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Cairo Nightlife, Egypt

Nightlife in Cairo is surprisingly fun because of the presence of different nightclubs and restaurants. It offers a liberal array of choices ranging from the locally famous belly dancing or a night of dancing and sweating it out on the dance floor.

However, for the more conservative tourists, there are also perfect restaurant that would suit anybody’s palate serving international cuisine from the Western countries, Asia, Europe, Middle East or local Egyptian cuisine. After eight is one of the famous nightclubs with regular belly dancing sessions. Here, you have the option to eat, drink and enjoy the club music or watch  belly dancing shows that come at a certain time of the month. However, should there be no band playing, the resident DJ known as Mohammad Elshiekh will get his game on and mix the most interesting music to the delight and satisfaction of the of anyone’s dancing cravings. The Floating Nightclub is also a famous attraction. This moroccan designed nightclub atop a Blue Nile moored boat has five restaurants and a nightclub for dining and dancing pleasures of everyone. It plays international music as well as Egyptian and Arabic music. Another choice would be the Sunset boat - a more popular and newly renovated moored boat. It houses has many indoors restaurants with live music, a discotheque, and restaurant offering food and shisha or water pipe on the deck. Other nightclubs can be found in the international hotels where the staff is accustomed to serving to foreign guests. 

Dinner cruises are also popular choices in Egypt. However, should you be up for a more conventional dining, Felfela and Abou Sid are popular food chains that offer authentic and affordable Egyptian food. Other western fast food chains can also be found in the city like the McDonald’s and KFC. The splendid Opera house is famous for housing houses several galleries including the Museum of Modern Art. The open-air theatre is also the venue for listening to Arabic music while watching the stars on the Egyptian sky. The district of El-Ghuriya, in the heart of Islamic Cairo, is a venue where you can watch folk musicians and whirling dervish dancers. 

Cairo is one city that comes to life at night. It must be atop of anybody’s itinerary when Africa is on the list of his or her soon-to-be visited areas. Cairo is the gateway to Africa where Middle Eastern, African, Roman and Greek influences meet.  

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    Cairo, the largest city in Africa, is the capital of Egypt, has a population approximated at 15 million and covers an area of 453 square km. It is situated in the border of the river Nil at 161 km from the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of the desert. Before the building of our days metropolis n...
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