Taking a splash in Cairo

Safaa Abdoun
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Recommended swimming pools around the city

Swimming is the best feature of the summer, and Cairo has a lot to offer in this regard. You can rent a hotel room, pay for day use in a country club or head to the nearest sporting club, all for the sake of the refreshing splash of water.

The Beach at JW Marriott Description: Sunbathe on the sand and then take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool; the waves will do the rest.Why you should go: It’s a beach on the outskirts of Cairo, more than 100 kilometres away from the nearest natural seaside. Price: LE 75 per person Address: Mirage City, Ring Road, New Cairo.Telephone: 411 5588

Swimming Pool Complex at Movenpick Hotel Cairo Media City Description: An extensive complex, surrounded by greenery, it offers a range of water activities. Why you should go: Boating is one of the services offered by the complex. Covering an area of 20 square kilometres, the boating activities feature sailing and riding a river boat, both for $15 per hour. Price: LE 82.5 per person.Address: Cairo Media City, 6th of October DistrictTelephone: 855 5001

Grand Hyatt Hotel Description: In the 340 square meter swimming pool you are guaranteed to spend a relaxing and refreshing time. There is also a 20 square meter rectangular children s swimming pool on the side. Why you should go: You can swim while enjoying a spectacular view of the Nile.Price: LE 136 per person. Address: Corniche El Nil St., Garden CityTelephone: 365 1234

Sakkara Country ClubDescription: The swimming pool there is heavenly. Set in the middle of the club s gardens, the pool is the perfect spot to unwind and get rid of all external pressure. Why you should go: If you go in large groups, there are other activities for those who don’t prefer spending time by the pool. Horseback riding is the club’s speciality.Price: LE 61 per person, including lunch. Address: Shabramant, Saqqara RoadTelephone: 381 1282

Four Seasons Nile PlazaDescription: In a luxurious setting there are three pools: free-form pool, lap pool and play pool for children. The three pools are surrounded with shaded alcoves, umbrellas and cabanas, each with a private terrace and showers. There is also an indoor swimming pool located in the Spa and Wellness Center.Why you should go: The pools are located on the rooftop on an extended outdoor terrace, between the hotel and an adjacent building, combining luxury and exclusivity. Price: The swimming pools are available for hotel residents only. Indulge yourself with a day off and get a single bedroom with a pool view for $140 per night, or a double room for $155 per night.Address: 1089 Corniche El Nil St., Garden CityTelephone: 791 7000

Katameya Heights: Golf and Tennis Resort ClubhouseDescription: Surrounded by the Golf Course, there is a main pool and another smaller facility for children. Why you should go: Besides the greenery marking the view, there are Jacuzzi’s and sauna’s to add to the luxury. Price: LE 60 on weekdays and LE 90 on weekends. To ensure entrance to the resort, go with one of its members Address: Fifth District, Ring Road, New CairoTelephone: 758 0515

CityStars InterContinental Description: The pool there is a real treat; there is also a children s pool. Located in the heart of Nasr City, is an extension of one of the most popular places for going out these days. Why you should go: Convenient location, you are swimming and sunbathing right next to the buzzing CityStars Mall. Price: The swimming pool is exclusive for hotel residents; spend a night there in a pool-view room for LE 800. Address: City Stars, Omar Ibn El Khattab St., HeliopolisTelephone: 480 0100

Heliopolis Sporting Club Description: There are three pools in the club: a lap pool, a children s pool and a basic main pool. Why you should go: For those who prefer privacy, the pool is exclusive for women every Saturday until 2 p.m. Price: If you are not a member, get an invitation from a member friend or buy an entrance ticket with LE 20.Address: Merghany St., Heliopolis and El Shorouq, Cairo-Ismailia Road

Gezira Sporting Club Description: One of Cairo s oldest swimming pools, it is perfect for family outings or basic water workout. Why you should go: Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere with the city’s elite. Price: For non-members, LE 25 per person for club entrance and facility usage fees.Address: El Gezira St., Zamalek

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