Have you spent all of your Eideya money and savings on a trip to Hurghada? Worry not, you still can have fun until your next paycheck arrives.
Egypt's capital city Cairo offers a variety of fun and cheap things to do for foodies, bookworms, music enthusiasts, workout fanatics, or history lovers.
Here are 14 suggestions of locations to go and things to do to kill boredom without breaking the bank:
1. Take a stroll down the Nile Corniche while enjoying some grilled corn on the cob
2. Grab your best friends and go for a picnic in Al-Azhar Park
The public park offers a view of the Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha and Fatimid Cairo.
3. And if you don't have enough money to visit Cairo Tower, you can simply snap a selfie with it from afar
The 187-meter high concrete tower that was built in 1961 has been the tallest structure in Egypt for more than 50 years.
The tower offers a phenomenally majestic view of the Egyptian capital city, overviewing many of its landmarks.
4. Take a bus to Giza to watch the sunset at the mighty pyramids
5. Forget about fancy restaurants and have dinner at Koshary El Tahrir
6. Or you can cook your favorite food at home and enjoy it with a cup of tea at any 2ahwa Baladi
If you don't mind the smell of cigarettes and Shisha of course...
7. Dress up, grab your camera and spend the whole day in Fatimid Cairo
A perfect place for history lovers.
8. Enjoy affordable folk music events at Bayt Al-Suhaymi
Bayt Al-Suhaymi - or House of Suhaymi - is a historical house museum dating back to the Ottoman era. The old house was built in 1648 A.D. along the Al-Darb al-Asfar alley.
Since 2000, the museum house has been open to visitors. Bayt Al-Suhaymi hosts a number of artistic and cultural activities that aim to preserve the Egyptian musical heritage and Egyptian folklore.
You can visit it for about 35 Egyptian Pounds ($2) and even less if you are a student.
9. Go for an early morning run in Zamalek's Abu El Feda Street
This affluent and quiet neighborhood in western Cairo serves as the perfect escape for a peaceful early morning jog.
10. Attend a colorful Tannoura performance at Wekalet El Ghouri
This historical landmark located in Al Azhar area in central Cairo was built in 1504 A.D. by Sultan Qunsuwah El Ghouri.
During the Mamluk era, Wekalet El Ghouri was a place where merchants gathered for trade, and also served as a residence for the traders and their families.
The Wekala was open once again in 2005, and since then, it has been hosting various events including the Tannoura folk dance performance.
11. Shop for cheap books at Sour El-Azbakeya
This impressively cheap book market dates back to the late 19th century. At this place, bookworms can find both used and new books at cheap prices.
12. You can enjoy reading your new book at Al-Maadi Island
This place is an island of greenery in the middle of the Nile, that you can enter for only 10 Egyptian Pounds ($0.55).
Al-Maadi is family-friendly, quieter, safer, and cleaner than other public parks in Cairo. So you're less likely to be disturbed by catcalling while enjoying your favorite book.
13. El Sawy Culturewheel
This cultural center located on Zamalek Island offers a platform for diverse talents and cultural events.
If you're fond of stand-up comedy, music, poetry, and art exhibitions, Sakiet El-Sawy is the right place for you. You can find tickets as cheap as 25 Egyptian Pounds ($1.40).