The ever plentiful and equally delicious watermelon.

Restaurants Eat Out

  • Sky Lounge Randa wrote: I was confused too, but this one is in Manyal. I think it's on the same road with Galaxy Cinema, you know the one with la rien & where felfela used to be? More >>
  • Didos Al Dente Wassily wrote: Didos al Dente, a piece of Italy here in Egypt, usually I went to Didos el Zamalek since it was close to my college, after I ended college I still went to Zamalek, till I discovered in the Yellow Pages that there was a Didos al Dente in Mohandessen (where I live), so I gave it a try and wasn’t disappointed at all. The place was clean and tidy, staff was helpful and always eager to provide the best service available, food was very tasty and of course they also had the all time great Didos side dish menu, which offers great appetizers for all tastes. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • Turkish House - Turkish Sweets themind wrote: "Baklava Kings", yes this is one word to describe them as they serve more than 16 kinds of Baklava: one for each kind of nuts. Some are small and some are the usual square size. But don't be fooled thinking it's just about size. They do taste different. Also, you can try their chocolate Baklava for a new taste, it's not better than the original but it's new. Cream Baklava, however, is the best for my taste (the big sized one) and its a must try if you buy from there. Of course there's all other kinds of oriental desserts like Basboosa with or without nuts, different kinds of Konafa, etc., but they're nothing out of the ordinary. I didn't like their Basboosa, but Konafa is good. All in their entire best thing is Baklava followed by Konafa. Prices are a bit higher than expected (since its a small, not so famous shop), but it's unique and deserves it for the quality they present. So no worries there, as it’s the ordinary prices found in Maadi. Tip: they make the rarely found Cheese Konafa, but it's a special order (not to be found ready in their store), so you'd have to request it before you go there. More >>
  • Bakery By Marriott YoussefElNahas wrote: The Bakery is an excellent place to eat, especially for breakfast. Although there isn't that much variety, everything on the menu is worth trying. The prices are very cheap considering that the food is delicious. My favorite meal there is the "Cheese Salad" sandwich, definitely worth trying! The Mango juice is also great. The shop itself is small, but at the same time spacious. There is a free Internet connection. The shop is located on a busy street and you WILL have trouble parking your car. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Carlos Cafe ahmedfk wrote: I have gone to Carlos Café several times, it has a really good location beside Carrefour. Carlos Cafe has attracted a lot of shoppers going to Carrefour as they can have a drink or a meal that are really well made. There is a closed area and an open one provided with a large LCD TV. Carlos also provides the WI-FI internet service so you can go there and browse for as long as you want. The meals are delicious but the café has a minimum charge of 40LE which is considered expensive. More >>
  • Beano's Cafe Wassily wrote: Beano's el Zamalek is one of my favorite college and school studying spots. Since my school (Portsaid School) and my college were at el Zamalek (Fine Arts), it was always a pleasure to go there and study. It's quiet capacity and a peaceful place to study and focus on your reading with great service and helpful serving staff and one of the best cafe menus. Studying was never more fun than being at Beano's. So, whether you’re looking for a place to hangout with your friends and enjoy some awesome drinks, or want to go study and have a pleasant mood, Beano's is the place to go. More >>

Clubs

  • Sakkara Country Club fido wrote: Sakkara Country club is located right along the desert line just north of Abou Sir Pyramids (Sakkara Step Pyramids are just south of Abou Sir). i've been a member there for years and the past couple of years have been under new ownership which are really turing the club around - currently new and large infinity pools are being put in, the restaurant is being refurbished, the rooms were gutted and completely redesigned and there are other grand plans. So, if you would like a relaxing spot to hang out in on the weekends... swim, ride horses, play tennis, rent quads .... Sakkara Country Club is a great place, particularly for families. The kitchen staff is new and the food is very good while also reasonably priced. The grand opening is likely going to be after Ramadan so if your planning on joining a club, check it out then More >>
  • Greek Club lovesART wrote: Traditional Greek bouzouki music, vintage decor and an outdoor patio accompany Greek and Egyptian fare at this go-to tavern. This popular restaurant and bar is open to the public (entrance fee and minimum charge for non-members). Greek Club undeniably serves the best Greek salad in town, with crumbly feta cheese adorning a plate of fresh, colorful vegetables. The menu also features Egyptian standards like shish tawouk and kebabs served with generous portions of crispy fries. Local beer and wine served. Closed during Ramadan. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Dream Park ahmedfk wrote: Dream Park is one of the best entertainment places in Egypt. The thing that makes Dream Park so popular in Egypt and the Middle East is the quantity and the variety of games it has, scary ones, funny ones, all types of games. In addition to that the price of the tickets is really affordable to everyone, that’s why many schools are organizing outings to Dream Park it’s fun and the price of the ticket is reasonable. So I think that Dream Park is a great place to spend some time.  More >>
  • 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 >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • Cairo Opera House Marie Lou wrote: I love going to the Opera House, although I'm sure it does not have the grandeur of its burned down predecessor the Opera House complex is most imposing. I check the English language news paper to see what's playing, when, as soon as I arrive in Cairo. So far I've seen the Cairo Opera House Company perform Aida (very good), a concert of ancient Arabic music (fabulous) and a Broadway, very, very, off Broadway I should think (meh). The acoustics are good, the view from every seat excellent and the lounge spacious. The only problem is to get out of the parking lot when the performance is over, try to park as close to the exit as possible. More >>
  • El Bandar Cinema Sha Sha wrote: Bandar Cinema theaters are just the right size to enjoy movies. I've seen it quite crowded for new movies, best to arrive early and get tickets as soon as they're available. Nice location, with Chile's and Le Cafe downstairs for some after-movie snacks! More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Pro Center Health Club salah wrote: Pro center is one of the most expert and targeted gym in Egypt. They have very good trainers and a lot of machines and every machine have a touch screen to access the internet and enjoy the surfing while playing. They have very good doctors for those who want to know how to lose weight and know the percentage of the fats and muscles and water in their bodies. Their prices are normal and are low for all the options available in the gym. They have a swimming pool and massage and the doors of the gym open by your finger print. More >>
  • Samia Allouba Gym, Dance & Fitness Center Rofa wrote: I went to the gym for training with my wife.. We enjoyed the experience.. We had a trainer for a starting program and for follow up. He was helpful and the reception staff were all friendly. The center is clean. The health club part is small but good. More >>

Spas

  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Update to my previous review; I recently went again to Mandara spa and the place itself as well as the massage is still one of the best in Egypt. I had a 90 minutes sports massage and the massage really went deep into my knots and I felt refreshed and relaxed afterwards. The lady was really great. However the small things often make a big difference and the towels and bathrobes smelled really bad and even after exchanging them the replacement also smelt really bad. The very nice Thai lady who brought us the towels smelled them herself and the face she made when she smelled them said it all. I almost laughed. She explained that the laundry service of the hotel is not working properly!!!! WHAT? I wonder what they do with all their sheets. Not a nice thought. Besides that you take of (almost) all of your clothes to get a massage and then you walk to the massage room from your locker room. They used to have the one time slippers that all 5 star hotels have in their rooms but this time they had a pair of plastic slippers that really looked as if they had been worn by a construction worker for years. No way am I going to put my feet in those. I guess the times are hard and they need to save where they can but saving on towels and slippers is not the right place. It really ruins the whole mood. More >>
  • 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 >>

Pharmacies

  • Haytham & Salah Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: This is a really convenient pharmacy for shopping if you're at the Grand Mall. It's quite large and has just about everything you'd expect to find in one of the pharmacy chains in North America. The drug counter has knowledgeable staff who speak fluent English (if you require this) and offer advice and suggestions relative to what you're buying. More >>
  • Seif Pharmacies medo wrote: i like this branch and citysatrs branch and this 2 branches have a great wide range of products of this brand Chicco it is great with a very high quality staff for children i got every thing my daughter needs , also their delivery is very good when i call them just about 20 min and i find my required , anyway they have many other branches and they open 24 hours a day but there is something i would like to be changed when they have a shortage in something they get a long time to get it back also they got a very good products for feeding children you know the vegatables and fruits cans they are made espcially for the children , also sometimes my wife got offers for perfumes and cosmatics staff and they publish these offers in thier monthly magazine. More >>

Doctors

  • Chiro Practic Clinic - Dr. Hesham Atta 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 >>
  • Dr. Ahmed Saad tarekelsehrawy wrote: Dr. Ahmed Saad is one of the perfect psychiatry professors in the faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University. His clinic offers all general psychiatry services in addition to child, geriatric and addiction therapy services and also psychological assessment for any patient. More >>

Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • Misr International Hospital Family man wrote: Any business is as good as the people working there and hospitals are no different. There was a medical emergency in my family which necessitated that we visit a hospital all of a sudden Thursday night at 2 am during Ramadan. Misr International Hospital (MIH) was recommended to us by a family member so we went. Some of the staff were very nice and helpful especially the non-medical staff. There was one gentleman in particular who really went out of his way to help us and not only us but others as well. He actually seemed to be more or less the only one working at the hospital at that time of the night. The doctors seemed tired and slightly annoyed at the prospect of being disturbed at this hour and things moved VERY slowly. It took 8 hours to do a few tests and in the end they sent us home with a bunch of medication and a "don't worry". It turned out that they had completely misdiagnosed and unfortunately there was a reason to worry and we had to check-in to another hospital 24 hours later because things had gotten worse. More >>
  • Degla Medical Center Sha Sha wrote: I've only been to the Degla Medical Center a couple of times and found the clinic and its staff to be professional and well managed. There is a large staff of doctors/specialists available to consult with you. They handle all lab testing, if needed, and present the results in consultation. More >>

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