Cairo - Egypt

Cairo - Egypt

Things to do - general

Cairo is a vibrant, exhilarating, exotic, fascinating and welcoming city. Home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt, this city is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten monument you might stumble across while wandering around. Enjoy the Nile view from your hotel room balcony, visit the capital’s medieval markets by Khan El-Khalili, or walk down the Nile promenade. There are also plenty of cinemas, theatres and modern malls. Go for an opera or enjoy oriental music dance shows. Good for short breaks and long stays; you’ll get to see the Giza Pyramids, thousands of ancient artifacts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and much more.

Moreover, Cairo is for everyone, there are plenty of mid range and budget accommodations to choose from. Pick a charming boutique hotel in the heart of downtown or indulge in utter luxury in one of the city’s most luxurious establishments. These usually house professional Spas and wellness centres where you’ll be treated like royalty. There are more than 75 four and five-star hotels in Cairo, which all offer stunning views over amazing landmarks such as the majestic Nile, the Pyramids, beautiful parks and gardens, and upscale clubs and compounds.

The weather in Cairo is moderate and low in humidity at almost any time of the year, except for some specific times in summer. Highs of 36°C are common in July and lows of 21°C have been witnessed; the winter months in Cairo, especially January, are much more pleasant with temperatures ranging between 21°C and 15°C. Accommodation by the Nile offers some relief from the summer heat due to the lovely breeze that comes from the river. In March, April, and June the Khamaseen winds blow from the desert bringing with them higher temperatures and sand.

Country Egypt
Languages spokenArabic, English
Currency usedEGP

Nightlife info

For the capital of a majority Muslim country, Cairo is relatively liberal when it comes to the consumption of alcohol. A wide range of bars and dance clubs is available, basically in every major hotel, and some are open 24/7. If you would like to explore the less fancy drinking places in Cairo, Downtown is definitely the place to go. Upscale nightspots are found in and around the Zamalek areaNightlife image

Culture and history info

Sufi Dancing - The Al Tanura Troupe offers performances every Saturday,Monday and Wednesday night at 7PM at the Al-Ghouri Mausoleum. Doors open at 6:00PM. Price is 30LE for foreigners and 2LE for Egyptians. This picturesque place is situated nearby the Khan el Khalili souk, on a narrow street between the Al Azhar and Al Ghouri mosques. The Culture Wheel (الساقية Al-Saqia), [21]. The largest independent cultural centre in Cairo, offers concerts almost every night. The Garden Theater in Al-Azhar Park [22] offers a range of musical performances. The venue is also a great place for an evening stroll. Cairo Opera House [23] Egyptian Centre for Culture & Art (MAKAN) [24] Egyptian Traditional music. The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hussein El Me'mar Pasha street, ☎ (+202) 2 576 80 86 (info@thetownhousegallery.com), [25]. Daily 10AM-2PM, 6PM-9PM, F 6PM-9PM, Closed Th. edit Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July Street, Agouza, Giza (From Zamalek, just before Sphinx Square), ☎ (+202) 2 3345 9939, [26]. Daily 5PM- 3AM. Live entertainment from local and international musicians, a great food and beverage menu (happy hour from 7-9PM) and a relaxed atmosphere. 7 nights a week. Culture and history image
Cairo full day by bus

Cairo full day by bus

Cairo - Egypt
Trip duration: 1 day trip Trip type: By Bus Trip runs: Daily departure Departure Time: About 01:00 a More info
Cairo  full day by plane

Cairo full day by plane

Cairo - Egypt
Trip duration: 1 day trip Trip type: Group tours Trip runs: Every Thursday and Monday Departure Time More info