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Royal Club Mohamed Aly

Royal Club Mohamed Aly

Royal Club Mohamed Aly

Royal Club Mohamed Aly (Km. 13, Cairo Aswan Road, 2.8 km south of Mounib Square, Giza, Cairo) — Situated on the Nile, approximately 3km South of Mounib Square in Giza, the Mohamad Ali Club is a swanky oasis, suited to fulfill your getaway desires. The club is easy to reach via taxi but if you choose to drive it, a parking spot will add 20LE to your tab. On your way in, grab an oversized plush towel supplied by the club; it is the only thing included in your day-use fee of 100LE. No doubt, the main attraction of this club is the swimming pool –a welcome sight for those who just came from touring the pyramids in the hot desert – enough said.


Pharaonic Village

Pharaonic Village

Pharaonic Village

Pharaonic Village (3 El Bahr El Aazam Street, Cairo) — Spend a day in Ancient Egypt at The Pharaonic Village theme park. Walk around and meet everyone from the Pharaohs to the pyramid workers, the boat makers to the farmers; learn about how they lived and spent their time under the Ancient Egyptian sun. You will find out how people were mummified, what they believed, and why they built the beautiful monuments that people have been travelling to Egypt to see for centuries. A day in The Pharaonic Village will enable the whole family to better understand the temples, pyramids, and tombs that you will be seeing on your Egypt vacation.


Omar Khayyam Casino

Omar Khayyam Casino

Omar Khayyam Casino

Omar Khayyam Casino (Cairo Marriott, Shar’a Saray al-Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo) – for those in a mood to play black jack, roulette, slot machines, and other games of chance, this hotel casino is reputed to be the best in Cairo.

Mirage City Golf Course

Mirage City Golf Course

Mirage City Golf Course

Mirage City Golf Course (Mirage City, Ring Road, New Cairo, Cairo) — Less than 15 minutes away from Cairo International Airport and adjacent to the JW Marriott Cairo in the heart of the prestigious Heliopolis district, the Mirage City Golf Club offers all-level golfers the opportunity to experience a challenging and rewarding golf game. The course was recently awarded the MENA platinum award for best golf club in the Middle East and Africa. On-site you’ll also find a private health club in the premises of the clubhouse, a fully-equipped facility dedicated to fitness and relaxation. Course specifications: 18-hole Championship course, Par 72, 7,108 yard and 9-hole course, Par 32, 4,140 yards. Facilities: Pro shop, restaurants, sports bar, private meeting rooms, health club, sauna, steam room.

Maadi Divers

Maadi Divers

Maadi Divers

Maadi Divers (218th Street, Bldg. 18, Degla, Maadi, Cairo) — Located in Maadi, this center is aimed at everyone from the novice to the very experienced SCUBA diver. It specialises in diving education and runs PADI and NAUI courses. The center also organizes diving trips. In addition to this, it has a full selection of top quality diving equipment to buy and rent. If you prefer to stay on dry land, the center also arranges desert safaris. (For more info, call +2-02-2519 8644) See their website for pricing: www.maadi-divers.com/padi.htm

Katameya Heights Golf Course

Katameya Heights Golf Course

Katameya Heights Golf Course

Katameya Heights Golf Course (Ring Road, West Heliopolis, Cairo) — Opened in 1997, the Katameya Heights Golf Resort set a new trend in Egypt real estate market. Where once there was nothing but a desert dominated landscape, lies today this modern resort combining a beautifully designed golf course, a marvelous clubhouse and luxurious villas. Visitors are encouraged to play from Sunday to Thursday.

 

Having been designed with the family and children in mind, the resort also houses a Kids Centre including two heated swimming pools that are shallow enough for you to enjoy a round of golf without having to worry about the safety of your little ones. After a round of golf, take advantage of the numerous relaxing treatments and services offered at the resort’s Spa and Health Club. The facility features a fully-equipped gym, 3 jacuzzis, 2 saunas, a steam room and a massage room. Outside, children can play on the swings, slides and playhouses that are scattered around the playground. Course Specifications: 18 holes, Par 72, 6,780 yards and 9 holes, Par 35, 2,985 yards. Facilities: Club Cars, pull carts, trained caddies, Pro shop, Locker Room Facilities, Club rental, dining areas, practice facilities, Golf Academy, 3 PGA professionals.

Katameya Dunes Golf Course

Katameya Dunes Golf Course

Katameya Dunes Golf Course

Katameya Dunes Golf Course (Road 90, 5th District, New Cairo, Cairo) — Located in New Cairo, just 15 minutes from Cairo International Airport, the new luxurious retreat of “Katameya Dunes” boasts an impressive 27-hole Golf Course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, a former world’s number one golfer and, currently, a renowned golf analyst on CBS and Golf Channel. The 27 holes have been configured into two Championship Golf Courses respectively called “The Lakes” and “The Palms”, respectively 7400 and 7300 yards long. The opening of a 100-room and 23-suite hotel and Spa will take place in the early 2012. The facility will be managed by a world renowned premier brand operator that specializes in the management of ultra-luxury properties.

 

A Golf Academy is also available on-site, equipped with the latest in teaching equipment technology, the course also offers extensive practice facilities and a 350 yard floodlit Driving Range. The course meets the requirements of every level of golfer, additionally to it being an exceptional venue for hosting international championships. Course Specifications: 27 holes, 2 championship Golf Courses, 7400 and 7300 yards. Facilities: Floodlit Driving Range, Golf Academy Pro Shop, Golfers Bar and Terrace, Lounge, Bag Storage Facility, Underground Parking.

Giza Camel Ride

Giza Camel Ride

Giza Camel Ride

Giza Camel Ride (Giza plateau, Cairo) — A camel ride is a must-do for every first-time Egypt traveler. Many people who visit the Giza plateau choose to go on a camel ride around the Pyramids. Yet a better idea is to explore the desert behind the Pyramids. Try to be there just before sunset to enjoy a magnificent view of the Pyramids, as well as the mystical and melodious Call to Prayer rising from hundreds of mosques at the same time. But before going on a Camel ride always agree on the price first & only give a tip if you want to!

Dream Park

Dream Park

Dream Park

Dream Park (Dreamland, Al Fauom – Al Wahat Rd, Giza ) — Over 643 stores to choose from, 2 indoor theme parks, a 21 screen state of the art cinema, a modern indoor Khan el Khalili, 3 hotels, and a giant exhibition space make the Stars Center in Cairo’s City Stars Complex the best equipped mall in the region. Hours on end can be spent perusing the world renowned brands; there are also local boutiques and retail outlets. If you’re looking for some peaceful shopping you can drop the kids off at Magic Galaxy, where they can ride the roller coaster, drive the bumper cars or play with a selection of over 90 video games as you spend your time shop hopping.

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort (Al Fatoum, Al Wahat Road, Giza, Cairo) — Located only few minutes from the great pyramids of Giza, the Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort is part of Dreamland, currently the world’s largest private sector development. The course layout has been designed by the famous golf architect Karl Litten, and is one of the longest in Egypt. The course has a very special pharaonic touch to it, the actual Giza pyramids are visible from some holes, and the holes themselves have been called names like Ramses the First! Challenges include mounding, lakes, trees and sand areas. Additionally, the course’s Indiana Jones-inspired clubhouse is an attraction in itself: it houses waterfalls, rocks, bridges and a wooden terrace on stilts. The resort also houses a state-of-the-art Spa & Wellness Centre on-site at the Hilton Pyramids Hotel, where one can enjoy extremely revigorating treatments and some quality pampering time with the help of massage professionals.

 

Course Specifications: 18 holes, par 72, 7,205 yards; 9 holes, par 36, 3,532 yards. Facilities: Caddies, trolleys, club rental, 2 food and beverage halfway houses on the Championship Course, Golf academy, PGA instructors, lessons, floodlit driving range, putting and practice greens.