Montazah Palace Gardens
Khedive Abbas Hilmy (1892–1914) built Montazah as his summer palace, a refuge for when Cairo became too hot. It’s designed in a...
Miami Beach (pronounced me-ami) has a sheltered cove with a waterslide and jungle gym set-up in the sea for kids to frolic on, but note...
Qortoba Institute for Arabic Studies
Qortoba Institute for Arabic Studies arranges private tuition starting at €4 per hour, with classes for everyone from absolute...
This old Greek fish taverna (the name is Greek for ‘sea breeze’) was founded in 1929 and serves first-class fish and seafood on the...
Mamoura Beach information
About 1km east of Montazah, Mamoura is the ‘beachiest’ of Alexandria’s beaches. There’s a cobblestone boardwalk with a few ice-cream shops and food stalls, but what really makes this feel different from other beaches is the half-mile between it and the main road, meaning there’s no noisy speedway behind you.
To get here, flag down an Aboukir-bound microbus along the Corniche and let the driver know you want Mamoura.
Local authorities are trying to keep this suburb exclusive by charging everyone who enters the area, though you might not have to pay if you walk in. A much less crowded private beach is next to the main beach, with nice frond-type umbrellas and a E£40 per person entry fee.