Dinner with a view? It doesn’t get more spectacular than the newly unveiled 9 Pyramids Lounge at the historic Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx site close to Cairo, Egypt.
To combat the fall in tourist revenue since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, Egypt has launched a massive restaurant complex with stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, and a fleet of 30 electric buses that will ferry tourists from the city to the site.
The new 9 Pyramids Lounge sits on a 14,434-square-foot plot of land with views of the Unesco World Heritage site. The restaurant is open-aired and covered, with the country’s warm climate making for comfortable outdoor evening dining. Guests will be able to choose between sitting on chairs or on the floor, Bedouin style.
An easier experience for tourists
Pointing to a traditional lack of services at the country’s outstanding tourism sites, the country’s secretary-general of the supreme council of antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, claims that the restaurant facility will be there to ensure a safer, easier and more reassuring experience for the thousands of tourists due to visit the site daily once tourism returns to normal.
It is part of a countrywide overhaul of tourist services, which have traditionally relied on the piecemeal provision of local vendors. A state-of-the-art museum is also planned for the site and will be called The Grand Egyptian Museum.