On the Nile, Cairo
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 !".
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.
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...
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 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).
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...
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