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Cairo. Pop. 6,758,581 (City area) 17,000,000 (Greater Cairo). Currency Egyptian pound (EGP). Language Egyptian Arabic. Time Zone GMT + 2 hours. Main Airport Cairo (CAI). Best Time to go good all year round but very hot in summers. Cairo is the largest city in Africa and 13th in the world. The city lies on the banks of the Nile just south of where the Nile delta forms on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. The early civilization of both ancient Egypt and Cairo was built on the agricultural and transport power of the river and artificial waterways allowed Cairo to expand into the desert. Today, Greater Cairo comprises of various historic towns and modern districts. A journey through Cairo takes a visitor back in time: from the Pyramids, Saladin's Citadel, the Virgin Mary's Tree, the Sphinx, and Heliopolis, to Al-Azhar, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-A'as, Saqqara, the Hanging Church, and the Cairo Tower. Other ancient sites include: Egyptian Museum, on Midan Tahrir; Citadel, in Islamic Cairo; Al-Azhar Mosque; Ibn Tulun, close to Sayidna Zeinab; and The Coptic Museum. A must do activity in Cairo is to take boat trip onboard a felucca along the Nile River. A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat, which normally can carry ten passengers and 2-3 the crew members. They are especially popular among tourists who enjoy the serenity of these sailing craft.


Cairo Hotels Rooms Lodging and Reservations

Cairo Hotels Reservation including River Nile Hotels, El Giza Hotels, Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Sheraton Heliopolis Hotel, Nile Hilton Hotel, Ramses Hilton Hotel, Sofitel Sphinx Hotel, Oasis Hotel and Concorde Hotel.

Cairo Hotels Rooms Lodging and Reservations

Four Seasons At Nile Plaza Hotel Cairo - 1089 Corniche El Nile

A 5 star hotel with 374 rooms looking over the River Nile. The hotel is ideally located just a 15min walk to The Egyptian Museum, across the road from the Felcucca rides on the Nile, 2min to the Grand Hyatt shopping centre and 12min walk to the Hilton shopping centre. During your stay try the Bar and Bella, Spice and Zitouni restaurants for excellent cuisine.

Four Seasons At Nile Plaza Hotel Cairo on 1089 Corniche El Nile

Cairo - wikipedia

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt. It has a metropolitan area population of about 15.75 million people. Cairo is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is also the most populous metropolitan area in Africa.

Cairo - wikitravel

No trip to Cairo would be complete, for example, without a visit to the Giza Pyramids, to nearby Saqqara, or to the Egyptian Museum in the center of town. Though firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant modern society.

Cairo Hotels

Cairo Hotels

Cairo International Airport CAI - wikipedia

Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the major civilian airport in Cairo, Egypt. It is the primary hub for EgyptAir. It is located to the northeast of Cairo, about 15 km from the downtown area. It is administered by the Cairo Airport Authority (CAA).

Cairolive.com

Since its inception in 1996, cairolive.com has always been the premier Egyptian news and views portal, and a true trendsetter. Quietly working from the sidelines, it has attracted a larger and larger loyal readership and spawned a generation of imitators with its focus on local news, utilizing the power of the Internet to bring far-flung communities closer together.

Egyptian Museum Cairo

This museum exhibits over 120000 objects, some of the important groups of these objects are : Artifacts from the tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the Middle Kingdom found at Dahshur in 1894. The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya, and artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

River Nile - wikipedia

The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times. Most of the population of Egypt and all of its cities, with the exception of those near the coast, lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan.


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