The largest lake in the country at 45 meters below sea level Lake Qaroun is a bird watchers paradise with 88 species of birds. Since Medieval times the lake's high salt content had made marine life impossible, until the 1970’s when scientists introduced adaptable species such as eels, mullets and shrimps that thrived in the salty waters, now fishermen can also indulge in their favourite sport. Although the rustic setting is rapidly altering into a full-fledged beach resort with small hotels and vacation homes sprouting all over the surrounding area, the salt-encrusted lake remains a favourite local holiday spot with Egyptians who flock there on weekends and holidays.

Restaurants Eat Out

  • Costa Coffee ahmedfk wrote: Costa Cafe chain is very popular in Egypt and it succeeded in attracting a large number of customers, that's because of the good service it provides and the good food and drinks as well. They have a diversity of sandwiches; they have beef, chicken and seafood that are served in a very reasonable price. Costa Cafe has many branches in the main areas in Alexandria and Cairo. The cafe provides Wi-Fi network which is really good. Another thing which made this place special is the drinks it serves as they have all kinds of juices and coffee. More >>
  • Sky Lounge Mohamed Salah wrote: Nile Lily? isn't this the place where people make their wedding? next to Mohamed Ali club on the Cairo-Upper Egypt way on the west bank of the Nile opposite to Maadi? The address here says Manyal... I'm confused More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • TBS - The Bakery Shop souljackal wrote: T.B.S The Bakery Shop is , what its name says it really is, a bakery shop by definition providing all sorts of bakery that you could possibly imagine,freshly baked , all types of bread , healthy , inspiring.. once famous for its shop in Zamalek and Maadi , now also available at Korba Baghdad St.,,one of the most celebrated streets in cairo ,denoting multicultural demographics that once prevailed in egypt , reflecting through its unique architecture, offering you the chance to be part of a frame that shows the true sense of Egypt,if you book one of the two tables overlooking the main street,and order your breakfast as early as 07:00 AM Cairo time, in which case you wont have to wait to be inspired and perhaps bring out the poet,writer,painter or even the photographer in you. More >>
  • Bakery By Marriott themind wrote: "Big name, big success". For sure, Bakery by Marriott is one of the most famous places to have a top notch Roast Turkey or Roast Beef sandwich (around 20 LE) on their great bread, which is always fresh since they bake them twice everyday. The prices for desserts are on the high side for just a normal sized portion (around 15 LE, 35 for cheese cake). But if you don't mind paying more than usual, you'll find them amazing and of course you can always have a nice dinner there in any of their branches. Don't worry, you'll find your favorite kind of coffee too (20~25 LE). I give them only 3 stars overall because the prices are too much for what you get. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

Clubs

  • 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 >>
  • Smouha Club saytara wrote: Smouha Club is the first and biggest club in Alexandria. Smouha Club is clean and comfortable, suitable for the young and the not so young, even the children have a place of their own. There are facilities for polo, soccer, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, swimming, water polo, and there are two areas reserved for skateboard. There are also many restaurants such as; McDonald’s, Sinos, Festival, Happy Time, Buffalo, and Bon Appetit. Really this club is super cool because there are plenty of choices there. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Kee Action Sports - Paint Ball Sal wrote: Great Sport and the best of all is the fact that they have 2 fields to play in. You must play the 2 fields or visit the new 3000 SQM New Field @ Al-Obour in Al-Obour City. More >>
  • Family Land Sha Sha wrote: Family Land does have a lot to offer. Some shopping, kids activities and rides, restaurants, a ladies only weight loss center and last, but not least, the cinema. Movies shown represent both Arabic and English titles, as first run as can be expected here. The theaters are reasonably sized; the larger ones can get kind of loud when crowded. Cold drinks, popcorn, snacks (the usual stuff) are available in the lobbies. More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • El Amir Cinema momo wrote: Your cinema is fantastic. It is easy to reach and it is the best cinema because it is very close to my home. Watching movies has become much easier for me. The movies viewed are the recent ones and the best. You also bring movies from the outside, which I really love. You are suitable for any family to go and watch a movie together. Your ticket price is very suitable for all people and services are good. I love you very much, as does my family. We wait until any vacancy comes so that we can all go there together. More >>
  • Golden Stars Cinema AdoniS wrote: Yes, very comfortable seats.. but I would suggest you to have a jacket because it might be a bit chilly.. at least for me. More >>

Fitness Centers

  • 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 >>
  • Algotherm Red Sea Thalasso & Spa Mohamed Salah wrote: A friend of mine recommended this SPA and told me it is the best in Hurghada. So i thought i could use some massage. I went there and had a 50 minutes massage and was not disappointed at all. The massage was more than perfect. After the massage i thought that it is over and time to go back but i discovered something very nice, i was allowed to use all the facilities in the SPA: 1. Thalasso whirlpool, for those who don't know it is a special kind of medical salt that treat the skin. 2. Sauna 3. Steam 4. Jaccuzi 5. Aroma bath 6. Turkish bath 7. Relaxing room, it is a room where there is very dimmed lights, light music, and herbal drinks only no tea no coffee So it turned out after the massage that i could actually do a "day use" inside this SPA... AMAZING!!! Simply one of the best SPA's all over Egypt. Big time! Price for all of the above including 50 minutes massage was about 300 pounds... I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for relaxation.... 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 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

  • East Degla Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: This Pharmacy is quite well stocked and has a very knowledgeable and well versed English speaking Pharmacist. You can phone in your needs for pick up or delivery or drop them off while you wait or have them delivered at a later time. More >>
  • 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 >>

Doctors

  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>

Hospitals & Medical Centers

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