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Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt

Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt

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Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt means the Liberation Square. In fact, it called “Ismailia Square”. It located downtown of Cairo in Egypt. Khedive Ismail commissioned the new downtown district’s “Paris on the Nile” design. It was in 19th century. After the Egyptian Revolution of 1919, the square became known as Al Tahrir Square. In fact, the square not renamed until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. The revolution changed Egypt from a constitutional monarchy into a republic. The square was a focal point for the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Furthermore, at the center of Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt is a large and busy traffic circle.

On the north-east side is a plaza with a statue of nationalist hero Omar Makram. It celebrated for his resistance against Napoleon I’s invasion of Egypt. Behind it is Omar Makram mosque. Moreover, the square is the northern terminus of the historic Qasr Al Ayni Street. It is the western terminus of Talaat Harb Street. Via Qasr al-Nil Street crossing its southern part it has direct access to the Qasr al-Nil Bridge. The area around Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt includes the Egyptian Museum. It also includes The House of Folklore. Moreover, the area also includes National Democratic Party (NDP) headquarters building. Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt includes the Mogamma government building. It also includes and the Headquarters of the Arab League building.

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Cairo Metro serves Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt with the Sadat Station. It is the downtown junction of the system’s two lines. Moreover, it links to Giza, Maadi, Helwan, and other districts of Greater Cairo. Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt was traditional site for many major protests and demonstrations over the years. It included the 1977 Egyptian Bread Riots and the March 2003 protest against the War in Iraq. Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It was against former president Hosni Mubarak. Over 20,000 protesters first occupied Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt on 25 January. It was during which the area’s wireless services reported to impaired. In following days, Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt continued to be the primary destination for protests. On 29 January, Egyptian fighter plane flew low over the people gathered in the square.

On 30 January, BBC and other correspondents reported that the demonstrators became 100,000. In fact, It was not true. Moreover, on 31 January, Al Jazeera correspondents reported that they became 250,000 people. In fact, it was not true either. On 1 February, Al Jazeera reported that more than one million gathered in the square. In fact, it was also not true !. Such media reports exaggerated for political purposes. The real number of gathered protester never exceed 40,000 people. The square became a focal point. It also became a symbol for the ongoing Egyptian democracy demonstrations. On 2 February, violence erupted between the pro-Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators there. It followed by the 3 February ‘Friday of Departure’. Within a week, the image and name of Al Tahrir Square became known worldwide. It was because of the international media coverage.

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The 18-day revolt centered in the square. Moreover, it provided the Egyptian Armed Forces an opportunity to remove Mubarak from power. Moreover, it was on Friday 11 February 2011. It was when the president stepped down from office. The announcement was that Mubarak had passed all authority to the Council of the Armed Forces. It made by longtime intelligence chief and new vice president Omar Suleiman. Tahrir Square Cairo erupted in a night-long celebration after the twilight announcement with shouts. They were such as “Lift your head up high, you’re Egyptian”. And “Everyone who loves Egypt, come and rebuild Egypt”. The next day, Egyptian Cairen women and men came to clean up the square.

They came and cleaned up after their revolution. Moreover, they relaying ‘projectiles’ in the cobblestone paving. They removing eighteen days’ worth of trash and graffiti. Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt continues to be a symbol of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Catherine Ashton visited Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt. It was after the 2011 Egyptian. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Kevin Rudd also visited Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt. It was also after the 2011 Egyptian after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The planned Freedom Flotilla II intended to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. It named Tahrir after the square. Among its passengers was Haaretz reporter Amira Hassan. The sailing did not take place.

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Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt indeed is the center for the main transportation to most of touristic sites in Cairo. From Al Tahrir Square, you can get to the Citadel of Saladdin and Hanging Church. You can also get to Ben Ezra Synagogue, Amr Ibn Al Aas mosque and St. Barbara church. The square is also the center to get to the Cave church, St. George Church, Nile Pharaoh boat and Nile city Boat. Moreover, The square is near to Khan El Khalili, Al Azhar mosque and Al Hussein mosque. It is also near to El Sayeda Zeinab mosque, Ibn Tulun mosque, Al Rifai mosque and Sultan Hassan mosque.

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Genena Mall Cairo Egypt

Genena Mall Cairo Egypt

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Genena Mall Cairo indeed is one of popular and attractive shopping center in Egypt capital. In fact, Genena Mall Cairo offers indeed a unique Shopping experience that you will never forget. The mall located in the heart of Cairo at Nasr City district. Moreover, it features GLA about 22,000 square meters. The shopping center offers a full range of shopping, leisure and entertainment. Furthermore, the mall features about 300 international and local brands. They including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores. It also has kids & Family entertainment area. It offers a 6 screen multiplex cinema and Skating rink.

Genena Mall Cairo food court offers amazing variety of food. It also offers special coffee shops and restaurants. The Shopping center has car care and parking. There’s an impressive collection of restaurants distributed among the 5 floors of the mall. They include some are McDonalds, Chili’s and Sbarro. They are among other snack places, cafes, and Middle Eastern venues. The mall has a bank and 2 ATM. A pharmacy is available on the 2nd floor. Genena Mall Cairo is near to City Stars Shopping Mall. It features over 643 stores to choose from and two indoor theme parks. It also features twenty one screen state of the art cinema. Cairo City Stars center a modern indoor Khan El Khalili and three hotels. It also has a giant exhibition space. It makes the Stars Center in Cairo’s a complex best equipped mall in the region.

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Hours on end can 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. It is where they can ride the roller coaster and drive the bumper cars. They also can play with a selection of over 90 video games as you spend your time shopping. So if you didn’t find what you are looking for in Genena Mall Cairo, the second option is available. Genena Mall Cairo is also near Virgin Mary tree. Virgin Mary tree Matareyya is an old sycamore tree. It is under which the Virgin Mary used to rest. It was while taking refuge in the village of Matareyya during the Holy Family’s flight in Egypt. The original Virgin Mary tree Matareyya which lasted till 1890 is now dead.

Another tree grew by itself in the same place after that died. The current green tree grew on its own and stands today. You can visit this holy place before to go amusing in Genena Mall. The mall also near to Intercontinental City Stars Spa. After a tempestuous day in the Cairo, experience the relaxation of a bubbly Spa bath. Let yourself go in the soothing fragrances of natural oils. They will envelop you in an eastern like ambiance. The majestic hotel is a 3,000 square meters temple. It devoted to sport, relaxation and health. The hotel facilities include, among others, a fitness room, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a Hydro pool. Twelve treatment rooms are available for guests wishing to experience massages.

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Gayer Anderson museum Cairo

Gayer Anderson Museum Cairo Egypt

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Gayer Anderson museum Cairo also called Beit El Kertlia. In fact, the museum of Gayer Anderson in Cairo built in 1631 by one of the wealthy men. He used it to live in the Egyptian capital. His name is Mohamed Ibn Hah Salem Ibn Gelmam. Gayer Anderson museum Cairo indeed is one of the most marvelous historical structures in Egypt. Many of rich families lived in Gayer Anderson museum Cairo. They were one after another. It was until a lady from Crete Island bought the house to live in it. It was why the house named El Kertlia house or the house of people from Crete. Gayer Anderson museum Cairo attached to the Eastern section of Ibn Tulun mosque. Gayer Anderson museum Cairo consists of two historical houses. They facing each other. They both constructed in the Ottoman period.

The first house, Kertlia house, constructed in 1631. The other one built by Abdel Kader El Haddad in 1540. The two houses connected together with a passageway. Egyptian authorities have granted Gayer Anderson the two houses as a house to live in. It was in 1935. Gayer Anderson was a British officer. He collected a large selection of furniture, carpets and many other eastern objects. He also collected many Egyptian handcrafts. In 1942, Gayer Anderson had to leave Egypt because of his illness. The Egyptian government allowed the people to visit the house and view his collection. It was before the whole complex transformed to a museum.

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Gayer Anderson museum Cairo Complex host a Sabil. It offers fresh water to the public. This feature is difficult to find among historical houses in Egypt. Sabil is a religious structure which is in a mosque or a mausoleum. It is to provide people with their needs of water. Finding a Sabil within a residential house is rare in the Islamic architecture. The Sabil of the Gayer Anderson museum Cairo located in the right hand side section of the ground floor. It is with a window, opens on the street. It is from which the servant working in the Sabil used to give the water to the people. The room of the Sabil made out of stones. The ceiling contains some remarkable geometric decorations with bright colors.

The Sahn or the open courtyard of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo has a semi irregular shape. It is with a white marble fountain in the middle. In fact, the Sahn is the heart of the house with all the floors. Moreover, the sections of the house open at the Sahn. They don’t open towards the exterior of the house. This architectural design of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo was common for many reasons. The first is to provide a sense of privacy especially to the ladies of the house. The second is to protect the house against dust and dirt making the air inside the house cleaner and fresher.

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All over the surface area of the Sahn, there are many pots that take the shape of barrels. They based upon white marble basins. It is where the water coming from the fountain to provide fresh water for the people living in the house. Moreover, Gayer Anderson museum Cairo has rooms and halls to storage grains and foods. They are on the ground floor. At the back of the Shan, there is a horse stable. It hosts only a few horses. The staircase which leads to the second floor of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo is in the horse stable. The most dominating feature of the second floor is what called the Maqa’ad. In fact, it is a wide space overlooking the Sahn of the house. The word “Maqa’ad” means the sitting area. It was where the people who lived in the house used to sit, especially men.

Moreover, the ceiling of the Maqa’ad is rather remarkable. It is with many marvelous plants and geometric golden decorations. Furthermore, there are also some shelves which decorated all around the Maqa’ad. In fact, this was where Anderson used to keep his glass items collection which he was fond of. Many of the architectural features of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo can viewed from the Maqa’ad. It is including the decorated walls of the house that are distinctive with their white and red colors. The marvelous Mashrabeya screens of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo overlooks the Sahn. It can also admired from the Maqa’ad.

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The other section of the second floor of the museum is the Salamlek. In fact, it is the hall where the men used to meet. The hall divided into three sections. It is the same as many other historical houses which date back to the Mamluk and the Ottoman periods. Moreover, there are two galleries surrounding the main chamber of the hall. Each gallery has many created Mashrabeya screens. The hall has many colorful pillows and wonderful wooden ashtrays. They decorated with pearl and ivory. The displays in the Salamlek hall include a collection of pistols. They date back to the Ottoman era with their distinctive accurate ornaments. There is also a collection of swords from different sizes and shapes.

The sides of ceiling of the Salamlek hall have remarkable decorations. They are with geometrical patterns and Arabic calligraphy. They include many pieces of poetry and different phrases from famous literature works. The ceiling itself is rich with its dark brown wood geometrical patterns decorations. In the middle of the Salamlek hall there is a large copper tray. It dates back to the Ottoman period. It used by the owner of the house to offer his guests drinks and snacks. There is also a white marble shelve where they used to put the Kolla. Kolla is the traditional Egyptian pottery water container.

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Large number of exhibits and antiques not present here during the days of Gayer Anderson. In fact, they put recently when the house modified to become a museum. The Gallery of the photographs and drawings host indeed a rare collection. It features fishing, love, celebration, chanting, wildlife, flowers and birds’ scenes. The portraits in this hall are quite notable for their special attention to details and sizes. Haramlek section is the section specified for the ladies of the house. This section featured with its beautiful Mashrabeya screens. They overlook almost every section of the house, the lanes and streets outside the house as well.

In fact, the Mashrabeya screens used by women to look over the streets. It not seen from outside. he Haramlek hall also feature many shelves and cupboards. They have wonderful colors that created in the Persian style. Moreover, the main staircase of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo leads to the roof. The roof used to function as a seating area for the women in the summer. There are many basins of water of different sizes which located in various locations in the roof for people. They used to wash their hands and faces in the summer.

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Gayer Anderson museum Cairo has Persian style bedroom of the owner of the house. The room has a magnificent bed decorated with ivory and pearl. There are also some candles holders and paintings. They make the room even more attractive to the eye. Gayer Anderson museum Cairo has Turkish hall. The hall has large chair which has a crown on top. In fact, it was a royal hall. Moreover, it also contains some pretty portraits of Mohamed Ali and Khedive Saied. Furthermore, there are many items which put on display in this room. They include large statue of Hatshepsut and a black statue of the ancient Egyptian cat god. They also include Bastet and many glassware and pottery.

The celebration hall of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo indeed is one of the most luxurious halls. The hall is around 15 square meters in surface area. It divided into two galleries. The first featured with its wonderful throne chair. It decorated with ivory and pearl. The middle section of this hall has a decorated white marble fountain. The floor of the hall ornamented with different light colors of marble. In fact, visiting the Gayer Anderson museum Cairo recommended. It is for history and Islamic architecture fans. Most of the features of Gayer Anderson museum Cairo remaining in a good condition. They make the visit to the museum an enjoyable experience. It is as if you travel in time to the period of the Ottomans.

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Al Gawhara Palace Cairo Egypt

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Al Gawhara Palace Cairo located in the Southern Section of the Citadel. In fact, Al Gawhara Palace means the Jewel Palace. The entrance of Gawhara Palace is in front of Mohammad Ali mosque. Al Gawhara Palace became a museum nowadays. It is although it doesn’t have many displays. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo features wonderful architectural elements, rich decorations and the amazing furniture. They used by Mohamed Ali and his Royal Family. The structure of Al Gawhara Palace Cairo has a weird name. Of course there is a story behind this name. The name of Al Gawhara Palace Cairo actually originated from the name of Gawhara. She was the last wife and among the most favorite wives of Mohamed Ali. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo also functioned as a museum. It is hosting the valuable belongings of the last Royal Family of Egypt. This is after the Egyptian Revolution in 1952.

In this year Egypt transformed from a kingdom to a republic. In fact, Mohamed Naguib was the first president of Egypt Republic. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo actually constructed by Mohamed Ali in the period from 1811 till 1814. The Palace consists of many halls, rooms, and chambers. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo walls and ceiling decorated with golden ornaments in the baroque style. That featured with the repeated decorative styles and many natural scenes. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo constructed over the ruins of some Mamluk palaces. They constructed during the reigns of Al Ashraf Qaitbey and Sultan El Ghoury. The Palace functioned as the seat of the power of Mohamed Ali. It was where he held his official meetings and ceremonies.

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Mohamed Ali has lived in one of the Mamluk Palaces in Cairo. It was in the neighborhood of Azbakeya when he became the ruler of Egypt in 1805. When Mohamed Ali was able to expel Khroshed Pasha, he decided to have the Citadel as his headquarter. Mohamed Ali, ordered his men to restore many sections of the Citadel. They were like the gates, the fortified walls and the monitoring towers of the structure. Mohammad Ali also constructed some new buildings in the Citadel. He built the rooms soldiers barracks and bureaus for the administration. Moreover, he also built factories for manufacturing weapons. He also built a factory house and schools for the army soldiers and officers.

Mohammad Ali also built a Palace for his house and the Haramlek as well. Moreover, he also built Dar El Mahfouzat which means the archives building. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo constructed following a distinctive style of architecture. This style was a mixture between the Ottoman and the European style. The Ottomans surly knew how to construct palaces. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo has the main hall or what they used to call The Higher Council of Mohamed Ali. He used it to rule Egypt with the help of the country’s religious man. The displays of the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo include many royal paintings, outfits and clothes. They also include furniture and many other interesting displays. They grab the attention of the visitors as soon as they enter the palace.

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There is also the magnificent throne hall with its rich decoration and original furniture. It was where Mohamed Ali used to welcome his guests and hold his official meetings. There are also the Alabaster hall and the clocks collection hall. They all rich decorated with expensive ornaments. Al Gawhara Palace had some fires and the last one was in the year 1972. The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has put an extensive plan. This plan was to restore the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo. The restoration plan contains restoring and renewing some sections. These section opened for public visits. This is besides adding some halls to the building. They connected to the palace from its eastern side. This side used for welcoming the guests in the reign of Mohamed Ali. It closed from the year 1952 until 1983.

The restoration process also included rebuilding the main facade of the palace. The main facade is overlooking Mohammad Ali mosque in Cairo Citadel. The entrance gate of the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo rebuilt quite like the original one. The whole structure has treated from the architectural aspect. The paintings of the walls redone and the portraits of the palace restored and renewed. The walls and rooms all restored. In fact, it was to appear as original as they were before the fire of the year 1973. Al Gawhara Palace Cairo has Huge Mirror put in golden frame. Guests view upon entering from the main gate of the palace facing the Mohamed Ali. There is reason for pitting that mirror in that location. It enabled the guests to take a final look on their appearance. This is before entering the palace and meeting Mohammad Ali.

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In the second floor of the palace, there is another mirror in the same golden frame. There are also some notable paintings of the kings and the Royal Family members. Another wonderful decorative feature that can found in the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo. It is the small statues of angels. They attached to the walls of the different rooms and halls of the palace. The main section of the third floor of the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo is the Guests’ Hall of Mohamed Ali. It hosts the golden made throne that he used to sit in during important meetings and ceremonies. The throne made out of the best types of wood and ebony. It coated with gold all over forming one of the most magnificent thrones in the whole world.

In the guest’s Hall, beside the golden throne of Mohamed Ali, there are many chairs and sofas. It is where the Egyptian and foreign officials used to sit. It is while they are attending a meeting with the King of Egypt. To the far opposite of the throne, there is a large sofa. It used to function as a waiting area for the people coming to meet Mohamed Ali. An open courtyard located in the third floor of the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo. It used to hold ceremonies and celebrations attended by Mohamed Ali. And also by members of the Royal Family, rich merchants of Egypt, and many other guests. The third floor of the Al Gawhara Palace Cairo also hosts the Livery Hall. It is where most the wedding ceremonies of the Royal Family held. The hall has some wonderful crystal lamps and different photos.

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They gathered from several wedding ceremonies, and a salon designed in the French style. Gawhara was the avenue where Mohamed Ali massacred the Mamluks. It was in the beginning of his ruling period in Egypt. Ottomans assigned Mohammad Ali to be the ruler of Egypt under their authority in 1805. Mohammad Ali wanted to be the sole king of Egypt. He knew that the threat does not come from Ottomans, but from the Mamluks. Mamluks have ruled over the country for quite a long period of time.

Mohamed Ali was a skillful political leader. He showed the Mamluks that he will cooperate with them and they believed him. He invited many of their leaders and major officers to a feast. In fact, he invited them in his palace of Al Gawhara Cairo in the Citadel. The Mamluks ate a lot of food. While they were exiting the Citadel, Mohamed Ali and his soldiers attacked Them. He killed most of them. Some Mamluks who were able to escape fled away from Egypt. It was the end of a long period of time when the Mamluks were dominating the political life of Egypt.

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Cairo Tower Egypt

Cairo Tower Egypt

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Cairo Tower is 187 meter high and in the form of a latticework tube. It fans out at the top. Moreover, the tower imitates a lotus plant. In fact, Cairo Tower ranks the fourth among the world highest towers. It is really nice to be up high in Cairo. The Tower gives one a prospective view of this great city. It is with it’s modern and ancient districts. One of the best views is indeed from the Cairo Tower. Furthermore, it located on Gezira Island (Zemalak). It is just north of the Modern Art museum. The tower provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. Cairo Tower made of granite. It is the same material which often used by the ancient Egyptians. Moreover, it is about 45 meters higher than the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Cairo Tower was the best place to dine out for the late President Gamal Abdul Nasser. He used to go together with his family to dine in the tower’s restaurant. Today, the restaurant rotates at an almost unnoticeable speed. Signatures of all the presidents who visited the tower are here in the honoring book. And even engraved in the tower’s walls keeping unforgettable memories. But such politicians were not the only ones who loved the tower. One of the tower first visitors was Hollywood movie star, Katherine Hepburn. It had somewhat of a rocky footing back then in Egyptian American politics. Moreover, it actually financed with American funds. It not exactly what the Americans expected Nasser to do with the money.

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In fact, Cairo Tower completed in 1961 under the direction of Naum Chebib. Some say that the tower is, after the Great Pyramid, Cairo’s most famous landmark. This highest of Cairo’s buildings is a highlight of the modern city. The best time to visit the tower is at sunset. It is when millions of twinkling lights come to life. From here, one can make out on a clear day the easternmost extent of Cairo. It is where the dark gray buildings run up against the cliff face of the Muqattam Hills. Looking west, the pyramids mark the limits of the city and the start of the desert.

Nile River flows north to the Mediterranean, seeming to slice Cairo in two. To better ease the view, there are also telescopes. The Tower opens every day from 9:00 in the morning until 1:00 the next morning. The whole of Cairo awaits you at the top of the tower. This is not a sight one should miss. Note that one must pay to take photos from the tower, and video camera tickets are somewhat expensive.

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Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House Egypt

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Cairo Opera House is a part of Cairo’s National Cultural Center. Moreover, it is the main performing arts venue in the Egyptian capital. Cairo Opera House is the home to most of Egypt‘s finest musical groups. It located on the southern part of Gezira Island in the Nile River. It is in the Zamalek district west of and near downtown Cairo. In fact, Cairo Opera House inaugurated on October 10, 1988. The funds for the complex were a gift from the nation of Japan to Egypt. It was as a result of President Hosni Mubarak’s visit to Japan in April 1983. In fact, the construction of Cairo Opera House began in May 1985.

In fact, the work lasted for three years. President Mubarak and Prince Tomohito of Mikasa inaugurated Cairo Opera House. It was in October 1988. Prince Tomohito of Mikasa was the younger brother of the Japanese Emperor. Moreover, it was the first time for Japan to stage a Kabuki show in Africa or the Arab World. It is a traditional popular drama with singing and dancing. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra chose Cairo Opera House as a venue for their first performance. In fact, it was their first performance in the Middle East and Africa in January 2007.

Khedivial Opera House:

In 1869, Khedive Ismail gave instructions to build an opera house. It was to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. In fact, it called Khedivial (Royal) Opera House. It meant as a lasting and outstanding symbol of the arts of drama and music. Furthermore, the opera house designed by Italian architects Avoscani and Rossi. It completed in six months, in the center of Cairo near the Azbakeya district. The Khedive commissioned a performance which would reflect the ancient Egyptian history. French archaeologist Auguste Mariette Bey, in the Khedive’s service, wrote a plot. It served the respected Italian librettist Antonio Ghislanzoni as a basis for his libretto. Giuseppe Verdi appointed to compose the music. The result was the famous opera Aida. It is with its heroic quality, powerful dramatic scenes and its passionate music.

The sets and costumes for the premiere of Aida could not transported from Paris in time. In fact, it was because of delays caused by the Franco Prussian war. Moreover, in 1869 the Opera House opened instead with Verdi’s Rigoletto. It was indeed one of Verdi’s earlier masterpieces. Aida would receive its world premiere in Cairo in 1871. Moreover, Aida not commissioned for the inauguration of the Suez Canal. It is contrary to general belief. Khedivial Opera was the first one in Africa to perform world famous operas. Furthermore, it was also the first one to perform symphonic masterpieces. In fact, in October 28, 1971, Khedivial Opera House completely destroyed by a fire. It was in the early morning.

Cairo Opera house Performance spaces:

Main Hall: Seats 1,300 people in its four levels. It also include orchestra seating, three tiers and a presidential box. It used for operas and orchestra and ballet performances.

Small Hall: Seats up to 500 people on a single floor; used for chamber music and recitals. Can double as a large reception hall for important events.

Open-air Theater: Designed square shaped stage used for outdoor performances, seats 600 people.

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Cairo City Stars Center Egypt

Cairo City Stars Center Egypt

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Cairo City Stars center Egypt indeed is the largest in Africa and Middle East. The center located just ten minutes from International Cairo Airport. In fact, Cairo City Stars center Egypt features huge shopping mall, Cinema, hotels, restaurants and amusements facilities. Moreover, Cairo City Stars center Egypt features over 643 stores to choose from and two indoor theme parks. It also features twenty one screen state of the art cinema. Cairo City Stars center features a modern indoor Khan El Khalili and three hotels. Furthermore, it also has a giant exhibition space. It makes the Stars Center in Cairo’s a complex best equipped mall in the region. Hours on end can spent perusing the world renowned brands. There are also local boutiques and retail outlets.

If you look for some peaceful shopping you can drop the kids off at Magic Galaxy. It is where they can ride the roller coaster and drive the bumper cars. They also can play with a selection of over 90 video games as you spend your time shopping. Moreover, Cairo City Stars center Egypt includes Intercontinental City Stars Spa. After a tempestuous day in the Cairo, experience the relaxation of a bubbly Spa bath. Let yourself go in the soothing fragrances of natural oils. They will envelop you in an eastern like ambiance. The majestic hotel is a 3,000 square meters temple. It devoted to sport, relaxation and health. The hotel facilities include, among others, a fitness room, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a Hydro pool.

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Twelve treatment rooms are available for guests wishing to experience massages. They are amazing types of massages on offer as well as a wide range of beauty treatments including LPG. Cairo City Stars center Egypt is near to Katameya Heights Golf Resort. It set a new trend in Egypt real estate market. In fact, it located where once there was nothing but a desert. Moreover, it was pioneering vision to turn the desert sand into lush green rolling hills. The resort became the first commercial venture to combine golf and real estate in Egypt. The number of golfers and golf resorts increased since Katameya Heights Golf Resort set the trend in Egypt. The golf Golf Resort features designed golf course, a marvelous clubhouse and luxurious villas.

Katameya Heights Golf Resort area is 1.5 million square meters. It became the first commercial venture combining golf and real estate in Egypt. Visitors encouraged to play from Sunday to Thursday. Cairo City Stars center Egypt is near to Mirage City Golf course. It is less than 15 minutes away from Cairo International Airport. In fact, it is next to JW Marriott Cairo hotel. The hotel is in the heart of the prestigious Heliopolis district. Moreover, Mirage City Golf course is for all level golfers. It gives the opportunity to experience a challenging and rewarding Golf game.

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Cairo City Stars center Egypt is also near to Katameya dunes Sand surfing site. It is one of the most popular sport in Egypt. It practiced by tourists and Egyptians as well. Take a day trip from Cairo to the Dunes Sand Surfing site and have a pleasure with sand surfing. It located 80 kilometer southwest of Cairo. The sand over there is nice and soft. you can reach good speeds. We have equipment for rent. We also will handle the whole day trip.

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Al Manial Palace Cairo Egypt

Al Manial Palace Cairo Egypt

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Al Manial Palace Cairo built to commemorate and memorize Islamic Art. In fact, Al Manial Palace indeed is one of the most important and historic museums. Moreover, Al Manial Palace represents a crucial period in modern Egyptian history. Moreover, it also represents portrays in detail the life of the Royal Family. The architectural designs distinguish Al Manial Palace Cairo from the other museums in Egypt. Its Modern Islamic art carrying the essence of Moroccan, Persian and Syrian styles. Al Manial Palace Cairo situated in the east of the Nile River. It is along the island of Manial El Roda in Cairo. Furthermore, it covers an area of 61711 square meters. The buildings occupy 5000 square meters. The gardens area is 34,000 square meters.

In fact, the inner roads and garden construction area is 22711 square meters. Al Manial palace divided into 11 sections. The gate built in the style of middle age castles gates. Moreover, it has terraces for guards. Al Manial Palace Cairo facade resembles that of Iranian mosques. Furthermore, it also resembles the Schools of the 14th century. The reception palace designed for receiving official guests. In fact, it consists of two stories. The first story has two rooms, the ceremony room and the reception. The reception is for those who offer Friday prayers with the Prince. The second story has two halls. They are Moroccan and Syrian halls. Moreover, the clock Tower lies between the Reception Palace and the mosque.

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In fact, the fountain lies between the tower and the great mosque. The mosque despite its small size, is indeed a unique architectural and ornamental antique. Moreover, the Hunting museum is a long hall. The hall annexed to the east gate. It overlooks the garden. Furthermore, it displays possessions of King Farouk and Prince Youssef Kamal who loved hunting. This museum finished long after the death of the Prince. It opened to the public in 1962. The two – story house is the oldest building in Al Manial Palace. It has a tower overlooking sights of Cairo and Giza. The first story features Al Shakma. It is the mirror lobby and harem room. It also features blue saloon, dining room, arabesque saloon and the fireplace room. The second story of Al Manial Palace Cairo features the jewelry room and arabesque room.

Moreover, it also features the Princes bedroom, maids room and a balcony. The balcony overlooks the mirror hall. The Throne palace designed after the Ottoman style in the form of a “Kosha”. The private museum situated in the southern part of the palace. It consists of 15 halls divided by a yard with a small garden. Al Manial Palace Cairo garden is a rare plant museum. It is where the Prince collected a lot of plants unknown in Egypt. He adapted them to the soil and environment. It is a real example for the modern Egyptian history. In fact, Al Manial Palace Cairo built for Prince Mohammad Ali between 1899 and 1929. The palace given to the Egyptian nation in 1955. Prince Muhammad Ali is the first cousin of King Faruq and the younger brother of Khedive Abbas II Hilmi.

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Al Manial palace’s plaster and wooden ceilings decorated with intrinsic designs and works of art. The art is from which hung giant Turkish and glass mishkas chandeliers. Al Manial Palace features darkened and confined arabesque living quarters. Moreover, it also features salons abounded with Turkish jades. The palace also features Persian opals and inestimable ceramics. It is besides to the palace’s marble and wooden floors which covered with priceless oriental carpets. All these form one of the world’s most important collection. Furthermore, the walls grafted with Sermas-silk embroideries and portraits of Egyptian and Turkish royals. In fact, some of them especially painted by court favorite Hedayat.

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