Cairo Sports & Outdoors

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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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    Cairo Rugby Fitness training

    by ATXtraveler Written May 21, 2004

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    Most recent team picture

    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.

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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
    56k
    The FA Cup in Cairo "

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    Mohammad Ali Club

    by DunaKal Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    swimming pool

    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.

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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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    Horse back riding

    by Saladinos Written Oct 24, 2004

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    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.

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    Wadi Degla sporting club*

    by DunaKal Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wadi Degla logo

    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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    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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    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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    Want to Jog?

    by Saladinos Updated Dec 7, 2004

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    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.

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    The Best Teams in Egypt

    by Saladinos Written Dec 7, 2004

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    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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