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Oldest watch shop in Cairo to be demolished

  Ever since it opened its doors to the public in 1907, Nehayat Salamon, the oldest watch shop in Cairo, has been the hit place for Cairo’s elites to get and repair their unique, one-of-a-kind watches. The antique shop has a legacy of over 100 years, which will soon be put to an end, after …

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Cairo tops Africa’s cities in terms of FDI attraction in UN-Habitat report

Egypt’s capital Cairo held the first place in Africa in terms of volume of foreign direct investments (FDI) attracted, followed by South Africa’s Johannesburg in second place, then Morocco’s Tangier in third, Nigeria’s Lagos as fourth, and Morocco’s Casablanca ranked as fifth, according to the latest report issued by United Nations Human Settlements Programme, (UN-Habitat). …

Mohamed Samir

Embassy of Switzerland organises football tournament for girls in Cairo

The Embassy of Switzerland in Cairo, in cooperation with AIMZ Girls Football Academy, is organising a two-day football tournament at the Egyptian Shooting Club in Dokki. It will take place on 7-8 June. Around 190-220 teenage girls are expected to participate. A closing ceremony will be held on the evening of 8 June to hand …

Nihal Samir

Cairo, Al Khobar selected as touristic hotspots with 15%, 9% forecasted growth respectively: Colliers

Cairo hotels were named touristic hotspots by Colliers International, with a forecasted growth of 15% in revenue per available room (RevPAR). According to Colliers’ the MENA Hotel Forecast May 2018 report. The witnessed increase was driven by occupancy boosted by the growth in the corporate, MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, and events), and leisure segments. In …

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The Arab Contractors Federation, in conjunction with the French company Feense, is set to construct the new line’s civilian facilities (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

Construction on 3rd phase of Cairo metro line 3 begins

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail witnessed on Wednesday the construction launch for the third phase of the Cairo metro’s third line, which will run from Ataba to Bulaq El Dakrour at a length of 17.7 km. The cost of the entire third line is up to EGP 100bn, said the prime minister on the sidelines of …

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Uber Eats kicks off in Cairo with 100 restaurants

Uber announced the expansion of its global food delivery app to Egypt’s capital. Starting Sunday, residents of Cairo will be able to download the Uber Eats app or visit ubereats.com to order meals from a wide selection of the city’s best loved restaurants. Powered by the same technology the company employed to turn the global …

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Tarun Tahiliani brings his embroidered ambassadors to Cairo 

For centuries, the history of India has been embroidered on sarees, one golden thread at a time. The country’s vast population has documented revolutions, stories of love, and ventures of literary expeditions on brocade and draped silk. Being at the heart of the old world, the country has changed through history to keep up with …

Nayera Yasser

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From Cairo to Aswan: enter Egypt’s thriving cycling scene

Walk into Galal Zekri’s office—the man behind the 10-day Cairo to Aswan NS Crossing (North to Sourth Crossing)—and you find a Google-like, colourful atmosphere, a map of the world, and a white board of the list of engagements and plans to start on. Talk to him, and you find the most inspiring young man, looking …

Yosra El-Zoghby

KSB to establish west Cairo, Al-Walidiyah pumps for EGP 652m

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) has contracted with the German KSB Company to establish pumps for two power plants in west Cairo and Al-Walidiyah in Assiut, at a cost of EGP 652m. Gaber El Desouky, head of EEHC, said that the total contract value for the west Cairo power plant pumps includes a foreign …

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Ammanii brings cross-cultural jewellery to Cairo

In the mist of digital evolution and social media apps taking over the daily lives of millions around the globe, stories are told and shared in methods that were completely foreign a decade or two before. While reading a story is a common act that the majority go through without much thought, the decision to …

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General Authority for Reconstruction implements 20 projects in Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia worth EGP5.7bn

Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouli announced that the Central Agency for Reconstruction and Development is currently implementing 20 projects in Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia worth EGP5bn and EGP 720m. The minister explained that the projects implemented vary between the implementation of housing units within the social housing project, or under the umbrella …

Nihal Samir

Can the Maker Movement breathe new life into Egypt?

For the third year in a row, Maker Faire hit Cairo, to create more, inspire more, and innovate more. On the 7th and 8th of April, Cairo’s smart village witnessed two eventful days, packed with invention, creativity, and resourcefulness from very diverse fields, like technology, art, science, and entrepreneurship. The event was organized by FabLab …

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