Articles Tagged ‘Downtown’

Where to watch the World Cup in Cairo

Where to watch the World Cup in Cairo May 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Football is the closest thing Egypt has to a national sport. Sure, there’s squash and horse riding for those who are rich enough. Or basketball for those who are tall enough. And smoking, too – though there is controversy over whether using your lungs is enough to categorise it as a sport. So football...

The Horeya bar blues

The Horeya bar blues May 3, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It feels like Horeya Bar has been closed for years, though it’s only been a couple of months. It closed on the day of the Moulid al-Nabi (the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday), which this year was February 26th, and it’s not been open since. As is so often the case in Cairo, the Arabic telephone –...

Where to choose your hotel in Cairo

Where to choose your hotel in Cairo April 22, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Very broadly – and of course there are exceptions – hotels in Cairo tend to fall into one of two categories: 1. Expensive, plush five star type jobbies. 2. Cheap and cheerful hostels where you’ll be happy to lay your head for the night, but not much more. But in a city as sprawling and unwieldy...