On the Nile, Cairo
this will be my nightlife tips on Nile River Cruise, I will have separate thing to do and restaurant tips for it.
what tour of Cairo is not complete with a Nile River Dinner Cruise? cruising along the mighty Nile River, where the Egyptian and other Civilisations (such as the Nubians) started as territorial egypt then was only along the first 50 to 100 kilometers either way of the nile river. there are many lunch and dinner cruise ships lining the nile river along the Nile River Corniche in Cairo and we took the Memphis tours Andrea Cruising Boat. the dinner cruise lasts for 3 hours from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm every night and buffet dinner, entertainment like the belly dancing, tanoura show and singin is included and you can buy alcoholic beverages (not included in the package) like egyptian & international beers and liqours and smoke cigarettes and shisha along the open roof deck of the ship while you are cruising and savoring the sights along the nile river.
price of a Nile River Cruise Package is about 500 LE (about US $ 75 per for single person) 400 LE ( US $ 55 for 2 to 3 persons and per person in a group)
included in the packge is the buffet dinner (the drinks, including bottled water is not included).
hotel pick up and drop off is included.
Dress Code: casual attire, no flip flops and short shorts allowed.
After a long day in the sun we headed back to our hotel to get ready for our night on the Nile. We headed to the dock in front of the Shepheard Hotel on Cornish El Nile to await the MS Scarabee ship. The Scarabee ship is one of the oldest Nile dinner cruises in Cairo. They offer 2 sailing times, 7:30pm and 10:00pm (I'm sure these times change) and the sailing time is 2 hours. We were on the second sailing. We boarded the ship and found our dinner seats. We would have dinner and entertainment. The band played throughout our dinner. We also had a belly dancer who put on a beautiful show. Finally there was a Tanoura dancer, usually performed by Sufi men. This man was fascinating. I know my picture looks blurry - he's spinning so fast and tossing the drums up and catching them as he spins. It was a wonderful dinner and an amazing show.
Our dinner was buffet style with an international flavor, although they do specialize in grilled meats, chicken and fish then completed with a fantastic dessert.
Once dinner and the entertainment is finished there is still time to head upstairs to the top of the ship and see the skyline of Cairo. Grab you coffee or drink and find a cushioned seat where you can sit and relax while the ship takes you back to port.
** NOTE ** --> Drinks and tips are not included in the price of the dinner cruise
This Moored boat on the Nile has many options:
1-River Boat(seafood)opens til 3am.
2-IL Piccolo Mondo(Italian)open til 2am.
3-“l’Asiatique,formely named Johnny's pub,opens til 3am.(far eastren menu).
4-L'Oasis (mixed menu).
5-Akl Zaman(formenly known as Le Tarbouch).
6-Le Steak.(open 12:pm-1Am)french cuisine.
7-The Tycoon(dine & Dance)open from 9PM-2Am.
8-Carlo's for breakfast,opens from 9AM-12PM
and for casual dining opens at 7PM-3AM
Dress Code: If it is winter time you should bring along a jacket if you are willing to dine on the deck level.If you are going to the night club down stairs,you should be well dressed.
Also have in mind that this place have the minimum charge policy which means what ever you have for dinner you will still pay the same amount of money,and prices go up in the summer times as the place gets crowded with Arab tourists.(min.charge is about 100 egyptian pounds) about 20$ per person.
It is a fabulous way to enjoy a night on the Nile while you are in Cairo. So, you are invited to dinner on a cruise boat for two hours sailing trip on the Nile with belly dancer, folklore show, western music and dinner on a 5 star cruise. All the time, you'll be delighted in our Chef's menu along with a selection of Egyptian favorites, made with the freshest ingredients, and prepared to make it a memorable dining experience.
Dress Code: comfortable ...on upper desk it can be quite windy
Discover the enchanting history of the ancient Egyptians. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. The show also depicts the story of building the pyramids and relates the history of great and famous figures of ancient Egypt such as Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tut Ankh Amon.
We ended up on a Nile cruise and they offered dinner and music and a belly dancer. Ask in your hotel but there was one of several that left from in front of the Sheraton, and another one down the river on the other side in front of the opera house, where the feluucas are. Price ranged from 250LE to 400LE.
The dancer was good enough and I was unfortunate enough to be forced to dance with her. I didnt buy the 25LE photo...
Bear in mind the 22 tax added to everything!
Cheaper options in front of the Nile Hilton (now Nile Hotel) are small disco boats with people sitting and listening to loud, blarng music - nice to watch from the river side though, but if you can stand it it's about 10LE a go. Interesting to watch are the bellydancing girls (veil included) and guys. According to my arab friend this was scandalous behaviour but everyone watching was mesmerised!
Dress Code: casual/smart - dont feel pressured tho
One of the newly renovated moored boats on the Nile,,has many indoors restaurants with live music,a disco-tec, and on the deck there`s also a restarant which offers food and shisha(water pipe).
It closes down in the summer at 6 am.
minimum charge policy applies.
Dress Code: If you`re planning on sitting on the deck,you can wear what ever you feel like wearing,only have in mind to take a light jacket if it`s summer,and a coat if it`s winter..it can get cold sitting next to the Nile.
Dining while watching Belly Dancing surely will be very memorable moment. Eventhough the food was no so great but the Belly Dancer is quite entertaining.
It's a trip along Nile river for almost 2 hours cruising.
Depart on 8PM and 10 PM.
Costly LE 35, quite expensive for not so good meal.
Dress Code: any; can be casual or smart casual, whatever suits you.
BoraBora is a very romantic place in which u can go with ur gf/bf there and spend a very nice time together
@ Borabora u can listen to music eat very Delicious food and have shisha (try coconut taste)
it is somehow like a lounge very comfortable and relax
minimum charage 50 Egyptian pound = around 10 $
Dress Code: Dress chic
If you're looking for a place where you could say goodbye to Cairo an The Nile, I do recommend the Nile Maxim boat run by the Cairo Mariott. I had a great time there the last night I was in Cairo, Jan 3rd 2007. The food was excellent and so were the show and service. They charge a mininum of 170 L.E, but it's worth it. Drinks and all we're talking abot 25€ almost. The dancer was a bit of a surprise, though. I had never thought that I'd be seeing a superb belly dancer from Argintina! but who cares about her origin she danced beautifully!
Dress Code: Casual
GRAND CAFE is one of my favourite cafes in Egypt you will spend a great time there with your friends enjoy the breez of the nile(as it lies right in the nile )order any drinkthere smoking lovely shisha,im sure you'll like it
its in the nile in fridays
its too cheap the minimum charge is just 20 egyptian pounds
Dress Code: no special dress required you can wear whatever you want
We been lucky enough to have the hotel located in Maadi, one of the nicest and greenest parts of Cairo, and very close to the Corniche, thus we had the chance to enjoy wonderful walks along the Nile almost every night.
Beside this, if you want to spend the night in a restaurant or bar listening Arabic music and tasting the local food, you have plenty of opportunities downtown, the best ones being located on the Corniche or even on the Nile in boats.
Besides of Belly Dancing, dinner on cruise will be accompanied with Whirling Dervishes dance which i think originated from Turkey. It sort of like a man wearing a big gown and start to dance, spinning non stop and creat amazing some sort of acrobratic show.
As dinner lasted whole two hours, make way to top deck to view the famous river Nile; cruising through the glimpse of lights from the cairo skyscrapers.
This is a smaller ship than the other night cruisers, but it was a very entertaining night. We enjoyed an open buffet dinner (international)...they had a live band on deck, which was entertaining, and a fairly good belly -dancer. Now, the nile has a bad smell to it (which was quite disappointing), but a bit into the night, you start to enjoy the charm of the nile and the lights gleaming on it, and the music and rythm and the belly dancing moves you magically into the egyptian nights!
Its around 120 dirhams per person.
Time of Cruises: 8 and 10 30 PM around 2 hours cruise but you have to check for their schedule
On 31 December 1996, I ushered in the new year on the Nile River. The double decker cruise boat set off from the pier at 7.30 pm. Dinner was an elaborate buffet spread of Western and Egyptian fare. The mood was festive as wine flowed freely and tourists were upbeat and in a party mood. There was a live band to set the mood in full swing followed by sensual belly dancing. At the stroke of midnight, everybody was jubilant as the boat started to pull up towards the pier.
Dress Code: Smart casual. As it was New Year's Eve, many tourists wore jacket and tie and evening gown.
Reservations are recommended.