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Souk el Akel: Beit Chabeb, Village of Pottery and Bells
Aug 15, 2018

Souk el Akel in collaboration with the Scouts of Beit Chabeb will be celebrating summer in the village of poetry and bells. Where: Beit Chabab When: 16-17-18…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

News

June 03, 2018 | News | Middle East

Open for only two years, Dunkin’ Donuts is expanding rapidly around Cairo. I’ve had the chance and honor to be welcomed to discover their achievements during the last two years starting by the central production kitchen of Donuts to six…

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Travel | Middle East

Middle East

March 20, 2018

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Travel

March 20, 2018 | Travel | Middle East

Take a long corridor, pass security, follow another corridor, enter a small door and reach a big room surrounded by several rooms. An empty display fridge, dimmed lights, a scary room where a dozen employees shout like if they were playing hide and…

Visit Cairo: City of Opposite Extremes and Endless Vibrant Discoveries

Travel | Middle East

Middle East

March 13, 2018

Visit Cairo: City of Opposite Extremes and Endless Vibrant Discoveries

Travel

March 13, 2018 | Middle East

For some it’s too big, dirty or too crowded... for others it feels hot and is too rough; for me, Cairo is sexy, full of discoveries, enjoyable to travel to and inhabited with happy and fun people. On my fourth visit to Cairo in the last two…

Leila Cairo: OMG! Unacceptably Bad; A Shame for Lebanon

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 13, 2018

Leila Cairo: OMG! Unacceptably Bad; A Shame for Lebanon

Restaurants

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Middle East

A dark and dimmed place, not enough lighting, an area feeling and looking old, no attention to details... Leila’s first impression is deceiving and doesn’t reflect the real sense of Lebanese hospitality and professionalism. After…

Movenpick Media City Cairo: The Dirtiest Breakfast Ever

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Movenpick Media City Cairo: The Dirtiest Breakfast Ever

Restaurants

March 08, 2018 | Hotels | Middle East

A shameful place, nestled in a hotel using the Movenpick name and branding, a dirty and stinky space, unacceptable mistakes, cheap one-star hotels were ashamed to do. Welcome to breakfast at the Movenpick, where dirty tables, a dirty floor, dirty…

Contact Info: Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

The Movenpick Media City; Some Hotels Should be Avoided

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

The Movenpick Media City; Some Hotels Should be Avoided

Hotels

March 08, 2018 | Reviews | Middle East

When you book with a brand, you expect a minimum standard, the least of professionalism, attention, and service. When you arrive at a hotel with a broken sign, a lobby older than my grandpa’s age, an untrained staff and a restaurant with a…

Contact Info: Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 38555001

Address: Wahat Road, opposite to El Hay El Motamayez, Giza, Giza Governorate 12451, Egypt [ view ]

Ghanem’s Fish Restaurant: A Traditional Street Eatery in Cairo

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Ghanem’s Fish Restaurant: A Traditional Street Eatery in Cairo

Restaurants

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

In the heart of vibrant old Cairo, on the sidewalk where thousands of tourists pass every day is a street eatery called Ghanem. A small fish shop and a “Restaurant” like it’s written on the door. Santa Claus decorations left from…

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

Restaurants

March 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Middle East

One of the few Lebanese restaurants whiteout a mother brand in Lebanon, Tamara is known to serve delicious food from the land of the cedars. A wide space decorated with colorful glass, white tables and hundreds of chandeliers coming from the ceiling…

Enab: Superb Setup and Great Food, Proudly Lebanese in Cairo

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Enab: Superb Setup and Great Food, Proudly Lebanese in Cairo

Restaurants

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

A Lebanese pride indeed, one of the most beautiful Lebanese restaurants I’ve seen and undoubtedly the most appealing Enab I’ve seen to date after visiting the stores in Dubai and Lebanon. A Lebanese house with a real Lebanese spirit,…

Contact Info: Enab Beirut Cairo

Phone Number: +20 2 26930444

Address: El-Madina El-Monawwara, Cairo Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 26930444

Address: El-Madina El-Monawwara, Cairo Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Breakfast at The Westin Cairo is Wonderful!

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Breakfast at The Westin Cairo is Wonderful!

Restaurants

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

A great hotel nestled in the middle of a green oasis, surrounded by a beautiful golf course proposes an amazing breakfast; the display, the choices, the music and fresh sunny spells coming from behind the glass facades are everything you need to…

Contact Info: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

The Westin Cairo: A Soothing Escape, A Great Hotel

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

The Westin Cairo: A Soothing Escape, A Great Hotel

Hotels

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Middle East

Located in the heart of an upscale area in Cairo, the Westin Katameya is a five stars hotel and resort that will transport you into another dimension like if you traveled to the Canary Islands and back. Excellent service, ample rooms, and tasty…

Contact Info: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 23228000

Address: Katameya Heights Rd, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt [ view ]

Cairo International Airport, Terminal 2

Travel | Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Cairo International Airport, Terminal 2

Travel

March 08, 2018 | Travel | Middle East

After long years of waiting, Cairo’s Terminal 2 is now open. If you had the chance to discover Cairo’s Terminal 1 you’ll understand how great this news is! Very old and dirty with a tiny lounge area and a mediocre duty-free, it was…

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Hotels

February 03, 2017 | Hotels | Middle East

Visiting some friends staying at the Kempinski in Cairo, I decided to join them for breakfast. For thirty dollars breakfast is more of a lunch. Served with a certain class and finesse, the palace deserves its popular reputation. That morning I…

The Gabriel Boutique Hotel, Cairo

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

The Gabriel Boutique Hotel, Cairo

Hotels

February 03, 2017 | Reviews | Middle East

Tonight we sleep at the Gabriel Cairo. At first I thought it was the same Gabriel we have in Beirut. But it wasn't. Although it boasts the same name, the logo is different. It's a boutique hotel within a mall. It's a beautiful hotel where you can…

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn City Stars, Cairo

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

February 01, 2017

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn City Stars, Cairo

Hotels

February 01, 2017 | Hotels | Middle East

The next morning we woke up and went straight down to breakfast. The manager was playing with his phone and were told to choose a table on the mall side, meaning a place where there are no windows to actually enjoy the morning fresh sunlight.…

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Restaurants

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and modernism. Very good food, real flavors,…

Serena, Lebanese Street Eatery in Cairo: I Left Without Being Served

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2016

Serena, Lebanese Street Eatery in Cairo: I Left Without Being Served

Restaurants

December 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

Open at Platform, the restaurant complex of the Nile, Serena is a "Lebanese Street Eatery" serving a large selection of Lebanese and Egyptian specialities in one. I'm not sure why it's called "Street Eatery" since neither the concept nor the food…

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

September 21, 2016

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More

Restaurants

September 21, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

Andrea Mariouteya, opened in 1959, is a famous spot around Cairo.  Many of my friends suggested that I visit this place when they knew I was working on a Mechwar Episode on Cairo. On a beautiful Wednesday, we headed to this unique place for…

Contact Info: Andrea Mariouteya

Phone Number: +20 100 353 2000

Address: New Giza Rd, Giza Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 100 353 2000

Address: New Giza Rd, Giza Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Studio Masr Cairo: Below Average Food

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

September 18, 2016

Studio Masr Cairo: Below Average Food

Restaurants

September 18, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

Studio Masr is a name inspired by the famous Egyptian studio that produces the famous local movies. Created in 1935, the restaurant using he same name followed in 1996 serving local and Middle Eastern specialities and grills. Located on the right…

Lebanese Souk el Akel Goes International: Egypt Here we Come!

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

August 06, 2016

Lebanese Souk el Akel Goes International: Egypt Here we Come!

Popular

August 06, 2016 | Popular | Middle East

We are so excited to share this super tasty news with all of you. For the first time, Souk El Akel will be crossing borders. Beirut's popular street food event is travelling to North Africa's land of the Pyramids. Yep, you heard right... in fact…

Maison Thomas: Pizza Since 1922

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2016

Maison Thomas: Pizza Since 1922

Restaurants

July 15, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

Maison Thomas is a pizza place in Cairo is like no other pizza place in the Egyptian capital. With its old style decor, I was  reminded of Sherlock Holmes movies. It feels like an old English pub made of black wood and a ceiling painted in…

Leonardo: Italian Food at The Fairmont Cairo

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2016

Leonardo: Italian Food at The Fairmont Cairo

Restaurants

June 20, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

One of the many restaurants down at the Fairmont is Leonardo. This Italian trattoria, with beautifully set tables, offers a wide range of specialities from the land of pizza and pasta, including an extensive wine list. Located between the hotel…

Contact Info: Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis

Phone Number: +20 2 22677730

Address: El-Orouba, Qism El-Nozha, Cairo Governorate 11736, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 22677730

Address: El-Orouba, Qism El-Nozha, Cairo Governorate 11736, Egypt [ view ]

The Fairmont Hotel Cairo

Hotels | Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2016

The Fairmont Hotel Cairo

Hotels

June 20, 2016 | Reviews | Middle East

Spending the weekend in Cairo, we were booked to stay at the Fairmont and I'm happy we were doing so. Located just a few minutes from the airport and before entering Cairo's heavy traffic, the Fairmont welcomes you for an enjoyable stay. Whether…

Contact Info: Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis

Phone Number: +20 2 22677730

Address: El-Orouba, Qism El-Nozha, Cairo Governorate 11736, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 2 22677730

Address: El-Orouba, Qism El-Nozha, Cairo Governorate 11736, Egypt [ view ]

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

Travel | Middle East

Middle East

June 09, 2016

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

Travel

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Middle East

Located on the second floor, the lounge is one of the oldest spaces I have encountered. It must be decades old. A counter, a few tables, an old looking cafeteria, an open smoking area and a saloon down the alley... I'm not sure where to start but…

Nile City Cairo: Five Concepts Under One Roof

Spotted Stories | Middle East

Middle East

June 01, 2016

Nile City Cairo: Five Concepts Under One Roof

Spotted Stories

June 01, 2016 | Middle East

Visiting Cairo for the first time, I was told about Nile City, a truly charming experience you do not want to miss. With four restaurants—Chili’s, Studio Masr, Carino’s, and Halket El Samak—it combines all of your…

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

Restaurants | Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2016

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

Restaurants

May 03, 2016 | Burgers | Middle East

I was in Cairo for a short time and only had the chance to have one proper meal. Touring around with our hosts they recommended Chili's on Nike City, a floating restaurant boat on the Nile. Looking exactly like any Chili's I've been to before, I was…

Contact Info: Chili's Nile City

Phone Number: +20-2-27353094

Address: 1 EL Nahr St., Nile City Boat, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20-2-27353094

Address: 1 EL Nahr St., Nile City Boat, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt [ view ]

Cairo International Airport: International Airlines Terminal

Travel | Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2016

Cairo International Airport: International Airlines Terminal

Travel

May 03, 2016 | Travel | Middle East

Divided into two lanes, Middle East Airlines is given a spot of its own located on the tight left sided check-in counter. At first, I thought that the airport is empty and loved the privileged approach... Until I walked towards the gates and saw all…

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