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  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal mummies. Both of these areas were great. There is so much to see here, but there is so many things all jumbled together. Glass cabinets have the glass...

  • Mena House Oberoi Cairo

    Cairo Hotels

    This is the best hotel I have been. It was Sultans Palace and it was renovated and started to be...

  • Felfela Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Restaurants

    Overrated and overpriced restaurant! I have always wondered why this place is so popular especially among tourists? then after going there with my Dutch friend & her boyfriend and drink the worst lemonade ever I just realized if it wasn't for the location (Down town), the alcoholic and being mentioned in several guidebooks...No one would have ever...



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  • Largest Mall of Egypt

    Heliopolis Shopping

    City Stars Centre is a large Mixed Use Commercial and Shopping and Residential Complex in the Heart of Nasr City in Heliopolis District of Cairo. The City Stars Centre is the anchor of the complex and is the largest shopping mall in all of egypt, occupying more than 151,000 square meters in retail space and more than 650 stalls, two large food...

  • Al Azhar University Annex

    Heliopolis Things to Do

    The Main Al Azhar University in located in Downtown Cairo and you would not miss the tall minarets of the Mosque in the center of the large Islamic university there that can be seen from the elevated highways of Cairo, the Islamic University now has an annex to the ritzy Heliopolis District in Nasr City, along the Main El Nasr Road before the...

  • Armed Forces Mosque

    Heliopolis Things to Do

    Being a military City, Heliopolis host Nasr City and just beside the huge city stars mall in Heliopolis, across the street is a large blue mosque called the Armed Forces Mosque, which is the official mosque of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the mosue is often busy during friday prayers and the City Stars Mall just across the street looks literally...


Al Ma`adi

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  • Lots to choose from

    Al Ma`adi Shopping

    Carrefour is a chain [French] found in the Middle East owned by Futtaim Group- I have seen them in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and now Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt..It is on the edge of the desert in Maadi, to the south of Cairo. It opens at 10am daily.There are a few other shops in the complex, banks, cafes and Magic Planet for children to enjoy...

  • Wadi Digla*

    Al Ma`adi Things to Do

    A protected area .Wadi means vally.many foreigners come here to trek the rockey mountains or to cycle....or even to do some jogging.You might need a 4 by 4 car to drive though it,It is THE place to run away from Cairo`s fast beating life.Locals call it Egypt`s great canyon!Read more about it in the link provided below*

  • "A drinking club with a running problem"

    Al Ma`adi Sports & Outdoors

    Have you ever wanted to run through the dessert (Waadi) with a beer in your hand or race through a sparsely populated island (with no running water, electricity or paved roads) situated in the middle of the Nile River with a case of Luxor Gold as the prize for everyone at the end?If so, check out the link below for information on the next run with...


Jazirat az Zamalik

  • The opera

    Jazirat az Zamalik Nightlife

    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...

  • gifts and souvenirs

    Jazirat az Zamalik Shopping

    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...

  • visit the tower

    Jazirat az Zamalik Things to Do

    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...


Al Matariyah

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  • heed the warnings of 5th century...

    Al Matariyah Warnings and Dangers

    EPILOGUE (cf. VIII. 151)The dangers of journeying to the desertsIn many other parts of Egypt we came across holy men of God of great virtue doing marvellous things, totally filled with the grace of God. We have only mentioned a few of them. To describe them all would be beyond our powers.We learned only by hearsay of those who are said to live in...

  • The Holy Family fresco

    Al Matariyah Things to Do

    Near the Virgin Mary's Tree, on the right side of the road, is a small chapel. The wooden doors are not isolating the inside and even if these are closed you can still admire the fresco presenting the Holy Family resting under the tree.Beside this there are some other interesting representations in this fresco: the Pillar of Senusret, Gabal...

  • View of a mosque

    Al Matariyah Things to Do

    These are one of my favorite pictures from Al Matariyah.I love the image of this minaret seen from Mary's tree, above the small buildings around the place.


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