A Club that offers a swimming pool and a cafe.
Has jaccuzi and gardens.Used to be a rest house for Mohammad Ali Pasha.
Has horse stables.it is very well maintaind.
You will be amazed by the palace architecture...very Islamic,very Arabic.
Equipment: As a visitor you will need to pay the entrance fees which are:
-on week day:25EL for adults,15EL for children.
-On weekends: 40 EL for adults and 25 for children.
No food or beverages are allowed from outside.
local beer is available..As well as a restaurant.
The place opens from 10AM - 8:30PM.
If you are a soccer fan then you have to know that Egypt is one of the champs and pioneers in this sport in Africa and the middle east. The best 2 teams are Al Ahly (its my team) and Al Zamalek. They keep sharing the 1st place.
If you want to be cool and loved by many Egyptians then you can say Ana Ahlawi ( I am an Ahly fan).
Equipment: a TV set or a ticket to see the games. Soccer tickets are very cheap here in Egypt and ranges from 1-10 US dollars.
Dont expect to see players like Zeidan, Peckham or maradona.
If you are a jogging addict then dont worry you can still keep up with your addiction. If you r staying for a month or more in Cairo then i reccommend that you visit 1 of 3 places ( Al Jazirah sporting club in Zamalek area, Markaz Shabab al Jazeerah in Zamalek also, Al Maadi sporting club). They are among the best sporting and social clubs in Egypt. You will need to pay them a visit and ask for the foreigners and expats short term membership. They have big tracks.
If you r on a short term tour, then you can start your jogging as early as 5-6 am by the nile. You will avoid the crowds,enjoy the healthy air and most important you pay nothing.
Equipment: Use your foot, lungs and heart.
If you are into horse riding then you have more than a choice but the ones i am familiar with is the Pyramids stables. those are not the same horses you get while on the site of the pyramids to take a photo but i am talking about the real horses in the back of the pyramids. the other place is Al Gazeerah club for horse riding in Zamalek which is a training and competition club where gambling happens once a week.
Equipment: You know what to get and you know that they have it all here.
If you would like to get a good run in during your time in Cairo, the Cairo Rugby Club will be more than willing to accomodate you!
Join them for training at Victory College playing fields in Maadi on Mondays 7.00 - 8.30 and Wednesdays at 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
Equipment: Bring your own rugby boots... everything else will be provided.
No self-respecting certified scuba diver can go to Egypt (or get remotely close for that matter) and not go diving in the Red Sea.
Hurgarda and Sharm El Sheikh appear to be the two most popular dive centers for the Red Sea in Egypt, both are about the same, long drive from Cairo....