Located in Heliopolis, Merryland park had become somewhat run down prior to the recent renovation of the area. But an old casino has now been renovated and terned into an entertainment mall with a number of new restaurants. Some are international chains, and include the Rainforest Cafe, Tumbleweed (Tex-Mex), Buddha Bar (English), and Fakhr El Din (Lebanese). Others are local, such as Andrea and Biblos (Lebanese Night Club). In addition, there is a new 1,000 capacity dolphin stadium that is part of a children's recreation area which includes rides. The park is also where TGI Friday's is located, though in a different section then the old casino area.
All together, these changes have made for a wonderful family and night entertainment spot in Cairo, as the park itself has moved back into favor with the city.