Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab World. With a population of over 20 million, it is the largest city in Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East and is one of the largest cities in the world. Sitting astride the mighty Nile River, it is an intoxicating mix of the remnants of ancient Egypt and the modern world with all conveniences that anyone could wish for.
Cairo has long been a centre of the region’s political and cultural life and is titled “the city of a thousand minarets” for good reason.
The city and country are not just one to be visited, but rather to be experienced. The sights, noises, smells and foods allow the visitor to the country to become immersed in an experience that is both unique and memorable.
There is a myriad of things to see and do in Cairo and some of the key areas that can be visited are:
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities that traces 5000 years of Egyptian history
The Giza Necropolis that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
Khan el-Khalili is the famous bazaar and souq in the historic centre of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. It is also home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops involved in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs
The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers.
Whilst Cairo is the hub of the country, Egypt offers a number of other great cities and places to visit.
This is just a small taste of what this remarkable city and country has to offer
A few useful phrases to use in Egypt include the following