Best Kept Secrets of Cairo

It would be a surprise for you if you came across an ice rink in Cairo. I know. It was quite a surprise when I went to Family Land for the first time. I was really surprised when I saw the ice rink. I asked Mum, ‘Is that seriously an ice rink? It is too hot here!’


On November 7th, I went ice skating with some friends and my sister. As you should know, if it is not freezing the ice will melt. Outside it was warm, but inside it was really cold. 

I am learning how to skate.  A man who helped people came to help us if we needed it when we were there. They gave a bit of a lesson and had this kind of improvised walking chair thing to help you learn. 

Why don’t you try?

How much money? ½ hour is 30 LE, 1 hour is 50 LE, for skate hire and rink use.

Phone 011 50339955

At Family Land, Corniche Side of Maadi, (near to the Military Hospital)

Downstairs and to the left of the cinema,

Ahmed Bahgat Street 

(For the quickest directions, look Family Land up on Google Maps)

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  • November 2017

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