Mohandiseen is an upper-middle class to high-class area of west Cairo. It is mainly a good area for good restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and accommodation. Gamet el-Dewal al-Arabia Street is a main avenue for shops, restaurants, and modern coffee shops. Gamet el-Dewal runs from Sphinx Square (by 26th of July, close to Zamalek) at the northeast end, to Al-Nasr Square and the area near the Shooting Club. There are a few embassies located near Al-Nasr Square, including the embassies of Malaysia, Bahrain, and Qatar.
The main areas in Dokki, include around Amman Square near the Shooting Club, as well as along Tahrir Street, and Cilantro's is located at Mesaha Square. Cairo University, the Giza Zoological Garden, and the Orman Botanical Garden are located just to the south of Dokki. Numerous embassies are located in Dokki, including the embassies of Russia, Syria, Jordan, and Pakistan.
Dokki is accessible via the Cairo Metro, with a stop on Tahrir Street. The Dokki station is located two stops on the Giza-Shubra line from the Sadat station at Midan Tahrir. The Cairo Metro does not serve the Mohandiseen area, though there are plans to build a new Metro line that would serve Mohandiseen sometime in the future.
Best Buy - Apple Center, 7 Thawra Square (Midan Thawra), Mohandiseen (pronounced 'Sawra'), ☎ 202 37628391, . Not the same as Best Buy in the United States, but this is a good place to go Apple products, as well as service and technical support.
Stiletto Lounge, near Galae sq. This nightclub is located right on the river side opposite to the Sheraton hotel (which it is part of). Rich Cairese and only few expats and tourists dance to house tunes. Drinks are pricey (50 EGP for a beer, 70 for a longdrink), very friendly staff. They aren't tight about the notorious "couples only"- rule.
King Hotel, 20, Abdel Rehim Sabri Str, Dokki, . A well run hotel, in a quiet neighboorhood. Good value. Wifi is free and connection is fast and stable. Breakfast is good. Inside restaurant and rooftop bar, serve good food food, but a little pricey. Single/double 35US$/45US$ (jan 2009).
Superlux apartment, Damascus Street, Mohandiseen, ☎ +2 0123102440 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Large furnished 3 bedroomed apartment available to rent by the day on a quiet residential street in a wealthy and safe area. Opulently furnished, wifi internet, full kitchen, washing machine etc. A nice alternative to Cairo's hotels, near lots of restaurants and shops, but away from the tourists.$50-$100 per night.
Pyramisa Suites Hotel & Casino Cairo, 60 Giza Street, Dokki, ☎ +202 3336 7000, . A 5 star hotel over looking the Nile, boasting big, elegant rooms and high quality restaurants.
Safir Hotel Cairo, El Mesaha Square, Dokki, ☎ +202 748-2424, . Well decorated large rooms.
Sheraton Cairo, Galae Square, Dokki (located along the Nile), ☎ (20)(2) 33369800, . checkin: Noon; checkout: Noon. Well run by friendly staff, the rooms are clean but a bit run down, with rust stains in the bathroom ceilings. Hosting a nice pool and bar, as well as a number of on site places to grab a bite. Located just on the Giza side of the Nile, between downtown and the Great Pyramids.US$160-220.