Cairo has many potentials for tourism and outing destinations, but it can be challenging to find wheelchair-friendly places in Cairo.
The good news is that there are so many destinations in Cairo that are very accessible to anyone who uses wheelchairs. And others are not fully accessible, but we found ways to work around some of them.
Great Pyramids of Giza
Although Giza’s great pyramids are not fully accessible to a wheelchair due to the ancient architecture and steep slope of the entrance, the outside could be easily viewed with a tour in a wheelchair.
Salahuddin citadel was built on Mokattam hill to overlook old Cairo around the 12 century.
The citadel was intended to protect the city against Christian crusades.
Although a big part of the monument is accessed to a wheelchair yet, it is still one of the most visit-worthy to see the magnificent exterior of the three mosques.
Although the sidewalks and curbs inside the Citadel do not have curb ramps, you can be laid out a portable ramp to access the Old Cairo overlook.
Solar Boat Museum
It has to be one of the most wheelchair-friendly places in Cairo. There’s this magnificent museum next to the Great pyramids area where is an intact ancient Egyptian ship found in the great pyramid complex.
The museum has a wheelchair accessible entrance and bathrooms.
A show of sound and light is held every night there, and it’s spectacular.
Mall of Egypt El-Sheikh Zayed offers an easily accessed entrance for wheelchairs.
It also offers regular and Electric wheelchairs at all the Customer Service desks, based on availability, which makes it one of the most wheelchair-friendly places in Cairo.
The elevators are big enough to take a wheelchair and the whole trip there is going to be very smooth for the people who use wheelchairs.
A beautiful grand park on a hill overlooks old Cairo, with more than 75-acre of stunning greenery and very colourful collections of flowers, it makes a perfect destination to spend a day trip.
The park has so many ramps and paths laced with wheelchair accessibility that offers a beautiful sight.
Cairo tower is one of Cairo’s most beautiful city sights, with a brilliant view over Cairo.
The tower has an observation deck, restaurant and visitor centre that offers a spectacular view of the city.
There’s an elevator near the entrance to take you up to every corner of the tower.
Although stairs only access the observation deck, you will enjoy more or less the restaurant’s same beautiful views.
The Egyptian Museum
One of Cairo’s most popular tourist destinations and it has one of the most fascinating collections of ancient Egyptians monuments like the great Tutankhamen exhibit.
Many parts of the museum are accessible to people with wheelchairs with entrance ramps, wide doorways, and an elevator on the ground floor.
The Tutankhamen exhibit on the first floor is wheelchair friendly, but the hugely popular Mummies room is not. Another issue to be aware of is that there are no accessible restrooms.
But yet the museum remains to be one of the most visit-worthy destinations in Cairo.
The grand mall in New Cairo is such an amazing outing place.
With so many shopping destinations, restaurants and cafes it would make the perfect night out.
The mall is designed with curb ramps on every entrance, gate and door for a wheelchair.
The elevators are big enough to take more than one wheelchair per time.
With a variety of shopping and entertainment spots, all in one place, Maadi city centre stands as one of Cairo’s most popular outing destinations.
The city centre is well paved to achieve a smooth trip for a wheelchair, across the whole grand centre.
Inside Almaza airport stands one of Cairo’s favourite entertainment destinations.
It includes a variety of international stores, Cinema and an overall supermarket.
On checking the centre we found it to be very suitable for a smooth trip with a wheelchair around the whole centre to enjoy its beauty.
The wheelchair-friendly hotels in Cairo
Cairo has some of the most luxurious and fancy hotels worldwide, and most of these hotels are so wheelchair-friendly.
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino and Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino in Downtown Cairo.
Le Méridien Heliopolis, Radisson Blu Cairo Heliopolis and JW Marriott Hotel Cairo in Heliopolis are designed to be very smooth for a wheelchair.
We have InterContinental Cairo Semiramis and The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, in Downtown Garden City are of the most luxurious hotels around Cairo and they are very well accessed to a wheelchair.
We also have Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in Giza and Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel in the airport.
We are trying to make a guide for wheelchair friendly places around Cairo, Do you know other cool places can be added to our list? Please, share with us.