By Darren Griffiths

Best Things to Do in Cairo at Night

13th February 2024

What better way could there be to enjoy the Egyptian capital than by checking out the nightlife the city has to offer? If you’re looking for things to do in Cairo at night, look no further. Some of the best activities in Cairo are perfect on those warm, Egyptian evenings when you’ll immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy Egypt’s atmosphere. Get ready to have a night you won’t forget with our list of the best things to do in Cairo at night.

1. Enjoy Dinner and a Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids

Built by the ancient Egyptians in 26th century BC (!!), you can’t visit Egypt without visiting the Pyramids of Giza.

Pyramids with Light Show

As one of the top things to do in Cairo at night, the evening light show at the Giza Pyramids is an absolute must for anyone touring the city.

Top off the evening by enjoying a fully catered private dinner at one of the best restaurants in Cairo during the show.

This is a great activity to do with a significant other or a group of good mates.

Book your Pyramids dinner and light show HERE!

2. Take a Trip Down the Nile River on an Evening Dinner Cruise

A stunning way to experience Cairo is by feasting on authentic Egyptian cuisine while gazing

at the city lights on a Nile cruise.

Nile River on an Evening Dinner Cruise

An evening dinner cruise along the world’s longest river is up there on our list of the best things to do in Cairo at night.

You’ll be on a Nile River Cruise boat for between two and four hours long, meaning you’ll still have time to explore some of the best bars in Cairo to finish off your night or, if raging nightlife isn’t your thing, the cruise is a lovely way to spend a few hours and have a relaxing night in an otherwise frenetic city.

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3. Catch a Show at the Cairo Opera House

What better way to get up close and personal with Egyptian culture than by experiencing one of the live performances put on at the Cairo Opera House?

Show at the Cairo Opera House

The structure was gifted to Egypt by Japan in 1983 with construction completed in 1988 and you’ll find it at Opera Square in the Zamalek district.

Attending a show at the venue gives patrons the opportunity to experience an array of Arabic music from classic opera to more traditional musical styles. The following choirs and Companies are headquartered here:

  • Cairo Symphony Orchestra,
  • Cairo Opera Company,
  • Cairo Opera Ballet Company,
  • National Arab Music Ensemble, and the
  • Cairo Opera Choir,so you’re bound to be able to find something amazing to see inside this iconic Egyptian building.

Don’t have time to catch a show? No problem! Take an islamic Cairo Night Tour with a Cairo local and check out the Opera House on foot.

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4. Head up the Cairo Tower to Experience the City at Sunset

Take in the sights of Cairo when you head up to the top of the Cairo Tower and enjoy dinner and drinks at sunset while enjoying a 360-degree view of the city.

It’s in the Gezira district which is close to downtown Cairo. it’s not hard to find as it dominates the Cairo skyline at night.

Cairo Tower

Tourists will get to see the Pyramids of Giza, the city lights of Cairo and enjoy views across the Nile River from the tallest building in Egypt from the revolving restaurant.

Playing host to one of the best bars and restaurants in Cairo, the CairoTower at night is an attraction not to be missed.

5. Take a Stroll Down Al Muizz Street

One for the architectural enthusiast out there is Al Muizz Street, which is particularly

spectacular at night as this one-kilometre stretch is illuminated with colourful lights.

El-Moez Street

The street is home to several traditional building designs and gives visitors a glimpse into Cairo’s

history with sights like the Al-Hakim Bi Amr Allah Mosque and the Qalawun complex – two

Cairo highlights which boast stunning Egyptian architecture and history.

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6. Do Some Night Shopping at the Khan El Khalili Market

With loads of street food stalls and vendors selling their traditional wares, the Khan El Khalili

Market is one of the best things to do in Cairo at night.

Khan El Khalili Market

The hustle and bustle of the city come together at this historical venue, and it is the perfect way to experience all that Cairo has to offer.

The market area closes at 11 pm local time meaning there will still be time to explore some of the best clubs in Cairo afterwards.

7. Enjoy a Pub Crawl Around the City

The Cairo nightlife is definitely something to behold and will not disappoint those of you who

fancy a night out on the town.

Cairo Pub Crawl

A good old-fashioned pub crawl is certainly one of the best ways to experience Cairo nightlife. This tour will take you around all the best bars and restaurants in the city and should definitely be at the top of your list if you enjoy a night out.

A city pub crawl could easily become one of your Cairo highlights during your trip to the city.

Book your Cairo Pub Crawl here NOW!

8. Experience Cairo’s Live Music Scene

Although there has been a massive shift towards electronic music with DJs becoming

increasingly popular in the city, the Cairo live music scene is still one of the best for a night

out.

Cairo’s Live Music Scene

The trick is just knowing where to find the live musicians in the city.

The Cairo music scene offers everything from belly dancers to Arabic pop and rock music. For some great live music experiences, we recommend the Cairo Cellarand the Stage One Lounge & Bar.

9. Treat That Special Someone to a Horse Driven Carriage Ride

On your dream holiday with someone special? Take a sunset horse carriage ride to the

pyramids for the ultimate romantic evening excursion through the desert.

Horse carriage Ride at the Pyramids

With hotel pickups available, this unforgettable experience allows you to sit on a traditional Egyptian cart pulled by a horse as you gaze upon one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

A horse carriage ride is easily one of the best things to do in Cairo at night.

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10. Get Your Groove on at the Cairo Jazz Club

As one of the best clubs in Cairo, the Cairo Jazz Club certainly deserves its own mention on

our list of things to do in Cairo at night.

Cairo Jazz Club

Voted one of the best clubs and one of the best restaurants in Cairo, this epic establishment will give you a taste of Egyptian music and culture as you dance the night away.

The club is open until late, so it is the perfect venue to end your night out in the Egyptian Capital.

Interested in more great things to do in Cairo? Check out our walking guide to Islamic Cairo and our list of things to do in Downtown Cairo.