Jazirat az Zamalik Travel Guide
the main building
visit the tower
After the pyramids the Cairo Tower is the most famous landmark. It is supposed to resemble a lotus flower, but more often to referred to as a phallic symbol.The money that built it vame from the US.There is a slow moving restaurant at the top with spectacular views over...
Aquarium or Fish Gardens
The gardens are quite attractive with many palms and palmettos, as well as flowers like hibiscus. There are walks, bridges and the focal point is an artificial hill with artificial caves inside which is the aquarium. There are not a lot of fish, but the caves are...
Diwan coffeeshop: have a coffee while searching for books
After searching for books, the coffeeshop is a nice place to relax and have a coffee and pastry. It is quiet, and usually most of the tables are occupied. The food is a bit expensive, but nice to have a treat from time to time.
The coffee and the hot chocolate are both up...
Marriott Garden Parade: where the rich congregate
My friend went with us to this hotel on many occasions, and then I started taking special guests. It is expensive and there can be quite a long wait to be served and for the food to arrive. However, the gardens are wonderful and the tables are shaded from the sun.The...
Maison Thomas: pizza to perfection
I visited this Deli in 2002 with a friend who had been living in Cairo for many years. She thoroughly recommended it. Although the restaurant itself was not particularly memorable for its decor, the food was. We shared a regular pizza which cost about £Egyp. 20 at that...
breakfast @ Roastry: Coffee Roastry
One of many coffee shops in Cairo,it opens from 7:30 A.M and serves breakfast,it has a large menu of sandwiches,and coffee drinks.It has 5 branches...this one is located at Zamalik.You can also have lunch there or even dinner...I believe it closes at 12AM.
It is the famous American chain.This restaurant is located on the Nile City mooring boat.It has two levels,both levels has a Nile view.The place is very child friendly(as every place in Cairo).There are four branhes of Chili`s in Cairo,but the one located on the Nile is my...
Johnny Carino's: Johnny Carino's
A nice place to dine if you`re visiting Egypt with your kids..it`s a family oriented restaurant.the seats next to the Nile view are non-smoking...It also has an open area (on the outer deck)...it`s at Nile City moored boat.It also has a couple of virtual reality games for...
Thomas Pizza: Pizza,pizza!
In all of the times I came to Cairo and passed this place it never accured to me it has the most amazing&delicous pizza.The place is renovated,which allows you to see your pizza being prepared.The high chairs and tables makes a very unique atmosphere.Walls are painted with a...
One of the few restaurants in Cairo(at the Zamalek area) that offers vegetarian food.The place is in two stories,,the lower storey for dining and the upper storey has the bar.
The vegetarian lasagna is quite good.
The Cairo Opera House was inaugurated on October 10th, 1988, following a void, which lasted 17 Years since the burning down of Cairo's first and World famous Opera House in 1971.The Opera is comprised of three theatres and an art library,It also has an art gallery and two...
El Morocco: El Morocco
It is decorated in the Moroccan style,as you can tell from it`s name.It`s located at the Blue Nile moored boat.This boat has 3 restaurants and a night club.This night club plays international music as well as Egyptian and Arabic music,it has an inside dancing area(and a...
La Bodega: La Bodega
If it haven`t been for my Egyptian friend I would never have knew this place by myself,as nothing tells you that it even exists.The restuarant is inside a Building on the 1st floor, here you will dive into a world of exquisite taste.
You can be dressed formally or...
Rumours: This place is now closed!
Rumours is arguably Cairo?s best piano bar and one of its premier night spots.It has live music and really good food from it`s international cuisine menu.Reservations are a must! It opens from 10p.m to 3 am.If you`re accompanied by an Egyptian friend,i`m sure he/she would...
any in Zamalik: gifts and souvenirs
There are many small shops in Zamalak selling a variety of objects from antiques to jewellery, clothes and toys as well as groceries, butchers and electronics.I was looking for a piece of lapis lazuli to ward off evil.On 26 July St were a number of shops selling silver and...
Diwan: Looking for books
I am a bookworm, First Class. Since coming to Cairo I have had problems finding reading material. I did join the British Council library but it closed for refurbishment for the better part of a year, and I never went back.Once I was taken to the American University in Cairo...
Sami Amin: Sami Amin Handmade
Everything in this place is hand made and signed by Sami Amin...who`s very famous in Egypt for his leather items and jewelry...the best thing is it`s not expensive at all..I buy all my gifts for my family and friends from this shop.
I bought home accessories,leather women...
I was driving down Zamalek area when I looked up at an opened window and saw this beautiful chandelier,I paused at the place thinking it`s a resedental apartment,but then the door man asked me if I`m looking for Loft,I didn`t know what he was talking about when I noticed the...
To ask for the impossible is to find a parking spot in Zamalik(as it`s the case for most places in Cairo).
But the good news is that most restaurants and nightclubs offer valet parking....for about 1 egyptian pound for as long as you are in thier place.
Written May 28, 2004
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- Road Trip
All saints cathedral
Each time I pass this cathedral.......I pause........and remember the good times I had with my friends passing this area.
The area is so quiet and peacful.......
check it out and tell me that i`m not wrong about the area!
It`s located somewhere around the Marriott hotel.
Updated Jan 16, 2005
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- Religious Travel
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