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 Cairo, but because of my fear of heights I have not been up to it. Many other...more
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 cool.Entrance is 25 piastres, and same for a camera.The gardens have benches which...more
When you are in Zamalik area,you can hire a carriage,the price depends on the route it takes wether a long ride or a short one..but usually it souldn`t cost more than 25 Egyptian pounds.There is a pick up spot at the Cairo Tower ,and another one at Saray El Giziera next to Blue Nile moored boat.In the Egyptian accent they call the carriage a...more
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 to standard.more
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 weekends are particularly busy when the elite descend with their families to see...more
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 time.It is open 24 hours. Breakfast is served until 11am. Pizzamore
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. Almost everything in the menu is good...I liked the Chicken salad sandwich.more
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 personal favorite. Almost everything on the menu is good,,but my favorite...more
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 the kids to play with. Chicken Parmigian,served with pasta.and as a starter...more
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 dark green color which is the restaurant`s theme colour.Written on the...more
Peking Chinese Chain of Restaurants, with 12 branches throughout Cairo.It was established by a Chinese family who setteld in Cairo back in 1963.The largest(I have visited)is the one in Zamalek area.which offers live music on certain days of the week(check with the restaurants for further information and reservations). Chicken BBQ.,but almost...more
Pronounced Abou El Seed........Feels that you are walking through a time machine when you enter this place,it takes you back in history at the time of the pashas,it`s very cosy.It also has a bar serving Alcohol beverages.It opens for lunch and dinner.Kids are not allowed after 7 p.m,it serves the Shisha(water pipe)To me,,going to Cairo and not...more
I have found out this cafe recently,And I have loved it,the atmosphere,the service and the coffee is all just right.The best thing about it that all tables are coverd with white paper that you can draw on,they will provide you with crayons,pencils,erasers,even water clours and brushes.If you draw something really cool you might get a chance for it...more
The best thing in Cilantro’s setting, especially that glass front, is that it makes you feel that you’re still in Egypt, but the clean part of Egypt.Today, the new "modern" coffee shops like Cilantro, made their way into the more upscale areas of Cairo, are modeled on American or European cafes. They are enclosed, quiet, expensive, and elite and...more
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 museums. To see the opera,you must wear a neck tie,and ladies must wear...more
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 bar),and also has an outside seating area(if you want to escape the smoke and...more
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 casually,But as for me I always try to be dressy as this place is one of the Elite...more
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 point out to you many celebrities dining in the next table or celebrating...more
This Moored boat on the Nile has three options:1-Dine at the Arabic side of the deck,where you have the chance to eat and smoke shisha and listen to the Arabian tunes(live music and singers).2-To dine at the westren side of the deck.3-To dance the night away on the lower level of the boat.Reservations required. Mostly formal unless your going...more
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 jewellery. I found one that had pendants made of lapis lazuli, but they were...more
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 which has a great stock of books. I managed to get a few, but security is...more
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 accessories.You might also find some of Sami Amin`s items in other shops...more
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.
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.