Al-Babinshal is truly a rare jewel.
It’s the ultimate desert hideaway for a taste of traditional Siwan slow-paced oasis life.
Arguably my favorite spot at Al-Babinshal.
This romantic rooftop deck nested inside Siwa‘s rock-salt-and-natural-clay 13th century citadel is out-of-this-world special.
Salama, the hotel manager, is a true gift.
His wise philosophy of life and genuinely generous spirit give this place that extra human warmth. Something I really cherish and you won’t really find anywhere else.
Mystery meets history. Love getting lost in the maze of tunnels and stairways.
Salama greeting the day in a contemplative mood. The peace is palpable.
The fine grocery store next door. This is the place to go for local organic delicacies: juicy dates, cold-pressed olive oil and of course that extraordinary Siwa salt.
An art director’s dream. I adore the monochromatic earthy palette and sparse, zen feel.
The best view in town.
The oddest pairing. Too funny to pass…
Pretty but mischievous (keep an eye on your breakfast ;).
Loveliness in all the details.
Siwa Oasis is truly my favorite place in the whole wide world. Can’t wait to be back…
7 thoughts on “Al-Babinshal: A Desert Hideaway (Part 2)”
Al-Babinshal is a beautiful way to celebrate life and the world in its most natural form.
The simplicity and modesty of Siwa Oasis is so fascinating.
The different photos all throughout the place are also tastefully chosen. Niceee!
Siwa Oasis is indeed a refuge in the desert.
The branches sticking out the wall at the lanai look like it’s the most natural thing in the world.
I bet the roof deck in the evening underneath the stars would be breath-taking!
Siwa Oasis is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever seen.