A CAIRO HOTEL TO EXPLORE EGYPT, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.
The Pyramids of Giza, the Nile River and the Egyptian Museum; icons of a city with a present as rich as its past. In the center of the city, near Tahrir Square and overlooking Cairo Tower, this luxury hotel offers an easy introduction to the Egyptian capital. The concierge can plan the perfect itinerary: spend a day exploring ancient treasures, bargain for souvenirs in the Khan el Khalili bazaar and end the day with a cruise along the river.
The Cairo Opera House, is part of Cairo's National Cultural Center, is the main performing arts venue in the Egyptian capital. Home to most of Egypt's finest musical groups.
Distance: 1.1 km
SALAH EL DIN CITADEL
Set on a hill in the middle of Cairo, the Saladin Citadel is a preserved, medieval Islamic fortification with mosques and museums.
Distance: 7.2 km
THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
The Egyptian Museum is home to an extensive collection of antiquities. Its120, 000 items include the house of the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun.
THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Egypt. It was built 2560 BC, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Distance: 21.6 km
Centered on the old walled city and the Citadel of Saladin, Cairo’s historic quarter is a must-see for all visitors to the capital. Home to many ancient mosques, madrassas and caravanserai, including Al Azhar, one of the city’s first mosques, the old city is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and provides a fascinating immersion into Cairo storied past.
CITADEL OF SALADIN
Built in the 12th century by the first sultan of Egypt, Salah ad-Din, to repel the Crusaders, this imposing medieval fortress dominates the city’s historic center from its position high on the Muqqatam Hills. The Citadel’s sprawling grounds encompass numerous museums and historic mosques, including the early 16th century Mosque of Sulayman Pasha, Cairo’s first mosque to be built in the Ottoman style.
Settled since the 6th century BCE, the city’s Coptic quarter is home to many important churches and historic buildings, including the Roman-era Babylon Fortress and the third-century Hanging Church. The Coptic Museum is home to more than 15,000 pieces from ancient Byzantine, Ottoman and Greek cultures.
CORNICHE EL NIL
One of the most popular destinations for tourists and locals, the Corniche offers an enchanting view and fresh Nile breeze. Enjoy a romantic sunset or cruise along the river in a traditional felucca.
Distance: 2 m
THE CAIRO TOWER
The Cairo Tower 187 m tower, it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa about 50 years. One of Cairo's well-known modern monuments.
Distance: 1.3 km
Zamalek, is one of the affluent residential districts in Greater Cairo. Many non-Egyptians live in Zamalek. The quiet, leafy streets and 19th century apartment blocks and villas make this one of the most attractive parts of the city. It is also the district of many fine restaurants, bars and cafes, including traditional open-air coffee shops and European cappuccino bars. The Gezira Island area is culturally active with art galleries and museums.
Distance: 3 km
KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR
Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike; it was built during the rule of the Fatimid in 970.
Distance: 1.0 km
CAIRO FESTIVAL CITY
Located in the heart of the new Cairo, Festival City boasts an impressive array of retail outlets, with more than 310 stores including international anchors such as IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams, alongside independent outlets and leading Egyptian brands. Also features a multi-screen cinema and The Village, an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment area.
A complete shopping experience in Heliopolis, with 750 stores offering fashion and lifestyle products from leading local and international brands, including Cavalli, Boss, Moschino, Burberry and Michael Kors. Also features a multi-screen cinema showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
MALL OF ARABIA
One of the country’s leading destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment with over 400 outlets and a multi-screen cinema. Its location in Giza, close to the Great Pyramids, makes it a popular choice with visitors on a tight schedule.
MALL OF EGYPT
Offering a wide range of local and international brands, including a wide selection of high-end fashion, lifestyle, sports and electronic goods, and a variety of popular dining outlets. Also home to Ski Egypt, Africa’s first ski resort, with 7,000 tons of real snow in a -2 degree environment, featuring beginners’ and black ski runs, Snow Cavern, Polar Express train and other winter-themed attractions.
KATAMEYA HEIGHTS GOLF & TENNIS RESORT
The Katameya Heights estate including golf course, club house and residential plots of land covers an area of 1.5 million square meters, while the tennis courts encompass 6 clay courts and 4 hard courts (Plexi cushion the same courts as Australian open) all with flood lights.
Distance: 27.1 km
MIRAGE CITY GOLF CLUB
World-class greens found at Mirage City Golf Club at the fifth settlement. The award-winning club offers 27 holes, including a par 72 course that is consistently named among the most popular in the city.
Named for the legendary Fatimid-era chef Al Sayyed Abou El Sid – known as The Master – this stylish vintage-themed restaurant in the upmarket Zamalek district is popular with locals and visitors alike. Serving traditional Egyptian dishes alongside reimagined Ottoman classics, Abou El Sid combines authentic home cooking with a lively, welcoming atmosphere.
U BISTRO & BAR
Serving Mediterranean and French cuisine in elegant surroundings, U Bistro offers contemporary dining and an extensive list of innovative cocktail creations to a cosmopolitan crowd. Favorites included the expertly cooked lamb and beef specialties. Enduringly popular, so be sure to book ahead.
NILE MAXIM DINNER CRUISE
Set sail from Zamalek and enjoy breathtaking evening views of the Nile and the city’s iconic skyline. This single story cruising restaurant offers an extensive buffet of Egyptian and international cuisines, along with belly dancing, a traditional Tannoura dance troupe, live singers and a DJ.
Nestled along the graceful Nile River in Cairo, Pier 88 combines sophisticated style with sumptuous food and drink to create something truly special. Sleek-and-chic would be the best way to describe Pier 88, as a lavish lounge feel pervades the entire space.