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Things to do in Zamalek

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theatre
“Performances take place here many days a week, of music all around the world (despite the name, the Cairo Opera House doesn't only perform Opera!). Tickets are very affordable - seats go for usually around 100 - 150 EGP, or about 7 USD / 5.50 EUR. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“located on the Nile river, this restaurant has great food combined with absolute gorgeous views ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of the oldest bars in Cairo great for an afternoon drink cause it gets really busy at night”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“one of the hottest spots in town, great food and upbeat music through the night ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
“The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m, it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years.One of Cairo's well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt's second most famous landmark after the Pyramids of Giza.The tower is crowned by a circular observation deck and a rotating restaurant with a view over greater Cairo. One rotation takes approximately 70 minutes So for an over all view of Cairo & a special dining experience do visit this one of a kind monument. A 45 min drive but worth the trip”
  • 9 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Good Egyptian local food, the place serves alcohol and narguilé. The food is quite good and the experience of the place and the Zamalek neighbourhood is nice”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Location: It is located in the centre on Gezira Island in the middle of the Nile River in Zamalek district in Cairo, Egypt. Explanation: The Cairo Tower or El Gezira tower or ( Borg El qahira) in Arabic language is consider one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital .Its partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. Cairo tower was built from 1956 to 1961 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance. The Cairo Tower Height is 187m high, it is higher than the great pyramid of Giza by 50 meters and it is Standing on the base of the Aswan granite stones that had the ancient Egyptians used to build their monasteries and temples of the pharaohs It contains 16 floors, the trip inside the elevator tower to reach the end of 45 seconds to see when standing on the top of the tower a full panorama of Cairo, the pyramids, building the television, the Sphinx, the Nile, Castle Salah El Din, Azhar.it is the wonderful and spectacular view to Cairo There is a telescope to visit Egypt in a single moment ,a cafeteria in the floor 15 and rotating restaurant in the floor 14 and 160 meter high the waiters in this restaurant are dressed like ancient Egyptians Cairo tower is consider an architectural masterpiece to attract the tourist to Egypt.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food Court
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“This restaurant is a bit more upmarket and on the expensive side, but not unaffordable. It's great for a romantic evening with really good quality food overlooking the Nile, it is also good for business meetings and that type of thing. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great modern Egyptian breakfast spot serving classics in a modern setting! 3 locations across Cairo ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Similar to Cairo kitchen, also pricier street food but very good and clean.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Great place to try out clean, authentic Egyptian dishes, stews, meats, etc .... Ideal for lunch!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great atmosphere, laid back bar with beer and wine as well as amazing food. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“located on the Nile river, this restaurant has great food combined with absolute gorgeous views ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“one of the hottest spots in town, great food and upbeat music through the night ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Good Egyptian local food, the place serves alcohol and narguilé. The food is quite good and the experience of the place and the Zamalek neighbourhood is nice”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food Court
“This restaurant is a bit more upmarket and on the expensive side, but not unaffordable. It's great for a romantic evening with really good quality food overlooking the Nile, it is also good for business meetings and that type of thing. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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