If you’re still on the look for activities and places to spend your time during this long weekend, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re interested in arts or music, traveling, and nature, or maybe just a nice place or activity to do with friends, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Biking in different areas in Cairo
Biking is fun with friends, especially at this time of the year, as the weather is getting nice and breezy. You can rent your bike from ‘Yalla 3agala’ and ‘Cairo bike.’ Their rental services are available in different areas around Giza, downtown, Heliopolis, and Nasr city.
If you’re a stargazing lover, but the pollution and the city’s tall buildings are getting in the way, Well, don’t worry, there are spots for you to do this. The closest one is in Fayoum city, where you can enjoy Fayoum’s constellations through its marvelous Magic Lake in the middle of the desert. And of course, there are other activities you can do like horseback riding, exploring ancient monuments and more. White dessert and Siwa Oasis are also great spots for stargazing if you’re willing to travel far distances.
Sometimes all we need is some chill and quiet time with friends and loved ones in a simple setting away from the cafes and restaurant noise. A picnic is a great option to do this. You can go to Al-Azhar park in Nasr city area or Horreya garden in Zamalek and many other parks depending on your preference.
Exhibitions and events
There are many events that are taking place during this holiday, from exhibitions to live music shows and more.
Hamaki, Lege-cy, and Jadal will perform at ZED park on Friday, the 7th of October, as part of the Shuffle Music Festival. You can get your tickets through ticketsmarche.
ElSawy cultural wheel is also holding a few events in the upcoming days, like the musical and puppet show for Om Kolthoum on the 6th of October and the Drummers Team live show on the same day. They’re also hosting a poetry night with the famous Egyptian poet Hisham el Gakh on the 8th of October. You can purchase tickets from the official website.
In addition, Darb 1718 is holding a couple of cool live music shows, one for Khould Adal on the 6th of October, and the second one is RapElectro night with AOA, WALAD, AND MSHAKIL. For more information and tickets, you can check their website.
If you’re more into exhibitions and galleries, CIC is currently holding an exhibition called “Being borrowed: On Egyptian migration to the gulf,” and it’s an interesting exhibition that tells stories of Egyptians’ experiences with migration to the gulf and explores different sub-topics related to this topic.
And for nature lovers and crafty people, we didn’t forget about you. DEDI is holding an interactive workshop, ‘Learning from Nature,’ which discusses the question of how to approach solving climate change in our everyday life. For more information, you can visit this link.