Melania Trump reportedly spent $95,000 (approx. Dhs340, 000) in one day in Cairo. The US First Lady visited the city as part of her tour of the African continent, during which time she attracted criticism for her controversial wardrobe choices.
Quartz reports that the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo, situated on the banks of the River Nile, received $95,050 (approx. Dhs340,000) for “FLOTUS Visit Hotel Rooms” on 30 September from the US Embassy. The hotel boasts beautiful sunset views, a sun deck, a swimming pool and a nightclub. Rooms start at $164 (approx. Dhs600) per night, stretching to $699 (approx. Dhs2,500) for the presidential suite.
The bill wasn't itemised and presumably includes Trump's entourage, spanning her security and personnel. However, a spokesperson for the First Lady confirmed that neither Melania or her party stayed overnight - in fact, they occupied the rooms for just six hours before departing.
Fox News had in 2017 described the former model's office as "one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history", but her recent bill is a lot more than the $77,000 (approx. Dhs280,000) that husband Donald notched up during his two-night stay at his Scottish golf course in July.