Cairo Hotels, Museums, Pyramids, Cuisine, Restaurants, Cafes, Mosques and Nightlife
Everyone who visits Cairo takes the time to see the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities which is the home of Tutankhamen’s treasures, plus there are over 100,000 other items to see. The museum offers guided tours so you can get the full flavor of Egyptian antiquities. The Borsa is a great area for people watching. There are traditional coffee houses that are filled with local residents and they are always ready to interact with visitors. Cairo is filled with churches and ancient mosques, so it’s a great city for walking. Cairo is one of the most intriguing cities in the world. The Pyramids are a must see and the Citadel, which is a 12th century fortress made of stone from the pyramids, is a great attraction. The Nile River offers dinner cruises and the open air market called Khan el-Khalili hasn’t changed in over 7 centuries, which makes it a great place to see how the locals shop.
The local cuisine is fantastic and Felfela is considered the most popular chain of restaurants in Egypt. Their location in the center of Cairo is always busy, but it’s worth the trip. Roy’s Country Kitchen features American southern style cooking and excellent service. Naguib Mahfouz is located in the old market and is a perfect place to try the local specialties. Al-Fishawy Café is in the heart of Islamic Cairo and can be found in Khan el-Khalili market as well. The nightlife in Cairo rocks when the sun goes down. Try Absolute on Amman Square. It has an in house DJ that spins techno sounds with an Arabic flare. Deals is another great place to hang out. It’s decorated with old records and televisions and the atmosphere is friendly and the drinks are cold. Jazzup has a live band or a DJ spins a mixture of sounds that will keep you dancing through the early hours of the morning. Let’s not forget Morocco, which blends Eastern and Western sounds into an eclectic mix that makes even the most timid patron want to dance.
Cairo is filled with great hotels. Everyone has their opinions about what makes a hotel great, but it’s safe to say that excellent service, a warm atmosphere and modern am amenities top everyone’s list. The Dusit Thani Lakeview Hotel and Nile Hilton are both known for their 5 star service and quality rooms. The Fairmont Towers Heliopolis Hotel and the JW Marriott are also considered five star thanks to their modern and clean rooms and excellent restaurants. Some of the other hotels in Cairo worth mentioning are The Sonesta, King Tut Hostel and the Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort.