Cairo Sports & Outdoors

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    Dreamland Golf Course

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 23, 2013
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    the Main attraction of the 6th of October City in Giza is the Dreamland Golf Course, which is a 45 hole golf course with lush greens and tifton grass, located in the desert and the resort has it's own Dreamland Resort hotel with 450 rooms for tourists. There are various resort hotels lining the area like the sheraton, the hilton, and our hotel, the swiss inn pyramids resort, which has an access gate to the golf course for curious tourists and golfers. the golf course has 36 championship holes and a further 9 holes for budding golfing beginners and has other facilites like a gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and more.

    according to their website:

    The Dreamland Golf Course is a world class facility located just a few minutes away from the Great Pyramids, enjoying the wonderful weather that Egypt has to offer.



    The layout of the course was designed by the world renowned architect, Karl Litten. The facility, at present, consists of 36 beautifully manicured challenging holes. The Championship Course in total measures an impressive 7,205 yards that can be played from five sets of tees. There is also the Pharaohs Course to be considered, that possesses impressive views of the Pyramids of Giza.



    Lately, new nine holes being opened within the same facility, which will form part of an academy that will offer international professional instructors, as well as a floodlit

    driving range, make Dreamland Golf Course the largest of its kind in the Middle East.



    The Proshop is located with a professional Spa, locker rooms and Gym. Tabasco restaurant will be ready November 2009 and a sport bar at the same location. The course also boasts a comfortable and relaxed Club House which is currently managed by The Swiss Inn Hotel, incorporating a lounge and restaurant that caters for a wide range of tastes.



    On the course there are two refreshment areas and a mobile cart where guests can purchase a range of competitively priced snacks and beverages. Dreamland posses many other facilities, such as a shopping centre, fun park, a cinema, business conference facilities, a hospital, an equestrian club, an international school, several swimming pools, fitness spa and beauty centre.



    In terms of accommodation, the resort offers the Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort consisting of 220 rooms. The nearby Swiss Inn that has 182 rooms and the nearby Sheraton Dreamland Hotel offering all the usual luxuries that anyone would expect from any internationally rated hotel.

    Equipment: either you bring your own equipment or rent from them.

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  • Suffering horses - book a reputable guide

    by sjutton Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Healthy Horses, yeah!

    The solution to these suffering horses is to plan ahead and book a reputable guide in advance of your trip. I'm providing the link for the guy I used (his name is Phil). I was very pleased with the condition of the horses at the stable he used. It was farther away from the tourist trap entrance area - indeed it is a sad sight to see the conditions of the horses and camels in this area.

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    Horse riding

    by Mongy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If once in Cairo, never miss horse back riding around the pyramids by a full moon light or at sunset.

    Camel riding is better in Sinai than it is in Cairo, you can go on safari riding a camel there much better than in Cairo.

    The stables to rent horses is around the pyramids, better go in a group, or with an Egyptian.
    Avoid getting cheated the price is between 15 and 20 Egyptian pounds not more, and normally there is a guide that go with you.

    Equipment: No equipments are necessary, make sure that you get a horse suitable for your horse riding skills (strong horse for the good riders and the opposite goes)

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    Wadi Degla sporting club*

    by DunaKal Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This club opened in june 2003,I must say it indeed the finest club in Cairo area.I have seen the site,and it`s very interesting and promising.

    "We can inspire people and make them play sports" quote by the club`s Vice-President and Director of Business Development. "We want to provide our youth with professional educational and training sports facilities to ensure we have the champions for tomorrow "
    he continued adding.

    Equipment: It will provide swimming pools,squah courts,volley ball,hand ball and basket balls courts,tennis courts as well as food courts,restaurants and cafes.Cycling tracks are also avaiable and horse back riding.
    It`s really a huge club!!!!

    visit the link listed below.

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    At Wadi Degla only

    by DunaKal Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    FA cup in Cairo!

    Arsenal Football Club took the FA Cup to Cairo last week.

    In a short promotional tour, the famous old trophy was based at the Wadi Degla Sporting Club in the Egyptian capital before being taken around to schools and other establishments in the area.

    Arsenal.com were there to film the event and this free video is a snapshot of what happened during the three-day tour.

    Many Egyptian movies were filmed at this sporting club in year 2005.

    Equipment: Take a look at the link below :
    click on the :

    "PLAY
    14 Nov 2003
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    The FA Cup in Cairo "

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    clubs

    by awladhassan Updated Jan 19, 2011

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    Shooting Club gardens and mosque.

    There are two long-established sporting clubs in Cairo: The Gezira Club in Zamalek; and the Shooting Club [nadi Said] in Dokki.
    Membership is expensive $1000 a year for a family. Guests can be signed in by members for 10 Egypt P, or 25 Ep at weekends.
    At the Shooting Club, for example, there are a number of facilities- football, tennis, softball, martial arts, walking track, swimming pool, clay pigeon shooting among others.
    Restaurants and cafes are scattered throughout the spacious grounds; there is a mosque, a children's playground with cages full of peacocks, guineafowl and a few other birds.
    The grounds are well landscaped and there are waterfeatures like fountains, artificial streams and waterfalls. lamps and arches are nicely decorated wrought iron. It is a pleasant place to spend time and the food is very cheap.

    Equipment: if participating in any of the sports it is best to have your own equipment.
    For those using the walking track which is just over 900 metres long, you must wear suitable shoes [trainers]' Running on the track is not allowed.

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  • Horse riding in Cairo

    by bissauma Updated Jun 27, 2009

    If you love being outside, love fresh air, love horses or simply love having fun with friends, there are some REALLY NICE PLACES TO RIDE near Cairo.
    I've seen a few posts here saying that the horses are suffering, you shouldn't ride, it's not safe, etc. etc. but that is only true if the customer themself doesn't care. There are some really good quality stables and horses around and a lot of fun to be had. You just have to differentiate between the hawker who will try anything to get money and the professional horseman. OK, you will have to pay a bit more than the 30LE bag of bones which lives on the street but it's definitely worth it and in foreigner terms, still dead cheap compared to at home (about LE60 an hour and a tip for the guide).

    Equipment: For the casual rider, jeans and trainers are fine for a ride.

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  • Kindness to Horses

    by MRuss82799 Written Mar 20, 2009

    Try Prestige Equestrian near Saqqara. The horses are well-cared for and riders have access to desert with amazing views (for those with experience only). Inexperienced riders have assistance and closed-in riding area, with a lovely sitting area for those that choose not to ride at all.

    Equipment: Everything that you need, but for long-term residents there are also stables, etc.

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    Health Club at the Hotel

    by freddie18 Updated Dec 16, 2008

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    Pharaoh Egypt Hotel Health Club
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    I spent my night in my hotel going to the gym. Although the Pharaoh Egypt Hotels' Health Club is not that big, they have have considerable number of equiptment enough for any health-conscious individual to maintain their physique.

    Aside from all the exercising equipment, you can also book for a massage by abled-bodied local Egyptian guys. For an hour of massage you will pay approximately 150-200 Egyptian Pounds.

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  • Only use livery stables not tourist stables

    by Anij8Cri Updated Oct 18, 2006

    I totally agree with Cindy, who warned of the riding stables at the Pyramids. However, I found this is mainly true for the stables directly at the entrance to the Sphynx and nearby. The further south from the pyramids you go, the better the stables get (Stand with your back to the Sphynx and walk to the right for at least 10-20 minutes). Thinking of AA, MG and Eurostables. Those are mainly livery stables, where the rich and expats keep their horses. If you still don't know if you are doing the right ethic thing, ask to have a look into the stables at the horses. If you don't like what you see, leave, until you find a better place. If you are being addressed by a tourist catcher for horseriding, go with them to see their stables. Sometimes they don't want you to follow or they already have a beautiful stallion saddled right in front of you, but sometimes it is their only 'good' horse and the rest that you also pay for, suffer. So please do go and have a look at the inside. Don't expect Western standards though, but you'll see the difference to the worse stables.
    For the tip to go with an Egyptian: some of them know the good stables, some of them don't. That counts for taxi drivers as well.
    Do not pay more than 20 EGP for the hour, guide will always be included at the good stables. And please wear proper shoes, no sandals.

    Oh, I always preferred the early morning hours; in summer I got their by 8am and rode for 2 hours. Sometimes it's foggy and you can't see the pyramids even though you know they are there. With every step that your horse takes the pyramids will appear slowly out of the fog, first hazily and then clearer and clearer. It is absolutely breathtaking. There is not a nicer way to start an Egyptian day.

    Equipment: You certainly don't need riding gear. But for your own safety and comfort, wear jeans and at least trainers, no sandals. Absolutely do not forget sunscreen lotion and a hat if you are going in the morning. If you go for more than one hour, take water with you, you can always ask your guide to keep it for you. Do yourself and the horses a favour, don't go out during midday in summer, from about 11am to 3pm. It is just too hot.

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  • Horses are suffering!

    by cindysteigerwald Written Sep 25, 2006

    I saw many advices for tourists of must-have a ride on the horses around the pyramids of gizeh.
    All i can say is, that these poor creatures are suffering 15 and more hours every day. They are always on the run or standing in the heat without any shadow, water and food.
    I saw a lot of hourses with wounds, horses who lamed and horses who were beaten with large wooden stocks, so that they learn to "dance".

    Please do not ride horses, that are treatened like this and horses who are not healthy (often under the sattles and on their heads you can see big wounds from bad treatening). This is a real cruel to animals and nobody should support this!
    cindy

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  • Horses are suffering!

    by cindysteigerwald Written Sep 25, 2006

    I saw many advices for tourists of must-have a ride on the horses around the pyramids of gizeh.
    All i can say is, that these poor creatures are suffering 15 and more hours every day. They are always on the run or standing in the heat without any shadow, water and food.
    I saw a lot of hourses with wounds, horses who lamed and horses who were beaten with large wooden stocks, so that they learn to "dance" (how you describe this in a wonderful way!).

    Please do not ride horses, that are treatened like this and horses who are not healthy (often under the sattles and on their heads you can see big wounds from bad treatening). This is a real cruel to animals and nobody should support this!
    cindy

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    Exercise Facilities

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Sep 1, 2006

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    If you are planning to live in Cairo and want to know how you will keep your gym routine, don't worry. There are many gym facilities where you can buy a membership. I don't know the prices right off but they are fairly reasonable by American standards.

    There are also sport clubs which are similar to American country clubs. These are usually for Egyptians only but I know that a few will allow non-citizens to buy memberships. The memberships are usually pretty steep but these clubs are so worth it. They are usually huge with many gardens, coffee shops and restaurants. The sports offered vary but it is not unusual to find beautiful swimming pools, shooting galleries, track and field sports, soccer, and even horse riding at at least one. Honestly, I was so suprised because I just didn't expect to find places that rival our best country clubs in the USA.

    Sorry I can't give specific details but it is something to be aware of ...ask around.

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    ~ Golf at The Mena House Oberoi ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written Dec 27, 2005

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    Fantastic view from the Golf Club

    The Mena House Oberoi 18 hole Golf Course is close to the Pyramids that they literally are looking over you. The golf course was built in 1902.
    There you are just a few minutes away from the 5 Stars Deluxe "Mena House Oberoi Hotel". The gold course here looks fantastic, it has well looked after gardens & if your into golf you will love it here.

    You can rent out caddies, clubs & trollies. You can also have golfing lessons for those who are not so good at it.

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    ~ Horse Riding ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written Dec 2, 2005

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    I highly recommend horseriding in Cairo, especially in the afternoon just before the sun goes down. Its great after a long hectic day to just enjoy a nice relaxing stroll into the desert & around the pyramid area.
    The best place to go for horseriding is to the local stable in the Sphinx area called Abou Hol. A man called Harmada owns lots of beautiful horses, racing horses aswell as dancing white horses which are gorgeous.
    It only costs 20 Egyptian Pounds for the ride. Really worth it.

    Equipment: Wear something light & cool as it does get hot in the desert area on horseback.

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