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Welcome to Cairo

Cairo

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A trip to the bustling city of Cairo is a must for any adventurous traveller. Cairo, which is the capital of Egypt it is the largest city in the Arab world and in Africa. Cairo was founded in 969 AD and with a population of 9,120,350 it is situated on the banks of the infamous Nile River. Cairo is located in northern Egypt, known as Lower Egypt and it is 165 km south of the Mediterranean Sea, 120 km west of the Gulf of the Suez and the Suez Canal. You will experience a frenzied mix of sights and sounds here in Cairo as the Egyptian capital offers fascinating ancient attractions in a cosmopolitan city setting.

Egyptians like to refer to Cairo as Maṣr, which emphasises Cairo’s continued role in Egyptian influence. Historical and cultural sights are bountiful in Cairo, giving tourists a wonderful insight into life in ancient Egypt.  The pyramids of Giza stand majestically in the backdrop of the city’s suburbs beckoning visitors to see the world’s oldest tourist attraction.  The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities houses the treasures of the famous Tutankhamun as well as thousands of artefacts from ancient Egypt.  Cairo is also home to historical churches, mosques and monuments, a crystal factory, old town and amusement park to cater for all sorts.

Cairo is affectionately known as ‘’The City of a Thousand Minarets’’ for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. This city has been the political and cultural hub of the region. In the 10th Century, the Fatimid dynasty founded Cairo, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo.

Tahrir Square was founded during the mid-19th Century with the establishment of modern downtown Cairo. It was called Ismalia Square after the 19th Century ruler – Khedive Ismalia commissioned the new downtown districts ‘Paris on the Nile design.’ There are several notable buildings surrounding the Square including The Mogamma Governmental Administrative Building, Headquarters of the Arab League and the American University.

The crowded streets are home to traders and mosques, with donkey carts and camels ferrying people from one place to the next.  Visitors can practise haggling to get the best bargains on perfumes, jewellery and spices at one of the world’s biggest marketplaces.  The Khan al-Khalili market offers everything from leather goods, brass and copper items to painted papyrus scrolls, often embellished with hieroglyphics.

Cairo’s Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against the former President Hosni Mubarak. Two million protested at Cairo Square. On January 25th 2012 around 50,000 protesters first occupied the square. It became the primary destination for protesters. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt. This is due to its proximity to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat. These cities are close to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza.

A trip to Cairo Tower is a must for every visitor to Cairo. It is a free-standing TV Tower located in the Zamalek District on Gezira Island on the Nile River, in Cairo city centre. At 187 metres it is higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza, which stands 15 kilometres to the southwest.

Cairo boasts a variety of quality restaurants with cheap prices. The new and best restaurants offer international options prepared by a top chef.  The city is as lively by night as it is by day with dining, drinking and dancing commencing as the sun begins to set.  Many places remain open until 3 or 4am with some remaining open 24hours a day.

Cairo is a city with an endless list of things to see and do. Anyone who has an interest in history, culture and sightseeing will enjoy all that Cairo has to offer.

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Activities

Nile River Cruise

Cairo City Tour

Kids Attractions

Cairo Zoo

Sinbad Amusement Park

Solar Boat Museum 

Gabalaya Park and Aquarium 

Pharaonic Village

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

Crazy Water Aqua Park

Language

Egyptian Arabic

Money

Egyptian Pound

Sightseeing

Tahrir Square

Khan al-Khalili Market

Cairo Tower

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Abdeen Palace

The Hanging Church

Manial Palace

Time

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