I'm from Turkey and have been working in Cairo since the beginning of Sept. Next week I'll be in Turkey but I'll move to Rehab upon my return on 12nd Oct. . I'll like to meet you people there if you are available. Also' need to learn much about there. Is there any swimming pool around ?
1.small pool for the children 2.a bit bigger pool for children and adults (heated in the winter) 3.there is an olympic pool 4.there is a big private pool but only open for a few months in the summer and for this pool you need to pay extra.
You can enter the club with a membership 2100le/year and if you want to enter the private pool too you pay on top another 200le/year. You can also pay the private pool everytime you go and this will cost you 20le/time. If you don't want a membership you can pay per time and this is 20le during the week and 30le during the weekend but in this case you need to tell Mr. Akram in the meanoffice so he can registrate your name in the agenda of the security otherweis you will face problems with entering.
@ nmartin ; tnx for your respond @ charmer 72 ; thank you very much for your comprehensive information. It will for sure help a lot. I hope to enjoy it with all of you. Why don't we plan a gathering in Rehab with all people living there ?
Hi Natalie, I'll be there in two weeks. I'm from New Orleans. My husband is Egyptian and he's there getting our condo in Rehab prepared while I tie up loose ends in the states. Where are you guys from?
I understand that a group of expat women get together at a cafe in Rehab every Wednesday. I'm looking forward to meeting that group!
@ nmartin , I don't have a facebook acc. so could you pls advise where the restourant is exactly ? If I can arrange my time, I'd like to join. An other question : are the attendents only families or singles are also welcomed ?
Here is a list on info I've gathered with some neighbors on Rehab.
EL REHAB PRACTICAL INFORMATION Information collected from El Rehab residents. This is not an exhaustive list May 2010 ALCOHOL Drinkies - phone # 19330. There is a LE 150 minimum order for delivery to El Rehab. Alcohol is not available to be purchased in El Rehab. It can be ordered and delivered though
APPLIANCES (large) B. Tech - Mall 1 (washing machines, water filters) Sony/B. Tech souq, near Samir and Aly; sells televisions.
APPLIANCES (small) Radio Shack - souq/workshop area (electrical/computer/phone) Sanyo store Mall 2 (household appliances) Sony souq (Name unknown) Mall 2, upper level (large and small appliances)
BANKS/ATM Bank of Alexandria - stand alone ATM in souq/workshop CIB - near Food Court (has two ATMs) HSBC (ATM only) - outside Metro Market Mall 2 National Bank of Egypt - between CIB & British School National Society General Bank (NSGB) - bank area, between CIB & British School - phone # 19700 Arab-African bank - Next to NSGB - If you want to send money using WESTERN UNION, they provide the service
BUS (internal minibuses and external bus) Buses come roughly every 20 to 30 minutes. Like most of the things in Egypt, there are no exact schedules. A ride in Rehab costs 50 piasters (LE0.50). There are five bus routes within Rehab. All buses end at the bus station behind Gate 13 (there you can transfer to buses within Rehab or catch a larger bus to Nasr City or Heliopolis). The bus to Heliopolis ends at the Saray El Kobba Metro stop where you can pick up the Metro line to downtown. The bus to Nasr City takes you by City Stars Mall. Bus rides outside of Rehab cost 2 pounds and 25 piasters (LE2.25).
Bus Route #1 Phase 1 (Group 1 to 17) - Bus Station - Omar Ibn Khattab Street (runs from the south side of the Club to Gate 13) - Central Rehab - Mosque - Mall 1- Taha Hussein Street (runs from British School to Gate 5) - Groups 6 to 13 - Gate 5 - Group 1 to 5 Rehab Club - Central Rehab - Omar Ibn Khattab Street (runs from the south side of the Club to Gate 13) - Bus Station Bus Route #2 Bus Station - Future School - Friends of Abu Bakr Street (runs from SW corner of Club to Gate 9) - Group 27 to 32 - Food Court - Gate 6 - U Turn - Future School - Mall 2 - Bus Station Bus Route #3 Phase 3 (Group 44 - 65) - Bus Station - Group 46 - Talat Mustafa Street (main street between Mall 1 and Mall 2) - Group 51 - Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Group 48 Group 43 - Bus Station Bus Route #4 Bus Station - Group 66 - Sayed Zaghloul Street - Group 71 - Group 79 - Group 82 - U Turn Talat Mostafa Street (main street between Mall 1 and Mall 2) - French School - Bus Station Bus Route #5 Bus Station - French School - Talat Mustafa Street (main street between Mall 1 and Mall 2) - Group 94 to 100 - U Turn - Mustafa Street (main street between Mall 1 and Mall 2) - French School - Bus Station
BUTCHER & POULTRY El Leheimy (probably the cleanest butcher; they speak English)- souq phone # 16618 Mister Meat souq/workshop Poultry (name unknown) souq/workshop, next to Party Service phone # 26923808, delivery Koki chicken - souq Meatello- souq phone # 26076166 Pork products: You cannot buy pork products in Rehab; however, you can order them from the German Butcher in Maadi. His website is: http://www.germanbutcher.net/ (N.B the German butcher has had no pork as of April 2010 and it seems unlikely he will have any in the near future, though this may change)
CHURCH Coptic Church, near - By Gate 13 Several other church denominations in Heliopolis, next door
CLOTHES There are various clothing stores in both malls and a few stores in the souq Mix and Match - Mall 2 - Has larger sizes Levis - Mall 2
COFFEEHOUSES Cappuccino Cafι - souq/workshop Cilantros - food court Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - ground floor Mall 2 Costa Coffee - food court Ben Coffee (sells fresh coffee beans by kilo) souq between Neama Salon and Extra Fresh- 2692 0294
COMPUTER SERVICE World Trade Stores - souq/workshop
DENTIST Dr. Hosam - 012-564-8884 Located in the Medical Center in the same block where you find the banks. He is very professional, kind, patient, and speaks good English. The clinic is very clean and have the most advanced equipment that is needed for this profession: x-rays, scanning, etc. DRY CLEANING/IRONING Make sure you get/ask for a recipe or price menu from any dry cleaner. The price per item should be around 3 pounds (LE3). Nour El Islam - souq/workshop area - phone # 26071978, 0106589868 (will pickup and deliver); limited English but understands Rehab addresses Sheraton Dry Cleaner - souq- phone # 2607 9611
FEDEX (courier service) In souq/workshop area
Note that it is cheaper to use Fedex via AUC as you get a discount. It is done through the AUC Mail Services, Campus Center. Also, the AUC Faculty Services Office organizes a Fedex mail pouch twice a month to the States. Announcements are sent by email to the faculty prior each pouch.
FISH & SEAFOOD Estacoza Fish souq Pearl and Shells Fish Market souq next to Future Satellite Crab House souq - # 2607 -2631 Besides the supermarkets in the Malls, there are fish/seafood places in the souq/workshop area FLOWERS / Plants Family Flowers - ground floor Mall 2, and next to Post Office at Gate 5
FRUIT & VEGETABLE There are fruit and vegetable sellers on virtually every street in souq/workshop area Fargale Fruits - souq/workshop - phone # 26072461, 0129720750 - they speak English and will deliver. However, youll get the foreign price will deliver; good spoken English Rehana souq/workshop Al Hoseny souq- phone # 2607 7276
FURNITURE & LIGHTING Bright Way Lighting - souq/workshop Living Room - souq/workshop Modern Ferforce souq/workshop Teleb Furniture souq/workshop phone # 26072606, ready made or made to order furniture; basic English
GAS CYLINDER (butagaz) Mr. Emad (El Rehab employee) - phone # 0125557501, is responsible for distributing the gas cylinders in El Rehab City. You may also order butagaz bottles through the El Rehab phone directory (19365).
GROCERY STORES All grocery stores deliver. You can either call and give an order over the phone or ask that your food is delivered when you are checking out of the store. Best Buy Supermarket - souq - phone # 26077738/workshop El Mahmal Supermarket (cheapest grocery store in Rehab), basement level Mall 1 Gourmet Egypt phone # 19339 www.gourmetegypt.com, based in Maadi but will deliver to El Rehab, no minimum order, but LE 5 delivery charge Grand Market (carries good quality produce) - souq /workshop area- phone # 2607 2605 Al Hoseny Supermarket (carries good quality produce) - souq - phone # 2607 3430 Metro Market basement level Mall 2 - phone # 19619
HAIRDRESSER Dream Salon (Men's hair salon) - souq/workshop Shaz (Womens hair) British woman works out of her home. Cell # 016-240-9410 JOE (Womens hair salon) Mall #2 his contacts: 016-377-8486 & 012-281-376. Hes a Lebanese man, trained in France; he speaks English. He is excellent, but be aware that he usually wants to impose what he thinks is good for your hair. Just be firm about what exactly you want and he will do an excellent job.
HARDWARE 4 Home - souq/ workshop area - phone # 0127438687; Imad who runs the place speaks English and will help with all sorts of hardware stuff. If he doesn't have it, he will tell you where to find it.
HEALTH FOOD Health Shop - souq /workshop - teas, honey, ginseng, spirulina, some organic items
HOMEWARES etc. Akacia - souq/workshop - home decor shop (pottery, artwork, Muski glass, locally made household decorations and gifts) - phone # 0124642602 CMB - souq/workshop - ceramic tiles, small tools, some power tools Egypt Secrets - souq /workshop - objects dart Party Service - souq/workshop - party supply, disposable plates, cups, etc. Treya - souq/workshop, next to Fargale Fruits - plastic wares, cookware, small kitchen appliances, brooms, patio furniture (everything)
MALLS Mall 1 - north-east of souq/workshop (Gate 6) Mall 2 - south-east of Entertainment area (Gate 13)
MEDICAL CENTERS Medical Center 1 next to Mall 1 Medical Coumpound Several specialists - dentist, pediatrician, gynecologist, ENT, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, physiotherapist, blood labs, etc.
MINI MARTS Quick Foods - (sells many western food products) front of food court Speed Market - souq/workshop Uno Market - souq/workshop
MISCELLANEOUS (souq/workshop) Newspaper Delivery- Lady Bird Bookstore souq. They have a range of Arabic newspapers and a few English papers include the International Herald Tribune. DVD Rental- RMC- Mall 1- phone # 2607 4663 Fundays Toy Store souq, near Samir and Aly Tailor - Habiba Scarf - Mall 1, 3rd floor. Ribbons/wool/sewing notions Nuts and seeds by the kilo Air conditioners & fans Fish monger Paint supply Lighting Filomar Silver Mall 2 behind the Coffee Bean and under the stairs. If you mention that you are from AUC, you might get a discount.
MOBILE PHONE Central Bashar - souq/workshop Etisalat - 1st floor Mall 2 i2 - Nokia phones Mobile Shop - souq/ workshop area - sells phone and accessories and recharge cards Mobinil Ring - souq/workshop Phono Center - souq/workshop - all companies serviced Smart Shop - souq/workshop Vodafone Al Rehab Tec - Ground floor Mall 2
MOVIE THEATER Mall 1, Ground floor; occasional English language movies - phone # 26076414
NET CAFES Mall 2 - One on ground floor and one on 1st floor Mall 1 - many available on every level; often full with boys gaming online Souq/workshop - many ONLINE RECOURSES Online Directory of Rehab - http://www.rehaby.net the website is in Arabic only. However, you can translate the page through Google Translate. They have good interactive maps of the malls and souq, as well as information about events. Online food ordering service - http://www.otlob.com. Lists all the restaurants that deliver in Cairo by neighborhood. Website is in English and Arabic. You subscribe to the site, enter your address, and then you dont need to do it again. Just enter your email and password and order. Yallabina - http://www.yallabina.com - gives information about various entertainment events in Cairo. El Rehab City Facebook Page fans post comments about various events and happenings in Rehab. People post in Arabic and English.
PET STORE Pets Worled (sic!) - souq/workshop - sells fish, birds, cats and pet accessories Owner: Amr, phones: 2607.8777 and 011-4008777. They also have a GROOMER.
PHARMACIES All pharmacies deliver and most have English speakers answering the phone El Ezzaby (24-hour delivery) one of the safest pharmacy chains to buy Rx drugs. Ground floor Mall 1- phone # 19600. Rania Pharmacy (24-hour delivery) - souq - phone # 19161 Seif behind CIB - phone # 19199 Medical clinic, next to Mall 1 Pharmacy - Ground level, Mall 2, inside the main door on the right El-Rehab - phone #19244 (For those living in Group 92 Building 5 is very convenient, this pharmacy is located in the Club premises near to the main entrance. The name of the doctor during the evenings is Mena, her English is excellent, and they deliver in less than 5 minutes)
PHONE DIRECTORY of EL REHAB The phone number is 19365 (normal local phone). They have an English speaking service. You can obtain phone numbers by name of user or for branches, or for certain facilities or shops. Other services include information on opening hours of certain places or movie times. You can also order butagaz bottles through this service. There is also an online directory of Rehab (Arabic only) at http://www.rehaby.net
POST OFFICE Gate 5, east block from City Hall. Its tucked away a bit, just follow the path from the mail box around the building.
RESTAURANTS & FAST FOOD CHAINS (many of them do home delivery) Abou Shakra (roasted meats) souq/workshop area phone # 19090 Al Shabrawy souq/workshop phone # 26072182 Arabiata - food court Beyrouth - ground floor Mall 2 - phone # 010-0525577 Chicken Bahy - souq/workshop Chicken Tikka - food court - phone # 19099 Cinnabon - food court - phone # 25222221 El Haty (Egyptian) - souq- phone # 26075663 El-Shabrawy (Middle Eastern) - food court - phone # 16919 Far East (Pan Asian) - souq - phone # 26926919 Hardees - food court Jounieh (Middle Eastern) - food court - phone # 26923701 KFC - food court - phone # 19019 Koshary - souq/workshop La Reve (steak house) - food court Los Gauchos (steak house) - food court - phone # 26071964/5 Maison Thomas pizza (no ham/pork) - basement level Mall 1 - phone # 26925355/66 Manoucheh ground floor Mall 2 - phone # 26923969 McDonalds - food court - phone # 19991 Momen - souq/workshop - phone # 16600 Papa Johns Pizza - food court - phone # 19277 Pizza Cyrille - souq/workshop - phone # 26923828 Pizza Hut - food court - phone # 19000 Teriyaki Experience food cour Tom Yum Seafood - souq/workshop Tota (Western International) souq phone # 26927675. Tota has a womens only coffee hour on Wednesday mornings from 10am -1 pm. Great way to meet other women in Rehab.
SATELLlTE TV SERVICE & TV REPAIR Future Satellite - souq/workshop, near Bank of Alexandria's ATM John, phone # 26071550, 0103059383; good English TV repair (name unknown) - souq/workshop
SCHOOLS The British School Al Rehab - school[at]tbs-cairo.com The International French School - LEcole de lAvenir - ecole[at]futuresnet.net The German Language School (Deutsche Schule Futures)
SPORTING CLUB El Rehab Sporting Club - phone # 2607-0557 - wide range of sports activities, including a gym and an Olympic heated swimming pool. It is accessible to El Rehab residents only with a membership. You must get a letter from the AUC Housing Office (tel. 2615-4156/57) confirming your address in El Rehab, and bring it to the club when you register.
STATIONARY Samir & Aly (similar to Staples in the U.S.) - souq - phone # 2692 6553 Aeropol souq/workshop sells HP printer ink Al-Ritag Mall 2 Auasis Library souq/workshop Mr. Mohammed Saed phone # 010.4691135, 016.5001202 Bernasos souq/workshop phone # 19185; www.bernasos.com
TAXI CONTACTS AUC El Rehab residents have been recommending the five taxi drivers below. For traveling within El-Rehab, they more or less charge between LE 5 - 7. It is best to call a taxi in advance - 30 minutes for private drivers. Mr. Emad - phone # 010 723 4383- Excellent English and very reliable. Will help with shopping and translating upon request. Mohamed Taxi 010-3797670. According to a resident, he usually comes within 10 minutes of your call, and charges LE15 from El Rehab to the AUC New Campus (at the time of writing). Mr. Khalid - phone # 011-847-0348 - fairly reliable Mr. Ahmed - (Khattabs brother) His English is better than Khattabs, 016-721-0555 Mr. Sayed - phone # 010-231-6549 It is best to call taxi companies at least 2 hours in advance: Limousine "City": 2607-9175City Cab (must make a reservation in advance) - phone # 16516 Limousine "City": 010-103 4373Cairo Cab (must make a reservation in advance) phone # 19155 Limousine "El-Rehab": 010-676 5882 Taxi "El-Rehab": 010-684 9316
WATER Nestle - souq/workshop - sells dispensers and large bottles to fit - phone # 19800 CWAY - cheaper than Nestle - delivers large bottles - phone # 24019696 METRO Supermarket they deliver. Also sells Nestle and other brands of water.
* USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBER 16182 For Security, Traffic and Fire Fighting 122 Ambulance 140 Directory 112 Police
Wow Nmartin, this is great ! Very useful. Million thanks. I've got a problem with my storage door that was locked by accident and I don't know how to open it because there's no key. Is there like "Lock Smith" somewhere ? I know that you've talked about ladies cofee morning at Tota Resto. I'll try to come on next wednesday. Thanks again. Cheers.
@ nmartin : you are unbelieveable ! A very comprehensive guide for us. Thank you ! Although I've been writing to this forum maybe for te last 3 weeks, I couldn't find time to join any meetings. I'm usually available after 19:00 during the week days and Friday at the week end. If there is anybody available for the matching times, I'd be glad to have a cup of coffee together