Egypt launches first-ever tourist restaurant at Giza pyramids: In photos

Egypt launches its first touristic restaurant and lounge at the Giza Pyramids plateau giving visitors a unique view of the plateau’s nine royal tombs.

Named 9 Pyramids Lounge, the restaurant is established  on a total area of 1,341 square metres with indoor and outdoor seating along with a private parking lot nearby. The restaurant is built in a subtle wooden setting, with pillows scattered on the ground to emulate the Bedouin style.

People enjoy and take souvenir pictures in front of the Great Pyramids during the opening of a new restaurant called “9 Pyramids Lounge” by Orascom Pyramids Entertainment (OPE) in Giza, Egypt October 20, 2020. REUTERS

The lounge was inaugurated during an event attended by Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anany, chairman and CEO of Orascom Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Pyramids Entertainment Ashraf Halim, and others.

Egyptian waiters and employees take their positions during the opening of a new restaurant called “9 Pyramids Lounge” by Orascom Pyramids Entertainment (OPE), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt October 20, 2020. REUTERS

The project is  a fruitful joint cooperation between the Supreme Council and Antiquities and Egypt’s Orascom Pyramids Entrainment (OPT), which is a subsidiary of the Orascom Investment Holding (OIH) group.

Naguib Sawiris, Chairman and CEO of OIH, said his group’s main objective is upgrading services provided to the visitors of the pyramids while preserving the area from all forms of pollution as well as creating a fascinating experience for its visitors.

He revealed that two more restaurants and a cafe will be launched in early 2021 in an old building located on the northwestern side overlooking the three pyramids.

n Egyptian music band play in front of the Great Pyramids during the opening of a new restaurant called “9 Pyramids Lounge” by Orascom Pyramids Entertainment (OPE), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt October 20, 2020. REUTERS