Here’s what we love about Stage One. It’s our little secret. Unaffected by the madding crowds of other ‘hot spots’ it’s thoroughly grown up. One of the sexiest, sleekest and most sophisticated bars in Cairo, it forms the centre-piece of recent renovations at the Conrad. A loungy living-room style space, the soaring shelves comes stocked with a dazzling array of drinks. An à la carte menu - including sushi - syrupy sound-track and stunning views make this a cosmopolitan bar for those who like their after-dark activities with a little discernment.