Al Ma`adi Things to Do
A protected area .Wadi means vally.
many foreigners come here to trek the rockey mountains or to cycle....or even to do some jogging.
You might need a 4 by 4 car to drive though it,
It is THE place to run away from Cairo`s fast beating life.
Locals call it Egypt`s great canyon!
Read more about it in the link provided below*Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Helpful sites on Maadi
0 Hotels in Al Ma`adi
Al Ma`adi Restaurants
Max's: A great place for steak and beer
Max's is one of my favorite restaurants in Maadi. The specials are always great and the menu has lots of other great dishes to choose from. The steaks are the best you'll find in town and this place serves and does a good job with pork.
The owner Max often greets patrons at the door while waitstaff prepares to wait on you near hand and foot.
They also have a locally brewed weiss beer that I have not been able to find anywhere else... it makes me happy =)
Favorite Dish: A roasted pork leg that was one of the specials....
Max celebrates Oktoberfest with German fare...don't miss it.
Mediterraneo: Yum Yum for Your Tum Tum
Meditteraneo offers a varied menu from countries around the globe. Although the name suggests it, there is also "Asian" cuisine on the menu--trriyaki chicken and gomokudon.
Favorite Dish: Try the breakfast menu for a Sunday Brunch. A great alternative to Lucilles
Greco cafe*: Another coffee shop!
It is one of Cairo`s very restricted places against smoking.It has a very quite atmosphere.very cozy and realxing.
Favorite Dish: The best (carrot cake) you will find in all of Cairo area!!!!!!
Al Ma`adi Shopping
Carrefour: Lots to choose from
Carrefour is a chain [French] found in the Middle East owned by Futtaim Group- I have seen them in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and now Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt..
It is on the edge of the desert in Maadi, to the south of Cairo. It opens at 10am daily.
There are a few other shops in the complex, banks, cafes and Magic Planet for children to enjoy rides on carousels etc.
Compared to other shopping centres Carrefour itself has very reasonable prices, and for someone living in Cairo definitely worth going once a month to stock up on basics. We find some items [eg bottled water] a third of the price cheaper than in the local shops.
Fish is better bought here as it will be prepared for you; meat too is arranged well for selecting what you want- even ostrich meat.
As well as basic goods, there are electronics, cheap clothing, china, electrical supplies, garden tools, bedding.
An excellent bakery also has very good pizza.
What to buy: In Carrefour I find it the easiest place to find those silly little things that otherwise would entail days of searching- like plastic door stops!
What to pay: Very reasonable pricesRelated to:
- Women's Travel
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Carrefour City Center.: Not just the French grocery chain!
This mall is located a little further off Maadi in an area called Atamiyyah,we took the taxi for about 35 Egyptian pounds(about 5$).
It has many retail shops as well as a department store and a supermarket.The Maadi City Centre covers 25,000 square meters.
There is also a playing area for kids.not exactly a theme park,,but a place where kids can enjoy.
It also has a large food court that serves fast food and desserts.Related to:
- Family Travel
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Al Ma`adi Sports & Outdoors
"A drinking club with a running problem"
Have you ever wanted to run through the dessert (Waadi) with a beer in your hand or race through a sparsely populated island (with no running water, electricity or paved roads) situated in the middle of the Nile River with a case of Luxor Gold as the prize for everyone at the end?
If so, check out the link below for information on the next run with the Cairo kennel of the Hash House Harriers.
Equipment: Running shoes...not brand new ones.