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Things to do in Egypt

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Egypt. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Egypt attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Egypt to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Egypt.

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  • Abercrombie & Kent Sun Boat IV

    A&K has new, comfortable boats, with internet access, lounge pools, and private docks (which means faster, more accessible loading). More
  • Al Diwan

    Cairo’s most famous bookseller, Al Diwan, will open at Cairo International in late 2009. At the shop you’ll find Egyptian titles including No One S... More
  • Al Shorouk

    Many news and book outlets in the airport are operated by Al Shorouk, Egypt’s largest publishing house. Here you’ll find nonfiction and literature ... More
  • Alexandria National Museum

  • Al-Mouski Bazaar

  • Assouan

    An intimate boat, equipped for 16 passengers. Excursion are tailored to each passenger, but those who crave creature comforts should be wary, as th... More
  • Automated People Mover

    In 2011, the airport’s People Mover—which is modeled after the old-fashioned cable car system—will soon begin its loop between the terminals and th... More
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina

  • Bijoux Terner

    Although there are 550 Bijoux Terner boutiques worldwide, the affordable accessories shop has only two outposts in Egypt, one in Cairo Internationa... More
  • Business-Class Lounges

    Craving a hot cup of tea and crumpet? Take a seat on the tufted leather couches at the airport’s English Lounge. Are pasta and a glass of Chianti m... More
  • Cairo Airport Shuttle Buses

    For those looking to arrive at their hotel in style, use this car service (the shuttle bus name is a bit of a misnomer—it’s a high-class car compan... More
  • Cairo Airport’s Meet & Assist Program

    If you anticipate needing a hand with your heavy suitcase or a complicated connection, hire a Cairo Airport staffer, who, for just $50, will greet ... More
  • Cairo Atelier

    The gallery is frequented by the older Cairo set of artists. More
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI)

  • Cairo Opera House

    The grand structure was built in the neo-Islamic style. More
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