Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Largest Hotel in Sudan

Went out for meeting today and passed by this building which is known as the largest hotel in Sudan, Burj Al Fateh. Standard for a deluxe room is US$400 per night (excluding 20% tax).

Some of my colleagues have been in it for meals and my turn ......... let's see ....... counting my money as you have to pay through your nose for eating there. Not today.

This hotel is owned by the Libyans and rumours were saying that one of Muammar Gaddafi's (President of Libya) son has an interest.

Fantastic architecture design that resembles a sail from the side view (1st pic).

This is a large supermarket located about 5 minutes' drive from my house, called Al Amarat Center. Their main branch is located around the diplomat enclave at Amarat which is about 15 minutes' drive from the house.

Cost of living is really high in Khartoum even though it's a third world country.

Example (2 Sudanese Pound = US$1.00):-
* five pieces of hot dog bread - US$0.75
* minced beef of 400g - US$3.28
* few small tomatoes - US$1.40
* processed chicken fillets - US$16.00
* two dozens of eggs - US$6.50

This has not taken into account other food or ingredients bought earlier in order to cook proper meals.
Tags: Burj Al Fateh, Khartoum, Al Amarat Center, Amarat



Blogger acura said...

The shape & name of the hotel reminds me of the Burj al Arab in Dubai

25 November, 2008 17:21  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

acura - just that this hotel is a bit fatter in size hehe

26 November, 2008 01:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please clean up your entry about precon company. Precon is well known company in Khartoum and We ve been manufacturing Prefabricated Units and Accommodation Containers in Sudan more for three years.
Your friend must make an excuse, otherwise I announce him/her as a slanderer .

31 December, 2008 22:59  

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