Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East (the regions which it con... more

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East (the regions which it conveniently straddles). It is also the 19th largest city in the world, and among the world's most densely populated cities.

The best time to visit Cairo is during the winter from November to March, when daytime highs generally stay below 25°C, with nighttime lows around 10°C with occasional rain showers clearing the air. (You do not need an umbrella: even the rainiest months of the year rarely top 5 mm.)

You can walk around the main streets anytime you feel like roaming. It is fairly safe and you will always find lots of people around smiling and offering to help. Women alone can expect to be the target of an excessive amount of catcalling, but it rarely, if ever, goes beyond that. You should bear in mind that around the more touristy locations there is an abundance of 'helpful' people, but be careful who you go with and under no circumstance let anyone push or guide you anywhere that you do not want to go! If you get lost look for the security and police officers. Many speak some English, and most know their local area very well as well as the tourist spots.

Crossing streets is another major challenge in Cairo. Traffic lights, which only exist in a few locations, are routinely disregarded. In downtown Cairo, police officers may be controlling traffic at key intersections at busy times. Crossing the street is like playing the video game "Frogger", hurrying across the street one lane at a time, when there is a small break in traffic. One way to cross a street that proved to be effective is to place yourself next to an Egyptian who wants to cross the street and follow.

Places near Cairo

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Cairo Links

Come Indulge in our Mediterranean Cusine at Mojo's Zamalek over looking the best view along the Cairo Nile.

The atmosphere is serene as the food is spicy in Lai Thai restaurant. Try the Satay Ruam or the Pla Goong if you're in the mood for something more fiery. The view of the Nile is jawdropping.

  We introduce an innovative Egyptian cuisine concept of merging the Oriental  and Western cultures through new dishes that fuse in harmony with each other making an approachable International Cuisine with the hospitable Egyptian touch. ...

The highest restaurant in the Middle East, offers unprecedented views of Cairo. It rotates 360 degrees in 75 minutes, bringing the Pyramids, the Nile River and the entire city of Cairo all into view. It offers French cuisine show kitchen. 

We are an Egyptian restaurant group that seeks to revive classic dining traditions, in a contemporary setting

Located beside The First Mall’s main entrance and part of the elegant First Place complex, “35” has created a new food concept in a trendy yet informal atmosphere. Featuring a “fusion” of tastes where French cuisine is complimented by Thai and Japan...

  As the world changes and tastes shift and twist, DEALS still remains at the top Cairo’s night spots map. Conscious to its founding objectives: Delicious food, Good atmosphere, Funky music, DEALS is an experience guests will never forget.

Established 10 years ago by 3 young entrepreneurs who recognized the city's need for a venue that offered quality upscale services within a homely atmosphere. When Cairo Jazz Club opened its swinging doors in 2001, it has filled many gaps in the oth...

Things do to in Cairo

The Egyptian Museum is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces...

Alazhar Park

www.alazharpark.com - Outdoor Activities

Located in the heart of old historic Cairo and commanding stunning panoramic views of the world's most intriguing city, Al-Azhar Park offers every visitor a glimpse into the captivating past. Lush green landscaped gardens are an enjoyable sojourn aw...

Cairo Tower

cairotower.net - Sightseeing

Cairo Tower, located on Gezirah Island, is home to the Cairo Tower 360 Revolving Restaurant which has excellent views of Cairo.

Situated on the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, this complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' villag...

The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. n addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses, restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. The coffeeshops are generally s...

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mo...

Cairo Nightlife

Located beside The First Mall’s main entrance and part of the elegant First Place complex, “35” has created a new food concept in a trendy yet informal atmosphere. Featuring a “fusion” of tastes where French cuisine is complimented by Thai and Japan...

  As the world changes and tastes shift and twist, DEALS still remains at the top Cairo’s night spots map. Conscious to its founding objectives: Delicious food, Good atmosphere, Funky music, DEALS is an experience guests will never forget.

Established 10 years ago by 3 young entrepreneurs who recognized the city's need for a venue that offered quality upscale services within a homely atmosphere. When Cairo Jazz Club opened its swinging doors in 2001, it has filled many gaps in the oth...

Cairo Dining

Come Indulge in our Mediterranean Cusine at Mojo's Zamalek over looking the best view along the Cairo Nile.

The atmosphere is serene as the food is spicy in Lai Thai restaurant. Try the Satay Ruam or the Pla Goong if you're in the mood for something more fiery. The view of the Nile is jawdropping.

  We introduce an innovative Egyptian cuisine concept of merging the Oriental  and Western cultures through new dishes that fuse in harmony with each other making an approachable International Cuisine with the hospitable Egyptian touch. ...

The highest restaurant in the Middle East, offers unprecedented views of Cairo. It rotates 360 degrees in 75 minutes, bringing the Pyramids, the Nile River and the entire city of Cairo all into view. It offers French cuisine show kitchen. 

We are an Egyptian restaurant group that seeks to revive classic dining traditions, in a contemporary setting