Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

Desserts & Sweets | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Dunkin’ Donuts Cairo; Clean and Professionally Managed

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…

June 03, 2018 | News | Egypt

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 20, 2018

Airports

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

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…

March 20, 2018 | Travel & Tourism | Egypt

Visit Cairo: City of Opposite Extremes and Endless Vibrant Discoveries

Travel & Tourism | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 13, 2018

Travel & Tourism

Visit Cairo: City of Opposite Extremes and Endless Vibrant Discoveries

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…

March 13, 2018 | Egypt

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 13, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

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

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…

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Egypt

The Movenpick Media City; Some Hotels Should be Avoided

Hotels | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Hotels

The Movenpick Media City; Some Hotels Should be Avoided

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…

March 08, 2018 | Reviews | Egypt

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

Fish & Seafood | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Fish & Seafood

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

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…

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Egypt

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tamara: A Lebanese Breakfast Experience in Cairo

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…

March 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Egypt

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

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

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.…

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Egypt

Breakfast at The Westin Cairo is Wonderful!

Breakfast & Coffee | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at The Westin Cairo is Wonderful!

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…

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Egypt

The Westin Cairo: A Soothing Escape, A Great Hotel

Hotels | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Hotels

The Westin Cairo: A Soothing Escape, A Great Hotel

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…

March 08, 2018 | Recommended | Egypt

Cairo International Airport, Terminal 2

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 08, 2018

Airports

Cairo International Airport, Terminal 2

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…

March 08, 2018 | Travel & Tourism | Egypt

First time on Egypt Air

Airlines

February 03, 2017

Airlines

First time on Egypt Air

We have heard stories about Egypt Air... Captain Haradi's famous audio joke about their unsafe airlines, but nevertheless Egypt Air has come a long way after joining The Star Alliance Group. First…

February 03, 2017 | Travel & Tourism

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

Breakfast & Coffee | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Kempinski Cairo

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…

February 03, 2017 | Hotels | Egypt

The Gabriel Boutique Hotel, Cairo

Hotels | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

February 03, 2017

Hotels

The Gabriel Boutique Hotel, Cairo

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…

February 03, 2017 | Reviews | Egypt

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn City Stars, Cairo

Breakfast & Coffee | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

February 01, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn City Stars, Cairo

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…

February 01, 2017 | Hotels | Egypt

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

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…

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Egypt

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

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

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…

December 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

September 21, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More in Cairo

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…

September 21, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

Studio Masr Cairo: Below Average Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

September 18, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Studio Masr Cairo: Below Average Food

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…

September 18, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

Souk el Akel Raises the Lebanese Flag Up High in Egypt

Popular

August 11, 2016

Popular

Souk el Akel Raises the Lebanese Flag Up High in Egypt

Not only is Beirut's popular street food travelling around Lebanon this summer, for the first time in Lebanon, Souk el Akel celebrates the multicultural colors, flavors and styles of Lebanese street…

August 11, 2016 | Souk el Akel

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

Events | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

August 06, 2016

Events

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

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…

August 06, 2016 | Popular | Egypt

Coca Cola Puts the Ice in Ice Cold

Spotted Stories

July 28, 2016

Spotted Stories

Coca Cola Puts the Ice in Ice Cold

Freeze! There’s a new drinking vessel in town. Coca Cola’s Ice Bottle is taking on the summer sun and making sure you can ‘chill’ on the beach.  The true definition of…

July 28, 2016

Maison Thomas: Pizza Since 1922

Pizza | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2016

Pizza

Maison Thomas: Pizza Since 1922

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…

July 15, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

For the First Time Souk El Akel Crosses Borders: Egypt Here We Come

Events

June 23, 2016

Events

For the First Time Souk El Akel Crosses Borders: Egypt Here We Come

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…

June 23, 2016

Leonardo: Italian Food at The Fairmont Cairo

Italian Food | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2016

Italian Food

Leonardo: Italian Food at The Fairmont Cairo

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…

June 20, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

The Fairmont Hotel Cairo

Hotels | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2016

Hotels

The Fairmont Hotel Cairo

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…

June 20, 2016 | Reviews | Egypt

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 09, 2016

Airports

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

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…

June 09, 2016 | Travel & Tourism | Egypt

Nile City Cairo: Five Concepts Under One Roof

Spotted Stories | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 01, 2016

Spotted Stories

Nile City Cairo: Five Concepts Under One Roof

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…

June 01, 2016 | Egypt

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

American | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2016

American

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

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…

May 03, 2016 | Burgers | Egypt

Cairo International Airport: International Airlines Terminal

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2016

Airports

Cairo International Airport: International Airlines Terminal

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…

May 03, 2016 | Travel & Tourism | Egypt

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

French Food | Paris France Europe

France

December 11, 2013

French Food

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

The third day in Paris, was a visit to Val d'Europe, the big mall and its outlet village situated 40 minutes from Paris. It was already in the afternoon and lunch choices were limited. Kitchens in…

December 11, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Armenian Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2013

Armenian Food

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Batchig means a kiss in the Armenian language – a kiss which at this new restaurant comes with a thousand colors, flavors and aromas. Batchig by Mayrig is a new concept serving regional…

July 10, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

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