Best Of Cairo

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GENERAL

What is BOC?

Best of Cairo (BOC) is a digital and print magazine based in Cairo, Egypt, covering the highest rated events, locations and services in the capital.  

Why should I trust BOC?

All ratings and reviews on BOC are based on mystery shopping or scheduled quality inspection by the company’s staff. By signing up, users have a chance to join our team and express their honest opinions and experiences to help Cairenes get the best the city can offer. 

What makes BOC different from others?

Nothing you will find here will be sugar-coated. We tell it how it is, and we encourage you to do the same. 

How can I reach information on a specific venue or topic?

Use the website’s search engine by entering the name of the venue you have in mind. Can’t find it? Contact us with any location or service you think we should add. 

How can I filter search results?

You have the option to filter search results in every category on our website according to popularity, facilities/services and area by clicking on the Rating, Facilities, and Areas drop down lists, and ticking your preferences to find exactly what you want and where you want it.  

I can’t find an answer to my question here. What can I do?

You can always contact us via our email address info.bestofcairo@gmail.com for any questions, complaints or requests.

I own a business. How can I appear on the guide?

If your business has a website and/or active social media pages, feel free to contact us and request adding it. 

OLI AND RATINGS

What is Oli?

Oli is our opinionated owl who stops at nothing when it comes to giving his brutally honest opinion. Be it good or bad - Oli will put it out there for you. He goes around town to explore Cairo’s destinations, places his own rating stars and leaves a sticker saying “Oli was here”; accentuating that his reviews and opinions are first-hand and unaffected.

How are the ratings determined?

Ratings are calculated according to the average of every user’s evaluation. We do not determine the ratings; you do!

SIGN UP, SUBSCRIPTION AND NEWSLETTER

What happens when I subscribe for the newsletter?

You receive free updates on the latest events and openings as well as offers and discounts for a myriad of services. 

Why should I subscribe / sign up?

Signing up allows you to make the most of our interactive features, including writing reviews, commenting, and enjoying a high-rated profile with an audience. 

Can I sign up from multiple accounts?

Signing up from multiple accounts will risk having you permanently banned from the website. Our policies are based on valuing authenticity of opinions and reviews. Duplicate accounts violate our rules and are not encouraged.  

Can I rate places without subscribing?

Yes, you can. Ratings are linked to your IP address, which means you don't have to sign up to use our rating system. 

Can I comment without subscribing?

You can only comment if you sign in to your Best of Cairo account. Posting a review can be as personalized as you’d like, with respect to our rules and regulations. 

COMMENTING AND REVIEWING

What are Badges? How do they work?

Badges can be earned by users based on how many reviews they post. 1-10 reviews earn you a New Reviewer badge. 10-30 reviews earn you a Proud Reviewer badge. 30-100 reviews earn you a Top Reviewer badge. 100-300 reviews earn you an Advanced Reviewer badge, and upwards of 300 reviews earn you a Pro Reviewer badge.

There’s also an Expert badge reserved for Cairo’s most popular influencers.