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7 best rooftop bars in Cairo [2021 update]

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Last updated: September 5th, 2020

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The perfect guide to the best rooftop bars in Cairo. Here you'll find all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, booking links and much more.

Cairo is one of the world's largest cities, and home to both the famous pyramids and the River Nile. To get the best and elevated views over these majestic creations, and enjoy some breeze at the same time, you should visit a Cairo rooftop. Just scroll down and find the Cairo rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop The Roof Pool Bar at Kempinski Nile Hotel in Cairo
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The Roof Pool Bar at Kempinski Nile Hotel

$$$ | 11th floor | Garden City
  • Highlights
  • Swimming pool
  • 360-view
  • Summer shisha

Situated on the 11th floor of the Kempinski Nile Hotel you find this amazing Cairo rooftop bar, called The Roof Pool Bar. From the terrace you get superb views over the Nile and the city’s skyline. While the beautiful rooftop swimming pool is only for guests at the hotel, the rooftop bar and restaurant is open daily for everyone to enjoy. The menu is not super large, but still has a nice selection of both food and drinks, ranging from Sushi and tapas to a nice selection of cocktails and also Shisa in a lot of different flavours.

Rooftop Crimsom Bar & Grill in Cairo
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Crimsom Bar & Grill

$$$$ | 4th floor | Zamalek
  • Highlights
  • Nile-views
  • Cosmopolitan & chic
  • Crafted cocktails

A cosmopolitan and chic rooftop bar and restaurant, located along the Nile on the upscale island of Zamalek. Offering a stylish and comfy mix of both covered and open-air seating, the rooftop terrace comes with fantastic views over the Nile. Here you can enjoy a wide range of international dishes, along with crafted and popsicle cocktails and some very refreshing sangria, all served in a sophisticated lounge atmosphere.

Rooftop Estro in Cairo
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Estro

$$$ | 9th floor | Maadi
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Italian restobar
  • Stylish & cozy

Estro rooftop bar and restaurant, perched on top of the Royal Maadi Hotel, comes with the byline 'A Sicilian Rooftop', so you can expect a large portion of Italian influences. With seating both inside and out on the rooftop terrace, this 9th floor venue offers some amazing views over the roofs of Maadi. In a sophisticated and cozy setting you can indulge in authentic Sicilian cuisine, and before the meal you can also head over to the little bar-corner on the terrace for a traditional Aperitivo.

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Rooftop Fairmont Nile City in Cairo
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Fairmont Nile City

$$$$ | 25th floor | Nile City Towers
  • Highlights
  • 360-views
  • Rooftop pool
  • Oriental restaurant

The 5-star hotel Fairmont Nile City offers a dual rooftop experience out of the ordinary. On the rooftop 25th floor you find Sky Pool, an outdoor terrace with both rooftop pool, restaurant and some amazing 360-views over river Nile and Cairo's skyline, with the Pyramids in the distance. A couple of floors lower, the Bab El Nil Restaurant offers oriental dishes in an indoor / outdoor setting, filled with vivid colors and beautiful Arabic design, as well as fantastic views and other entertainment.

Rooftop Best View Pyramids Hotel in Cairo
  • Highlights
  • Amazing Pyramid views
  • Restaurant + Bar
  • Shisha lounge

Really living up to its name, the Best View Pyramids Hotel comes with a rooftop bar and restaurant offering some fantastic and unobstructed views over the Sphinx and the Pyramids. Here you find both an air conditioned indoor dining room, as well as outside dining areas, bar and shisha lounge. While the famous monuments looks great during daytime, they look even more spectacular during sunset or at the evening with the 'Pyramids Sound and Light Show'.

Rooftop 3al Genena in Cairo
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3al Genena

$$$ | 10th floor | Giza
  • Highlights
  • Giza Zoo views
  • Casual & charming
  • Breezy

3al Genena Bar & Café is found on top of the St. George Hotel Cairo, located right by the Giza Zoo. This casual and charming rooftop bar and restaurant comes with colorful seating and some fantastic views over the greenery in the zoo, as well as the city skyline. Open from morning to late at night, the rooftop bar offers a mix of oriental and international food, along with alcoholic beverages and shisha. Enjoy some breeze during daytime, or drinks, music and karaoke evenings under the starry sky.

Rooftop Zamalek Rooftop in Cairo
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Zamalek Rooftop

$$ | 9th floor | Zamalek
  • Highlights
  • Nile-views
  • Chill-out

On top of the Nile Zamalek Hotel you find this casual and chill-out rooftop bar. While the hotel and the rooftop might not look like to much from the outside, it offers some truly spectacular views over the river Nile. Open from noon to late at night, the rooftop menu includes everything from beer and vodka to a wide range of shisha flavours. Perfect Cairo terrace to enjoy some drinks and shisha with a group of friends, taking in the views and the breeze.

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Rooftop bar Cairo

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 20 millions
Climate: dry subtropical

Cairo's climate is a dry subtropical climate, which means it's warm sunny days and cooler nights. The city is considered one of the driest cities with a rainfall of only 20mm/year.

The climate allows the rooftop bars in Cairo to stay open all year round. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of rooftop bars in Cairo. But those who are, have high class and standard.

About Cairo

Cairo is Egypt's capital and is located at Africa's largest river the Nile. With a population of about 20 million in the metropolitan area it makes the city one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world. Cairo - after Mexico City – is the world's most polluted city. There are over 500 mosques in the city and Cairo is often called the “minaret” city". For the curious ones, there are plenty of attractions here. The bazaars, Egyptian Museum including Tutankhamen's tomb, Al-Azhar Mosque and the famous camel market.