Sunset hunting is one of the best activities to do in any big city, and Cairo definitely has its fair share of spots that are perfect for watching the sun hit the ground.
In many places around the ancient city, that view is occasionally accompanied by the view of a beautiful historical building or the Nile, which is never a bad thing either.
These are 10 of the best spots to watch the setting sun in Cairo.
1. The Cairo Tower
The tower, which is situated in the middle of Cairo, is the best place to go for the view of the entire city from above, which can be seen from the top of the tower and from its revolving restaurant.
2. The Fairmont Nile City Hotel
The hotel's Sky Pool offers a spectacular rooftop view of Cairo's skyline, which definitely makes it a great spot to watch the sunset.
3. Al-Azhar Park
The park offers the view of the "city of a thousand minarets" as Islamic Cairo is often called, with the Cairo Citadel as its centerpiece, as well as the gardens of the park. The complete view is best seen from the Studio Masr Restaurant.
4. The Mena House Hotel
From the gardens of the hotel, the 139 Lounge Bar and the 139 Terrace provide the breathtaking view of the Pyramids of Giza along with the hotel itself and its gardens.
5. Sofitel Cairo El-Gezirah Hotel
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The hotel's Le Deck restaurant is one of the best Nile view restaurants in the city, it is a deck in the middle of the Nile at the tip of El-Gezirah island.
6. The Pyramids of Giza
Visiting the Pyramids in late afternoon is magical because the view of the sun setting on the Pyramids themselves is truly unbeatable.
7. The Grand Nile Tower Hotel
The hotel's Revolving Restaurant also offers one of the best views of the whole city from the top, perfect for a dinner at sunset.
8. The Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel
From the hotel's Pane Vino Restaurant terrace, a great view of the iconic Kasr El-Nil bridge is visible, along with the Nile, the Cairo Tower and the Cairo Opera House.
9. Left Bank
One of Cairo's most popular dining hubs, it is located at the tip of the Zamalek island and offers a great view of that part of the Nile along with a luxurious dinning experience.
10. Nile boat or felucca
What better place to watch the sun setting on the Nile than from the river itself? A cruise boat, restaurant boat or a felucca are all great options.