Aside from night/gaming/sport clubs, boat rides, swimming, fishing, some other activities, that's pretty much it for me. There hasn't been a regular atheist/skeptic meetup that I know of in Alex, but there have been a few people here and other groups on FB that are interested in such a meetup. Yes, there's more activity in Cairo regarding atheist/skeptic/cool people meetups.
Oh, are you looking forward to become an ambassador or a spook with a diplomatic cover? Sounds exciting! :~)
For me let's just say a mixture of Cyber Intelligence, Security Architecture, and a lot of weird codes on a screen.. or something like that, they don't yet have a short name for what I do I guess. Nothing exciting, but it has its perks.
You come off pretty smart, I'm sure you will manage just fine. And no, not wishful thinking, Alex always been resistant to fundamentalism. Interesting that you are taking Arabic, doing MENA studies or general linguistics?