Fun Things To Do in Cairo

There are tons of fun things to do in Cairo for when you've had enough of looking at old stones! Top of the list has to be hiring out a felucca. These traditional sailing boats are fun to ride, and you get a great view of the city, but the best thing is that the captains are all really chilled, and don't mind you taking on a few drinks and having a small party – or picnic – if you want.

Taking a camel or a horse for a spin around the outside of the Pyramids enclosure is also a good laugh, and if you're a competent horse rider the stables are happy for you to gallop around as fast as you like.

One of the more unusual fun things to do in Cairo is to check out Dr Ragab's Pharaonic Village, which is a living museum of ancient Egyptian history. It's super-cheesy, so be prepared for that, but nothing beats dressing up in pharaonic gear and waving a sword from a chariot!

The Sufi dancing show at Wikalet al-Ghouri is fantastic (and free), or – for a different, more full-on type of fun – visit the camel market and hang out with the traders. Wandering Khan al-Khalili and bantering with the vendors there is also fine Cairo entertainment, though be careful they don't sweet talk you into buying too much tourist tat!

Finally, if you want to escape the city, head down to Wadi Degla, near Maadi, for a sniff of the great outdoors, Cairo style.

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Felucca Ride on the Nile

Maadi ferry, next to Grand Café
Maadi Cornice

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Camel Ride by the Pyramids

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FB stables
Gamal Abdul Nasser St

Sail back in time on a ship of the desert... read more

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Horse ride by the Pyramids

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Gamal Abdul Nasser St
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Exhilarating canter on an Arabian thoroughbred...
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Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

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Off Hussein Square
(Across from El Azhar Mosque)

Beating heart of Islamic Cairo... read more

Wikalet al-Ghouri

Muhammad 'Abduh Street

Well-preserved merchant's hostel that hosts a Sufi dancing night... read more

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Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village

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3 El Bahr El Aazam St
(Jacob's Island, Giza)

Experience ancient Egyptian life at this living museum... read more

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Attaba

Attaba

Crazy market area where if you can name it you can buy it... read more

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Cairo Opera House Performances

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El Borg Gezira
(Next to Kasr el-Nil Bridge)

Home of arts and culture in Cairo... read more

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Wadi Degla

al-Zahraa al-Maadi

Serene great outdoors just outside Cairo... read more
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