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Contents cairoeast November 2018



Fa s hi on

18 Men’s Fashion: Sleek, Chic & Cool


22 Spotlight: Hair & Beards

F eatu r es


12 26 52 69 72

Amr El Mansy on El Gouna Film Festival’s 2nd Edition Man Cave Decor Upgrading Your Business Skills Culinary Food Tours in Spain Horoscopes

Red Sea Real Estate


W e l l b e in g 62 How to Combat Men’s Hair Loss 58 Busting Fitness Myths with Omar Attiyah 66 Tabibi: Understanding Your Risk of Stroke

E n t e r ta i nmen t 75 Movies: November Premieres 76 The Tap: Cairo’s Hip Hop Scene 77 Diwan: November Reads

86 87 88 90 92 94 97

W h at ’ s up Art Scene Saki Sushi Review Maestro Review Mood Swing Review Crave: Penne Arabiatta Wellbeing Schedules What’s New

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HELLO, CAIRO For all the special men in our lives, this is your time! Our annual Men’s Issue is here, and we’re excited to make it all about you! You! You! Dig into this burly issue full of tips, ideas, and health features to help men get the most out of life! Our fashion feature will help any man revamp his closet for the cooler months to come. Got facial hair? We’ve got you! Our grooming feature has got some ideas on how to tackle facial hair. Looking to change your do? Check out the different hairstyles for men that you can be rocking this season. Fitness coach Omar Attiyah is also here to bust some workout and weight loss myths for all the dudes out there. We’ve also got some inside tips from experts Dr. Mohamed Mongy and Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah on hair loss, what causes it and how to manage it! On the heels of El Gouna Film Festival’s stellar second edition, we spoke with Amr El Mansy to find out what it takes to pull off this eagerly awaited annual star-packed event and what his favorite moments were. We also had the pleasure of speaking to Mohamed “Tyson” Mamdouh about his fantastic and gripping portrayal of a brother with secrets in Karim El Shenawy’s debut directorial thriller Gunshot. For men looking to increase their assets portfolio, our annual Red Sea Real Estate feature is a compilation of vital information from Egypt’s leading developers, giving you ideas for buying or investing in a holiday home, or if you’re planning a family winter getaway. So your “man cave” looks more like a cave than it should, huh? We have some ideas for decorating this sacred space – be sure to check it out! As usual, our What’s Up Cairo section is filled with all the current art exhibitions, new restaurants to try and fitness schedules in your area. Make sure to follow our social media channels for daily updates on what is happening in your neighborhood! Have a warm and productive November, and stay tuned for our Holiday Issue in a few short weeks! Talk to us

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Mohamed Mamdouh

A Family Man with Secrets in Gunshot By Zainab AbdulAziz & Marwa Magdi Imam

Unlike his menacing onscreen persona as Servees in Diamond Dust, Mohamed Mamdouh has a kind and quiet demeanor and likes to keep a low profile. The steady and dependable actor has amassed over 40 titles since he exploded onto the Egyptian cinema scene in 2009, and counts many of Egypt’s leading actors as his friends. Cairo East Magazine caught up with Mamdouh for a chat about his most recent role in the thriller Gunshot. CEM: Tell us a bit about your role as Khaled in Gunshot MM: I believe he is the most complex character in the film, and the person with the biggest burden. Khaled is a simple but tough man; he works as a laborer in a gypsum quarry which is a backbreaking job. Initially, in the first script, the film didn’t go into the details of his job but I changed that with

director Karim El Shenawy to add more dimension to his character. We wanted to choose a job that reflects his personality, a tough man who wasn’t born yesterday. How is this movie different from the other roles you’ve played? I haven’t given much thought to specific differences, but each character I’ve played has differed greatly in what motivates them and how a personal perspective comes into play. What I liked the most about Khaled is the level of sacrifice he is willing to make for his family, and his brother specifically. He gave up everything and was willing to even be labeled as a criminal to protect his brother’s reputation. He married a woman he doesn’t love to protect her honor.

I found him to be a very rich and honorable person. What was it like working with Karim el Shenawy on his first feature film? Karim is an actor’s director, meaning he loves actors and knows how to work well with them in terms of preparation and work on set. For a first feature film, this is a bold choice. You often play hard characters that are tough to handle, would you like to play a different kind or more sensitive role? As long as the character feels new and authentic to me, I’ll be pulled towards that role. I also have to feel that I can contribute something exciting to the portrayal. When I’m reading a script, I have to feel like I believe this person on the page, and feel like I have a connection. If I can inhibit a character and bring it to life in a way that the audience will feel that same connection, then I have created something truly authentic. CAIROEASTMAG.COM


What were the hardest scenes to film in this movie? Most of the hardest scenes I filmed were actually removed in the final cut! These were scenes I filmed where I was actually working in the gypsum quarry alongside other real laborers. There is all this residue flying in the air which is very harmful to their health and makes it hard to breathe. However, it was great for my own personal experience, to live life as these hardworking Egyptians do – I got to see how they eat, sleep, work. The final scene was also challenging to shoot both in terms of the technical side and the personal side. It’s a long one-shot sequence and there’s so much going on, so in terms of technique, it was challenging to get it right. Also, emotionally speaking, there are fights going on between Ahmed el Fishawy’s character and Ruby’s character, in addition to flashbacks of tension between myself and my family members, so it was a lot to take on.

You’ve worked with some of the biggest names in show business, what are some of the more memorable moments in your career? My most memorable moment on set is actually a funny story. The first time I ever met the late Mahmoud AbdelAziz on the set of Ibrahim el Abyad, I didn’t even recognize him. He was extraordinary in this role, he transformed into this terrifying character and was so forceful on set with anyone who came near him. I arrived on set, so excited to be playing a role as one of his sons, and so star struck that is this my first movie and I’m acting with such legends like Mahmoud AbdelAziz, Ahmed el Sakka, Hend Sabri and Amr Waked … I remember sitting next to him, not noticing at all who he was, and the director Marwan Hamed walks up and says, “Mr. Mahmoud, how are you?” and I extended my hand, but he was actually addressing the other Mr. Mahmoud sitting next to me, and that’s when it clicked. Needless to say, I was in shock to have been

sitting next to one of my acting heroes without knowing it! Anyone in particular you would like to work with next? I’d love to work with all of Egypt’s directors and work alongside everyone and anyone, but I suppose it would be wonderful to act alongside Yehia el Fakharany or Mahmoud Hemeda, two actors I admire very much. What projects do you have coming up? My next project is the sequel to Welad Rizk coming out in 2019, which will reunite me with the original cast and director. You are famous for being one of the toughest stars on screen, but what scares you the most? Creatively, there is always fear present. Every acting job is a test, and if you look at it this way, you’ll either succeed or fail. If you fail, you’ll be dissatisfied with yourself. There is also the risk of losing your audience’s belief in your work and that is the scariest thing.

QUICKFIRE ROUND Your favorite part of the day? If I’ve slept well, I love mornings but if not, I’m a night owl. Favorite app? I’m not really into social media and apps, I don’t hate them, but I think they take more importance than necessary. Best movie you’ve seen recently? The Legend of 1900 with Tim Roth. It’s a fantastic movie from 1998. Favorite actor or actress? Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Favorite restaurant? Sequoia… before it closed. Best piece of advice you ever received? It’s more of a prayer my dad always says and I picked it up from him, “I ask God to make me a better person and decrease my bad habits or traits.” Basically, to calm me down and not drive people crazy!



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El Gouna Film Festival 2018: A Bigger, Better, Grand Success! Sometimes a groundbreaking event can be a hard act to follow. But this year’s edition of El Gouna Film Festival has shown what can be done with the right team and ingredients. We caught up with organizer Amr El Mansy to see how it all came together.

Amr El Mansy CEM: The second edition of El Gouna Film Festival has been acclaimed as a resounding success. How were you able to build on the experience gained in GFF 2017? AM: Thank you so much! I give credit to every single person in the team who worked tirelessly day and night to ensure the second edition raised the bar of success. When we started working on our first edition we had a team of young people,



most of who had never worked on a festival before, let alone a largescale international event such as GFF. We had started working on the preparations only six months before the festival. There were definitely a lot of key learning curves that were captured from the first edition, which helped us manage the second edition better. The team is now more experienced and we started working much earlier this year to ensure we could deliver a more robust festival.

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What new elements did GFF 2018 have? Our special program included 16 exciting events this year. Among them were three tributes planned, including film screenings, exhibitions, panels and master classes. We celebrated Youssef Chahine’s iconic career to mark the 10th anniversary of his death with a memorable orchestral concert of all the music from his films. We also celebrated the 100th anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth and the CAIROEASTMAG.COM


Sylvester Stallone, Naguib Sawiris and Bushra that attended and we’re very much looking forward to their participation in our third edition in 2019. Is GFF gaining momentum? What is in store for the 2019 edition?

25th anniversary of the passing of legendary director Federico Fellini. Other than that, the festival was one day longer than the first edition and the Official Selection competition for Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary and Short Film Competitions had several screenings sold out a day or two in advance. Our CineGouna platform also grew substantially. There were 12 projects in development and 6 films in post-production that were competing for the CineGouna SpringBoard awards that totalled $175,000. The filmmakers had a fantastic opportunity to network with potential co-producers, funding agencies, distributors and festival programmers. Last but not least, CineGouna Bridge had a stellar line-



up of workshops, master classes and roundtables that included speakers such as Owen Wilson, Daoud Abdel Sayed and Tarek Ben Ammar. What do you consider to have been the standout moments of GFF 2018? I think that varies from one person to the other, given that every day there were incredible moments that you could only experience at GFF. For me personally, I was honoured to meet Sylvester Stallone, as I grew up watching his films. What feedback have you had from participants, attendees and followers of GFF? Overall we’ve received very positive feedback from everyone

Of course it is gaining momentum and we can see this through the level of participation and interest from participants, which was much higher than last year. During the first edition, people were excited to attend because everyone has a love for Gouna knowing it’s a fun location with a great atmosphere and they also trust that anything the Sawiris Family invests in has to be of an international standard. However, some must have had doubts in our ability to pull it off given it was our first time to manage a film festival. But thankfully, we succeeded because we made sure to put together an experienced management team who had a dedicated group of young people full of passion to support them. Also, thanks to the support of the media who covered our festival in its first edition, the exposure we got helped us gain stronger momentum this year and hopefully next year too. The media was a great tool for us to relay to the world that GFF is one of the leading film festivals in the region and that Egypt is not only safe for all people of the world but also that it will regain its role as the hub for arts and culture.


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M e n ’s F a s h i o n

Effortlessly Cool

Sleek, Chic & Cool

Ayman Baky wearing Hoxton House trousers and suspenders, a Moscova Store shirt, shoes by Sam’s Egypt, and accessories by HUWA.

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Layer Up in the Cold


Daniel Hechter Watch - LACOSTE

Boots - ECCO

Jacket - HACKETT

Men’s ring Azza Fahmy


Laid-Back & Suited


Lapel pin - HUWA



Suede Biker Jacket HUGO BOSS


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Style Spotlight Hair & Beards

Need a fresh new haircut or thinking about sporting some facial hair this fall? Here are our picks for some of the trendiest looks this season for the hair on your head ‌ and your face!




Hair Grown Out Bangs

If you have straight hair (or aren’t too proud to use a hair straightener), then this look is for you! Add some edge to your cut with this daring look, which can also suit the curlier looks with the use of some texturing clay. Make sure to use a clarifying shampoo to rid yourself of product build-up.

No Nonsense Cut

This is for the guys who want the least amount of effort, and still want a bit of style! If you go for this short top and sides, make sure to schedule regular visits to the barber to keep it looking sharp, and use a bit of pomade to add texture so it doesn’t look flat.

Short Back + Sides

Perfect for the guys sporting curly hair! Also suitable for the cooler temps to battle any frizz. Add texture to the top and smooth any out of control tresses with some light gel or pomade.

The Side Part

Edgy and smooth, this look will need a bit of maintenance, but it’s worth it. Work some shiny pomade into your damp hair, comb into place and blow dry on a low heat to seal.


BEARDS The Van Dyke

It takes a confident guy to pull off the 17th century Van Dyke! This variation on the traditional bad boy goatee features a fully grown mustache and shaved cheeks.


The seemingly effortless look is surprisingly tricky to maintain! Stubble is so in, guys. If you go too short, it gets prickly (for both you and the ladies!), and growing it too long risks you looking homeless or too poor to buy a razor. Invest in a beard trimmer and keep the growth maintained between 3 and 4 mm, also make sure to remove cheek and neck hair.

The Beard-stache

This hybrid straddles the line between a fuller mustache and the halfway point between stubble and a full beard. It’s the hottest seasonal trend in 2018 and will show off your quirky masculine side. It works well on any face shape, but it’s not for the patchy growth fellas.




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While we all acknowledge that the ‘man cave’ has been an essential element in domestic life since time began, it may be time to drag the concept from the Neanderthal age into today’s world, guys! Time to lose that dowdy ‘hand-me-down’ furniture, the shabby drapes and transform that nondescript décor. No matter what your lifestyle and predilections, we have rounded up some accent pieces and tech goodies that will elevate your ‘man cave’ to a space the whole family would like to invade.

For the guy who is still a kid at heart...

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Marrakesh Oak and Off White Console Home Centre



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Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphone Tradeline Stores

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Storage units/Side table Caravanserai

SÖDERHAMN Chaise longue - IKEA

Geometric Print Rug Zara Home

Samsung 75 inch Series 7 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV Samsung Store

When it’s all about the score...

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Gently close the door and escape into your own world...

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Red Sea Coast Where to Buy Where to Stay

It’s that time of the year again, when we round up some of the best real estate offerings and hotel getaways for readers to get a head start on winter vacation planning! If you’re planning your next investment, we have gathered the most desirable developments along the coastline, and if you’re simply searching for a break, we offer you a selection of luxurious hotels for a truly relaxing escape.



Ein Hills

Every unit enjoys a spectacular sea view

Location: Ein Hills is located 12 km from the toll station on the Sokhna road, within easy reach of Cairo. Available units: With something to meet all preferences, the range of units encompasses 100 m2 two-bedroom chalets, 3 bedroom chalets from 138 m2 to 182 m2 and townhouses of 242 m2, right up to standalone villas of 400 m2. Every unit enjoys a spectacular sea view. Outstanding features: There is a clear sea view from all units, and any unit of three bedrooms or more has a private pool. Reaching the seashore is easy, with beach access through a tunnel. The resort also has the first pulley train in Ein Sokhna. The altitude of the resort gives residents the benefit of refreshing breezes, making it a real mountain experience. In addition to three commercial areas to serve the needs of residents, Ein Hills



also has several pools, a sandy beach, a crystal lagoon and a centrally located clubhouse. Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished, with a furnished option also available. Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with equal installments over eight years. Delivery: First delivery in 2019.




IL Monte Galala Sokhna

Location: Situated at the foot of the stunning Galala mountain range, IL MONTE GALALA overlooks views of the shorelines of Ain Sokhna. Conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the new administrative capital, the resort is only an hour’s drive from Cairo. Available units: Villas, twin houses, town houses and chalets ranging from 60 m2 to 550 m2. All of IL MONTE GALALA homes enjoy views of either the crystal clear lagoons and/or the sparkling sea.   Attractive features: IL MONTE GALALA’s master plan lies in one simple rule; unobscured views for all, with unmatched mountain-top exclusivity for everyone to enjoy. Built to blend into its iconic surroundings, IL MONTE GALALA overlooks the Red Sea’s tranquil views. Residents can wake up to breathtaking views of sapphire blue or take a dip in mountaintop lagoons. Designed with comfort and nature in mind, the project is carefully planned to maximize views by dividing the mountain’s rugged landscape into Sea-Front, Mid-Level and High Altitude zones, all interconnected by flowing crystal lagoons, flora, fauna, and lush walk-ways. Finishing specifications: Fully finished with interiors finished and designed by Mona Hussein Design House. Payment plans and facilities: IL MONTE GALALA offers flexible payment plans over 8 years with 10% down payment.  Delivery: Phase 1 delivery - December 2019.



All homes

enjoy views of either the crystal lagoons or the sparkling sea



Location: Set in the wonderful destination of El Gouna, G-Cribs enjoys the best that a thriving community can offer. Available units: All units are currently sold out. Attractive features: G-Cribs is known for its modern, well-organized designs and landscaping. The clubhouse is due to open very soon and the swimming pools will be heated for year-round use. Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished with air-conditioning and kitchen cabinets. Delivery: Phase I is delivered; Phase II starting delivery 2019.




Location: Veranda is located in Sahl Hasheesh, 20 km from Hurghada Airport and 50 km from El Gouna. Available units: Veranda offers a choice of one and two bedroom apartments in addition to standalone villas, with sizes ranging from 61 m2 to 232 m2. Attractive features: Â The resort stands out with its vibrant landscaping and distinctive Mediterranean design, in addition to a landmark clock tower styled after Big Ben. Veranda offers a spa, a gym, a clubhouse, golf and croquet courses, housekeeping services, a private beach, and rental services.



Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished with airconditioning and kitchen cabinets. Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment, 10% upon contract and 10-year equal installments.

Delivery: Units have already been delivered. Plans for future expansion: There is a possibility of future expansion.


Kai Sokhna

Location: Kai Sokhna is located on the Zaafarana Road, a mere one and a half hours from Cairo, and 3 km from the New Galala Road exit. Available units: The resort offers a range of stand-alone villas, senior chalets and pool deck chalets.  All units are built on three levels with a maximum distance from the sea of 150 m and a 100% water view.   Attractive features: Considered the latest boutique resort in Egypt, Kai Sokhna offers an exclusive lifestyle for a select community. 100% of the units are waterfront properties with a maximum distance from the beach of 200 m and the highest beach area per capita in the area. Also, 85% of the project is dedicated to landscaping and water features, supported by premium facilities and amenities. These include a 5-star Hilton hotel, fine dining outlets, a boutique commercial area, a gym and spa, a wind and kite surfing center, a water sports marina, outdoor infinity pools and a club house. Finishing specifications: The units come fully finished with different finishing types available for the client to choose from. Designs and finishing are by Alchemy.

Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with the balance over seven years.

Delivery: The first phase is due for delivery in 2021.



La Vista Ray

Location: La Vista Ray is just an hour and a half ’s drive from New Cairo and is located 10 km before the Zaafarana toll station and 15 km from the El Galala exit to the Sokhna-Zaafarana road.

La Vista Ray brings an Asian retreat feel by introducing the Thai Promenade, where residents will experience the true serenity of the islands of the Far East right in Ain Sokhna.

Available units: There is a range of twin houses, town houses and chalets to choose from, all designed in a modern architectural style.

Finishing specifications: Units are delivered fully finished.

Attractive features: All units are situated to ensure that residents will have stunning views of either the sparkling azure waters of the Red Sea or pools within the landscaping.



Payment plans and facilities: La Vista Ray offers a sixyear payment plan. Delivery: Unit delivery will take place in 2022.


Porto Sokhna

Location: Porto Sokhna was launched in 2007 as Egypt’s first-ever mountaintop resort and golf course. The 2.5 million m2 resort rises 270 meters above sea level and stretches down to the warm waters of the Red Sea. The mountain top residential and inclusive resort meets the needs of the whole family. Available units: Porto Sokhna has 10 phases with a total of 6,153 units that are sold out and delivered on time: • The Pyramids: 1693 units • Hawaiian: 563 units • Waterfront: 545 units • Islands 1 & 2: 784 units • Hand Villas 1 & 2: 244 villas • Caribbean: 524 units • Hanging Gardens: 594 • Panorama: 1206 units • Golf Bay: 375 units • Bahamas: 360 units Attractive features: Porto Sokhna changed Sokhna by being the first developer to open up the area for resort tourism. The resort

currently accommodates more than 6000 guests and residents and enjoys unparalleled wide open mountaintop views of greenery and sea, including the distinctive three pyramids that stand out against the mountain backdrop. Few may realize that tucked away behind these pyramids lies an area of 1.5 million m2 that hosts the first and only golf course in Ain Sokhna.

over 20 swimming pools, yacht tours, a submarine, Louly Park, serviced apartments, more than 30 international restaurants and cafés, a private beach, three malls, a variety of water sports, football pitches, camping and barbeque facilities, a gym, a salt spa, safari excursions, a Roman theatre, a mosque and Papa Porto International Carnivals

Just some of the family-friendly facilities, activities and amenities available for guests and residents are a golf course, a 5-star mountain top hotel, a cable car, four cinemas,

Future development: Porto Group is planning to launch a new phase on the Porto Al-Sokhna mountain in the first quarter of 2019, with all units enjoying a sea view.



Ein Sokhna Location: Azha is a waterfront luxury residential resort positioned on the left side of Ein Sokhna that is strategically located 12 km from the toll station at Km 34 of the Sokhna-Suez road, just outside the Second Greater Cairo Ring Road. Available units: Azha offers apartment complexes, standalone villas, twin houses, and town houses, of which 117 have direct sea views. Most units overlook the sea or the crystal lagoon. Attractive features: Amenities include swimmable crystal lagoons, hotels, a clubhouse (due to start operation at the end of November), a retail area, a community centre, a beach club, Club M, sports facilities, parks, kids’ areas, picnic areas, in addition to 230,000 m2 of crystal lagoons, the largest in Africa.


230,000m2 of crystal lagoons

Residents can also enjoy signature restaurants, serene facilities and community centers.


Finishing specifications: Each finished unit at Azha features top -notch kitchen cabinets and ACs to make it the perfect ready-to-move-in home. Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with up to nine years of equal installments. Delivery: Phase 1 delivery will start in the second quarter of 2019.

Club M

Laguna Bay Location: Laguna Bay Sokhna is just an hour away from Cairo at Km 93 on the Suez-Zaafarana Road. Available units: There is a range of chalets, penthouses, townhouses, maisonettes and standalone villas to choose from. Chalets come in 100 m2, 120 m2, 140 m2 and 160 m2 options, while penthouses and townhouses are 200 m2. Maisonettes are 250 m2 and standalone villas are 320 m2. All units have various layout options and enjoy a full sea view due to a 35 m elevation. Attractive features: Inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean architecture, Laguna Bay has a 1.5 km sandy beach, and is a perfect year-round destination for water sports. The resort boasts an array of roundthe-clock services, from a 24/7 medical clinic, to housekeeping,



room service and maintenance services as well as a dedicated high standard facility management department. Facilities and amenities: There are 19 swimming pools, two outdoor restaurants, as built islands in the middle of the pool to give you a unique dining experience, a clubhouse, a gym, two spas, two heated indoor pools, a kids’ area, a luxury boutique hotel, an infinity

pier, a sports area and a strip mall, in addition to an infinite range of water sports and activities. Finishing specifications: Units are delivered fully-finished, designed by Eklego. Payment plans and facilities: Laguna Bay Sokhna offers a nineyear payment plan. Delivery: Unit delivery will start from 2019.


La Hacienda Ras Sudr

Location: La Hacienda Ras Sudr is located 90 km from Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel on the Sharm El Sheikh Road. Available units: Tides by La Hacienda is the new phase that is currently open for homeowners. Its units vary from 35 m2 up to 90 m2 : The Surfer’s Studio of 35-41 m2 is ideal for a solo surfer or a young couple. The Surfer’s Loft of 52 m2 combines the practicality of a studio with the privacy of a bedroom. There are also one and two bedroom units that offer even more space and privacy for families and groups of friends. The six phases are all built on different levels, ensuring a sea view for all units. Outstanding features: The development overlooks more than 5,500 m2 of crystal-clear waters with access to a 1200 m sandy beach. La Hacienda incorporates the natural surroundings within its unique architectural design with Mexican,

Mediterranean and modern architecture. The resort boasts seven pools, a gym, a main restaurant, a beach bar, Fade coffee shop, Fade Hotel, SOUL Kitesurfing and Yoga Center, a kids’ area, an Aqua Park, tennis courts and a football field. Finishing specifications: Semifinished, with a fully finished option available upon request. Payment plans and facilities: 0% down payment with equal installments over six years. Delivery: Apartments will be ready to move into in up to six months and villas in two years.


Ain Sokhna

Location: Telal Ain Sokhna is located a mere hour’s drive from Cairo, and boasts over 6 km of beachfront on the shores of the Red Sea. Available units: Telal Ain Sokhna encompasses 3,000 sea view villas and chalets within a project area of 2,500,000 m2. A limited number of chalet units are still available for sale.


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Attractive features:: The resort enjoys 90% greenery and open spaces, with future expansion plans including a yacht marina. Delivery: 1,700 units have already been delivered. CAIROEASTMAG.COM


Club M

at Azha in Ain Sokhna Raising the bar for beach club atmosphere The essence of a perfect getaway, Club M embodies a sense of ultimate perfection. Whether it’s serenity and tranquility you’re looking for or simply a fun beach day with family and friends, Club M is the place to be. It is located in Azha, Ain Sokhna, which is less than an hour away from Tagamoa. Cairo East Magazine caught up with G’nk owners, the company behind KiKi’s beach bar- sahel, Ahmed El Ganzoury and Kareem Nabil for further insights.

Club M has put Sokhna back on the grid, offering the first private service beach that can only be accessed through membership cards. The restaurant, however, is open for everyone throughout the day, whereas at night kids are not allowed. With an international menu, created by one of the most renowned kitchens in Beirut, Club M offers exquisite food. Club M, designed by one of the top designers in the world, is the perfect venue for all events. With beautiful scenery, it’s perfect for outdoor weddings, engagements and corporate events. The venue can hold up to 750 people making it the ideal location for special occasions. 






Jaz Makadi Bay

Location: The Madinat Makadi resort area is located about 30 km south of Hurghada International Airport, and hosts nine superb Jaz hotels, each with its own distinctive character. Altogether, the resort extends across 250 luxurious hectares, home to upscale accommodation, world-class golf courses and an inviting mix of leisure and recreation facilities. Accommodation: Jaz hotels in Madinat Makadi include three properties situated directly on the bay. With a choice of hotels such as Jaz Aquaviva, Jaz Makadi Oasis, Club, Jaz Makadi Oasis Resort, Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms, Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort, Jaz Makadi Star & Spa, Jaz Makadina, Iberotel Makadi Beach and  TUI Sensimar Makadi Hotel; there is a perfect vacation property for everyone. Hotel features: Complimentary tea and coffee tray daily, WiFi, some hotels include separate bedrooms and sofa beds for families. Restaurants and bars: There is no shortage of great dining options, with a diverse selection of



cuisines to tempt the taste buds. The Beach Restaurant offers great Mediterranean cuisine, while Amaya serves up authentic Indian food. Lovers of Asian fusion food can head to Makai Tukai, and anyone craving Italian will feel at home in Nino’s. Sofra offers a rich menu of Oriental dishes, and The Grill is known for its barbequed specialties. Aqua Restaurant & Bar is a perfect place to spend a relaxed evening with a cool drink and appetizing food. Facilities and amenities: There is a

world-class golf course for golfing enthusiasts, in addition to Souk Makadi shopping complex. Guests can also stay fit and buffed with Mividaspa health club and beauty salon. Water sports and diving: Water lovers will be thrilled by Makadi Water World Aqua Park, as well as the excellent conditions for windsurfing that attract people from all over the globe. The Watersports Center also offers diving, deep-sea fishing, and snorkeling.



Starting from 5% Down Payment Up to 9 years Installments



Location: Somabay’s 10 million m2 multi-award-winning resort peninsula is situated on the eastern shores of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. The renowned peninsula is just 20 minutes by car from Hurghada International Airport and only a 4-hour flight from Central Europe. The resort location boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert mountains. With Luxor only 240 kilometers away by road, same day excursions to the Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and all that the ancient city has to offer are easily done by car or bus. Accommodation: Somabay has a total of 1,338 rooms, shared by the leading hotels that form a part of the resort. Properties include The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa &Thalasso, Kempinski Hotel Somabay, Robinson Club Somabay, Sheraton Somabay Resort and The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge. Available Units: In line with its standing as a desirable Red Sea boutique destination, properties on offer at Somabay range from waterfront studios to apartments and seaside villas. Soma Breeze features waterfront apartments, and Abu Soma Reef offers a choice of villas, terrace villas and terrace chalets. Spectacular views come with the selection of villas,



patio villas and lodges in Wadi Jebal. Situated on the cliffs of the peninsula, the exceptional location affords residents privacy and an enviable modern lifestyle. Bay West is perfectly geared to family relaxation, while Surf Village combines all the best that seaside luxury living can provide. Facilities: Just a few of the accolades scooped up by Somabay include The Cascades Spa & Thalasso -Winner of the World Luxury SPA Awards in 2016, in addition to the stunning signature 18-hole, par 72 golf course at The Cascades Golf Course designed by Gary Player, which has been ranked by The Golf Journal as the best golf course outside of Europe. It has also been recognized by CNN Travel as one of the top 10 golf courses in Africa. Water sport facilities are a vital part of Somabay and guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including

kite surfing at 7Bft Kite House, which due to its unique location, is ranked as one of the top kitesurfing spots worldwide. Its flat-water conditions, spectacular views and pristine environment with over 300 days of ideal winds make it a top international destination for kitesurfing. Guests and visitors can head to the Orca Dive Center to enjoy diving and snorkeling in a renowned house reef that is accessible via a 420-meter-long jetty and recognized as the Number One House Reef by Tauchen magazine. Dining: Somabay offers a wide range of restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining. A variety of cuisines is represented, offering something for all tastes. Guests can choose from Farina, Burger & Shrimp, SOBAR, Bamboo Shoot, Spikes, Sea Shell, The View, L’Emporio Ristorante, Dunes, Copper Crescent, La Pergola, L’Abydos Brasserie, Beachcomber Bar and Al Mar.




Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh

Location: The hotel extends over 600 m of gorgeous, private silkywhite sand beaches. It is a landmark at the heart of Sahl Hasheesh Bay on the Red Sea shores, and offers breathtaking diving and snorkeling opportunities. The hotel is situated 17 km from Hurghada International Airport and 20 km from downtown Hurghada. Accommodation: There are 615 modern appointed spacious rooms and suites, 380 of them are sea view. Hotel features: To suit the preferences of guests, the Palace is divided into three clusters, three hotels in one. There are 6 pools with designated areas for adults only, and for families. The children’s pool is heated year round.

the pool and on the beach, including cabanas, swim-up suites with private pools offering relaxing moments, in addition to a spa and wellness center of over 2,400 m² and Club Lounge with exclusive services.

pool with interactive water parks, and kids’ clubs of over 1,300 m², including four cinemas. There are designated non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for special-needs guests.

One cluster is dedicated to adults and couples only, for more privacy. It features a meditation pool, designated areas for adults around

Another cluster, dedicated to families, is located more than half a kilometer away from the adults’ cluster, with spacious family rooms,

The middle cluster in the Palace offers gastronomical experiences in a choice of 16 outlets, all featuring elegant and spacious layouts.

• IDD telephone with voice mail • Satellite TV channels • Fully stocked exclusive bathroom amenities • Bathrobes & slippers • Make-up mirror and hairdryer

Seafood Island (Seafood): Open for lunch and dinner.

Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Location: SOHO Square in Sharm El Sheikh. Accommodation: The adults-only Royal Savoy hotel offers 79 rooms and suites, all with either a partial sea view or pool view. Room facilities: • Private balcony with two armchairs and small table • Individual air temperature control A/C • Fully stocked mini bar with charge • Tea and coffee station • Ice-box and kettle • Personal safe deposit box • Ironing board with iron • Luggage rack • Jacuzzi (available in some suites) • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet with 24-hour connectivity • LED TV




Caligula Hot Rock: À-la-carte Hot Rock dining. Cook your own choice of the freshest cuts of meat and fish on a piece of volcanic rock. Open for dinner.

Rosmarino (Italian): Open for dinner.

Activities and amenities: The hotel boasts three pools, a private area in the Savoy beach, a Spa & Wellness Center, in addition to tennis and squash courts. For water-sport enthusiasts there is an in-house diving center by the beach, and for day trips, there is an in-house travel agency.

East (Pan-Asian): Open for dinner.

*Airport transfer included

Royal Morning Room: The Royal Savoy’s exclusive breakfast area. Tirana (Main Restaurant): Buffetstyle, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Sheraton Soma Bay

Location: The Sheraton Soma Bay is located in a prime spot in Soma Bay, a few kilometers south of Hurghada. Accommodation: Sheraton Soma Bay consists of 326 spacious rooms and suites, of which 150 boast a stunning sea view. All have been carefully designed with a refreshing, relaxing yet elegant décor. All 326 of the hotel’s guestrooms, including 51 suites, offer the Sheraton Sleep Experience bed. Room facilities: In-room amenities include a tea and coffee tray, both shower and bathtub, robe and slippers, a pillow menu, hair dryer and shaving mirror, 40-channel satellite LCD TV, free WiFi, in-room safe, in-room mini bar and 24-hour in-room dining Dining: L ‘Abydos Brasserie: Main restaurant, serving breakfast and dinner buffet and an à la carte menu.

L’Emporio Ristorante: Italian specialty restaurant offering a set menu and à la carte menus, open in the evenings. Sea View: Beach restaurant offering specialties from the charcoal grill and pizza from a wood-fired oven. Solar Bay Bar/Terrace: Offering a wide range of spirits, exotic cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Al Farafra Oasis Pool Bar: Offering coladas, cocktails and much more. Sea Breeze Beach Bar: Offering an

array of mouth-watering cocktails and drinks. Facilities and amenities: There are three temperature-controlled swimming pools and a separate pool for children in addition to the Orca Diving Center and a host of water based sports and activities. A gym, a spa and a golf course are also leisure options. *Airport transfer is offered at extra charge. Hurghada airport is 45 km away.


Sharm El Sheikh Location: Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh is located at Al Pasha Coast, a short ride from Na’ama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh’s bustling center, and just 10 minutes from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. Accommodation: A total of 835 guestrooms and suites with sea view, pool view, or garden view. Sheraton Sharm Main Hotel: 300 superior seafront guestrooms and suites. All rooms have private balconies or terraces with spectacular views of the beach and sea. Sheraton Sharm Resort: 423 standard guestrooms pool or garden view. Sheraton Sharm Villas: 112 standard guestrooms with garden or sea view. Room Features: Sitting Area, balcony, non-smoking rooms, connecting rooms, private terrace,

in-room electronic safe, satellite channels, 24-hour room service. WiFi is available at an additional charge. Restaurants and Bars: White Cruiser Restaurant: Main hotel restaurant - International cuisine with theme nights, buffet-style all day dining Lobby Bar: Drinks and snacks. Pool Bar: Cocktails and snacks. Hugo’s Bar: Cocktails and snacks.  Layalina Café: Oriental beverage and shisha café. Facilities and amenities: 800 m beach, heated pool, three spectacular swimming pools

including a diving pool and a children’s pool, a fully equipped fitness center and fully equipped spa with hydrotherapy pool, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, kids club, water sports activities, diving center and animation team. Watersports and diving: The resort offers a host of water sports and activities in addition to sightseeing, boat trips, quad runners, sunset camel riding, tour/excursion service, diving courses, equipment rental, an activity center with boat rental, and safaris. *Airport transfer is included at a charge. CAIROEASTMAG.COM





Time to Redefine

What a Real Man is! By Steve Gooch

Tough men suck it up! Did you ever watch Fast & Furious? Of course, you did. What guy didn’t? A classic celebration of hypermasculinity played out behind the wheels of testosterone- fuelled supercars, tearing across the globe in a hail of bullets and fire. A confirmation that across the world, real men are tough, and real men take action. They make things happen, they solve problems and they do it with muscle. Lots of muscle. They do not feel. They do not reflect or empathize. And they definitely don’t cry.

Sucking it up This extreme fantasy of the ultra-macho hard man, as entertaining as it might be as a movie, reinforces the concept, on a conscious and a subconscious level that to be a real man means to be tough, and when life is hard, real men suck it up and carry on. Society of course, dominated as it is by men, happily buys into this craziness, thus reinforcing and perpetuating a fantasy of what it means to be a real man. Both boys and men are encouraged to conform to this stereotype, and in so doing, as many reports show, they suffer from significant mental health problems. Joel Wong, who led a research team at Indiana University looking into masculine ideals and mental health, said: “In general, individuals who conformed strongly to masculine norms tended to have poorer mental health and less favorable attitudes toward seeking psychological help.” Three times as many men as women kill themselves.



The cult of machismo is a sickness at the heart of global culture. Boys, instead of being hugged and loved when they need it, have their hands shaken in an effort to assert manliness rather than the nurturing and character-building emotions of love and caring. In perpetuating this sort of idiocy, the whole of society suffers. Machismo is an expression of mental weakness and lack of confidence and often cowardice. In reality, tough guys have respect, know how to cry, care for others and are motivated by kindness. And there are plenty of guys out there who possess these qualities. But it’s often difficult for a sensitive man to understand what it is he is feeling. There are no signposts. Society doesn’t care. He’s left on his own to figure it all out. So, when asked, he will respond that he is fine and that there is nothing wrong, when this is not the case at all. This can create emotional distance from those he cares about and who care about him, leaving him isolated and alone in his suffering. It can become impossible for him to receive the love and support that he needs. increasingly important ability to have. By expressing your feelings and allowing your true self to emerge from under the mask of fake machismo, you can draw genuine and loving people into your life, people with whom you can share mutual support. You can teach others how to cope and celebrate who they truly are.

Emergence of the real man So, what do you do if you were born a smart sensitive man? What do you do with all that empathy and that awareness? How do you handle your love of art or poetry or pink? How do you deal with your despair at the violence of the world or your tears? The answer is not ‘suck it up’. You can start by redefining the concept of masculinity. Use that highly creative and sensitive brain of yours



to construct a template for a new model. Make sure that in your ‘new man’ project, tenderness, kindness and love are signs of strength and achievement. Because they are. Being a sensitive man means that you are more creative, empathetic and able to appreciate the sensory pleasures of life, like music and art, color and fragrance. You have a powerful ability to help others and, in a world, so dominated by the cult of ‘me, me, me’ this is an

It’s important to understand that the way you are is the way you are meant to be and that there is nothing wrong with it. Being sensitive, empathic, kind and understanding and celebrating those qualities is okay. And you don’t need to tough-it-out in life alone. There are plenty of others out there just like you. Get involved in music or art groups, take up yoga or tango. Go to book reading groups, have a go at meditation, or just find a friend and lie on your backs and gaze at the stars. All of these are positive life-affirming activities that you can get involved in. There’s nothing attractive about machismo. It’s not something the world needs more of. And it’s not something that men should be striving for.



Acquire New Skills & Know-How for a Rapidly Evolving Business World By Hilary Diack

You may have worked hard for that Bachelors or Masters degree to kick-start your career a few years back, but how well equipped are you now to keep up in a business arena that is evolving at an alarming rate? With Apps and acronyms that can flummox even the experienced, there is something new hitting the scene every day, along with different trends in company structuring and communication. The answer? Back to school, we say. With that in mind we checked out available options for both campus and online courses that can keep you not only up to date, but maybe even ahead of the pack.





When you think in global terms, INSEAD is a name to consider for any post-graduate learning course. Dating back to 1957, when it was founded as a European Business School by the French Chamber of Commerce, INSEAD now has campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and offers a broad range of degrees, PHD and executive education programs. You can study in France, Singapore or Abu Dhabi, or follow one of the selected online courses. With classes composed of diverse nationalities and business backgrounds, the Global Executive MBA 14 to 17-month program offers a unique opportunity to learn within a truly global environment. The 18-month Executive Master in Charge program covers much more than business as we normally understand it. It delves deeply into the psychological and emotional factors that drive human behavior and the dynamics of both large and small organizations. It can enrich the skills and understanding of anyone from coach, HR professional, consultant to company executive; in fact, anyone who wants to make an impact in their organization. If you need to hone your skills and knowledge in the world of finance, take a look at the Executive Master

of Finance. Tailored to be accessible without disrupting work commitments, the modules are placed three to four months apart. The Business Foundations Certificate Program provides practical business and entrepreneurial skills for new graduates for entering a career path. Executives can benefit from a broad range of individual courses: General Management, Corporate Governance, Top Management, Leadership, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Finance, Marketing and Sales, R&D and Operations Management, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, and Partner Programs. Online programs include INSEAD Gender Diversity Program, which helps you establish a healthy gender balance in your organization, in addition to Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption, an introduction to the tools required to cope with new digital possibilities and the planning of effective execution strategies. Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age is another excellent course aimed at developing organizational skills and knowledge within the fast- paced evolution of the digital environment. CAIROEASTMAG.COM



imd also offers a broad range of management courses and executive programs with a focus on digital development, communication skills, ethics, finance, governance, HR, innovation, leadership, team leadership, marketing, sales, political economy, negotiations, new technologies, operations, organization design, strategy and sustainability. Senior executives can regain a stronger sense of direction through the transformative energy of CLEAR, or Cultivating Leadership Energy Through Awareness and Reflection. The course extends over 10 months with three modules being held in Lausanne and ChampĂŠry in Switzerland, and exotic Bali, in Indonesia. The High Performance Leadership course of six days takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland, and uncovers the leadership potential and vision within the participants. This can be followed up with the Advanced High Performance Leadership retreat, where attendees interact with other top leaders, take part in in-depth discussions and self-awareness exercises. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so it is well worth browsing through the comprehensive and informative IMD website to see the full range of leadership, management and digital transformation programs lined up in the coming months.




If you would like to brush up your resume through some local courses, why not take a look at what is on offer at the following: AUC - The American University of Cairo offers a diverse range of professional programs, intensive courses, special courses and certification programs of different lengths and levels. Enjaz - Although known mainly for recruitment and business consultancy, Enjaz does offer useful courses. ESLSCA - Post-graduate courses in a range of subjects, from business and entrepreneurship to sports. LEORON - LEORON Professional Development Institute offers a broad range of practical and certification courses in Cairo and across the GCC on a regular basis.

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Busting Fitness Myths with

Omar Attiyah

A veteran of fitness from the top gyms on both the American East and West coast, Attiyah has trained top tier clients in the world of show biz, business moguls and Fortune 500 CEOs. The former fitness model and consultant has recently brought his expertise to Cairo in a bid to introduce a new style of fitness to Cairenes, one that focuses on functional and power training. Attiyah believes that fitness is evolving in Egypt - rather than just being a seasonal effort to get fit for the summer, health and fitness awareness is on the rise. We caught up with the ripped guru to debunk some fitness myths, get some pointers on clean eating, and get all the details on a 25-minute power training routine for upper and lower body workout with kettle bells.



MYTH #1: Train to Look Good A majority of people train to look good, and it is certainly a fantastic bonus but shouldn’t be your primary goal. Men want the six packs and the strong arms, but if people approach training mentally then the looks come easier. If you set temporary goals like getting washboard abs or rock hard biceps, the fire dies out once you achieve that. Health benefits are for life. Training as a lifestyle pays off forever – your immune system is stronger, sex drive is boosted, stamina is higher, and your energy levels will last into your 60s.

MYTH #2: Women Can’t Lift Don’t fall for the trap that lifting weights bulks you up! You need to lift weights to change your BMI (Body Mass Index) – the more you have muscle mass, the less you have body fat. Lifting weights makes you stronger, but also shapes your muscles to give your body healthy curves.

MYTH #3: Cardio Burns the Most Calories You’re wasting your time jumping on the treadmill or elliptical machine for an hour. This raises your cortisone hormones and makes your body store more fat, while breaking down your muscle tissues, which leaves you skinny, but without shape. It is more beneficial to do high intensity bursts of cardio, mixed with lifting weights and eating right.


MYTH #4: Men and Women Lose Fat Differently Yes, genetics play a factor, but both men and women lose fat all over the body when they train properly. The cells in our body store fat for use later, and everyone has a different fat percentage depending on their lifestyle. Women tend to store fat in their tummy, hips and back of the arm. Men tend to store fat on their chest, arms, hips and waist.

MYTH #5: You Need Supplements Supplements are a billion-dollar industry. You don’t really need supplements to achieve what you’re setting out to do. Most of the fitness models and trainers you see just train really hard and eat super clean. What is whey protein? It comes from milk and is heated down to powder, which incidentally kills off the nutrients. What’s a ‘Fat Burner’ or a ‘Pre Workout’? It’s caffeine to boost your heart rate – just drink an espresso! Amino acids come from food – eat chicken, beef, or salmon. Eat clean, train hard.

MYTH #6: Increasing Meal Frequency Boosts Metabolism There is no proven science that says eating 5 meals a day will boost or regulate your metabolism, in fact, you aren’t giving your digestive system any rest – you’re making it work all day! Intermittent fasting is proven to be healthier, so fasting up to eight hours a day isn’t a bad idea if your meals are clean and not full of junk.


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Men’s Hair Loss

Getting to the Root of it!

By Nahla Samaha

With men’s hair gaining more of a role in an increasingly metrosexual world, men’s styles, products and boutique barbers are in high demand. Which makes men’s hair loss more of a big deal than it was in the past. Luckily, modern medicine has come up with new and advanced ways to address this issue head-on! Two consultants, Dr. Mohamed Mongy and Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah get into the details of this hairy situation and share with Cairo East Magazine their expertise in treating men’s hair loss.

Why do some men experience hair loss? Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah: The reasons for hair loss are plenty, however they can be classified into two main categories: Increased hair shedding and hair thinning. Increased shedding may occur due to low iron stores, malnutrition (very common now with obesityrelated surgery) severe stress, some medications, and thyroid dysfunction, among others. Increased thinning is a purely genetic process and occurs due to the male hormone, testosterone. What are some indications a young man can look for to know if he will experience hair loss? Dr. Mohamed Mongy: The best way to look out for early signs of hairfall is monitoring and observation. Checking the scalp health, hair line recession monitoring, comparing pictures, and then going for a



consultation and having a report written up by a specialized dermatologist will save you lots of time and effort in the future. Does this mean that men with thinning hair have more, or less testosterone? Dr. MA: Actually the vast majority of men who experience hair thinning have normal testosterone levels, however, they have increased activation of the hormone in the scalp and this is determined by genetics. This occurs in certain areas of their scalp not all. The process can start from puberty when testosterone starts to increase, but becomes stable by the end of the twenties. The process is more intense and more rapid in men who take anabolic steroids for muscle building purposes Can the condition be addressed before it happens in those most prone to it?

Dr. MM: There is not much in terms of preventative measures that could be done before the hair-fall or baldness starts. And that is due to two points: No man cares about his hair until it starts to go! Compliance and frequent clinic visits can seem non-rewarding because improvement cannot be measured. How is men’s hair loss treated? Dr. MM: Hair loss in men is treated according to the causative factor. Simply, we fix the problem that caused the hair fall in the first place. Fix the anemia if there is iron deficiency, add proteins to diets of low protein consuming men, increase scalp blood flow and nutrition through topical medications and treatments, treat dandruff, scalp psoriasis, and recurrent infections, improve grooming habits if necessary, use


topical foams, oral supplements are prescribed in certain cases. Some may even require scalp injections, platelet rich plasma shots (PRP) and of course there is always the final step of hair transplant if the follicles are proven dead and can never regenerate a hair bulb. Types of treatments [Always consult an expert before administering as cases vary depending on several factors that only a doctor can determine]: Dr. MA: 1. Topical Minoxydil spray or foam remains the gold standard treatment for hair loss; results start to appear after at least 4 to 5 months. 2. Finasteride tablets are the most effective tool to treat hair thinning in men. Almost 70 to 80% get very nice recovery of their hair. 3. Laser Comb is another option and should be used three times a week for life.

then re-injected. Platelets produce a lot of growth factors that will aid the hair to grow. This is an adjuvant treatment along with other lines and not an alternative to other lines. Can all types of hair loss be treated? Dr. MM: That is an excellent question! And I will give you the accurate answer! All cases can be MANAGED, and not all can be TREATED. What that means is, that there is a solution to every problem. Some solutions eliminate the problem entirely, other remedies keep conditions under control and delay the problem, and in some other cases, some solutions are just a camouflage that help people live their lives easier and with more confidence.  Is stress an important factor for increased hair shedding? Dr. MA: Stress can play an important role, however acute stressful

4. Of course hair transplantation is a permanent solution. 5. PRP – plasma injection – in which blood is drawn and prepared in a way to make it full of platelets and

conditions cause hair loss more frequently than the daily usual stress. For example we notice hair loss after exams, after a big surgical operation, after breakage of a relationship or after the death of a close relative or friend. Surprisingly this doesn’t occur immediately after the stressful event but takes three months to appear. Do you find that more married men seek treatment or more single men? Dr. MA: Married men of course! Due to the age and due to the stress they are facing.

Doctor’s Orders! Dr. MM: A healthy lifestyle is always recommended in our medical field. Not just for hair problems, but for everything. If one must drink, smoke, stay up at night, and eat junk food, then he has to compensate by detoxifying, exercising, sleeping better and so on. There is definitely a price to pay when adopting a more careless lifestyle and the hair will suffer as much as other organs like skin, liver, muscles, and God forbid, even brain.

Dr. Mohamed Mongy’s Advice! Avoid hair products and hair treatments e.g. collagen, protein, keratin, hair Botox, serums, etc., and ask your dermatologist for a hair protocol to follow. Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah’s Advice Many people go to the pharmacy and buy hair vitamins. Vitamins if not needed, are not harmless. Some vitamins can even lead to hair loss if taken in an excess amount.

Dr. Mohamed Mongy Dermatology and Laser Consultant, Head of Skin Department of the Regenerative Medicine Network of Egypt, and a Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.


Professor Mahmoud Abdallah, MD Professor of Dermatology in Ain Shams University and Attending Physician Cutis in The Skin Clinic.

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Understanding Your Risk of Stroke By Tabibi 24/7

Stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack”, is the fifth leading cause of death in men & a leading cause of long-term disability. It is indeed more likely in men over the age of 65, but can happen at any age. Strokes are also more likely to be fatal and strike earlier in men than in women. The good news is that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. This means it is important to know your risk of having a stroke and taking action to improve your odds. What puts you at Risk of Stroke? Controllable risk factors • High blood pressure is a main risk factor for stroke • Smoking damages blood vessels, which can cause a stroke. • Being overweight or obese • Diabetes • Drinking too much alcohol • Being inactive Uncontrollable risk factors • Age is the principal nonmodifiable



risk factor for this disease. • Gender (Men have more strokes) • Family history Your doctor can assess your risk for stroke and help you control your risk factors, therefore regular check-ups are important in catching problems before they become serious. Most strokes can be prevented by keeping medical conditions under control and making lifestyle changes. Know your ABCs of heart health: Activity: Stay active. Living a sedentary or inactive lifestyle has consistently been one of the top five risk factors for heart disease. Blood Pressure: Control your blood pressure. Cholesterol: Manage your cholesterol. Smoking: Quit smoking or don’t start. Make lifestyle changes: • Eat healthy and stay active. Choose healthy foods most of the time, including foods with less salt to lower your blood pressure.

• Get regular exercise. Being overweight or obese raises your risk of stroke. • Get other health conditions under control, such as diabetes or heart disease. Strokes come on suddenly and should be treated as medical emergencies. The American Heart Association uses the memory tool known as F.A.S.T. to recognize signs of stroke. If you think you or someone else may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T.:

F—Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A—Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S—Speech: Ask the person to

repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?

T—Time: If you see any of these signs, get to an emergency room right away. When it comes to stroke, every minute counts. Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Stroke Fact Sheet




For the Love of Food! Take a Culinary Tour of Spain on a Private Plane! By Amy N. Pugsley

Few cultures love and exalt food and its’ related activities the way the Spanish do. Food is part and parcel of every facet of Spanish life, from tapas to after lunch siestas; foodie culture is alive and well. In the most natural way, almost all Spaniards can tell you what region of Spain their cheese comes from, they can tell you what their jamón ibérico was fed, and the minute differences between olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. This love affair and fascination is not a trend but an integral part of Spanish culture that makes the gastronomy of the country so unique. While many outlets exist for both locals and tourists to explore



the endless amounts of delicious food options, there is a new fun and luxurious way of exploring Spain’s diverse food offerings: a private jet tour! A gastro-tourism outfit based in San Sebastián called Mimo does just that! It brings tourists into the heart of Spanish food culture in a unique and personal way. From cooking classes to wine tastings to food tours, fulfilling your culinary fantasies can now be done via the private jet food tour. How does visiting the trendiest eateries and hidden gastronomic gems of Spain sound?


“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” -Anthony Bourdain

A specialized food tour via private jet does seem too good to be true but this is simply the next step in the development of the expanding foodie tourism industry; an industry that combines food and travel in perfect harmony. If you’re into globetrotting, culture immersion through food and great Spanish sunsets, then a food tour may be in the cards for you. Any authentic foodie knows that the relationship with food is an intimate one, and you can now deepen your love of food through the experience of touring the different regions in style. Flying private while sipping champagne en route to a fully customized whirlwind tasting of Spain doesn’t sound too shabby. Skipping airport queues, relaxing high above the clouds, being whisked from one five-star location to the next… Seeing Spain through its’ heritage of food is a great way to learn about the history and culture of this nation. CAIROEASTMAG.COM

For those willing to take the plunge on this epic food journey, the tour takes you to Sevilla, Mallorca, and San Sebastián where the best of the best of local food is sampled and where guests can do some hands-on cooking, and dine Michelinstyle. In San Sebastián, where the journey starts, diners will become experts on Basque cuisine and learn why this small city is considered the food capital of the world. Located on the north coast in the Basque region, San Sebastián has one of the highest numbers of Michelin Stars per square meter, and is home to arguably some of the freshest and best seafood in all of Europe. In Sevilla, foodies can explore the world of Andalusian cuisine; rife with delicious Arabic influence, the south of Spain showcases a mix of Arab and Spanish culture as it is infused into food, clothing, and architecture. Finally, in Mallorca guests will experience the sun and the sand in one of the country’s favorite destinations. The Spanish are still eating and perfecting the foods of their forefathers and continue to set the standard for gastronomic excellence. This unique food culture gives Spain and each of its’ incredible cities something to offer hungry travelers, and the experiences are endless.



“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” -Anthony Bourdain


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Horoscopes By Maeri Frances

Where has the year gone? Have you used every minute to its max? Let November be a month to remember with a little help from the stars. November Birthdays: 4th November - Mohamed Hamaki (singer), 6th November - Emma Stone, Ethan Hawke, (actors), 7th November - Mohamed Abou Treika (footballer), 9th November - Fifi Abdou (dancer), 11th November - Leonardo Di Caprio (actor), 12th November - Ryan Gosling (actor), 13th November - Gerard Butler (actor), 16th November - Magdi Yacoub (heart surgeon), 18th November - Mona Zaki, Ahmed Helmi (actors), 19th November, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster (actors), 22nd November - Amr Salama (film director), 23rd November - Miley Cyrus (performer).

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Use the first few days for catching up with friends because on the 6th the tempo may pick up and offer some surprises. The 7th may call for putting ideas into action, some of these may pay off financially as the month develops.

Aries Pay attention to events between the 6th and the 8th, as decisions you take now may have long lasting effects. A desire for change may see you making travel plans. Best to keep plans under your hat until you feel safe to share.

Taurus Things are gathering momentum in your partnership zone, even unattached Taureans may find themselves thinking more about the joys of being hitched. Equally, there could be business partnerships in the offing for some. Money issues may loom large, so deal with them wisely.

Gemini Great plans may bite the dust unless you are taking care of your health and general wellbeing. That means getting your eight hours of sleep at night as well. Jupiter is rolling into your relationship sector, opening up all sorts of exciting possibilities. Your attitude counts for a lot, so open up your heart and your mind.

Cancer You should be entering a phase of general good health and enjoyment from your daily routines. That includes good vibes around the workplace and with colleagues. Hobbies and leisure activities should bring a lot of pleasure when you can allocate some time for them. Close relationships still need work, be prepared to face some home truths if you want to clear the air.






You may have been spending a lot of time and energy on family and the home in recent weeks, so it’s about time you got back into a spot of social activities. Take up a new sport or creative hobby, indulge yourself, or even bring a new pet into the family. You are entering a period where children may brighten your life even more.

Even though you are known for your love of freedom from up-close and intense relationships that is no reason to shun humanity as a whole. Get out there and mix a bit this November, you could actually realize how out of touch you have been with old friends and how many new ones there are to discover.



C’mon Virgo. Get smart. Streamline certain processes in your life and use the time you gain to enjoy activities that you have always been too busy for. Home life is set for a boost, maybe you should invite friends over a bit more often to shake you out of your shell. In other words, it is up to you to make the effort to enjoy life the way you should.

Stuck in a rut? Get out and about and broaden your horizons. The stars look good for study, travel and adding new skills to your resume. Don’t be shy about seeking out new ideas or technology. Friends should be willing to lend support if they see you are making an effort. All you need to do is ask.

Libra A lot of your recent dreams and wishes have been limited due to lack of funds. Cheer up! You may even be able to squeeze in a few trips to break the routine. A more optimistic frame of mind is likely to generate new friends and opportunities, so stay upbeat. November may have its share of challenges; just meet them head on!

Sagittarius With Jupiter heading into your birth sign you should feel confident about anything coming your way. That includes a tendency to pack on a few kilos anytime you so much as look at a menu. Balance a more relaxed mood with a bit more healthy exercise and you should manage quite nicely.

Capricorn Feeling as though you need to take a step off the treadmill? Then do just that. Take time to restore your inner balance this month, either alone or within a likeminded group. From this month your ability to see what is important and what is just white noise is highlighted, so be a little ruthless and get on track.

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TV Shows

VIKINGS: Season 5 Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.

Good intentions. Erratic bosses. Mounting paranoia. Unforeseen consequences spiraling out of control. Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has

started a new life, when the Department of Defense questions why she left Homecoming. Heidi realizes there’s a whole other story behind the one she’s been telling herself.

Narcos: Mexico The companion series to Narcos focuses on the rise of Guadalajara Cartel as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes charge while newly posted DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Pena) begins uncovering information about Felix’s plans.

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Music Scene


Cairo’s Hip-Hop Scene The local Hip-Hop clubbing scene has been exponentially increasing over the years, sustaining a Hip-Hop community in Egypt is a bit of a challenge, as the country has only a select number of record labels operating and a limited number of venues dedicated to the genre. Still, artists, DJs, and promoters make do, posting their music online and hosting small to medium scale events to provide safe and affordable spaces for showcasing their music and free expression. Here are some of the most prominent Hip-Hop DJs that have amassed a loyal following of fans and solid busy signature nights: DJ Feedo: You likely know him from “Friday Night Flavas” radio show, Feedo’s fan base grew tremendously and eventually gained the attention of international DJs – as well as R&B and hip-hop fans outside of the region – earning him gigs alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including DJ Qbert, Trevor Nelson and Akon. Feedo has rocked nightclubs & special events across The Middle East, Europe, South America, and Asia, spinning R&B and Hip-Hop tracks. Most recently, he has been shaking up The Tap West every Friday night DJunkie: One of the few Egyptian musicians to go international, making it to Europe and the Gulf region. He’s been known to perform in big festivals such as Fusion Festival in Germany, as well as the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Besides spinning Hip-Hop and R&B, Djunkie’s is well known for his electronic tunes. #Djunkie’s nights gained a huge following over the years, especially his signature night #AllDatDjunk at The Tap. Indeed, there are even more amazing HipHop DJs in the scene such as DJ Mobbz, DJ AK with his signature night “Back to the Future”, as rising names like DJ Fedde, DJ Doggy Dog. There’s no denying that there’s something powerful coming out of Egypt’s Hip-Hop clubbing scene.

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November Reads by Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility and Peter Drucker explains how to do it with the keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution.

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar by Virginia Vallejo

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents.

This book chronicles the birth of Colombia’s drug cartels: the kidnappers, the guerrilla groups, and the paramilitary organizations. It is, above everything, a great love story - a deep and painful journey through a forbidden relationship - that gives us an intimate vision of the legendary drug baron who left his mark on Colombia, Latin America, the United States, and the world … forever.

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams At last in paperback, here are all the five novels from Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker series in one neat volume. Seconds before Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

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Elevate This brain training program is designed to improve attention, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more.

Happify Happify builds on a body of mental health research to help users overcome stress and negative thoughts and improve their emotional health and resilience.

Headspace Browse a variety of guided meditations and other programs to choose from based on your needs. It even sends you the occasional reminder to chill out and breathe!


Weber’s Grill This app tells you how to cook things, how long to cook them, and is chock full of grilling tips you never knew.

Fooducate Need help with identifying the good stuff from the bad stuff? This app has a bank of over 250,000 food items and also tracks your food intake and exercise.

Food & Wine Cocktails Browse over 350 recipes for drinks to pair with your dinner (you can make them non-alcoholic, if you wish!) approved by the knowledgeable editors at Food & Wine magazine.


Lose It! A goal-oriented app for food and exercise tracking. Their ‘Snap It’ feature allows you to take a photo of your meal and log it with a calorie count.



StrongLifts 5x5 An app for strength training that includes methods to record your progress, a timer, and a variety of workouts and training exercises.

Keelo This app provides fast-paced bodyweight and equipment-based workouts that’ll deliver results when done three times a week.



ZAGH’s New Workshop Facility in Cairo ZAGH Jewellery will begin a new chapter by moving a big portion of its manufacturing facilities from Italy to Egypt. The move has started in 2017 in a very controlled environment testing production in various areas to better understand the true skill set of the workers and the culture of the local industry. In 2018, ZAGH has moved 50% of its production to the local workshop planning for further migration towards the end of 2019. ZAGH was founded in late 2014 as a designer, manufacturer and retailer of fine jewellery. Originally manufacturing its products between Valenza, Italy and Pforzheim, Germany, ZAGHwas always striving for new definitions of beauty and stateof-the-art workmanship. Through its showroom in Cairo, international e-commerce site and its retailers in the Gulf, ZAGH reaches out to women who demand to be different in their statements. Over the past 4 years, ZAGH has built a wealth of knowledge and experience manufacturing in some of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. ZAGH has set a mandate to bring this knowledge to its local facilities for further development, delivering jewellery of international quality. It takes pride in being a pioneer in this knowledge transfer.

ZAGH - The Arabesque© Earrings in 18 karat rose gold

ZAGH - The Dunes© Rings in 18 karat rose gold and silver

ZAGH - The Montelupo© Earrings in 18 karat rose gold

ZAGH - The Orb Piú© Rings in 18 karat rose gold

Bavarian Auto Group Starts Delivery of Third Generation, Locally Assembled BMW X3 Bavarian Auto Group presents the All-New BMW X3 in two models, which are the xDrive30i X-line and the BMW X3 M40i, assembled for the first time as models affiliated with the BMW M Performance family under the name M40i. The BMW X3 xDrive30i X-line features Acoustic Glass with X-line exterior, along with LED lighting with LED front fog lights with a panorama sunroof are also available, and sports seats with back support and Comfort Access complement this feature. This model also has a Navigation System Professional with a 10.2-inch data display, boasting a 20 GB hard drive and gesture control that enables the driver to control sound and receive or decline phone calls. The BMW X3 M40i comes with the same equipment as the X3 xDrive30i X-line, plus the various M sports features, enhancing its performance and strength. The X3 M40i is available in the M Aerodynamic Package, it also enjoys the presence of the M-type multifunction steering wheel with the powerful M Sport Brakes system.




Cairo Marriott Friday Brunch Returns to the Garden Promenade Brunch is like no other with families gathering together, kids playing around and friends chatting and having fun. The buffet is filled with an endless sushi station, Cairo Marriott’s signature BBQ specials like kofta, burgers, shish kebab, chicken tikka and much more. Italian cuisine lovers will find a huge variety of fresh pasta and Italian delicacies. For those craving seafood, a very special seafood station rich with fresh fish and shrimp is also part of the brunch buffet. The buffet also offers vegetarians a large variety of choices at the veggie station. The mouthwatering desserts are not to be missed. A range of oriental and French pastries that are freshly baked are a must try. Enjoy multiple flavors of ice cream and a chocolate fountain. A Jazz band entertains with a selection of 50s and 60s songs, taking guests back to the golden era. Brunch is served every Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Garden Promenade.

Cairo Marriott Hotel and Marriott Mena House Scooters Touring Egypt With Cross Egypt Challenge The Cairo Marriott Hotel and the Marriott Mena House, Cairo branded scooters were spotted in a number of cities around Egypt last month as Cross Egypt Challenge riders were exploring the hidden gems of Egypt on their scooters. A number of participants started their journey with a stay at the Cairo Marriott for a couple of nights and then headed to Alexandria where the challenge took off. The first stop was at Ismailia then the tour passed through El Gouna, Luxor, Aswan, Minya, ending a one-of-a-kind experience at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo with the Pyramids as the backdrop. The Cross Egypt Challenge is an international crosscountry motorcycle and scooter rally aiming to

promote Egyptian tourism, operating under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority.



Hyundai Motor Wins “Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2018” Hyundai Motor has triumphed again at the Red Dot Awards with the honorary title “Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2018”, adding to its five previously received Communication Design accolades for 2018 for its creative and innovative design. The Red Dot Award is one of the most highly-respected international design competitions in the world, and the “Red Dot: Brand of the Year” is awarded to the brand that has come up with innovative and creative design on a particularly high level. This year it took into consideration Hyundai’s innovative design solutions, quality of design and brand management expertise. The official ceremony honoring the award will take in Berlin, Germany on October 26. In August, Hyundai Motor set the all-time record for Red Dot Awards in the company’s history, winning four Red Dots and three “Red Dot: Best of the Best”.

Hyundai won awards for its Solati Moving Hotel, Hyundai Pavilion, Genesis Gangnam, Genesis Sound Design, Pioneer Film and Safety Hologram in their respective categories, including Retail Design, Sound Design, Spatial Communication, Film & Animation and Interface & User Experience Design.

Omar Samra Launches Season 2 of “Make Space Yours” Project with Inertia Adventurer and founder of Wild Guanabana, Omar Samra, announced the launch of Season 2 of Make Space Yours, the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East. It is a platform to inspire young people and school students to adventure, motivate them to discover the mysteries of space and raise their interest in the sciences through exciting projects, competitions and experiments. Witnessing a major expansion in its current session, with the support and encouragement of Inertia Development, which is sponsoring the second consecutive season of the project. Omar Samra explained that participation in the competition will be available to all students of Egypt between the age group



(8-17 years). In the first season, the competition team managed to visit 77 schools and 44 universities in 9 governorates of Egypt. Visits to 5 private and international schools will be organized, all visits will be held in October and November. The project will include two levels of competitions, and prizes vary by age group: “With the results announced in December, 10 to 15 students whose ages vary between 8 to 12 years, will have the opportunity to experience Zero Gravity in AERODIUM Egypt, as well as win a spot in Muricata camp,” said Samra. While one winner of the age group from 13 to 17 years will be awarded a grand prize to join Omar Samra to experience a Zero Gravity flying experience in a non-gravity Boeing 737.




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Where To Go, What To Do, What’s New and Upcoming Events on the East Side


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Galleries Downtown Exhibition Name: Pacha Mama Artists: Naila Marei Opening Night: November 7th, 2018 Exhibition Ends: November 14th, 2018 Address: 20, Adly St, Kodak Passageway - Downtown

Soma art Exhibition Name: Nothing Artists: Hani Mahfouz Exhibition Ends: November 15th, 2018 Address: 3, El Adl Abu Bakr Square 3rd floor, Apt. 9 - Zamalek

mashrabia Gallary Exhibition Name: Museum of Gypsum Artists: Hany Rashed Exhibition Ends: November 15th, 2018 Address: 8, Champollion St. - Downtown

Darb 1718 Gallery Exhibition Name: Something Else II - Off Biennale Cairo Artists: Various Opening Night: November 1st, 2018 Exhibition Ends: November 14th, 2018 Address: Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen – Old Cairo



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Saki Sushi Lounge in Heliopolis Towers Hotel Set in the spacious lobby foyer of the chic Heliopolis Towers Hotel, this sushi lounge is a perfect spot for a quiet early dinner, no fuss, no frills. We caught wind of a new and improved menu, so we had to make a visit to check out what is on offer. Type of cuisine: A concise and perfectly balanced menu of Japanese staples and favorites comprising of soups, salads, rolls, and sashimi. New on the menu: The Sushi Pizza is an open roll that is shaped like a slice, piled with slices of salmon and tuna sashimi and capers. There are also two types of Sushi Sandwich - a large burrito shaped roll, cut in half. One is stuffed with crab, rice, red caviar, avocado, cabbage, and topped with spicy mayo, and the other features Katsu Chicken, cabbage, rice, and topped with wasabi mayo. Dishes sampled: Eager to get started on a sushi extravaganza, in addition to the new signature items, we ordered the Salmon Avocado Roll, Black Salmon Roll, Dragon Roll, Crispy California Roll, Spicy Tuna Temakai, and the Rainbow Roll.

Sushi spots in Cairo can be hit and miss, and often diners can be disappointed by a lack of quality or by the quality of sourcing key ingredients such as ripe avocado, however, everything we sampled at Saki was delicious and made with care. The fish is extremely fresh and tasty, and the sushi rice is cooked perfectly. Each roll was either topped or stuffed with avocado and crispy tempura prawns, some rolls were lightly fried in crispy panko crumb coating, and the sauces were not overdone. The Rainbow Roll is a standout item, topped plentifully with salmon, pickled radish, sea bass, tuna, and squid. The Spicy Tuna Temaki order comes with two nicely


sized hand rolls, stuffed with tuna, rice, spicy mayo and cucumber. We were excited to sample the Black Salmon Roll as it promised salmon skin in the description, but unfortunately arrived with none – this type of ingredient is often overlooked in sushi spots we have visited, so it would be advantageous for Saki to include in their offerings. Other menu options that appealed: On a return visit, we would definitely sample the soups and salads, in addition to Saki’s Crispy Panko Crusted Rolls. Beverage options: Soft drinks, juices, herbal teas, and coffee. Décor and ambience: Simple and contemporary, dimly lit with a soothing ambience. The lounge offers outdoor seating in the hotel foyer; the bubbling water fountain that serves as a centerpiece for the venue will provide a soothing sound backdrop. Clientele mix: Out of town hotel guests, locals in search of an upscale quiet dinner. Price range: Moderate considering the quality and hotel quality service. 2 pm - 11 pm. Mondays off. All You Can Eat on Tuesdays Heliopolis Towers Hotel, El Saheed Sayed Zakaria Street 02 22678485



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Gourmet Italian in Intercontinental Heliopolis

Type of cuisine: Traditional Italian cuisine with a twist. A timeless restaurant serving home-style Italian cooking with a gourmet spin. Dishes and drinks sampled: After being seated at Maestro the end-of-summer heat was getting to us so we thought we would start with some homemade iced teas. A lemon tea and a mint tea went down easy and were a great way to cleanse our palates before starting our meals. For starters we had the Mushroom Soup, rich and creamy, it gets full marks in our books. The addition of the truffle oil and ricotta cheese added new flavor notes and depth to the hearty soup. We then had the Caprese Salad, Fried Seafood Bites, and Beef Carpaccio, all of which were absolutely perfect in their taste and presentation. The simple dishes were crafted and presented like a work of art. Pleasantly surprised at how flavorful our starters were, we were excited for our main courses. We chose the Risotto made with candied pears, Gorgonzola cheese, and walnuts, it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the Seafood Fettuccine made with homemade noodles and a tomato sauce adorned with lobster meat, and finally the Beef Tenderloin smothered in porcini mushroom sauce. The Beef Tenderloin was medium rare, exactly how we ordered it, and surpassed our expectation in the juicy and flavorful department. The mains outdid the appetizers and to end the evening we had two coffees and every dessert on the menu including the Tiramisu, Ricotta Cheese Mousse, and Pannacotta Two Ways. The Tiramisu was the showstopper and a great way to end a perfect meal. Other menu options that appealed: The menu is concise but each dish is crafted with intention, and includes a hearty pizza



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section. Next visit to Maestro will include a Romana Pizza topped with anchovies, capers, and olives, as well as a Quatro Formaggi Pizza with four types of cheese and truffle oil.


Beverage options: A very wide variety of both soft and hard drinks. Décor: The decor is retro-chic with formal dining tables and salmon colored walls creating a very rustic and authentic vibe. Walking through the doors into the intimate restaurant was like teleporting to a small family-owned restaurant in northern Italy. Ambience: The ambience was relaxed and refined with an air of sophistication. Clientele mix: Hotel guests primarily but also regulars that keep going back again and again for the unique dishes at Maestro. Price range: Above average but won’t break the bank. Hot tip: Maestro is located in the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel in Heliopolis, so after dinner, drinks, and dessert at Maestro why not stay for a relaxing shisha by the pool. Intercontinental Hotel Lobby, Omar Ibn El Khattab Street, Heliopolis, Cairo 4 pm - Midnight 02 2480 0100

Potato Gnocchi with Porcini Mushroom Sauce Ingredients: 1 kg potatoes 300 g flour 3 large eggs 1 g nutmeg 10 g salt 2 g white pepper 30 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preparation: Boil the potatoes (unpeeled) in salted water until tender and soft. Drain, cool, peel, and mash them with a fork or potato masher in a large bowl. Add flour, eggs, nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Mix all with the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Combine all ingredients to a dough. Knead until dough forms a ball. Shape small portions of the dough into long “snakes”. On a floured surface, cut the snakes into half-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in the gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the gnocchi have risen to the top; drain and serve with the porcini mushroom sauce and grated Parmesan.

Porcini Mushroom Sauce Ingredients: 50 g porcini mushrooms, (very finely chopped) 1 small shallot onion, (finely chopped) 1 clove garlic (minced) Large knob of butter 2 cups double cooking cream Salt and pepper to taste


Preparation: Melt the butter in a small saucepan and gently sauté the garlic and shallot until translucent. Add finely chopped mushroom and sauté for a few minutes more on a low heat. Add cream, season to taste and reduce to the desired consistency.

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Mood Swing

A Swingin’ Food Adventure in Heliopolis

Mood Swing restaurant will swing you into the right mood! Located in a huge vintage style villa beside two other restaurants, Mood Swing’s music and eccentric food will switch up your day with the daily live music schedule. Dishes have innovative combinations of ingredients if you like experimenting with new flavors. We went there on a Tuesday Classics Night, and tried out some of their unique signature dishes and drinks. Signatures dishes: The international cuisine and sushi menu has many unique signature items that are not available elsewhere, for example, Chicken Lollypops, Festival Salad, Cajun Pineapple Pasta, New York Chicken, Phosphorus Bomb, and for dessert, Swing Cake. Dishes sampled: We were welcomed with a shot of lemon, pineapple and strawberry juice. Then, we started off with the famous Mood Swing appetizer platter that included tender but crispy chicken crispers, round buttery twister potato patties, salted fried Kiri balls that explode in your mouth with surprise pieces of smoked turkey, and finally the golden calamari rings that weren’t chewy to the bite. The platter came with three dips of marinara, honeymustard and tartar sauce. Then came the Prune Chocolate Pasta, fettuccine pasta with creamy chocolate sauce, topped with walnuts, prunes and pieces of red chili. The sweetness of the chocolate was balanced out with the chili and seasoned with cinnamon and ginger for extra spiciness. This is not a dish for people with a low tolerance for bizarre mixtures!



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Next up we tried the Oreo & Walnut Chicken. We were surprised to find that the Oreo sauce wasn’t actually sweet at all, we could distinctly taste the Oreo flavor minus the sweetness and it all balanced out with the perfectly grilled chicken breasts. It came with a side of mashed potato and sweet corn on the cob. If you’re an adventurous foodie, then we highly recommend this dish. After that came the Mango Konafa Burger, our favorite dish so far, the meat was well seasoned and grilled to perfection, the konafa added a crispy, slightly sweet touch to the burger and we could faintly taste the mango sauce in the konafa, make sure to ask for the curly fries. To wash it all down we tasted the icy cold sweet popcorn and vanilla, and gum frappés, a must try. We were too full for dessert but it came anyway, so we tried the Summer Fruit Cake, which tasted as fresh as summer with a thin layer of sponge cake and raspberry mousse and sauce. We also gave the Hazelnut Cake a try, crunchy hazelnut pieces and chocolate cake drizzled with chocolate sauce, perfect note to end an adventurous meal.

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There are all kinds of hot and cold beverages on the menu, including soft drinks and fresh juices. Décor and ambience The décor is very elegantly golden classic and modern at the same time. A huge bubble chandelier hangs on top of the pit where live music is played and there are different musical instruments that emit soft light on the walls. There’s also a sushi bar and a VIP lounge as well as a quiet outdoor seating area and valet parking. Clientele mix: Not too busy on the weekdays. Perfect for families, a group of friends or date-night, just pick the right day where the music is soft. The live music schedule is posted on the Facebook page. Price range: Moderate upwards, but the music and ambience is worth it. 18 El Thawra St., Heliopolis 10:00 am to 1:30 am, live music starts at 9:00 pm 02 26901923

Other menu options that appealed: We kept the sushi menu for the next visit, in which we will try the Crab & Shrimp Salad, the Salmon Teryaki Platter, Rich Shrimp, Spider Maki and Hot Swing Lemon Maki.


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Chicken Lasagna Ingredients: • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, boiled and minced • 8 uncooked lasagna pasta • 1 cube chicken broth • ¼ cup water • 1 pack of creamy cheese • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese • 1 packet ready pasta sauce Method: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside Preheat oven to 175 degrees Dissolve the chicken broth cube in hot water in a saucepan Add creamy cheese and mozzarella cheese and mix Spread 1/3 of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Cover with the chicken and the cheese mixture, and top with 3 lasagna pasta; repeat. Top with remaining sauce, and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven until the cheese melts.


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An Easy Recipe for Men in the Kitchen!

Cooking is a task that is often stereotypically portrayed as a woman’s job. It has always been the woman’s role to do most of the cooking and make sure the family is well fed; however being able to cook is a fundamental skill that every man should have at least a basic grasp of. Sure you can eat take out, but you never quite know what kind of additives, oils, sweeteners or other unhealthy stuff might be going into your food. If you have serious fitness goals (which you should), then you need to be able to feed yourself. Traditionally men have always been involved in food preparation, from hunting to butchery as well as cooking and baking. While you shouldn’t expect to become a master in a short space of time, we have got this easy recipe for men who can’t cook.



Penne Arabiatta Ingredients:


• 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus an extra dash for cooking the pasta

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chili (optional) and garlic to the pan. After about a minute, add the basil leaves and gently wilt them in the flavored oil.

• 2 medium hot chilies, finely sliced (optional) • 2 garlic cloves, chopped • Handful basil leaves • 600 g canned chopped tomato • Salt, to taste • 400g penne pasta • Parmesan shavings (or similar vegetarian hard cheese), to serve.

Remove the garlic, basil and chili from the pan and set aside. Add the chopped tomatoes to the frying pan and cook for two minutes on a low heat . Put the garlic, basil and chili back in the pan with the tomatoes. Simmer for at least 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened a little. Add salt to taste. Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per the package instructions in large saucepan of boiling, salted water with a dash of olive oil. Drain the pasta and add the tomato sauce to it. Serve with shavings of Parmesan.

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Open Faced Omelette INGREDIENTS


6 eggs

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2 tablespoons milk

4 cherry tomatoes roasted 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4 teaspoons freshly grated black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces sausage,

2 green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)

1 bunch Mozzarella cubes

1/2 Cups fontina cheese, grated 4-5 basil leaves

2. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper and set aside. 3. At medium high, heat oil and add sausage and cook, breaking into smaller pieces with the back of a wooden spoon until cooked through. Add green onions, stir 20 seconds. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add Mozzarella cubes and cook, stirring until beginning to wilt. Add sausage mixture to pan and stir. Add eggs to sausage mixture and tilt pan to cover bottom with egg mixture and distribute ingredients evenly. Sprinkle basil over egg mixture and cover top of omelete with cheese. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until eggs are just set on the bottom. Transfer skillet to middle rack of the oven and broil until top is set, about 4-3 minutes. CAIROEASTMAG.COM

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november workshops general first aid and cpr with youmna khalil

this general awareness session on first aid emergencies will present most day to day medial emergencies a person can face at the office, house or in the streets.

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are you looking for an opportunity to start a new and rewarding career? or maybe you are just an individual who would like to help family or friends suffering from physical ailments or stress? this course consists of 12 training hours spread over 3 weeks. 7th - 28th november every wednesday and sunday 8pm - 10:30pm 3500le

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this is a fun and interactive workshop where you will be blending your own customized aromatherapy inhaler tube, roll-on and body oil, to take home with you. saturday 17th november 4-7pm / 550le

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1. Thursday 8 November: “Asia Madani” at 8:00 PM 2. Friday 9 November: “Omar & The Easter Power” at 08:00 PM 3. Saturday 10 November: “Doaa & Onsy” at 8:00 PM 4. Thursday 15 November: “ila Fairouz ” at 8:00 PM 5. Friday 16 November: “Noha Fekry Jazz Quartet” at 8:00 PM 6. Wednesday 21 November: “Divine symphony of sound and scents” at 8:00 PM 7. Friday 23 November: “Progressive Night: MEDIC & Paranoia” at 8:00 PM 8. Saturday 24 November: “Awtar Quartet: The Beatles for Strings” at 8:00 PM 9. Thursday 29 November: “Gypsy Jazz Project” at 8:00 PM



10. Friday 30 November: “Paranoid Eyes” at 08:00 PM Cinema El-Forn

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Darb 1718 in partnership with “MAD Solutions” hosts monthly film screenings. The films will be screened within the “Cinema El Forn” open air space in Darb 1718 and audience are to enjoy watching the film on our cozy bean bags seating. Sunday 11 November: “The Journey” Film screening at 8:00 PM Workshops

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WHAM Clinics is the place for health, beauty and aesthetic medicine. The highly professional medical team led by Consultant Dr. Wafaa Mehelba will help restore body, skin and mind wellness with a team of clinical nutritionists, cosmetic dermatologists and psychologists. Visiting plastic and bariatric surgeons are also available for consultations.

Dukes has relocated within Rehab city to a new location. Dukes continues to offer lucky customers with special delicious desserts, French bakery items and pastries in addition to catering all sorts of food and event styling for all occasions citywide.


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Calling all Gounies and football enthusiasts out there, El Gouna Football Club has opened its first Academy in Cairo, at The Field in Maadi. The school is owned and managed by football management Eleven11 and head coach AbdelRahman Tarek Yehia. With an exclusive in house coaching program, young talented, well-educated and passionate coaches are ready to engage with kids from 4 to 14 years old. Enjoy the one-week free trial for the real football experience and watch out for more branches across the city. Address: The Field – Victory Square, Maadi Training days: Thursdays and Saturdays 5.30 - 7 pm & Fridays 7.30 - 9 pm Tel: 0111 010 3501 Facebook & Instagram: @thejuniorgounies@gounafc Emma’s Academy - German Kids Camps and After School Activities

Located inside The Field, Emma’s Academy is a Germanspeaking center that provides a handful of extra-curricular activities, workshops and summer/winter camps, aiming at developing children to their full potential. Its programs, implemented by qualified native German teachers, include Arts, Sports, Storytelling and Music, catering for kids from 3 to 12 years old. You can apply for the after school program or take individual classes. The schedule is available through their social media pages. Address: The Field – Victory Square, Maadi



Source first started as platform for sharing beauty products, advice and tips by the founder. With an increasing audience and the ever growing need to find quality local beauty brands, Source turned its blog into a website where you can access amazing Egyptian beauty products. Your go-to reference for make-up, skin, hair and nails updates. www. Instagram: @source_beauty New Cairo Leyyah - Handcrafted Clay-Ware Leyyah’s collection of pottery home accessories are unique. Clayware is handcrafted in Cairo’s oldest pottery area by highly talented potters and skilled professional glazers, under the supervision and design of its founder. Leyyah is available at a select number of shops in town. Address: Eklego Downtown Katameya – New Cairo Tel: 0122 224 4049 Facebook & Instagram: @leyyahshop  








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Cairo East Magazine Nov 2018  
Cairo East Magazine Nov 2018