Review of Soho Square in Sharm el Sheikh

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If you are staying in or around Sharm el Sheikh a visit to Soho Square is a must. It is a truly magical space that has been purpose built to wow and impress, and it certainly does that, especially at night when it is all lit up and full of people enjoying themselves.


There is no shortage of things to do in the square. You can go bowling, ice skating, or play squash and tennis.

Culturama is a popular attraction on the square. Many describe the panoramic screens as the ultimate cinematic experience.

On a regular basis, the world’s top performers sing and play in the square. Most of these shows are free. The light and fountain show is also well worth seeing.

Kids are also well catered for, with a whole arcade dedicated to them. There are fun fair rides including a carousel, a ball pit and video games. Parents can enjoy a coffee while keeping an eye on their children.

A chance to dance

If you like to dance the square is the place for you. The Pangaea club stays open until 3am. If there is a concert in the square, you can enjoy dancing to live music.


There is no shortage of places to eat in the square and every taste is catered for. Much of the dining is al fresco allowing you to soak up the atmosphere as well as enjoy great food for a fantastic price. Amongst the best places to head is the Mandarin Bistro. If you enjoy Indian food, the Bombay is a good option.

In some of the restaurants on the square, there is a dress code of sorts. Some require you to wear formal trousers. Your hotel reception staff will be able to advice you about this.

If you are looking for a fine dining experience the Mai Thai, L’Entrecote and the Sushi lounge are all great options. Just check the dress code to avoid disappointment.


The Oxygen Bar is a popular destination and inhaling pure oxygen certainly gives you an unusual and natural lift. It is a very vibrant place with a great soundtrack. The Ice Bar offers a unique drinking experience and is well worth a visit. For obvious reasons the Queen Vic is very popular with visiting Brits.

Getting there

Pretty much wherever you stay in Sharm El Sheikh getting to Soho Square is easy. Many of the all-inclusive hotels in Sharks Bay run free shuttle buses to the main areas including Soho Square, but if you are planning a night out check the bus timetable and have a backup plan. For example, take a couple of taxi firm numbers with you.

Plan ahead

The square is big and finding your way around when it is full can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is always worth planning your visit before you go. Just familiarise yourself with what part of the square the bars, restaurants and attractions you want to visit are in. Many people visit the square earlier in the day to get their bearings then go back at night.

Whenever you go, Soho Square is impressive and is certainly not something you should miss when you are staying in Sharm el Sheikh.


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