26 Jul 2010
In Egypt, they call it shisha, in Syria and Lebanon they call it argeella, and in Turkey they call it nargile.
In English people refer to it as hubbley bubbley, waterpipe, or "that Arabian smoking thing." These names all refer to the same...
22 Jul 2010
The promotion of animals rights is often mocked in Egypt as being irrelevant. Nevertheless, people are aware of the inhumane ways in which animals are treated in Egypt--whether in the streets of Cairo or in pet shops' tiny cages.
12 Jul 2010
Aside from the standard services offered by the various cultural centers around Cairo such as language courses, music concerts and film screenings, authentic national cuisine can be sampled in the restaurants and clubs located nearby or...
10 Jul 2010
In an elegant ceremony attended by many social figures, the renowned hotel chain Kempinski launched its boutique hotel in Garden City overlooking the magnificent view of the Nile. Minister of Tourism Zoheir Garranah attended the soft...
06 Jul 2010
Cairo’s history and culture make it quite a destination for foreign youth. Some come for a short visit with a Lonely Planet guide in their hand. Some come to study Arabic. And some come hoping to experience a different culture.
03 Jul 2010
When Downtown Cairo coffeehouse Horreya closed its doors on 25 February for a religious holiday, it was no surprise for the eclectic clientele of the cafe. Whether you are a foreigner that just got here or a seasoned veteran to Cairo,...
28 Jun 2010
Cairo’s party scene is diverse and unpredictable, and with so many cultural influences making up the vibe it's easy to find something to one's liking in Egypt's capital.
DJ Tito, known for his funk-influenced house music nights at Cairo...
20 Jun 2010
After a sudden change of appearance, the iconic Cairo Tower has been put back on the radar of tourists and locals alike. Known as Egypt's tallest building (at 187 meters), Cairo Tower is 43 meters taller than the largest pyramid, and now...
10 Jun 2010
The Fairmont Nile City has a new lobby bar - a champagne corner with a fabulous little trio, led by singer Princess Soi-Soi, and a list of killer cocktails.
Whether it's pre-drinks for Tamarai (a bar at the Nile City Towers) or an after...
07 Jun 2010
Although the idea of integrating traditional culture references with modern art is not a new concept, the +20 Egypt Design exhibit manages to take it to the next level.
In creating the first-ever Egyptian furniture design week, the event's...