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Fairmont Nile City is situated on the banks of the Nile River of downtown Cairo. Cairo International airport is 23.5 km (14 miles) away from the Fairmont Nile City (30 minutes).
Exit airport and proceed on the road until the 6th of October Bridge (10 minutes from airport).
Take 6th of October Bridge, and take a right at the Zamalek and Beaulac extension until the Beaulac exit.
Once off the ramp, follow the river side on your left-hand side for about 2 minutes.
Fairmont Nile City is on your right-hand side.
On the banks of the famed Nile River, the city of Cairo—“The Triumphant” in Arabic—is the center of Egyptian culture and commerce. Here, civilizations have met for centuries, and Cairo today offers a rich diversity of contrasts. Modern architecture and ancient mosques. Urban sparkle and restful natural beauty. Business and leisure. And there’s no better way to experience the majesty of the city and its history than through the gracious hospitality of Fairmont Nile City, Cairo. Like the city itself, Fairmont Nile City offers a delightful series of contrasts. Equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveler, the hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings. With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, and views of the Pyramids in the distance, Cairo’s natural beauty and ancient history are always in sight.
Added to this panoply of wonders are special features such as culinary adventures at the city’s finest restaurants, a chance to bask in the sunshine or under the stars at our unique rooftop poolside sky bar, and truly indulgent, full-service treatments at our Willow Stream Spa—all ensuring that each and every visit to Fairmont Nile City, Cairo is certain to be an experience. Art Deco and contemporary design combine to provide timeless elegance and refinement, as reflected throughout our 566 guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms feature generous comfort and are complemented by stunning views of the city or the Nile River. Guest Room Fairmont Room With a view of authentic Cairo and fashioned with contemporary elegant Art Deco furnishings, the rooms are the ultimate in urban chic. All Fairmont Rooms feature fast internet access, interactive TV, rain showers, open bathroom concept with sliding shutters, complimentary coffee/tea and exclusive bathroom amenities by Miller Harris. Bed Type: King or double beds Size: 33 sq.m.
View: City View Deluxe Room With a view of the Nile River and fashioned with contemporary elegant Art Deco furnishings, the rooms are the ultimate in urban chic. Our Fairmont Deluxe Rooms feature fast internet access, interactive TV, rain showers, open bathroom concept with sliding shutters, complimentary coffee/tea and exclusive bathroom amenities by Miller Harris. Bed Type: King or double beds Size: 33 sq.m. View: Partial Nile River view Deluxe Nile Room With a stunning view of the Nile River and fashioned with contemporary elegant Art Deco furnishings, the rooms are the ultimate in urban chic. Our Deluxe Nile Rooms feature fast internet access, interactive TV, rain showers, open bathroom concept with sliding shutters, complimentary coffee/tea and exclusive bathroom amenities by Miller Harris. Bed Type: King or double beds Size: 33 sq.m. View: Nile River view Signature Room With a view of the Nile River and fashioned with contemporary elegant Art Deco furnishings, the rooms are the ultimate in urban chic. Our signature rooms are spacious, have their own private terrace and an equipped work area. All rooms feature high speed internet, interactive TV, rain showers, open bathroom concept with sliding shutters, complimentary coffee/tea and exclusive bathroom amenities by Miller Harris.
Bed Type: King or double beds Size: 56 sq.m. View: Nile River view Common Amenities All guest rooms at Fairmont Nile City offer the following amenities: •Wireless high-speed Internet access •Wireless high-speed Internet access •Interactive TV system with access to movies, games, music and videos •Air conditioning with digital climate control •In-room safe •100% Egyptian-cotton bedding •Fairmont bathrobes and slippers •Miller Harris of London luxury bathroom amenities •Refreshment center with a selection of premium food and beverage products •Tea and coffee making facilities •Hair dryer •International AC adapter •Multilingual publications and complimentary newspapers (national or local) available upon request •Rain shower •Floor to ceiling noise proof double glazed windows.
The Rate: 167 $ per person in deluxe double room based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of all service charge & taxes (rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 except xmas & new year and easter period) .. 208 $ per person in deluxe double room based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of all service charge & taxes (rate valid for xmas & new year and easter period) .. Note: Rate valiad for all markets except Middle East & Gulf for rate contact us. Rate valiad from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 Fairmont Nile City hotel cairo
The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.