If you go to Egypt...

If you go . . .

Where to stay

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

12 Ahmed Raghed St.

Garden City, Cairo



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An oasis on the banks of the Nile, with a rooftop pool and “Kempinski for kids” perks, from $191.

Grand Rotana Resort & Spa

Shark’s Bay

Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai



Kid-friendly resort with all the bells and whistles. From $150, with buffet breakfast.

Hyatt Regency Sharm el Sheikh Resort

Gardens Bay, South Sinai

Sharm El Sheikh


If the corkscrew slide and lazy river don’t win the children over, the three private beach coves and Oasis Kids Club will. From $157.

Where to eat

KFC and Pizza Hut


Lebanon Square, Giza

How can a family resist this KFC and Pizza Hut stack (KFC downstairs, Pizza Hut upstairs with a roofdeck) that delivers a world-class view of the pyramids?

Abou Tarek Koshary Restaurant

16 Maarouf St.

Champollion, Cairo


Don’t miss the koshary, an Egyptian staple (vegetarian), at this bustling family-friendly local landmark that has been serving authentic Egyptian cuisine since 1950.

Fish Market

26 Shar’a al-Nil, Cairo

In the same “boat” as TGI Fridays


Located on the Nile, in a docked ship, serving a buffet of local delights.

Safsafa Restaurant

Na’ama Bay (next to the Hard Rock Cafe)

Sharm el Sheikh


Great locally caught fish in a lively atmosphere.

Tam Tam

In the Ghazala Hotel

Sharm el Sheikh


Head to the roof terrace overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy grilled lamb with a view.

What to do

Memphis Tours

24 Morad St., Giza


Family-friendly tours with knowledgeable Egyptologists in Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh.

Egyptian Museum

Al Ismaileyah, Qasr an Nile



World’s largest collection of phaoronic antiquities. Adults $10, students $5.