Cairo

Cairo - view of the old city.

The Mother of the World

Choked by fumes, or traffic jams, Cairo is still one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. It was called the “Mother of the World” by the medieval Arabs, and no other place is so full of mystery and wonder as the home of the Great Pyramids - the only survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Cairo is not picturesque per se (it’s dirty, shapeless and run down), but as an adventure it is incomparable

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The Faiyum Oasis in Middle Egypt. The city of Itj-tawy, which was the political and administrative capital during the Middle Kingdom period of Egypt, was located very close to this oasis. Faiyum Oasis is located only about 130 kilometres southwest of Cair
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A peaceful refreshing oasis experience
Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal)
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4.0
The largest camel market in Egypt
Cairo Pyramids Sound and Light Show
Entertainment
5.0
Spotlighting the Great Sphinx
View of the Cairo Tower.
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4.2
A tower with a spectacular view
City of the Dead
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4.0
Living and working among departed ancestors
Babylon Fortress
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4.2
The fortress that protected the city
Heliopolis Basilica
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4.0
An oasis paradise in the dessert
Katameya Heights Golf and Tennis Resort
Health and Beauty
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Golf, tennis and swimming
Keops Pyramid
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4.0
Last remaining wonder of the ancient world
Museum of Islamic Art
Art Gallery
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One of the greatest in the world
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Noteworthy Guides to Cairo

Your Wedding's Guide to Charming Cairo
Romance
Style and romance
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Top rated luxury hotels in the city
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Inside the Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque).
Art & Culture
Ancient treasures, exotic destinations
No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids, eventually at dusk, when ...
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Romance
Always romantic, always new
Cairo is exotic, busy and intriguing, but it can also be a perfect place for romance. Home to the ...
Al Rifai Mosque, entrance.
Art & Culture
Home of the Great Pyramids
Southwest of central Cairo you will find the city of Giza: the famous home of the Great Sphinx and ...
Al-Azhar Park
On a Budget
The best things are free
Other than the trip to Egypt, which is for many visitors an expensive proposition, Cairo is ...
Kids' activities in Cairo
Family
A fascinating family adventure
As exotic as Cairo may be for adults, it is equally exciting for children, who enjoy the city's ...
Nightlife in Cairo
After Dark
Belly dancing and then some...
Cairo is as exciting at night as it is during the day. Belly dancing is one of the most ...
Shop like the locals in Cairo
Shopping
Authentic shopping experiences
Sure, you will not buy a camel at Souq al-Gamaal, but it's a well worthwhile experience. Cairo is ...
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