Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau,

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Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau,

Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau,
25/10/2020
 
Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau, giving visitors a unique view of the plateau’s nine royal tombs.

 

The restaurant, named 9 Pyramids Lounge, is built on a total area of 1,341 square metres with indoor and outdoor seating, with a private parking lot nearby, according to a joint statement by the plateau’s main developer, Orascom Pyramids Entertainment, and the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism.

The lounge was inaugurated during an event attended by Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany, chairman and CEO of Orascom Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Pyramids Entertainment Ashraf Halim, and others.

 


The attendees also witnessed the trial operation of an environmentally-friendly electric bus in the area, which runs from the visitor centre station to Panorama One Station, reaching Menkaure, Khufu and Khafre stations and ending its route at Sphinx Station.

Al-Anany said that the buses will be the only means of transportation at the site, and that other vehicles will be banned from entering the premises.

“This measure to protect the monuments will be implemented before mid-2021,” he said, highlighting other restrictions made to preserve the site, including allowing food and beverage in specified areas only.

He stressed that Egypt is keen on developing its touristic and archaeological infrastructure, which should positively impact the tourist influx into the country.

“The completion of this development project, the increase in the capacity of Sphinx International Airport, and the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) next year will change the tourism map of Cairo,” the minister said.

Sawiris said that the main objective of the project is to upgrade the services provided to visitors so as to live up to the “greatness of Egyptian civilisation and the magnificence of this historical site.”

 
Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau, giving visitors a unique view of the plateau’s nine royal tombs.

 

The restaurant, named 9 Pyramids Lounge, is built on a total area of 1,341 square metres with indoor and outdoor seating, with a private parking lot nearby, according to a joint statement by the plateau’s main developer, Orascom Pyramids Entertainment, and the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism.

The lounge was inaugurated during an event attended by Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany, chairman and CEO of Orascom Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Pyramids Entertainment Ashraf Halim, and others.

 


The attendees also witnessed the trial operation of an environmentally-friendly electric bus in the area, which runs from the visitor centre station to Panorama One Station, reaching Menkaure, Khufu and Khafre stations and ending its route at Sphinx Station.

Al-Anany said that the buses will be the only means of transportation at the site, and that other vehicles will be banned from entering the premises.

“This measure to protect the monuments will be implemented before mid-2021,” he said, highlighting other restrictions made to preserve the site, including allowing food and beverage in specified areas only.

He stressed that Egypt is keen on developing its touristic and archaeological infrastructure, which should positively impact the tourist influx into the country.

“The completion of this development project, the increase in the capacity of Sphinx International Airport, and the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) next year will change the tourism map of Cairo,” the minister said.

Sawiris said that the main objective of the project is to upgrade the services provided to visitors so as to live up to the “greatness of Egyptian civilisation and the magnificence of this historical site.”

Egypt opened its first-ever restaurant and lounge in Giza’s pyramid plateau, giving visitors a unique view of the plateau’s nine royal tombs.

 

The restaurant, named 9 Pyramids Lounge, is built on a total area of 1,341 square metres with indoor and outdoor seating, with a private parking lot nearby, according to a joint statement by the plateau’s main developer, Orascom Pyramids Entertainment, and the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism.

The lounge was inaugurated during an event attended by Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany, chairman and CEO of Orascom Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Pyramids Entertainment Ashraf Halim, and others.

 


The attendees also witnessed the trial operation of an environmentally-friendly electric bus in the area, which runs from the visitor centre station to Panorama One Station, reaching Menkaure, Khufu and Khafre stations and ending its route at Sphinx Station.

Al-Anany said that the buses will be the only means of transportation at the site, and that other vehicles will be banned from entering the premises.

“This measure to protect the monuments will be implemented before mid-2021,” he said, highlighting other restrictions made to preserve the site, including allowing food and beverage in specified areas only.

He stressed that Egypt is keen on developing its touristic and archaeological infrastructure, which should positively impact the tourist influx into the country.

“The completion of this development project, the increase in the capacity of Sphinx International Airport, and the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) next year will change the tourism map of Cairo,” the minister said.

Sawiris said that the main objective of the project is to upgrade the services provided to visitors so as to live up to the “greatness of Egyptian civilisation and the magnificence of this historical site.”