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Get Your Game On at These Arcades in Cairo

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Get Your Game On at These Arcades in Cairo
    written by
    Nesrien Abdelkader

    Level up! Cairo has been adding more arcades to its streets with a modern flare on this old favourite activity. Games, rides, food, and fun can all be found in one place, making it the perfect destination for a day with the kids, a hangout with friends, or even a date.    

    As online gaming and consoles at home grew in popularity, arcades lost their spot as a favourite activity for kids and adults alike. When games can be played anywhere with your smartphone, it’s harder to see the point in heading to an arcade, and many ended up closing altogether. However, our love for nostalgia continues, and just like low-rise jeans and mullets, arcades are once again trending. Here are some spots you can go to for a retro gaming experience. 

    Magic Planet

    With locations in five different cities across Egypt, Magic Planet gives unlimited fun no matter where you are. They’ve got your favourite classic arcade games alongside all the latest releases. Besides games, visitors can enjoy rides and a Soft Play Park for kids. 

    Xtreme Land 

    More than just an arcade, Xtreme Land in Madinaty’s Open Air Mall is also Egypt’s biggest indoor amusement park. With games and rides like roller coasters, bumper cars, and more, there’s fun for the whole family here. 


    This new arcade at Arkan Plaza in Sheikh Zayed wants to make every day a celebration as they host your special events like birthdays or even corporate events. There are video games, redemption games, and instant prize games that will make every player feel like a winner. Thrill-seekers can also battle it out in their laser tag arena filled with lights, music and laser-enhancing mist.