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Mahmoud Said Museum
He might be little known outside his home country, but Mahmoud Said (1897–1964) was one of Egypt’s finest 20th-century artists. A judge...
Alexandria’s ancient library was one of the greatest of all classical institutions, and while replacing it might seem a Herculean task,...
The Planetarium is a futuristic neon-lit sphere looming on the plaza like a mini Death Star from Star Wars. It shows 3-D films on a...
This expansive and breezy Alexandrian classic is reputed to have the best sheesha in town, served with a flourish by attentive boys in...
This tiny and incredibly tidy market offers beautifully displayed produce, like grapes from Lebanon and tasty Egyptian mangoes, and a...
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Lonely Planet review
This hard-to-find expat haven is fully equipped for fun: a garden bar in a leafy patio, darts, foosball and pool, plus a tiny disco complete with mirrored ball. Best of all, the beverages are very cold. Drinks are purchased via an unusual card system: E£75 gets you enough credits for five beers, three glasses of wine, two cocktails or 10 soft drinks. The food menu (mains E£35 to E£70) sports Western standards, and there’s a small playground for kids (who get free admission). It’s a great place to unwind and meet local expats while sucking down an icy gin and tonic.