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Best Cairo Spots for Solo Dates

March 23, 2024

Beyond the fun that comes with group outings, oftentimes, going out alone can be an enriching experience. Although spending time in solitude in a collectivist culture like Egypt can feel daunting and intimidating at first, it can be liberating — an opportunity for self-discovery and reflection.

Whether it is going to watch a film in a movie theatre alone, taking classes, or booking a table for one at a restaurant: there is a myriad of places in Cairo that offer opportunities for solo-daters and solitude seekers.

Paint N’ Sip | Brush It Art
Whether one’s a masterclass in painting or without any prior knowledge on how to hold a paintbrush, Bruth It Art’s ‘Paint N’ Sip’ invites people to relax, unwind, and unleash their creativity with their drink of choice.

Address: Different every week upon announcement on their Instagram page

For moviegoers and enthusiasts, Zawya is a Cairo-based independent cinema that screens local, regional, and international films. With no distractions, one can fully engage with the film — the perfect solo date.

Address: Cinema Karim, 15 Emad El Deen Street | Downtown Cairo, Egypt

Diwan Bookstores
There is no time spent in solitude than between aisles of books — a world to lose one’s self in. Diwan Bookstores offers more than just time alone browsing books, it also has a cozy coffee shop where people can sip coffee, eat cake, and read their favorite books.


Address: Maadi | Zamalek | Downtown Cairo | Heliopolis

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