Welcome to the River Nile.
River Nile
The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Welcome to the River Nile.

Egypt, one of the oldest civilisations in the world, is home to the River Nile: the longest river in the world. Since the ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile would carry them into the afterlife, almost all of the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt lie along its banks.

See the wonders of ancient Egypt unfold before your eyes on The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser. Let us guide you around magnificent temples and five thousand years of culture. For your on board entertainment, our cruises also offer nightly traditional dance and music performances.

To ensure a truly memorable experience, we offer a limited number of luxury accommodations, all day fine dining and personalised spa treatments. Coupled with a sincere, courteous attention to your every need for an unmistakably Oberoi experience.

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, River Nile, Egypt

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser

Travel Notes

  • Aswan Airport
  • Luxor Airport
  • Distance 25 kms
  • Driving time 45 minutes

At 6,853 kms long and traversing eleven African countries, the River Nile is the longest river in the world. Only a portion of the river runs through Egypt, yet it is the most well known section due to the ancient temples and monuments that lie along its banks. A Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor is a must do for visitors to Egypt.


The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser is an easy drive from Luxor and Aswan international airports, both of which are a short flight from Cairo.

May we show you to your cabins?

Our twenty seven luxury cabins and suites offer River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and high speed Internet.

  • Cabins
  • Suites

Our Luxury Cabins. ... Decorated in a natural palette, with clean lines, natural fabrics and River Nile views. Furnished with a king size or twin beds and comfortable...

Our Luxury Suites. ... Never ending River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private...

Where would you like to dine?

Take your time in our sophisticated restaurant, late night Club Lounge or Library and Cigar Lounge.

The Restaurant at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Restaurant.

Our main dining space has large windows that frame River Nile views and provide natural light during the day. In the evening, demure lighting and intimate seating arrangements see the restaurant assume a romantic avatar. We serve freshly made international cuisine from a daily changing a la carte menu, and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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The Library and Cigar Lounge at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Club Lounge.

The perfect setting to relax with a game of backgammon, chess, scrabble or cards over high tea, alcoholic or soft beverages. The Club Lounge is also the venue for two cocktail receptions with live music and a Nubian performance during each cruise. It is open from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm.

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The Club Lounge at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Library and Cigar Lounge.

Open 24 hours a day for your comfort and convenience, the Library and Cigar Lounge is a comfortably furnished space to relax, unwind and bury your nose in a book or enjoy conversation with your fellow travellers. Alcoholic and soft beverages are served until midnight.

+20 65 346 1040, +20 10 0600 5101 /2/3/4
Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

Spa. Swim. Work out. Experience holistic wellness on the River Nile.

Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser

The Oberoi Spa Relax in the hands of our experienced massage therapists in a private spa suite with River Nile views.

Swimming Pool at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser

Swimming Pool Our temperature controlled pool is located on our upper deck. Take a dip or relax on a poolside lounger with a drink and snacks beside River Nile views.

  • Length: 36 feet (11 metres)
  • Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Fitness Centre Air conditioned, with River Nile views and equipped with a range of exercise machines, all of which have personal audiovisual screens.

May we offer a little persuasion?

A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.

Unforgettable Experience Offer at The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser
Unforgettable Experience.
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Philae Temple, Zahra
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Exploring banks of river Nile.

Discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture as you cruise along the River Nile.


Egypt's southernmost city, Aswan is located 240 kilometres along the River Nile from Luxor. At Aswan, the desert touches the banks of the Nile River and the waters are dotted with islands. Aswan was historically an important trading town and remains a bustling marketplace..


The Dendera temple complex spans 40,000 square metres on the banks of the Nile. Within the formidable mud brick wall lies the imposing Hathor temple; home to intriguing crypts, hand carved reliefs, beautifully painted ceilings and depictions of Cleopatra. The complex also boasts a sacred lake, shrines, towering gateways and a vast necropolis.

Kanak Temple, Zahra
Karnak Temple.

Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.


The ruined city of Thebes lies within the modern city of Luxor, on the eastern and western banks of the River Nile. Historically, Thebes was the ancient capital of Egypt; known for being minerally rich, situated at the crux of trade routes and host to a great many elaborate festivals. It was also home to a triad of Egyptian gods and a vast necropolis that includes royal cemetaries and funeral complexes.

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Award of Excellence for Promoting Tourism to Egypt
Ministry of Tourism, Egypt
Best Five Star Cruiser on the Nile
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