J.W. Marriott certainly holds the monopoly on artificial beaches in Cairo: its swimming pool is completed with a sandy shore and a wave pool. Surrounded by cliff-like rock fixtures and a sloping, sand-covered landscape, an artificial current generates gentle waves that gently break on the shore.
Large blue towels are provided at the pool’s entrance, and the beach is lined with large reclining beach chairs and striped umbrellas.
Paddle boards and large yellow inner tubes are also provided. Beside the wave pool beach, an elevated area features a full jungle gym in a few feet of water, with oversized shower heads generating a constant downpour.
The platform slopes into a large pool that lets swimmers slide down on inner tubes for a brief thrill, into the pool below.
Waiters regularly make the rounds with the pool restaurant menu, which features a collection of sandwiches, appetisers such as spring rolls, chicken nuggets and salads, as well as a Mövenpick ice cream cart.