Featured image via: Family Park
Every long vacation, a lot of Cairenes seize the opportunity, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But those Cairenes who stay loyal to Cairo, or can’t help but stay, bask in the glory that is Cairo on vacation. A Cairo different from what we’re used to, free of all those honking cars and blocked roads, a Cairo without many Cairenes. So, if you’re staying in Cairo this Eid Al-Adha, you know what we’re talking about, and if you want to have some outdoor fun, these are the places to be.
While some of these parks may actually be crowded during Eid Al-Adha, they’ll still make for a beautiful time in the sun and allow you to enjoy the beautiful greenery around you.
A wide, nicely-decorated open area with over 20 restaurants and cafés. The Sheikh Zayed hub has all the culinary needs to keep your appetite satisfied, and also houses a kiddie area for your little ones to have a bunch of fun.
Greenery, open spaces, and a panoramic Nile view, what more could you ask for? The Maadi Island is located midway on Maadi’s Nile Corniche, not much of a long drive, but the huge landscape offers a number of restaurants, and beautiful views of the Nile. There’s a lot of space to children to be free and playful, and entry is only 10 EGP on regular days, and 30 EGP on special occasion such as Eid Al-Adha.
Not really a park, but still a huge open space with tons of greenery. Located close to Cairo International Airport, it houses 26 restaurants, and is laden with artificial lakes and wooden bridges. Walking there is an absolute delight, and it has a playing area for children as well.
Located at 70 Omar Ibn El Khattab Street, you might need to make reservations beforehand, especially in Eid Al-Adha. Nevertheless, it’s quite worth it thanks to the number of excellent restaurants and cafés it houses.
The Family Park
A long way from Central Cairo, The Family Park is located next to Rehab Compound’s Gate 2, it’s quite a vast establishment, and the landscapes are stunning. If you have kids, you can bring them along to enjoy the park’s swing sets. Entry is 30 EGP on normal days, and 50 EGP on special occasions like Eid Al-Adha.
A premium location in New Cairo means this place will be a bit crowded, especially on special occasions. It has a huge diversity in quality restaurants and cafés making for an excellent time outside.
Parking is no problem here at The Waterway, but that’s the least of its perks. The place also houses some of the best restaurants in town, including delightful international restaurant Crave, burger masters Mince, and sushi experts Mori Sushi.
A pretty small open space but with a lot of elegance. Somewhat hidden in New Cairo, you’ll get a bit of seclusion as this venue is not usually very crowded. Still, it offers a number of restaurants and cafés for a great time outdoors.
Which of these is your favourite outdoor spot, Cairenes? You need to make sure you’ve tried them all, and this Eid Al-Adha is the perfect time to check some off your list.