Though the poolside views of the city and the smell of fresh bread baking in the brick oven are enticing, the real star of Aura is the modern Shami cuisine, a delightful mix of Lebanese and Syrian flavours, best enjoyed at night, when the lights reflect off the water and cast a beautiful glow.
- Ramadan hours
- All-day dining
- Daily, 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
- 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
- Regular hours
- 9:00 am – 1:00 am
- Lunch and Dinner
- 12:00 noon – 1:00 am
- Selection of Hot and Cold Mezze
- Mofarket Beef
Roasted Beef Cubes with Garlic, Onion, Mushroom, Carrot, Lebanese Spices stuffed in Phyllo Pastry
- Lebanese Grills
Lamb Chops, Shish Tawouk, Kebab and Lamb Kofta served with Grilled Vegetables
- Halawet El Jibn
Pastry Dough with Honey Syrup and Pistachios
- Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops
Served with Vegetables
Meet The Team
Ahmed ZoghbiHead Chef
Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, Chef Ahmed Zoghbi brings new signature dishes to life at Aura. For him, the true flavours of Lebanon arise from carefully seasoned grilled meats and seafood as well as aromatic herbed and spiced mezzes.
“Lebanese cuisine is a celebration of life; it's fresh, colourful and incredibly diverse. At Aura, we celebrate the cuisine's authentic flavours but with an elevated twist.”
More Dining Options
Nairu & Nairu LoungeGaze out at panoramic Nile views while you explore the best of exotic Asian cuisine – Cantonese, Indian, Japanese and Thai – at our contemporary restaurant and lounge on the First Nile Boat.
Tea LoungeSink into a couch beneath the mesmerizing, circular stained-glass window and enjoy a breakfast spread of Egyptian delicacies, egg specialties and international favourites. Our piano provides the perfect ambience in our third-floor lounge.
XODÓSavour the finest cuts of meat at our Brazilian grill, also serving appetizers and fresh salads with bright South American flavours, and enjoy Brazilian-inspired cocktails shaken to perfection – all aboard the First Nile Boat.
Char BarDine with family or friends at our casual yet trendy bar, serving hot-off-the-grill gourmet burgers with an international flair. Enjoy paired with a cold beer or shake while your favourite match entertains on our flat-screen TVs.
ZoeOn the First Nile Boat’s upper deck, our all-day Greek-inspired restaurant is the perfect spot to take in sweeping views of Cairo.
The First BarContemporary and classic, our sophisticated bar combines world-class wines, refined classics and locally inspired cocktails crafted by creative mixologists.
RivaMingle with friends at our open-air pizzeria and bar situated in the First Nile Boat’s entrance, and savour fresh-out-of-the-brick-oven pizzas, cocktails and a vibrant selection of antipasto using the freshest ingredients from our Chef’s garden.
In-Room DiningWhether you’re time-zone–hopping, feeding a hungry team during an impromptu meeting, or looking for quiet, private dining, you can choose from our extensive In-Room menu day or night.
La GourmandiseStop in for a light, pre- or post-shopping meal in our contemporary French brasserie located within First Mall, where brick-oven pizzas, quiches and puff-pastry specialties are perfect for a quick lunch.