Mido’s hunger for knowledge (and food) has no boundaries. He is always immersing himself in the latest food-related reads, events and cooking classes, which eventually led him to start a dedicated food blog famously known as ‘Mido Eats.’
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Proudly established in 2003 by Insight Publishing House Ltd. UK, the dynamic Best of Cairo team has been working day and night to represent, in print form, a true Cairene perspective on everything the city has to offer. Now we’re also just a click away with great ideas for places to go, things to do and where to shop in the evergrowing capital.
Offering useful recommendation on accommodation options, travel information and an extensive list of sights and contributors, our website caters to locals and tourists looking to enjoy a satisfying stay in the centre as well as a short getaway outside the city.
We also cater to those with an insatiable penchant for adventure, always seeking new things to do and high-rated spots to explore. If you cannot decide where to go, take a look at our reviews, ratings and recommendations; and our meticulous evaluations will surely guide you to your ideal location.Watch Our Story
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Why Choose Us?
We care what you think and want you to be part of our BOC family by contributing and sharing your own Cairo experience. Check out our user reviews or become a reviewer and earn points to win vouchers and free dinners! You can learn more about how to become a reviewer, our reviewer badges - and much more - by taking a look at our FAQ page.
Who Is Oli?
Oli is our opinionated owl, who stops at nothing when it comes to giving his brutally honest opinion. Be it good or bad, Oli will put it out there for you.
Oli goes around town to explore Cairo’s destinations and places his own rating stars, leaving a sticker saying “Oli was here”, accentuating that his reviews and opinions are firsthand and unaffected.
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Simply the best guide to the city’s hangouts.
Find solace in the glamour of Cairo through our numerous listings of the best hangouts in the city
Melisse and Shahan are our go-to foodies when we’re looking to try something a little eccentric. Shahan (an Armenian from Egypt) married Melisse (an Armenian from Turkey) and formed a duo with a thirst for beauty, quality and good taste. They thrive to introduce their followers to palatable adventures you never knew existed, right here in Egypt!
After joining the Culinary Arts Training Program and making her way to becoming a certified professional chef alongside her PR career, Naira’s Instagram ‘Taste and Tell’ got viral. Now you can see her hosting online cooking shows and participating in major series such as ‘The Taste.’
If he ain’t there - it ain’t happening! Peter loves to try everything and to be everywhere. He never experiences FOMO (fear of missing out) - simply because he never misses out on a chance to party all night and all day. Sleep is not in his books (although once a week he might remember to shut an eye - just to be able to party all over again).
Ahmed is an award-winning photographer who has always been by our side whenever we needed him. As an internationally recognised artist, his masterpieces have been displayed in numerous galleries across the globe – from South Korea, Japan and china, all the way to Italy, Germany, and Kuwait. Some of his picturesque generic shots of Cairo and mouthwatering food pictures adorn our Best of Cairo home page and sections.
Coming from Istanbul, Turkey, Eylül married into the Cairene life two years ago and is gladly sharing with us her experiences in the city as a former tourist and a current expat. Her efforts and meticulous checking and re-checking has kept her awake nights to ensure you are never lost looking for a worthy place to go to in Cairo.
Eman is the face of Best of Cairo and Insight Magazine. Her outgoing personality, quirky-chic fashion and exceptional makeup skills are what she’s best known for.
Menna is an enthusiastic and cheerful soul who tries to carry on with life at its fullest and never miss anything. She’s otherwise known as the Diva.
Myrna is a life lover, a reader, a traveler (at least this is what she likes to call herself), and the kind of person who sings and dances in the car like crazy. She’s our former undercover sheriff who made sure everything was going according to plan. Without her hard work - we may have seen the light a lot later than this!
Sandra wakes up every morning excited to fight with her little monkey girl to begin her working day as a Data Collector – but only after enjoying her yummy breakfast.
Aya specialises in graphic design, specifically book illustrations and advertisements. She has a strong passion for painting abstract art, believing that every individual should curate an artistic version of their life with their favourite colour palette. She enjoys shopping and food – namely family-sized pizzas.
With a BA in English Literature, Mayar manages the editorial departments at Best of Cairo and Insight Magazine. Aside from being a finicky critic and a mother to a cat, her favourite part of socialising is cancelling plans to stay in bed with her Kindle and fur baby.
Dalia is an energetic Senior Graphic Designer holding a Mass Communications BA with focus on PR and Advertising. She loves the colour black, and shopping is her thing. Her dedication to her career in graphic design is impressively undeterred by our constant pressure to hire her as our fashion model.
Boasting a BA in IMC from AUC, double majoring in journalism and advertising and minoring in psychology, Nina is the Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian major web portals and publications, Best of Cairo and Insight Magazine. Although her deep kindness and compassion for animals render her most prominent feature, it’s not uncommon to see her unleash her wrath over an oxford comma or a typo.
Nancy is a civil and architectural engineer with an eye for detail and zero tolerance for mistakes. As the Managing Director that keeps Best of Cairo and Insight Magazine on their feet, her high standards can sometimes leave her frustrated. But, it is those expectations that have given our company the needed push to boast high calibre.
Noor Wahid, is more than just our graphic designer. Noor handles and liaisons between the nerds, the OCDs and the fun-lovers. With a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Al Ahram Canadian University, majoring in Radio and TV and Graphics, Noor designs and makes videos among her other talents. Her creativity and wide imagination make her excel in her artistic path.
Menna is our editor, she reviews outlets in person and attends events on behalf of BOC. She got her degree in Communication and Mass Media from The British University in Egypt, majoring in Integrated Marketing, Communication and Advertising. Writing is her hobby since she was young, so that's why she shifted from being a marketeer to an avid editor.