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Mohamed Yassin Abo El Magd
CONCIERGE GUIDE

Mohamed Yassin Abo El Magd

Assistant Chief Concierge 202279880001336

Welcome To Cairo

Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Cairo and to the Semiramis InterContinental. The city of Cairo has something to offer for everyone. The Concierge team is here to provide an authentic "In The Know" experience. We trust you enjoy your visit and remain always at your service.

Located in the heart of the city center, the Semiramis InterContinental is well situated on the banks of the Nile within walking distance of the major shopping & commercial center, the Egyptian museum, Cairo Opera House and the boats of the River Nile.Since its opening in 1987 on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, the hotel has built a reputation for courteous service, distinctive cuisine and attention to detail.

LOCAL ESSENTIALS

LOCAL
RECOMMENDATIONS

THE PERFECT DAY

MORNING

Start the day with a stroll along the River Nile located adjacently to the Semiramis InterContinental. Make your way towards Midan Tahrir and Talaat Harb Street in downtown Cairo and take your time enjoying the rich architecture from the 18th century. Stop at Felfela restaurant for a typical Egyptian breakfast such as Foul & Taameya.

AFTERNOON

Azhar Park is wonderful for lunch or an afternoon stroll, especially for families. Nearby is the major mosque of the same name; it's known for its landscaping and magnificent views of Cairo.

EVENING

Complete your day with a Nile boat trip. Apart from spectacular views of the city, you can see an authentic bellydancing show and eat a delicious Egyptian dinner.

INSIDER TIPS

LOCAL CULTURE

Taxis

It is recommended to use white taxis . Avoid using the black & white taxis as they do not have taxi meters.


Tipping

A 10% tip is customary at restaurants. Tipping is common for rendered services such as taxi drivers, luggage porters, bathroom attendants etc.


Dress

Sensible and conservative dress is recommended while in Egypt.


Diet

It is recommended to try traditional Egyptian food items such as Taameya (Falafel) and Foul (Beans) usually consumed for breakfast or Koshary, a heavy but delicious dish of lentils, rice and pasta served in a spicy tomato sauce


Weather

Days are commonly warm and nights are cool. Remember to bring your sun block, sunglasses & your bathing suit but do not forget a jacket in case of chilly evenings.


DID YOU KNOW ?

Cairo Tower

The Cairo Tower landmark in central Cairo is 43 metres taller than the Great Pyramid.


The Great Pyramids

The great pyramids of Giza are the tombs of the pharaohs Hefra, Khufu and Menkaura.


The River Nile

The River Nile is the longest in the world. It is approximately 4,187 miles long."Felucca rides" can be arranges along the Nile.


Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities exhibits more than 120,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts. It is said that if you spend one minute at each exhibit, it will take you nine months to see the whole collection!


WHAT TO PACK

Sun Screen

In summer time, don't forget to bring along sun block and a bathing suit for you to enjoy our outdoor swimming pool and protect yourself from the sun


Jacket

During winter bring a jacket as it gets chilly in the evenings.


Egyptian Pounds

You need to have some Egyptian pounds for transportation and tips


Camera

Remember your camera in order to take many memorable shots of different spots in the country.


InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

  • Corniche El Nil
  • Cairo , 11511
  • Egypt
  • Front Desk +2-02-27988000

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Languages spoken by staff

Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
  • Local Time

    7:38 AM
    • CHECK-IN

      3:00 PM
    • CHECK-OUT

      12:00 PM Late Check out Available
    • Evening Reception Desk Open

    Currency

    • US Dollar $ (USD)

    Accessibility

    • 7 Room(s) with Accessibility Standards
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