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5 Things To Do This Summer That Aren’t Sitting in a Cafe

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5 Things To Do This Summer That Aren’t Sitting in a Cafe
written by
Nesrien Abdelkader

There are only so many times that we can sit in Starbucks without getting a little tired of it. You may think there’s nothing else to do in Cairo, but we’ve made a list of some cool activities you can do with friends that prove this city isn’t so boring after all. Here are five hangout spots that don’t involve sitting in a cafe, yet again. 

HydeOut’s Outdoor Theatre 

Instead of sitting at home and spending hours picking out a movie on Netflix, head to this outdoor theatre with multiple showings every night, snacks, and good vibes. HydeOut plays all of your favourite Hollywood classics, with a different theme each night. Everyone can find something they’re interested in with upcoming showings including The Godfather and Kung Fu Panda-themed nights. Located in New Cairo, HydeOut allows entry for two after purchasing a minimum of LE 150 from any HydeOut trucks. 


Whether you’re the next Beyoncé or totally tone-deaf, karaoke is a fun activity for everyone. You can slay your own solo or perform with friends at one of several karaoke spots in Cairo. Zulu, a South African resto-bar in Maadi, regularly hosts karaoke nights which you can enjoy alongside a full bar and delicious food. Room Art Space in New Cairo and Garden City is a music lover’s dream with live performances and open mic nights in addition to karaoke. 

Amusement Park

This one is more for you thrill-seekers out there. Whether you want to revisit your childhood and head to Dream Park or visit the newer ZED Park in Sheikh Zayed, you’re sure to have a blast. Food, rides, games, and more can be found at an amusement park, so unleash your inner child and enjoy a day of play. 

Indoor Trampoline

You’ll be jumping for joy at this exciting experience! Indoor trampoline parks are all over Cairo, and people of all ages can have fun jumping around with friends, doing tricks and flips or playing various games. Gravity Code has locations in New Cairo, Almaza, and 6th of October. Bounce in Cairo Festival City is also a huge trampoline area that will keep you entertained for hours. 

Escape Room 

Test your wits as you try to solve puzzles and escape from a locked room. An escape room will definitely help you bond (or argue) with your friends as you work your way out together. You can also find different themed rooms, including horror and mystery. Check out Escape Room Egypt in Heliopolis, or Break Out and Trapped in New Cairo.