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Beymen

Beymen (Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Garden City, Cairo) – this is the Cairo branch of a high-end Turkish department store, which offers some of the world’s top names in fashion and accessories. Its interior is reminiscent of Saks 5th Avenue in New York. Its selection of beauty products includes up-scale brands such […]

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Al Khaima

Al Khaima (23 El Nil Street, Giza, Cairo) – its Nile River location already makes this a popular nightspot. Its interior is spacious and well lit, with high ceilings. The décor is simple with mostly white seating and round oriental ceiling lights; sheer curtains drape the windows while Arabesque accents are matched with deep turquoise […]

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Bus Service

Bus Service – foreigners are unlikely to brave Cairo’s chaotic-looking bus system (mainly due to language barriers). For those who choose this transportation option anyway, the large red, white and blue public buses go through the entire city and are cheap, but are always crowded. There are the similar buses (with air-conditioning) that charge 2 […]

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Abu-Simbel Temples

Abu-Simbel Temples (Nubia, southern Egypt) – (for those arriving from Cairo via train or nile cruise boat) Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of these temples. They are undisputedly one of the world’s most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt’s second most visited touristic site, the Pyramids of Giza being on the top of the […]

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Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park (Ad Darb Al Ahmar, Cairo) — Escape Cairo’s exhilaration by heading to the green landscaped gardens of Al-Azhar Park where you’ll relax in a tranquil setting while gazing at beautiful panoramic views of the capital. Embracing valuable history, the park is also home to the newly discovered Ayyubid wall, constructed by Salah El […]

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Abou El Sid

Abou El Sid (157 Shar’a 26th Yulyu, Zamalek, Cairo) — Held in maroon and brown colors, this cozy restaurant boasts huge chandeliers, Oriental carpets with intricate designs, picturesque tiles, huge tables able to take big groups of people, underlying the legendary Egyptian hospitality and antique furniture. Choose from their nice array of mezzas and appetizers, […]

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Al-Manial Palace

Al-Manial Palace (1 Saray Street, Manyal, Cairo) — Al-Manial Palace, on Rhoda Island, is one of the eccentric, lesser known, but must-see attractions in the Egyptian capital. The palace was built between 1899 and 1926 by Prince Mohammed Ali, the uncle of King Farouk. The nearly 30-year long project resulted in an imposing palace combining […]

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About Cairo

These days, Cairo is the largest city in Egypt, and also the largest in the Arab world. Located in the northwest corner of the country, it is situated along the banks of the Nile River just south of the Nile Delta area, where the river splits into two forks. Its easy access to water systems […]