Just north of Lake Qarun in Fayoum lays the largest petrified forest in the world. Trees once standing 40 meters tall the fallen giant of Gabal Quatrain, remain there like petrified dinosaur bones, silent reminders of a lush forest that stood there eons ago.

Restaurants Eat Out

  • Sequoia Wassily wrote: When you are in Egypt, the first place you have to visit after the pyramids of course is Sequoia. It's located in the most amazing and elegant place in Cairo. It lies directly on the Nile, so you can see the Nile towers from there. The seating is amazing with candles. Reservations recommended, as it's crowded especially on weekends. The menu is incredible. They have Lebanese, Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern food and famous for making delicious sushi. But every time I go, I order pasta or pizza as I prefer it more, wine can be served. I recommend anyone to go there and taste the amazing food and be able to be in a magnificent place. More >>
  • Rigoletto themind wrote: "Everyone loves ice cream, then everyone would love Rigoletto". Though it's not as famous as it should be in Maadi, Rigoletto is known for their excellent quality and different tastes of ice cream. They even have a cheesecake ice cream flavor. Yeah, how cool is that?! It's a paradise for ice cream lovers. They have a couple of tables at their shop too, if you want to sit there with your friends or family to have some ice cream, chocolate cake, brownies or many other choices. I can't end my review without giving you this tip: Ice Cream Tarts. Rigoletto is famous for them and they're some of the best you can find in Maadi. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • Bakery By Marriott Wassily wrote: The all time famous Bakery by Marriott, it's an awesome place to start the day, grab a newspaper and go there and have a tasty coffee with a cheese croissant. The place is so quiet and so friendly. My best experience there was when we were arranging a surprise party for a friend of ours. We bought the cake from them (which was super delicious by the way) and not expensive at all. We told the waiter to bring the cake and they sang the happy birthday song and it was fun and they were so friendly. My only comment is that the menu doesn’t offer enough variety. You don’t have a lot of choices to choose from, it's very simple... Not in a good way, but all of the things on the menu are worth buying and delicious, they just need to put some more items to serve all tastes. More >>
  • Fino Bakery Family man wrote: I love bread, especially bread where you should have teeth to eat it. Crunchy dark bread, walnut bread, grain bread. Yummy. If you are like me then Fino is a great place to go. The owner used to live in New York and have bakeries there and the selection of bread is outstanding. They make great sandwiches too. I usually eat a tuna sandwich on brown whole grain bread. It is made fresh and tastes delicious and you actually feel you are getting some nutritional value with your meal. Now if you really want to indulge go for the cheese cake. It is not cheap mind you but OMG it is amazing. I believe they use 1,5kg of Philadelphia and when you lift the cake you feel the weight. They sell it per slice or as a whole and you can have different toppings on it. You just have to make sure that it is fresh because if it is even a day old it doesnt taste as good anymore. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Spectra Restaurant & Cafe newtocairo wrote: This highly searched restaurant chain features a fresh and approachable European and American menu, including Tex-Mex items. From salads, pastas, to meat and seafood dishes make sure to arrive with an appetite, as portions are quite generous. The atmosphere has an old-world charm with cozy wood booth seating and walls adorned with vintage posters. Spectra is able to accommodate large groups for any special event. More >>
  • Fresca Restaurant & Cafe amir tharwat wrote: it`s very nice Italian restaurant.... nice view.... nice service... and its inside the four seasons hotel… very expensive but worth the visit. More >>

Clubs

  • Tree Club soliman wrote: It's a good place for children to play. It has some games. They have billiards tables and bumper cars game. The tickets are really cheap. It has a kindergarten so you can leave your children there while you are at work. But really it needs improvements, It could have been a better place if they take a good care of it. And it's location is in the middle of the town could be used more efficiently. More >>
  • Wadi Degla Holding ODDA wrote: It's a special club, although it's small (a bit) but it's very good and quiet. I visit it from time to time. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Dream Park Mico wrote: It's the biggest fun park in Egypt. You can spend all the day in it without getting bored; I like to go to it with my friends from time to time to have fun & to change my routine. But the problem that it is getting very crowded in summer & vacations -:( More >>
  • International Park momo wrote: It is one of the best places in Egypt. It is also one of the oldest gardens. All the plants are rare and special. The garden is designed in a very special way it consists of levels that increase in height as you go. Taking photos there is fantastic you will get magnificent pictures that will always make you remember, and the air is clean and healthy due to wide green areas. Never hesitate to go whenever you get the chance. More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • Senzo Mall Cinema festina wrote: senzo cinema is the best cinema in hurghada , The mall contains 6 cinema and all have been designed according to the latest international standards, including VIP halls where all cinemas accommodate the total of 1200 and the cinemas in the mall are the largest and best cinemas of Hurghada ever. and always senzo cinema have agood offers for groups and others promotion like know you can take 50% discount if you have group , or you can buy 1 and get 1 free if you have voucher i think really it's afantastic cinem if you visit hurghada you must see it specialy VIP halls. More >>
  • Golden Stars Cinema Mohamed Salah wrote: Well i think its the best cinema because it offers the best experience. first no one under 18 allowed... So there are no kids in the cinema! AMAZING!! The seats are so comfortable and the spacing between them is more than enough even for a chubby person... I have to say that if i want to go to cinema i don't just check for the movie names, i check for the movies that are being displayed in the golden stars cinema. More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Gold's Gym - Zayed Rofa wrote: A huge gym … Fully equipped. The therapeutic aqua pool is interesting, the Jacuzzi is large in size and it is very relaxing having a training session in it... Really worth a try. The gym allows privacy for female customers by having separate training room. The place has a nursery for customers with children which is really helpful for parents. Also one can meet a lot of celebrities in the gym. Trainers are professional, cooperative and follow up with customers by phone all the time. More >>
  • Fibers Club Family man wrote: I have been a member of Fibers now for 2 months and let me start off by saying it is a good gym. The equipment is very nice and they have lots of cardio machines (most of their equipment is from the brand TechnoGym). It is a brand new club and it shows that everything is still new. They have spent quite a lot of money on the decorations but they skimped on some areas which shouldn't make that much of a difference for example the garbage bins they have set up through out the gym. Most of them are already broken because they are of poor quality. If you spend millions on a gym then spend the last few thousand on decent garbage bins. The downside is that it has a low ceiling and the view from the gym to the outside is not very inspiring. All of the cardio equipment has built in entertainment which is nice and they have a good selection of app. 20 TV channels with Eng and Arb programs. Remember to bring your earphones. Because the gym is still relatively new it is still nice and empty so you can get a good workout done without waiting for the machines to become available. They have a small pro shop where you can buy supplements and Cafe Greco has a tiny branch inside the gym but a recommendation would be to offer protein shakes instead of cake or coffee. All in all one of the better gyms in Egypt. More >>

Spas

  • Mandara Spa Marie Lou wrote: One day suffering from a case of “Pharaonic Phatigue “I decide to pay a visit to the Mandara Spa in the Marriott Hotel. Relaxation starts when you step in to the foyer where you are offered a tray containing tea, a warm scented towel to refresh yourself and the list of treatments to choose from. The decor is tasteful Asian, the lights are dim, and a lovely citrusy fragrance and soothing music waft in the air. Even under the closest scrutiny what is most remarkable about the spa is the cleanliness, it is spotless. Once you have picked out your choice of treatment an attendant escorts you to a changing and shower room, then to the area where it will be administered. The same serene, tasteful decor and outstanding cleanliness is present all over the spa. I had a Moroccan bath and a rejuvenating facial both executed by a tiny Asian technician with hands surprisingly strong when giving a body massage and as light as butterflies when working on facials. The experience was a vacation within a vacation and worth every penny. Always best to call ahead to make an appointment and specify what you want done so they can set up and be ready for you when you arrive. More >>
  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Best spa in Egypt. That pretty much sums it up. I love a good massage and spa experience and the Mandara Spa is top notch. From the moment you enter you feel as if you have entered a different world. You start by filling out a form detailing if there is any area you would like to have special focus on and if you have any areas which may have aches and pain. A great way to ensure there is no miscommunication and that you get exactly what you had in mind. I had the deep tissue full body massage with focus on my back area. The masseuse was polite, petite and from Thailand and OMG she could apply pressure on all the right places. It was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep and when my hour was up I just wanted to continue. I felt like a new man leaving and the biggest worry is that it is so good it could become addictive. Pricing is not cheap (expect app LE 600 for 1 hour) but well worth every pound. More >>

Pharmacies

  • Ali & Ali Pharmacies Sha Sha wrote: Ali and Ali is open 24 hours and makes home deliveries. They've never NOT had what I was looking for and the sales staff is friendly and helpful, even offering less expensive alternatives to products you might want. More >>
  • Seif Pharmacies Wassily wrote: مجموعة صيدليات سيف مجموعة كبيرة منتشرة في كل مكان وبصراحة مش بالضرورة أشترى منها الأدوية لما اكون محتاج كنت بأشترى منها أو من اى صيدلية قريبة من خط سيرى لحد ما أصيبت اختى بمرض خطير وكان الدكتور المعالج طلب لها نوع مسكن للألم ونوع تانى كالسيوم بمواصفات خاصة وطبعا بدأت رحلة العذاب مع المتوفر والغير متوفر واللف على كل الصيدليات اللي في طريقي واللي مش في طريقي لحد ما دخلت أحدى صيدليات سيف وهى اللي في شارع شبرا دخلت ومعايا الروشتة وأسم الأدوية المطلوبة والغريب أن الدكتورة قرأت اسم الأدوية وقرأت اسم الدكتور في الروشتة وأنا حسيت أنها بدأت تهتم وتسال عن حالة اختى ودة خلاني أحس بالإنسانية وفجأة قالت لي إن الأدوية المطلوبة غير متوفرة مما اصابنى بالإحباط لكن وجدتها تتكلم في التليفون بالفروع الأخرى وبتسال عن الأدوية المطلوبة لحد ما أكدت لي إن الأدوية موجودة فى فرع أخر وأما اذهب بنفسي لاستلامها من الفرع أو الحضور بعد ساعة لحين حضورها من الفرع , بصراحة أنا حسيت إن الدنيا لسة بخير لأن سعر الأدوية مش غالى وأكيد مكسبها مش كبير وأنها ممكن تقولى انها مش متوفرة وخلاص لكنها اهتمت وحاولت بجهد لتوفير الدواء والأكثر من كدة أنها نظمت معايا الجرعة المشتراة هاتخلص امتى واجى بعد أد ايه لشراء كمية أخرى لعدم انقطاع العلاج , الشكر والدعاء لها . More >>

Doctors

  • Pain Clinic fido wrote: I've been exercising for most of life and in the process I have managed to injure my back several times. Typically my back injuries have been in the lower back and every time the injury reoccurred i was basically out of the gym for several weeks ... until i met Dr. Atta... Dr. Atta diagnosis the affected area quickly and gets to work. He is a chiropractor, among other things, and has access to all of the essentials for back related pain and muscle injuries including ultrasound. Generally, in my case, a few back-to-back 15 minute sessions is all it takes to solve the problem and put me back in the gym. I highly recommend Dr. Atta and aside from being very good at what he does, he is also very personable. More >>
  • Pain Clinic Family man wrote: I sprained my back during a shoulder workout with the result that I was bed ridden. Constant pain and whenever I moved my neck a shooting pain flared up through my neck and down my back and into my arm. You realize how often you actually move your neck when it hurts. Dr. Hisham Atta was recommended to me by a friend and I called him up and explained my situation. He was very helpful and I set an appointment the same day only a few hours later. He was relatively punctual and he even called me on my mobile to explain that the reason he was late (20 minutes) was that there had been an accident on the Corniche in Maadi and traffic was blocked up. The treatment took app 45 minutes and I left a different man. I wasnt 100% cured but at least I could move without constant pain. His clinic is on the 16th floor of Maadi Hotel and parking around this area is very easy. Dr. Hisham speaks fluent English and has several educational certificates from the US. He specializes in sports injuries and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need for help in that regard. More >>

Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt besso wrote: A very good hospital that was founded on donations to help people who don't have money in curing their children from the cancer disease. More >>
  • Abou Bakr Medical Center soliman wrote: I strongly recommend that you go there to make the medical examination for the driving license. It's less crowded than any similar place in Ismailyah. More >>

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