Nature as the ultimate artist has used the wind to create these delicate rippling effects on the surface of sand dunes.

Restaurants Eat Out

  • Grand Cafe' Mahy wrote: Any time of the year, Grand Cafe is an exquisite place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nile scenery, especially at sunset. The Cafe has a modest menu of traditional Arabic food, but I usually don't eat there. I go with friends, and watch felucas sailing on the Nile. It makes a great place for a pre-dinner drink. Spring through Fall the cafe is mostly an open air terrace with comfortable tables and booths. This place is popular with expats living in Maadi (the expat center of Cairo), as well as with tourists. More >>
  • Alle Botti newtocairo wrote: This popular Heliopolis hangout is more of a watering hole than a restaurant. The place has the feel of what Cairo used to be in the past, where patrons stop by for a drink and play backgammon or dominoes. With its well stocked bar, Alle Botti is often crowded during soccer matches. The menu offers oriental and continental cuisines. Top dishes include the shish tawook, chicken panne sandwich and the grown-up taste of the Irish whisky ice cream sundae. The second floor has a nightclub atmosphere, featuring a vocalist during the week and an instrumentalist on weekends. Open late. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • So Sweet soliman wrote: That's what I call a special pastry, may be it's not the best in Ismailyah, but it's really special because you will enjoy the great weather of Ismailya while enjoying a gateau piece :D The prices are really affordable. In my experience, we were five people and paid around 60 EGP for 6 gateau pieces and 6 cans. If you want a really amazing gateau, you may want to try "Zanobia". More >>
  • Groppi Wassily wrote: Groppi, downtown... The place that your parents tell you about it.. and your grandparents tell you about it.. It’s a very old and nostalgic restaurant and coffee in west el balad, the place is amazing. You can feel yourself sitting in a place filled with history with great service and great people who run the place and great quality of things to choose from. It’s an amazing experience. I used to go there as a child with my parents, but now I go there with my friends to hangout and have a great time. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Cafe Greco wrote: I travel to Cairo a fair bit and anytime I’m in the city I make a point of starting my day with a latte and fruit parfait from Café Greco. This has to be the best café in Cairo and defiantly has the best coffee I have ever tasted! More >>
  • Roma Cafe & Bistro Mohamed Salah wrote: Roma cafe is not just another ordinary cafe in Nasr city. It's a place that has its culture and its nice crowd. This is one of the few places where you enjoy watching premier league and EUFA matches with really passionate people about football, you'll find that everyone has his team that he supports madly! At night, Roma has a nice relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a shisha, grab a sandwich or pizza. There is an outdoor setting where there is no TV or Music so you just enjoy talking with your friends and indoors you can watch TV or listen to music. Their shisha (20 LE for fakher including Lay) is more than perfect; you get wel3a every 10 minutes without asking. Food is good as well, the bacon burger (50 LE) is a gourmet burger comes served with homemade fries, onion rings, fresh vegetables and coleslaw... Little bit expensive but well worth it. Service is good and fast, waiters are so friendly, they know customers by name and customers know them. Bathroom is clean. Parking could be a problem but they have a valet parking you can leave your car key to the "Sayes". 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 >>
  • Wadi Degla Holding besso wrote: It is a very good club....it has many cafe shops with different designs..it's really a good place to hang out with family and friends. 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 >>
  • Al Azhar Park medo wrote: it has a great view you can see most of old cairo you can see salah el den castle , old mosques and if you go at night you will see a horrible view it will be with spcial light you will feel as if you are in el moqttam. and it is so cheep to go there you have to pay only a ticket for 5 L.E and i think it is just to keep their services such cleaning and this is the most thing i like there anyway if you want to get rest and have something to eat or drink there are many cafe shops and a wonderful restuarant with a view as if you are inside a lake it is an artificial lake and by the way their food is great . but i think it has something missing i wish to find it an amusement park for the kids as i have a daughter now :) and i like about al azhar park too the security there they help you anytime because the park is wide and keeping eyes on children too i think they have a great management their. More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • 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 >>
  • 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 fido wrote: I've been exercising at Gold's in Maadi since 1998, so fair to say it's a pretty good gym. The weight lifting equipment is good and relatively new. The music is always dependent on the front desk clerk's personal taste though ... in my case i sometimes have to listen to hip hop or rave music at 6 AM... not really my thing at 6 AM - management should agree on an appropriate type / selection of music for all times of the day and make certain that staff stick to their rules. The cardio equipment is on the older side and is not well maintained and the cardio built in TV screens are notoriously renown for not working ... when you step onto a cardio machine you never know what to expect ... screen may be burnt, volume not working, the channel you like to watch everyday is all of a sudden gone and nobody seems to understand how the satellite system works. They open very early and close very late which is good. On a final note, they could learn something about customer service; i go early in the morning and there are extra rooms such as the circuit room which i would like to use and when i asked if i could, the front desk clerk said "no". So i said "well why not?" so he said "because it's not open in the morning" and i replied "well i pay the same fees as others and i would like to use it too" ... anyway, a pointless discussion which did nothing other than irritate the heck out of me. In the end the clerk said "if you want to complain, write a complaint". 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

  • El - Ezaby Pharmacies sunnyskies wrote: The doctors there are very friendly and helpul and ready to serve at any time even after mid night. In so many occassions i needed medicen and it was very cheap like 2 or 3 pounds and they didnot refuse to deliver it. Almost every thing i ask for is available. More >>
  • El - Ezaby Pharmacies fido wrote: El Azaby pharmacies is among the best pharmacy brands in Egypt. They are well stocked with both local and imported products (imported products can be very pricey, if you are new to Egypt, do know that the made in Egypt version is usually just as good for a lot less money). Conveniently, El Azaby deliver 24/7 for free. More >>

Doctors

  • Neuro Med fawzym wrote: I had a snoring problem and went to the sleep care clinic. I did a sleep study and found that I also have mild sleep apnea. I strongly recommend them. 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

  • Cleopatra Hospital Family man wrote: I have visited Cleopatra hospital twice. Once as a patient myself and once as a close relative of a patient. Both times things have actually gone well. The rooms are simple but clean and the staff there is friendly, smiling and not expecting a tip every time they say hello. Of course any hospital stay as either a patient or the stay of a close family member is never a pleasant experience but both times the treatment was successful and tolerable. I would recommend though fixing the TV antenna as all channels are very poor in quality and filled with TV static. More >>
  • 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 >>

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