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While it can be hectic and loud, there’s a reason Cairo is considered the Jewel of the Nile, and once you get used to your surroundings, it has a unique charm.
Past the built up urban landscape which has formed, the city is home to a number of ancient mosques, churches and other sights to explore.
Once you’re done seeing the sights and taking in the colorful streets of Cairo, you can take a day trip on a cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca, to experience things from a different perspective.
Head further west and you could also visit one of the Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Giza, or head south to the Valley of the Kings, where you’ll find Tutankhamun’s tomb.
You could also spend a day haggling in the many markets and bazaars that the city has to offer, or just chill out with a shisha and watch the world go by.
In terms of food, Cairo has a great blend of Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Western food to enjoy, the perfect way to end the day in this mystical city.
Time Difference: UTC +2 HoursCurrency: EGP (Egyptian Pound) Native Language: ArabicWeather: Average temperature of 82°F during the hottest month (July) and 56°F in the coldest (January)Sales Tax: 13%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know when flying to Cairo from the IE, including flight times and entry requirements.
However, you may wish to apply for a visa before traveling, and you can do so at an Egyptian embassy or consulate.
Currently only EgyptAir offer direct flights to Cairo (from New York), although many offer indirect services, including:
- Air France
- British Airways
Cairo is served by Cairo International Airport (CAI), which is located in Heliopolis, which is situated about 14 miles northeast of downtown Cairo.
The best way to get from the airport to your destination is to pre-book a limousine or shuttle bus or catch a taxi from outside the terminal building.
- Egyptian Museum
- Khan el-Khalili
- Giza Pyramid Complex
- Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- The Hanging Church
- Al-Azhar Mosque
- Pyramid of Djoser
- Islamic Cairo
- Al-Azhar Park
- Ben Ezra Synagogue
Feel free to get in touch with one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants, who will be more than happy to assist you in booking your trip, as well as helping with hotels and car hire, should you require them.