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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old June 25th, 2009, 15:17 Thread Starter
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Egypt, here I come!

It has been since 3 years last time I visited Egypt!

I have already booked my flight to Egypt on the 17th of July to Alex, will leave in the same day to Cairo, will stay there untill the 22nd of July and then to Amman for my annual vacation.

I have not booked the hotel yet but I am thinking the Baron or Concord Al-Salam.

Any recommendations? I want it close to the malls, cafes and resturants. No pyramids or historical crap, only modern places where I can set with my wife and "shisha" working hard besides me

I will start this thread in the Arabic forum just in case.

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happy honeymoon

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old June 25th, 2009, 15:27 Thread Starter
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happy honeymoon
That is actually a right assumption

I am married since the 3rd of October 2008 but could not have a "proper" honey moon because of work! This is like our honey moon for real. I am actually going to Amman and will by car to Bairut for 2-3 days and continue my vacation in Amman.

It is kind of compensation to her for not being able to go on a honey moon.

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That was a very reply by the way

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very what?

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Fill in the blankp


Very "fast"

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very impressive

btw are you named after that bear?

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Well, my ex picked it for me

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What does it mean?

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After the bear, she loves pooh the bear so she picked it for me.

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It seems I will settle for Om Kolthom hotel. I do not even know where the hell is it but I have to follow the wify wishes!

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It's in Zamalek if I'm not mistaken.

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lol hossam lol...i think your the coolest bro one of the few ppl i like in this world

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It is in Zamalek.

I have checked on the net. It was the house of Om Kolthom on Nile River. The rooms are named after her songs along with the banquet and conference hall, built in the old design and it is a 4 stars hotel.

Should be nice to live where the legendary Om Kolthom used to live once. I just hope I get to stay at "inta omre" room

http://www.omkolthoomhotel.com

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That sounds cool. I sat in its cafe once, which is located '3al share3'

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What are the new places since 2006 in Cairo? Anything worth visiting or should I stick with usual known places and cafes?

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If you're gonna drive to Cairo, you must hit the Alex City Centre on your way out of Alex, it's on the highway, fel taree2 ya3ny. Dine in Balbaa/Balba3, the cuisine's awesome, it's a must, ignore Carrefour of course bas it's a nice quickie before you hit the road. As for Cairo, staying in Zamalek would limit you moving around Cairo imo unless you're lucky and the capital is a ghost town, it happens during summertime. Problem with Zamalek is that it's got what 2 entrances and same no. of exits w it's a busy district aslan - embassies, consulates w banks. Anyway, even if you fail to get out of Zamalek, it'd suffice staying there, hangouts are in abundance right there. You got Sequoia, cafe 3al Nile directly w shisha. There's Purple and La Bodega if you're into clubbing, the latter is more of a cool restaurant less of a club bas fee drinks bardo. Abo el Sid as well is a decent restaurant w fee drinks, shisha gamda w oriental cuisine msh we7esh, their molo7'eya is good and their 3aseer 2asab is a must. Marriott's Kholkhal, Imperial, Le Pacha, Blue Nile and Nile City are all floating boats fel Nile, full of various restaurants and cafes, some serve shisha others don't, call them and check, bas all of them nearly share the same qualities. There's Bora Bora as well and serves shisha w 3al Nile. Basically everywhere in Zamalek is gonna be Nile-view. Sofitel el Gezeirah has Buddha Bar if you're interested and Sofitel's Kababgy is out of this world and serves shisha. On the other side of the Nile, precisely Garden City, there's Hard Rock Cafe located in Grand Hyatt's extension, there's the Revolving Lounge as well fel hotel nafso. The Sofitel and Hyatt outings will be pricey. There's City Stars of course. Try Aroma Lounge, serves shishsa w open air. A host of fast food chains are down the road from Om Kolthom. First Mall's Indigo is an A+ restaurant, no shisha but it's fabulous. Giza as well, right behind the Four Seasons First Residence and the First Mall, has some cafes 3al Nile bas below par imo, they don't come close near Zamalek's. There's Club 35 as well down the road near the Israeli Embassy, a decent club. El Hosein wel Azhar is a must, dine in Farahat el Azhar and then go for a shisha 3al Feshawy. You could dine f Naguib Mahfouz fel Azhar as well. Azhar park is fairly nice, no shisha though. There are nile cruises as well.


Is that enough for a few days?

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It is more than enough, even for someone who dose not live in Riyadh it pretty much covers a whole month and not only 5 days.

Thank you very much sir

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No problem. Enjoy your stay in Cairo.

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Sheriff program is more than great, Pooh enjoy ur stay in Egypt and ask us if you needed any help .
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Thank you guys very much.

I am leaving tomorrow to Jeddah and after that to Alexandria.

My wife is there in Cairo since last week. She went to a place near Al-Haram where activities starts from 6AM to 10AM, she loved it there, I might go there since I like horse riding.

Well, I will have fun inshallah and clear my fooked mind.

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