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Top Choice Museum in Qasr Al Farafra

Badr’s Museum

Badr Abdel Moghny is a passionate self-taught artist whose gift to his town has become its only real sight. Badr’s Museum showcases his work, much of which records traditional oasis life but in the most inventive wa…
Egyptian in Qasr Al Farafra

Samir Restaurant

Samir's is the most atmospheric choice of Farafra's admittedly few dining options. Set meals of grilled meat and chicken are the same as the other restaurants in town, but your table comes complete with the fine-din…
Spring in Qasr Al Farafra

Ain Bishay

The Roman spring of Ain Bishay bubbles forth in the desert 10km southwest of Qasr Al Farafra. It has been developed into an irrigated grove of date palms together with citrus, olive, apricot and carob trees, and is …
Spring in Qasr Al Farafra

Bir Sitta

This sulphurous hot spring 6km west of Qasr Al Farafra is a popular pit-stop. Water gushes into a jacuzzi-sized concrete pool and then spills out into a larger tank. This is a good place for a night-time soak under …
Arts & Crafts in Qasr Al Farafra

Farafra Bazaar

Hany has just about the only crafts shop left in these oases. He sells goat-wool, hand-knitted sweaters and socks, rag rugs, pottery and jewellery, all handmade.
Lake in Qasr Al Farafra

Abu Nuss Lake

During the stifling heat of summer, a plunge in Abu Nuss Lake offers instant relief from hot and sweaty afternoons. There's some interesting bird life here, too. The turn-off for the lake is approximately 11km north…
Egyptian in Qasr Al Farafra

Al Chef

Road-stop restaurant on the way to Dakhla serving good basics like chicken, kofta, stews and vegetables. Very lurid decor.