Combine business, history and luxury with a visit to our Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel in the New Cairo. Elegantly decorated guest rooms give the hotel an authentic Egyptian feel. Business travelers will find a plethora of fully equipped meeting rooms and events spaces on site. And our location just 10 minutes from the magnificence of the Heliopolis and a short trip away from the Pyramids of Giza and the Citadel means guests are in the perfect place to discover the history of Ancient Egypt. Ask Navigator Mahmoud about the best ways to discover these ancient sites and where to drink and dine when your sightseeing is done.
If you want to see pyramids but avoid the crowds then the Step Pyramid of Saqqara is your best option when visiting Egypt.
Designed by Imhotep, chief architect of the III Dynasty pharaoh Djoser, this six-tiered funerary chamber was the first pyramid. Prior to its construction, pharaohs were buried beneath rectangular mastabas. Imhotep created a pyramid by stacking six increasingly smaller mastabas on top of each other. Later pharaohs took it a step further to create the pyramids seen at Giza and elsewhere. An extensive funerary complex surrounds the pyramid. It is a very atmospheric place and the highlight for many is wandering through the hypostyle hall and Great South Court, part of which has been rebuilt. Special permission is needed to enter the pyramid.
Address: North Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 285 4509Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 30.6 mi
In the mood to try something new and unique? Try an Egyptian dish called Koshary and you'll be coming back for seconds and thirds.
Tom & Basal is a restaurant chain specializing in Koshary. Koshary is an Egyptian staple that consists of pasta, rice, lentils, and chickpeas with a special sauce on top. They also serve feteer (an Egyptian flat bread) and pizzas. Delivery is available to select regions. A must try place for people interested in trying some authentic Egyptian fare.
Address: 5 El Nasr Road, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 02 2690 4620
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 10.4 mi
Named after the Nobel Prize laureate, this café is a mélange of local flavors and classical tunes.
Make your way through Khan el-Khalili bazaar's narrow labyrinth and take a shopping respite at Naguib Mahfouz. On entering, you are greeted with a sheesha while taking a seat at in the perennially-buzzing dining room. Their delicious menu features traditional specialties like mulukhiyah, grilled veal chops and um ali.
Address: Khan El-Khalili, Cairo, EgyptHotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 12.75 mi
Find bargain-priced goods to fulfill all of your everyday needs at the extensively stocked Akher El Ankoud.
There is hardly anything that Akher El Ankoud doesn't sell. The two-story shop prides itself on offering high quality goods for the most affordable prices, including everything from plastic children's toys to kitchen supplies and every other everyday needs in between. The shop fits right in with the other affordability priced stores in Genena Mall, providing a haven for bargain-hunters.
Address: Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 2404 8826
Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 8.26 mi
This is the café that the pure Egyptians know and wish to visit.
Set in the heart of Cairo's most famous bazaar, El Fishawy is a venerable tea house that has been managed by the same family since the 18th Century. Established in 1773, this place stays open 24 hours a day and occupies a narrow alley off El-Hussein Square. Inside the cafe, cracked mirrors, smoky ceilings, old wooden furniture and a stuffed crocodile lend charm.
Address: Khan El Khalily, Cairo, EgyptHotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 12.9 mi
This eatery has carved a niche as a mainstay for home-style cooking in the area.
El Ahd El Gadeed, located in the heart of the commercial market, makes a great addition to the ample number of eateries in the area. This modest restaurant features home-style Egyptian cuisine. Enjoy delicious platters of grilled kebabs, kofta and mezze. Their signature specialties of stuffed pigeon, baba ghanoush, hummus and tehina provide an insight into the region's culinary heritage.
Address: Khan El Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
Opening hours: From 10:00 to 00:00Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 12.75 mi
Pick a copper souvenir or a belly dancing costume from this massive 14th-century market.
This is a retreat from the sun in summer, while it's easy to lose a day in this sprawling market during the mild winters. This bustling souk dates back to the 14th Century and the maze of alleys are reminiscent of the marketplaces in those days. Either sides of the lanes are lined with merchants displaying crafts, souvenirs, accessories and more.
Address: Al-Azhar Street, Cairo, Egypt
Opening hours: 9:00 to 00:00Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 13.06 mi
Dedicated to Taha Hussein's achievements, the highlights of this museum are his 7000-book library, medal display and rare music collection.
This establishment is a tribute to Dr. Taha Hussein, one of Egypt's most influential luminaries of the 20th Century. Albeit visually impaired since the age of three, Hussein published over 50 books on the country's social, political and cultural scenario. The government metamorphosed his former residence into a museum to honor the philosopher's contribution to Arabic literature and contemporary cultural history. The ground floor encompasses his study and a hall where his meetings with dignitaries were scheduled. Upstairs are three bedrooms, and the outdoor garden features a bust of the man himself.
Address: Helmiyat al-Ahram Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 391 3454Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 18.6 mi
Affordable home accents, clothing and souvenirs fill several floors at this department store.
One of several locations across Cairo, Tawheed & Nour's Nasr City location offers a massive variety of home goods, clothing, electronics and assorted basics. Here, affordability creates a compelling case for a visit. The rugs make for the perfect souvenir if you have a little room in your luggage.
Address: 35, Emtedad Moustafa Al Nahas, Cairo, Egypt
Opening hours: 09:00Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 6.41 mi
Egyptian architecture fuses with the grand designs of Byzantine cathedrals at the historic Basilica Church of Heliopolis.
Basilica Church of Heliopolis is a unique place of worship within Cairo's Heliopolis district. Established in 1910 by Belgian entrepreneur Baron Edouard Empain, the basilica's unique combination of design influences makes it an interesting religious site within this predominantly Muslim country. One of the centerpieces of the basilica is the Belgian organ, installed in 1914 and employing 1407 pipes to create a grand, ethereal sound. In 2000, an organization dedicated to preserving pipe organs refurbished this treasure, allowing visitors to once more hear the powerful music of hymns and liturgies.
Address: Al Ahram Square, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 2415 2769Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 8.6 mi
Whether you stop by Mizan for a meal, coffee or shisha, you will be surrounded by creative community that fosters a rich sense of culture.
This concept cafe in the Maadi region aims to seamlessly blend culture, creativity and community. Mizan offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to drinks and shisha. The cafe also serves as an art space and performance venue for artists to display and sell their work and comedians and musicians to showcase their talents.
Address: Villa 46, Road 9, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 102 000 3928
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 02:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 16.2 mi
Atop the iconic riverboat, savor traditional Egyptian cuisine to the sounds of the Takht orchestra and views of the picturesque Nile.
Nestled on the upper deck of the Blue Nile Boat, in view of the scenic river Nile, Lessa Faker is a highlight among restaurants at this Zamalek landmark. In an intimate ambiance of dim lights, mahogany furnishings and velvet upholstery, the nostalgia of yesteryear Egyptian charm is hard to miss. On the menu are authentic traditional specialties and beverages. Start off with mezzas, hummus and bread, meat and cheese sambousak, followed by grilled pigeon or molokheya with roasted rabbit. For something less adventurous to your palate, opt for fattoush salad and shish tawouk. Oriental Takht performances as well as weekly belly-dancing entertainment enhances your dining experience.
Address: 9a Saray El Gezirah Street, Blue Nile Boat, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 735 3114Hotel: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Distance: 15.3 mi