem and it is fabulous!!

Where to meet fellow travellers

by theknight

Many Westerners live in the Zamalek & Maadi , particularly Degla parts of Cairo so if you try to be close to these arears you are likely to meet many .. You will also meet many expats and fellow travellers in coffee shops & restaurants of the five star hotels around the nile & the city centre so if you target these arears hopefully you will never feel alone and will also get some good advice etc.. all the best

Na'ama Bay Marina

by Gwynneth

See the colours and sounds of the Na'ama Bay Marina in the early morning. Everyone is finding their dive tour boat and heading out in the fresh morning air for a day of discovering what lies beneath. If I was to be asked what it is I miss most about Egypt, Cairo, or Na'ama Bay... I'm almost lost for words... there is only one that comes to mind instantly, and that word is 'everything'.

I simply must return someday and discover more about this fascinating place I journeyed to... it will never leave my thoughts, so much of our modern day history is wrapped up in the small part of the Egypt I discovered.

The 'tourist thang' wasn't high on my agenda, so maybe I found the heart of Egypt in the people that inhabit this merciless land.

Egyptian hospitality

by csordila

The local peoples are very gracious and polite in Cairo. It occurs that the passers-by on the street give us a smile and say hello.
Egyptian has casual intimacy like kissing the other men on the cheek, so do not be surprised by this gesture. This is their way of greeting and they do not usually require a lot of personal space while interacting with fellow men.

Though they are close talkers, be extra careful when interacting with the women. It has been in tradition that it is unseemly proper to speak with women when you are not related. Even when engaged in professional situations, making eye contact with women is considered to be forward already.

Moreover, if talking with the Egyptians avoid going into details and asking about their female relatives. You may be just trying to be friendly but a conservative Egyptian may wrongly interpret it.

The Egyptian hospitality is well-known.
If you are guest somewhere and you like something there, you may not start praising it, because by the local traditions the host is bound to offer it to the guest as a gift.
Likewise solemn duty to offer the guest a beverage and food. The main beverage among the Egyptians is the coffee, which is drunk much more sweetly, than in Europe.


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 Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis

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Address: extension of Abdel Hamid Badawi St, Heliopolis Area, (formerly Radisson SAS), Cairo, 11787, Egypt