Here we are counting down for Eid and the long break ahead. The majority of people take it as an opportunity for a sweet escape to the beach but that is not the case for everyone. If you are spending Eid in Cairo, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is you will miss out on the beach, but the good news is you’ll enjoy uncrowded traffic-free street of Cairo, and plenty other activities to make up for the beach. We brought you a roundup of activities for every personality type to make the best of this break.
The Chilled & Laidback: Visit the spa or host a sleepover
Now that your schedule is no longer busy and cramped, this is the time when you can relax and unwind at the spa. Relief the back tension with a nice massage and drop all the stress behind you at the sauna and Jacuzzi. You can also host a sleepover at your place. You can play card games, plan a movie night with dinner to enjoy together, and several other activities to add some sprinkle to your Eid break.
The Water Activities Enthusiast: Pool, kayaking, or felucca
Being in Cairo doesn’t mean you are stuck in the city and can’t have your share of fun under the sun. As a good alternative to the beach, book a pool day use with your friends and enjoy some relaxing time together. For something different try an activity like kayaking to keep the energy pumping or enjoy the beautiful scenery around while riding a felucca over the majestic Nile, an experience that is even more spellbinding during sunset.
The Energetic: Concerts, activities, cycling, and sports
Usually, during Eid, a lot of concerts take place, and the highlight of this year’s concert is Maroon 5 at the Pyramids. But if you missed booking a ticket for that one, check out venues like Sawy Cultural Wheel, Cairo Jazz Club or Ox for what they might be having for Eid. For an adrenaline boost, you can go cycling around the city with a group of friends, enjoy paintball game or others.
The Explorer: Sightseeing
Cairo is packed with historical gems and if you haven’t visited before, now is the time. Pay a visit to the Hanging Church, Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Citadel, or the cave church to name a few. You can also enjoy a nice stroll in the beautiful streets of Zamalek or downtown then enjoy a nice cup of coffee in one of the cafes in the area.
The Caregiving: Visit orphanages, children’s hospitals, or dog shelters
Life is not easy for everyone and there are a lot out there who wish to be surrounded with some care and love, and trust us nothing will get you in the spirit of Eid like making another soul happy. Spend some time with kids at orphanages or hospitals and try to draw a smile on their faces. Gather your friends, buy some toys and go spend time with those little angels. As another option, visit a dog shelter they are always in desperate need of support and short on supplies. Plus, you can’t imagine how happy and excited dogs get when they have visitors.