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The Lantern

Location: Al Rawda Al Sharifa st. opposite to Lotus Hotel

Cuisine: International

One of the most popular restaurants in Luxor, The Lantern is highly recommended by many visitors and locals as well. The restaurant serves well-prepared meals for average prices and in a very pleasant ambiance. The staff is very welcoming and efficient. The owner, Debbie can be spotted most of the time between the tables making sure that everything is going well.

Cleanliness is a priority at The Lantern as vegetables are washed using filtered water. The décor may not be very posh but the dark green colored walls with the decent black and white fabrics and the hanging chandeliers will give you a sense of class.

Although the banner states that it is an “English Restaurant”, Egyptian and European dishes are available. Tomato soup and cauliflower soup with stilton are great for a starter. Buttered chicken, lamb curry, shrimps, goulash and tagines are all phenomenal. For dessert, Om Ali and lemon meringue pie are lovely choices.

1886 Restaurant

Location: Nile Corniche, inside Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel

Cuisine: French

Experience the old fashioned elegance at the dinner only 1886 Restaurant. A La Carte menu with a great selection of wine and gourmet food is served in a candlelit setting with surrounding glided mirrors and a guitarist playing in the background.

A wide selection of soups, starters and desserts is available. Seafood and steak are highly recommended for main course.  Make sure to have your coffee on the terrace while watching sunset.

1886 is a little bit overpriced however. The restaurant is opened between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dress code is smart for both ladies and gentlemen and reservation is required.

Al Sahaby Lane (or Haret Al Sahaby)

Location: Karnak Temple st. Inside Nefertiti Hotel

Cuisine: Oriental

The best outdoor restaurant in Luxor! Al Sahaby Lane is simply a must try. The location and the view are absolutely stunning. The terrace overlooks Luxor Temple and the Alley of Sphinxes from one side and the Nile from another; a great place to enjoy the cool breeze and watch the amazing attractions of Luxor.

Al Sahaby Lane offers high quality food in very generous portions for good prices. Hummus and Baba Ghanoug is a great starter and lentil soup with lemon is hard to resist. Camel meat, fetteer (or Egyptian pie), chicken shawerma, fatta, stuffed pigeons and mixed BBQ are all Egyptian traditional specialties which we highly recommend. Many vegetarian options and Italian dishes are available as well. Finish your meal with a refreshing Oreo milkshake.

 The owner and the staff are super friendly and helpful. You should be warned that Alcohol is neither served nor allowed to bring into the place.


Location: Al Rawda Al Sharifa st.

Cuisine: English, Egyptian and International

Snobs Restaurant is one of the hidden gems of Luxor. The décor at Snobs is sophisticated Art Deco that will take you back to the 1920s. Hot towels are brought to you once you reach your table as refreshment. A very warm welcome and an attentive service are guaranteed.

The menu at Snobs is extended and the food is freshly cooked. Don’t miss “Snobs Grand Mezzes” for the table. The steak at Snobs is simply the best in town. Many vegetarian options are available as well.

Sofra Restaurant & Café

Location: Mohamed Farid st.

Cuisine: Egyptian

Sofra (means dining table in Arabic) is an old Egyptian house with a very oriental décor; copper lamps, mirrors and antiques all over the place.

The extended menu thoroughly explains the components of each dish. Both hot and cold mezzes are tasty and very reasonably priced. Ducks, fatta, stuffed pigeons, kebab and tagines are all recommended for main course. Vegetarian options and desserts are very limited however.

Finish off your meal with a traditional Egyptian drink; such as spiced coffee, tea with fresh mint or krakade or enjoy shisha in the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere on the roof. Alcohol is not served or allowed to bring into Sofra. 

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2:37 p.m. 09.03.16

Egypt is a nation of myth and legend; of spots that exist in the aggregate creative abilities of the world and that appear to be difficult to involve space in this present reality. Yet they do, and maybe the most noteworthy of Egypt's antiquated landmarks is the Valley of the Kings. No, you won't discover pyramids here or sumptuous sanctuaries or anything over the ground, with the exception of hills of sand. That was the point however, to cover and protect keeping in mind that didn't generally work, the old tombs of the Pharaohs still stay, sitting tight for us to investigate them.

The valley remains on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (cutting edge Luxor), inside of the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi comprises of two valleys, East Valley (where most of the regal tombs arranged) and West Valley. Between the sixteenth to eleventh hundreds of years BC, it served as the last resting place for the leaders of old Egypt.

The nature of the stone in the Valley is exceptionally conflicting. Tombs were worked, by slicing through different layers of limestone, each with its own quality. This postures issues for advanced conservators, as it must have to the first engineers. Building arrangements were presumably changed by virtue of this. The most major issue is the shale layers. This fine material extends when it comes into contact with water. This has harmed numerous tombs, especially amid surges.

Intentionally inherent the center of the desert to stop cheats, the vast majority of the graves were ransacked in old times, yet the tombs that stay still offer imperative signs to the past. Not every one of the tombs was burglarized however; this is the place Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, complete with its wealth and new tombs are as yet being found today. It's a position of force where the creative energy assumes control full control.

The unforgettable, lunar scene of the Valley of the Kings is the resting spot of various New Kingdom pharaohs, whose remaining parts were buried in tombs tunneled into rock. The 60-odd tombs which have been found (which might speak to just 50% of the aggregate tombs in the territory) are recognized by number as opposed to the name of their unique occupant, and a modest bunch of tombs are shut at any one time for reclamation. In any case there is all that anyone could need to see, and it is ideal to choose an agent test as opposed to attempt to see each tomb.

Sadly, Grave-looters and exhibition halls have grabbed the things which should go with rulers into life following death; however you can even now see the work of a portion of the finest artisans of the antiquated world, who celebrated pharaohs in frescoes and divider reliefs. Graffiti demonstrates that this unprecedented outfit of artifacts was at that point a vacation destination for the antiquated Greeks and Romans.

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2:22 p.m. 09.03.16

Take a chance to see the sun ascend over some of Egypt's most renowned landmarks on this thrilling hot air Luxor inflatable ride. After ahead of schedule morning pickup that takes you toward the west bank of the Nile River, and load up a mutual inflatable balloon for a 30-to 45-minute flight. At that point, as you rise, see the exciting bird's-eye sees as the daylight lights up the sanctuaries and mountains beneath. Look down over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and different landmarks, and ingest the quiet sunrise.

What you see from this Hot-air inflatable flight over Luxor is an Amazing dawn flying perspectives of the River Nile, Karnak Temple and Hatshepsut Temple. You get to see the West Bank in the early morning far from the group. You also get an English-talking guide/pilot pre-flight snacks and refreshments, flight declaration and trinket pick-up and drop-off from Luxor inns or port.

This is how you spend your day:

After right on time morning pickup from your focal Luxor inn or voyage ship, they go via aerated and cooled vehicle to the dispatch site on the west bank of the Nile River. On entry, appreciate a light pre-flight nibble and refreshments, and meet your master pilot and ground team. Next, listen to a far reaching security preparation and venture inside the inflatable's durable wicker bin with your pilot and a few different travelers. At that point, feel your adrenaline surge as the brilliantly shaded inflatable ascents into the still-dim sky for your inexact 30 to 45-minute flight. Splash up the stunning, elevated perspectives pretty much as the sun peeps over the east bank of the Nile River.

Look as the light enlightens the encompassing mountains and structures of Luxor, and make sure to catch the remarkable scenes on camera. Look toward the east to see the mainstays of Karnak Temple welcomes the morning sun, and after that swing west to respect Queen Hatshepsut's Temple cast in the sparkle of sunrise. View the Colossi of Memnon ascending from the close-by fields, and out yonder, take in the Valley of the Queens, settled in the rough mountains. At that point, if the wind conditions are correct, drift over the Ramesseum, the great funerary sanctuary of Pharaoh Ramses II, and look down at its arches, statues and patios.

As you fly, a ground bolster van and group will take after your inflatable, and will be there when you arrive. After a protected touchdown, venture back onto arrive and get your own flight endorsement and trinket. At last, drive back to Luxor where your experience closes with a drop-off at your inn or boat in time for breakfast and you're morning visit flights.

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9 p.m. 23.02.16

Luxor was humming with guests who rushed to the Upper Egyptian town to commend its National Day, back on November, which corresponds with the discovery of tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922.

For the current year, the Ministry of Antiquities praised the occasion with the opening of five tombs on the west bank of the Nile: three close to the town of Qurnet Marei and two in the Valley of the Kings.

The tombs have been restored taking after harm to their inward depictions because of mugginess. The dividers and roofs of the tombs have been combined and the canvases cleaned. New ventilation and lighting frameworks have additionally been introduced.

"The initiation of these tombs not just demonstrates the service's dedication to saving antiquated Egyptian legacy, additionally to giving more vacationer destinations," Said Minister of Antiquities.

He said that the three tombs at Qurnet Marei were being opened interestingly since their discovery, adding that they fit in with three aristocrats from the eighteenth Dynasty: the tomb of Tutankhamun in Kush and legislative head of the Southern Lands, Amenhotep Huy "divine father of Amenhotep III's royal residence"

Amenhotep Huy Tomb

Amenhotep Huy held different titles, including "lord's emissary to each land." His wife was Taemwadjsy, head of the collection of mistresses of Amun and of Tutankhamun.

In spite of the fact that the tomb is little, it is painted with vivid scenes demonstrating the aristocrat welcomed by devout minister of Nebkehperure Khay and with his sibling, wife and youngsters. One scene demonstrates a gathering of Nubian figures watching his funerary gear being moved to the tomb. There is additionally a reference to a sanctuary named "Fulfilling the Gods" in Nubia, yet this has not yet been found.

The tomb of Ameneminet

The tomb of Ameneminet is a little sanctuary formed tomb in Qurnet Marei. In spite of the fact that it is fragmented, it is in an excellent condition of preservation. Its dividers are brightened with scenes portraying Ram side craftsmanship, which does not regard accurate extents, a normal for the tombs of the end of the nineteenth Dynasty.

The tomb was found in 1917 by Lecomte du Nouÿ. A second tomb, of Amenemhab, with which it has the same patio, was additionally revealed in the meantime. The tomb of Amenemhab, one of Thutmose III's officers, bears reliefs portraying fights in incredible subtle element. Amenemhab shows up in energetic battling scenes, removing the tummy of a horse, for instance.

The imperial tombs in the Valley of the Kings

 The imperial tombs have a place with Haremhab and Thutmose III. Haremhab was the last pharaoh of the eighteenth Dynasty and his tomb was revealed by British Egyptologist Edward Ayrton, who worked with American Theodore Davis..

The tomb has an alternate design style from different tombs from the eighteenth Dynasty. It doesn't utilize the canine leg development and has painted bas-reliefs instead of straightforward painted dividers. Parts from the antiquated Egyptian Book of Gates show up in the embellishment of the tomb's dividers. The sarcophagus is cut in red quartzite and has a broken top.

There are various quirks in Haremheb's tomb that incorporate an incline in the internment chamber from the main pair of columns to the progressions of the sepulcher, a second arrangement of stairs prompting the grave, and a lower storeroom underneath the entombment chamber's extension.

The tomb of Thutmose III

The tomb of Thutmose III is thought to be a standout amongst the most advanced in the Valley of the Kings and was found by Victor Loret. The tomb is cut in the high bluff confronting the valley, and has a lofty hallway that leads down in a puppy leg shape from the passage past a profound well to a trapezoidal vestibule. Beside the waiting room is the internment chamber, which has four little side-chambers. The sarcophagus is cut in stone.

The dividers of the tomb have recognized improvements, among them the most punctual known adaptation of the Amduat, followed on a yellow-tinged foundation and delineating the divine beings as straightforward stick figures. The Litany of Ra additionally shows up in the internment chamber

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10:54 p.m. 21.02.16

Most voyagers to Luxor spend one and only day on the East Bank and one day on the West Bank. Be that as it may, the locales here are so various and of such hobby that, if at all conceivable, additional time ought to be given to both sides of the Nile. At any rate, on the West Bank one ought to see tombs in the Valley of the Kings, a choice of the tombs of the nobles, Dayr al-Bahari, and Medinet Habu. The quantity of landmarks to be gone to in each of these territories can be reached out to fill all accessible time, and to the rundown can be included the Valley of the Queens, Dayr al-Madina, the Ramesseum, and the sanctuary of Sety l.

On the East Bank, Karnak alone merits an entire day or, better two mornings, and one ought to spend a few hours in Luxor Temple and the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art.

Progressively, visitor schedules incorporate visits to Upper Egyptian sanctuaries outside Luxor. These incorporate Dandara and Abydos, north of Luxor, which can be gone by either via auto, Edfu, and Kom Ombo, which are generally gone by as a component of a Nile Cruise bundle. The sanctuaries are of extensive hobby.

Abydos brags a percentage of the finest sample of cut and painted alleviation from Dynasty 19; Edfu is almost in place and gives a superb vibe for Ptolemaic engineering.

Getting to these destinations is charming as going by the sanctuaries themselves, particularly of one sails to them. The Nile Valley is stunningly delightful, the waterway journey mesmerizingly serene, and the open doors for winged animal and people-viewing are themselves worth the excursion.

The Valley of the Kings

There is no other country that took this consideration of their perished as the old Egyptian had faith in the great beyond, and their longing to protect their bodies to live again in the other world, was in charge of the fortunes that we have today.

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Hatshepsut Temple

A standout amongst the most commemoration scenes in Thebes is the way to deal with the dedication sanctuary of Queen Hatshepsut. It has ended up a standout amongst the most went by and most respected landmarks in Egypt. The sanctuary is best seen at a young hour in the morning when the sun is low in the sky.

Luxor Temple

This excellent sanctuary was based on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep III, ''The Magnificent' 'With his wife Queen Tiy, whom he beyond a reasonable doubt adored, he managed Egypt amid the serene and stable eighteenth Dynasty

Karnak Temple

Karnak is a troublesome site to comprehend, Jean-Francois Champollion, the Frenchman who initially deciphered Egyptian symbolic representations, depicted it as "so limitless thus affected" that the Egyptians more likely than not planned it for "men one hundred feet tall" however it is the aftereffect of practically consistent building movement that started more than 4000 years. The sanctuary of Amon-Ra, Karnak's primary building, is the biggest religious structure ever fabricated.

Ramses III Temple

Located in Habu which is the name given to a substantial gathering of structures that were begun in the 18 Dynasty, yet on which development proceeded through Roman times. The primary component of the complex is the morgue sanctuary of Ramses III.


Dandara is one of the best protected landmarks in Egypt and certainly justified regardless of a visit. Dandara, called by the Greeks, is a broad site with tombs going back to the most punctual reign. Its most well known landmarks is the Temple of Hathor.

Hot Air Ballooning

Appreciate the brilliant qualities of the old verifiable sights of Luxor from the air. See the breathtaking scene from the one of a kind perspective that just hot air swelling can give. Look over the sanctuaries and cemetery of the Pharaohs and permit history to wake up before your eyes.

Sound and Light Show

The Karnak sound and light shows highlights the sensational history of old Thebes. The show portrays the accomplishments of some incredible Pharaohs, with wonderful portrayals of the antiquated fortunes. Pharaohs begin to tell you about their fascinating lives, as the music bafflingly moves through this antiquated city.

Luxor Museum

The vast majority of the antiques showed at the Luxor museum were found in the zone of old Thebes. Highlights of the gathering incorporate magnum opuses of Pharonic work, the New Kingdom which incorporates two regal mummies and a short film on old papyrus and vase making.

Nile Cruise

The Nile Valley today is still an excellent and mystical spot, and one ought to take an ideal opportunity to make the most of its numerous qualities. You can take a customary Felucca and enjoy the scenery. On the off chance that you are searching for full food and lodging with pool-Take the bigger Nile Cruise Ships. A Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan an incredible approach to see the destinations and get some guidance concerning the historical backdrop of old Egypt.

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