had the privilege to meet Lamia Atta, the Lido's General
Manager for a year now. Initially working in advertising and
events for 22 years, she took over the management of his 7
years club, and is very proud of the atmosphere that reigns in
"My role is to keep the place up to its extremely high
standards, itís all about attention to details", she
cleanliness, the courts, the pools, we have 22 activities,
football, swimming, water ballet, tennis, ballet, zumba, etc, we
organise each year a big event for ballet, zumba, where we give
the children certificates as wellÖ We are spoiled for choice,
and offer so much to our members."
The very elegant and sophisticated lady smiles:
"By the way, I love squash! So when I was contacted by
Mohamed Abbas and Amr Mansi, I was only too happy to welcome the
Al-Ahram event because I want to promote the club, especially
via an event related to sports.
"I believe that Sports is the most important factor in all
generationsí life. You are not old, or young for sports. Itís
for everybody, itís for all segments of the population."
But it's not that simple to run such a place, she admits.
"This club is precious, and Iíll do whatever I can to keep it
that way. We have 25 full-time staff, I have three
assistants that help me, plus the people that keep the gardens,
the maintenance of the place, electricians. And when we organise
big events, we hire more staff as well."
Yes, a lot of work to maintain the excellence of the club. But
it's worth it, she boasts quite rightly:
club is different because of the privacy and the quietness of
the surroundings. We offer stupendous facilities as well, and I
think we are probably the only club you can see the Pyramids
from, and so close!
"I just love the place, itís very classy, itís very elegant, and
Iím working very hard to make sure itís stays that way...."
Keep up the good work my dear, and I will take up your
invitation to come and try the heated pool Inshallah...