On the Nile, Cairo
It's great that Nile Hilton is overlooking The Nile ! We could see boats crusing up & down the river...This first night was so hazy that almost everything was kinda blurry, great that my digital camera managed to 'erased' the haze !
Notice the tall tower on my photo ? That's The Cairo Tower which me & Pat would go up later on that first night...
We could also hire a bigger boat to cruise The Nile if you are in a group. Arrange this with your hotel. Some people also want to dine at some of the expensive brightly lit restaurants on the other side of the Nile...Whatever tickle your fancy, walking along The Nile is a good way to see Cairo at night !
We were then back along The Nile I took more photos. This picture, nice colourful neon-boats !
Yes, we could cruise on this boat & we don't even have to ask ! Please negotiate the prices before you even get in.
We didn't, I just wanted to take a photo I told the guy...
Notice The Cairo Tower on the photo ?
If it's not for the haze, we would stay much longer & I would certainly take more photos ! Not every night is like this, we discovered. The following night, the haze was cleared but we were not going up again for the 2nd time !
As we were going down, there's a group of guys asking for some donation; It's so funny as the guys were wearing Pharoah skirts as we could see on many ancient wall paintings & statues...& also putting make-ups on their faces ! They were not even smiling & seemed like they were forced to wear that stupid costumes ! I nearly laughed ! We said, "La shukran !".
It was a hazy night so everything of the sights belower were blurry & hazy...but i took some photos anyway. Cairo is brightly lit at night ! It's nice up there...
I went to the toilet & somebody handed me a tissue; Then, he asked for baksheeh ! I thought the tissue was free...
Passing some nice spots, maybe for eating drinking. Pat was harassed by this girl, who's showing her hand to her mouth & at the same time selling a flower !
The girl kept on following us & Pat said, "Help Me !".
I started to laugh ! The girl just looked at me blankly & I laughed harder !
Then, we decided to go up The Cairo Tower; We could see this tower from afar so the best way to see Cairo from the top was to go up there.
We came to a square, asking people for directions...
We were walking from one end to the other, not to far from our hotel. Again, we also got harrased of people trying to sell their stuffs; I don't know how many times I said, "La, shukran !". (No, Thank You).
Walking is the best way to discover a place & so that's what we did !
Maybe Pat was with me otherwise he would love to see the belly-dancing !
The photos that I shall present here were taken on The Nile...
One of our favorite things to do in the late evening was stroll along the Nile River hand in hand. If you guys want a great place to show your girl your romantic side, this is it. In the area near the boat rides there are plenty of people peddling fresh beautiful roses (very inexpensive) and the boat rides are fun. Each boat can be different depending on the people. We went on one boat ride and the young people were dancing in the center of the boat. Another ride we took were middle age couples and the only people dancing were the children.
The music is played loudly and the boats are strung with lights.
Along the Nile there are several boats moored... they are some of the boats that used to sail all the way from Cairo to Luxor. As this river route is no more, boats have been turned into nightlife spots.
Inside the boats you can find everything you might need for some fun: a choice of restaurants, coffee-shops, discos and so on. We spent our New Year's Eve 2004 on the Nile.
Dress Code: Wear what you want - as long as you are a foreigner you get away with anything. Wealthy Cairo people come here, which means that all sorts of clothes (if smart) are quite acceptable... for sure we saw several miniskirts! Smile(laugh) at the contradictions: we saw plenty of rich local women in fur coats on a warm night.
At our last night in Egypt in 1999 we booked a dinnercruise on the Nile.
At the boat were also a lot of youngsters for an evening out on the water.
The price of the dinnercruise was $20, a huge dinner buffet and show with dancing included. We enjoyed both the dinner and the dancing.
We had to be at the boat at 7.30 pm and we were back at 10.00 pm.
In 1999 we had a nightflight back home and decided to make a boatride on the Nile with dinner and belly-dancing the evening before.
The boat departed south of the centre of Cairo and headed north.
First we took a drink at the upperdeck and had nice views at the riversides. It was a pity that the dinner was served downstairs with no view. We had a delicious dinner, there was music and a belly-dancer. It was nice, but we were happy that there was half a hour left to have a glass of tea at the upperdeck and to look at Cairo by night.
TGI Friday's along the Nile and its outside terrace. We were being taken out by egyptianhunk and brunzo_1, both VT members.
It's on a barge on the Nile, in a fancy area of town, along the Zoo and Four Seasons Hotel.
Dress Code: Dress up a little, slacks and a shirt will do.
A dinner aboard the boat 'Scarabée', while you sail the Nile river.
The view of Cairo at night from the boat is beautiful, dinner is perfect, and the show (belly dancers - for sure! - and a dervishe spinning for at least 10 minutes) is fantastic.