Cruise Line (Exposing the fraud of the Gaza
Recommended Dining in
The main mission of the Gaza flotilla, being
humanitarian aid, is to bring food to the people of Gaza. Food, being the key
word, we want to make sure everyone knows where to get their emergency rations
of rice, beans and potatoes, but we were not able to find that. We did,
however, manage to find soup kitchens cleverly disguised as fashionable 5-star
Unfortunately, the word has not gotten to the management of
the soup kitchens as evidenced by the fine linen table cloths, French menus,
and neatly groomed waiters. Prices vary, but that's okay since international
travelers expect to used credit cards to pay for gourmet meals.
We have one request for the Flotilla Cruise Line guests, and
that is never tell the media where you ate while on camera. When you see a TV
crew in the same restaurant you are in, have no fear because they will never
report you eating there either because if give the world the proper impression
that there is fine dining in Gaza, Hamas will kill them or a random TV crew
later, and they know it. So, be sure to stand in one of the designated
television camera spots. Some of these can be difficult to find since Gaza City
is built up, but have no fear since the film crews know exactly where there
are, explaining why you see the same exact rubble backdrops in many newscasts
over the years.
Anyhow, here are just a few places we recommend, some of
which are in the hotels you are staying in anyhow. A short walk or taxi ride,
usually a Mercedes Benz, down Al Rasheed Street in Gaza will get you from hotel
to hotel thus to some of the best dining anywhere in the world.
Here are our recommendations:
in the Aldeira Hotel, the Aldeira Restaurant is on the seaside terrace and
serves lovely mezes (small mediterranean-style dishes), including the Gazan
speciality Daqqa (a sometimes very spicy chili salad, very nice). They also
have some tasty main courses: try the shrimps in tomato sauce, baked in the
oven, and served in a clay pot. And don't miss out on the fresh strawberry
juice! Enhanced with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, it is higly enjoyable.
Remember that the sale of alcohol in Gaza is restricted and that as of most
recently, you cannot bring it in with you when you arrive in the Strip
Al Deira Hotel
Al Rasheed Street
Tel: +972 8 283 8100
Fax: +972 8 283 8400
Samir S. Skaik
+972 599 402 746
The Roots Club offers fine dining. Offers both
high end Arabian/Mediterranean cuisine and cheaper fast food at the Big Bite
annex. As you can see by these photos, the Roots Club is a first-class party
center and dinning facility, something you don't find in areas where there is
any need for humanitarian aid, unless of course there is an emergency need for,
perhaps, individually wrapped mint-flavored toothpicks.
The restaurant frequently caters for special events, including foreign
dignitaries and heads of non-governmental organizations, such as Flotilla
Cruise Line passengers.
The Roots Club
Cairo St, Remal
(in the heart of Gaza City)
Tel: +972 8 2888666
fax: +972 8 2888999
The Al Mat'haf Resort is on a
small hill overlooking the sea in Gaza stands Al-Mathaf (arabic for
The Museum, pronounced Al-Mat-Haf), a one-of-a-kind recreation and
cultural center that showcases Gazas rich historical past and seamlessly
blends it into the context of life in modern Gaza. As its name suggests,
Al-Mathaf is home to Gazas finest archaeological museum, which is filled
with beautiful artifacts that celebrate Gazas rich cultural heritage.
Along-side these historical treasures of ancient civilizations, todays
Gazans gathers at Al-Mathafs beautiful Restaurant-Café, a center
of modern culture and recreation in Gaza. In a time when many in Gaza have
forgotten our heritage, Al-Mathaf aims to preserve the regions rich history,
provide a venue for modern cultural dialogue, and carry a message for this
generation to build a brighter future
Watch the official hotel video here!
Al Mat'haf Resort
Alrasheed st., Gaza,
Tel :+970 8 2858444
Fax :+970 8 2858440
Mobile :+970 597 418080
A quaint little family-run B&B. Ummmmm,
considering the other small hotels, well .. you figure it out
"A great small hotel with extremely helpful staff, Marna House feels a bit
like a home from home, with an English library available for the use of guests.
Rooms are comfortable and airy, with satellite TV and balconies, and rates
include tax and breakfast."