Windows on the World Restaurant, 36th floor, Hilton Ramses, 1115 Corniche el-Nil, Maspiro, Cairo 12344. +20 2 2577 7444 Panoramic view of the Nile and the Great Pyramids. Also Rooftop cocktail bar belly dancer. Daily 5pm-2am. email
Pyramids Bar, Rooftop of Nile Hilton, 1113 Corniche El Nil , Cairo 12344. +20 2 578 0444 This rooftop bar is nowhere near as high as the neighbouring Ramses Hilton and therefore not as soaring as the Windows on the World bar and lacking views of the Pyramids.
Terrace on 9, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abdel Hamid Badawy St, 114 Rawda Al Sheraton, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. + 20 2 26 96 5656 A variety of snacks and light meals as well as refreshing drinks, including juices. Pool. 10am-10pm daily.
Rooftop poolside sky bar, 25th floor, Fairmont Nile City, Nile City Towers, 2005 B, Corniche El Nil, Ramlet Beaulac, Cairo, Egypt 2466. Toll Free: 1 888 310 2323 On the banks of the famed Nile River. Daily 10am-6pm.
Cafe, 15th floor, Everest Hotel, Midan Rameses, 6 Ramsis Sq., Above Banque Misr, Downtown, Cairo. +20 2 2 574 2506 Great views, 24 hr, nr Ramses Station not far from Tahrir Square st there?
The Revolving Restaurant, 41st floor, Grand Nile Tower Hotel, Corniche El Nile, Garden City, Manial, Roda Island, Zamalek, Cairo. +20 2 365 1234 (Formerly Grand Hyatt Cairo) The highest restaurant in Cairo and offers unprecedented views. It rotates 360 degrees in 75 minutes, bringing the Pyramids, the Nile River and the entire city of Cairo all into view. Grand Hyatt Cairo offers a spectacular range of international dining options. email
The Revolving Lounge, 40th floor, Grand Nile Tower Hotel, Corniche El Nile, Garden City, Manial, Roda Island, Cairo. +20 2 365 1234 Overlooking a panoramic view of Cairo and the Nile River. It offers a selection of snacks and cocktails. email
Rooftop Coffee Bar, Happyton Hotel, 10 Ali al-Kassar, Emad Eddin, Cairo, Egypt. +20 2 2592 8600 This place is on a quiet street in Cairo and it is near the Karim Cinema. It has a restaurant and open air rooftop bar. The location of the hotel is about halfway between down town Cairo and the train station. Rooms have AC. email
Blue Bird REVOLVING restaurant and Cafe, Cairo Tower, Cairo. The 613-ft concrete erection, Borg al-Qahira, in Zamalek became the subject of an Islamist fatwa in 1990, on the grounds that it might “excite women”. There’s an observation deck and revolving restaurant at the top. On top of the 185 meter Cairo. Panoramic views over Cairo, whilst having a drink or a meal. On a clear day the Pyramids at Giza nearly 20km away can be seen whilst eating! Au bout de la tour se trouve un restaurant rotatif, le Cairo 360
Lotus Hotel Restaurant rooftop, 12, Talaat Harb Street, Cairo, Egypt. +20 2 2 575 0966
Carlton Hotel Roof Garden, 21, 26th Of July Street, Cairo. +20 12 277 611 92 Roof top lounge patio. Carlton, it has most certainly seen better days. Its ROOFTOP terrace restaurant was one of the most attractive in downtown Cairo: one could sip a cool beer on a balmy summer evening. Today drink is strictly forbidden. 21, 26th of July Street, Down town, Cairo, panoramic view of cairo. email
The Grill Restaurant and Lounge, 3rd floor, Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Corniche El Nil, PO Box 60, Cairo 11511. +20 2 2795 7171. Marvellous panoramic river views. email
Sabaya under the Stars, Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Corniche El Nil, PO Box 60, Cairo 11511. +20 2 2795 7171 Summer only. email
Odean Palace Hotel Coffee Shop, 6 Sharia Abdel Hamid Said, Cairo. ROOFTOP 24 hrs bar. Odeon Palace rooftop cafe off Talaat Harb.
Four Seasons Pool Grill, 5th floor, 1089 Corniche El Nil, Maglis El Shaab, Garden City, Cairo 11519. On couches with your own plasma TV outside overlooking the pool. Impressive. Daily 8am-12 midnight. Continental breakfast 8am-11.30am. Lunch 11.30am-6.30pm. Dinner 6.30pm-12 midnight.
Aura Restaurant, 4th floor, Four Seasons at First Residence, Cairo. +20 2 3567 1600 Gracious sanctuary on the west bank of the Nile, with impressive views of the Great Pyramids over the old-growth canopy. Daily 8am-1am.
Nomad Bar, King Hotel, 20 Abdel-Rehim Sabry Street, Dokki Dokki, Cairo. +20 2 335 0869 One of the most pleasant and affordable rooftop bars or lounges in Cairo.
The Roof Garden, Karvin Hotel, 11 Mohamed Ebeid St, El-saba'a Emarat Square, Cairo 11341, Egypt. +20 2 2690 6453 open air Terrace serving a large variety of beverages.
Khan El Khalili, Mena House Oberoi, Cafe-of-the-world, 24 hours restaurant, offering choice of continental and oriental cuisine, overlooking the Pyramids. Also Sultan Lounge. Enjoy cocktails with a panoramic view of the Pyramids.
The Pergola, DWAV The Pergola is an incredibly romantic spot, located by the beautiful swimming pool, overlooking the Red Sea 10am-sunset. DWAV
Le Meridian, Le Meridien Pyramids, nestled between the city and the wilderness, boasts unparalleled views of the majestic, ancient splendour. DWAV
La Tour D'Or Restaurant,
Royalmanta, 36th floor, Cairo. on the west bank of the Nile with impressive views of the Great pyramids .... with belly dancer and wonderful view ?
Jayda Lounge and Bar, The Conrad Cairo, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, 11221. +20 2 2580 8000 1pm-12 midnight. Lunch, Dinner (based on weather conditions).
Stage One Lounge and Bar, The Conrad Cairo, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, 11221. +20 2 2580 8000 Views of the city and the River Nile. Daily 5pm-3am. Located in the heart of Cairo and standing impressively above the River Nile, affording spectacular views. Daily 1pm-11pm.
Cigar Lounge, Kempinski Nile Hotel, Garden City, Cairo. +20 2 2798 0000 In Cairo city where history, arts & luxury form the heart of the social scenes. Nile views. Daily 1pm-10pm. email
Le Clovis, Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers and Casino, Cornish El Nil, Maadi, Po Box 217, Cairo 11431. Minutes from the city's most fascinating sites & ancient wonders. Panoramic views of the Giza pyramids. Jazz piano plays to panoramic views of the Nile. 6pm-4am.
Pool and Lounge Bar, Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers and Casino, Cornish El Nil, Maadi, Po Box 217, Cairo 11431. 7am-10pm.
Citadel View, Sharia Salah Salem, +20 2 2510 9151 12 noon-12midnight. In Azhar Park in the Islamic Centre. Gorgeous multilevel terrace with great city views.
Delta Pyramids Hotel, King Faisal Road. With basic facilities and an imposing high rise facade, this is not the most beautiful place to stay. But its reasonable rates and views of the pyramids from the rooftop patio make it popular with those on a smaller budget.
Gezira and West Bank
Tutankhamun Restaurant, a rooftop bistro with a Nile view, south of the ferry landing. at Gezira,
The Cairo Tower, El Hadeka El Zahreya St. El Gezirah El Wosta. 360 Revolving restaurant At Zamalek district.
Zamalek Nile Bar - Zamalek:
If it wasn't for the amazing view this place has, the Zamalek Nile Bar would not have made it to this list. The place, located on the edge of Zamalek, overlooks the Nile and the World Trade Center and Conrad hotel buildings on the other side. 21 El Maahad El Swesry Street, Sedqy Square, Zamalek 02-27351846, 02-27350220
El Borg Rooftop restaurant, Novatel Cairo, 3 Saray El Gezirah, Zamalek, Cairo. The restaurant serves a range of international cuisine and has a ‘dry’ bar. Spectacular views over Nile and City.
Pour Vous, Nile Zamalek Hotel, 21 El Maahad El Swiesri St., Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt. +20 2 273 53471 Four Square Zamalek Rooftop
The Nile Zamalek Hotel has a rooftop bar offering stunning views of the river Nile 21 Aziz Abaza St., El Maahad El Swesry St. Previously Sedqy Sq., Zamalek, , EG,
Sofra. The name means 'dining table' and is synonymous with Egyptian generosity and hospitality. Located quite a way back from Luxor temple (walking away from the Nile) at the far end of Mohamed Farid street, Sofra is set in 1930's Egyptian house with traditional decor - antique oriental furniture, colourful copper lamps and beautiful mirrors. You can eat inside or outside, or on the roof terrace or patio.
Studio Misr restaurant at Al Azhar Park.
Senmut Band B Ramieh, ROOFTOP restaurant overlooks river ?
My Egypt, El Tod, 095 206 0787, www.myegypt.co.uk ROOFTOP Restaurant.
Delta Pyramids Hotel, King Faisal Road,. With basic facilities and an imposing high rise facade, this is not the most beautiful place to stay. But its reasonable rates and views of the pyramids from the rooftop patio make it popular with those on a smaller budget.
Mena House Oberoi lies in the shadow of one of the wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids at Giza. Surrounded by 40 acres
Ali Baba, A small rooftop cafe overlooking the Temple of Luxor.
El Nakhil. A great rooftop restaurant.
Olives, Hilton Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, New Karnak, +20 95 2374933
Marhaba, Sharia el-Karnak, East Bank, Luxor. This rooftop restaurant above the main tourist market serves a decent mix of Egyptian and Mediterranean dishes against a panorama that takes in the Temple of Luxor, the Nile, and the Theban Hills.
Tutankhamun Rooftop Bistro/Restaurant, Luxor. Rooftop bistro with a Nile view, south of the ferry landing. Best restaurant on the West Bank is the rooftop Tutankhamun Restaurant just a few hundred metres from the local ferry.
Emilio Hotel, ROOFTOP terrace, Youssef Hassan Street, Luxor. +20 95 3735 70
Nile Valley Hotel, Gesirat El Bairat, El Bairat El Gezira, Luxor, Egypt +20 95 2311 477 Has a superb rooftop restaurant where the views are astounding including Luxor Temple lit up, 8am-11pm.
El-Gezira Hotel, Bayrate al-Gezira, Luxor. +20 95 2310 034 Rooftop West Bank, rooftop terrace restaurant and beer. Nile view. email
Nefertiti Hotel Rooftop. Floodlit Thebes and the Nile. fd?
El-Mesala Hotel. Rooftop view of Nile and Luxor Temple. fd?
Grand Rotana Resort And Spa. Nightlife- enjoy the Sky bar on the rooftop.
Juke Box Pub, Cor
Yalla Bar, Masbat, SeS waterfront bar-restaurant
Abu el Sid, On roof of Hard Rock Cafe,
Grand Rotana Resort & Spa, Grand Rotana Resort And Spa, Nightlife. Sky bar on the rooftop.
Red Sea I, Hospital St, Ed-Dahar, +20 65 354 9630 ROOFTOP Terraceniche, Ed-Dahar, ROOFTOP drinks good views Hurgata.
Red Sea - The Restaurant Oberoi sahl hasheesh. PO Box 117, Red Sea Coast, Hurghada, Egypt. The Restaurant has commanding views of the sea DWAV
Juke Box Pub, Corniche, Ed-Dahar, Rooftop drinks with good views.
Paradise Inn, Windsor Palace Hotel, Alexandria. roof terrace cafe has one of the most wonderful views from their roof terrace cafe and restaurant. They have a prime location by the Corniche.
Le Jardin, Steigenberger Cecil Hotel, Midan (square), 16 Saad Zaghloul Square, Cairo 1726. +20 3 487 7173. This 24-hour café offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Corniche waterfront promenade. A classy reminder of the city's history.
White and Blue Restaurant, Qaitbay St, Anfoushy (Inside Greek Club), Third Floor, Anfoushi, Alexandria. +20 3 480 2690 Arous
El Bahr Fish Restaurant, Madinet Al Eelam, Al Agouzah, Giza Governorate, Alexandria, Egypt. El Masaged Sq. Beside abi el abbas mosque. +20 2 3304 6912
Kenouz ROOFTOP restaurant,Shali Lodge, Sharia Subukha, 046 460 1299. Roof Terrace cafe/Restaurant.
Al-Babinshal Restaurant, Al Babinshal Hotel, Sweeping romantic views over Siw.
Funny Mummy, Sharia Al-Mashraba, Dahab, Egypt. Restaurant ROOF terrace in front of Sphinx Hotel, Mashraba, Dahab. seafront
Nesima Restaurant, Al-Mashraba, Dahab Rooftop bar.
Taba Heights is a relatively new development of five luxury hotels situated along the Red Sea in the northeastern corner of the Sinai Peninsula, about 20 kilometers south of Taba. This is an ultramodern, self-sufficient resort community with a golf course, marina and a mriad of activities and relaxation options.
Marriott, Taba Heights, Taba 46621, Egypt.
Taba Sands ,Nuweiba Road KM1, 99999 Taba, Egypt.
Hyatt Regency, Taba Heights Km 20, Taba Nuweibaa Rd. Taba Heights, Taba Heights, Taba 46621, Egypt.
InterContinental, Taba Heights P.O.Box 10 Taba Heights, Taba Heights, Taba, Egypt. Restaurant terraces. Try not to sit with your legs crossed as showing the sole of your shoe can be considered an insult.
Aladdin Restaurant, Sofitel, Taba Heights, Km 42 Nubai, Taba Heights, Taba, Egypt. Relax on the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Red Sea shore and pool.
King Akhenaten Hotel, Horria Street, Al Minya, Egypt. +20 86 236 5918 Rooftop Restaurant on Nile. Also Coffee Shop (shown). email
Abu el Sid, On roof of Hard Rock Cafe,
Camel Bar Rooftop, Camel Bar, Sharm El Sheikh, Centre of Na'ama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt. +20 69 360 0700 Roof and Terrace. Summer 5pm-late. Winter 7pm-late. Very chilled. Dive centre. email
Tam Tam, Hotel Gazala, 069 360 0155, ROOFTOP seating great Tam Tam Hotel, Ghazala. +20 6 9360 0155 Tasty Egyptian food near the beach with rooftop seating and great views, plus a front lounge with low tables, rugs and cushions to sit on at the front. Excellent karkaday, lentil soup and Egyptian sweets; also shawarmas and koftas. Does takeaway. Twice a week there's also an Egyptian floor show. Opening time: Daily until 1am.
New Palace Hotel, 17, Soliman El Halaby st, Off Emad El Din St, +20 2 02 2575 1283 +20 2 2575 1322 Friendly staff, breakfast included, internet and printer access, free WiFi, rooms with bathroom and AC. 24h/day rooftop restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere.
Odeon, 6 Abdel Hamid Said St, Odeon Palace Hotel, off Tala'at Harb St, +20 2 767 971 24 hours. This roof-top open-air hotel bar is also a restaurant, but most visitors prefer just to drink or have shisha. Beer (Stella or Saqqara) is 10 EP. Very popular among backpackers and foreign students. Open during Ramadan. Nice place to sit and have a drink, but poor service.
Dine with a Panoramic View