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Flights to Cairo with Jazeera Airways


As Africa’s second largest city, and home to over 16 million people, Cairo is a feast for the senses and will keep you engaged for weeks. Bustling markets, countless museums, noisy traffic and congested roads all make Cairo a truly remarkable experience.

Cairo’s central streets are packed with street vendors and diners, businessmen and paupers, antiques and artefacts shops and salesmen offering you bargains and mint tea. There’s never a dull moment. But when you want to take a break and get away from the bustle you can gaze in awe at the Pyramids of Giza or glide down the Nile in a felucca boat. As the cradle of Islamic civilisation, Cairo is steeped in history. Little wonder that the old quarter has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

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Egyptian Museum
You can discover more about ancient Egypt at the Museum of Cairo. Home to one of the world’s most important collections, you can marvel at the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun or wander around exhibits charting the history of the region. The Museum prides itself in being one of the world’s best collections of ancient artefacts. Inside this iconic domed building in Downtown Cairo you’ll see the precious treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs. You will also drop your jaw at the mummies, jewellery and other domestic artefacts of Egyptians long forgotten.


Pyramids of Giza
The monastery draws hordes of Egyptians every year, particularly in August. The story goes that the Holy Family stayed in the cave where the Coptic Orthodox monastery stands on top of the mountain. The views from here are stunning. The actual cave dates back to the period of the old Egyptian Pharos.


Meir Monumental Tombs
The most popular attractions for visitors to Caro are the famous great Pyramids of Giza. These incredible relics of the ancient world are just 20km from the centre of the city. For 4,000 years old, this astonishing geometrical wonder has aroused the interests from people around the globe. Although researchers have some answers most of it remain a mystery. A brain child of the old pharaohs, the pyramids were constructed by an army of workers. Today the pyramids stand as a lasting evidence of the achievements of ancient Egypt people.


Museum of Islamic Art
This museum hosts one of the world’s most precious collections of Islamic art and is the Middle East's most successfully curated museum. The items on display are sensational. Although damaged in January 2014 the museum was consequently renovated and reopened in 2017.


Nile Dinner Cruise
Considered one of the most refined cruising restaurants, the Nile Cruise is what memories are made of. Get pampered with on-board service as you take in Cairo's splendid skyline. All while you dine on a sumptuous spread featuring Middle Eastern, Chinese and seafood delicacies to the accompaniment of belly-dancers and a resident band. The boat is structured around a pharaonic barge, echoing ancient Egyptian art.


Coptic Museum
Established in 1908, the museum houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in the country. It features decorative woodcarvings and the galleries include sculptures depicting the period from the Ptolemaic period, rich textiles and frescoes. There are nearly 1200 exhibits on display so make sure you set aside 2 hours or thereabouts.


Pharaonic Village
Definitely worth a trip. It begins with a boat ride showing the ancient Gods and rulers followed by live enactments of how Egyptians lived and worked in the old days. There are also several museums exhibiting the pyramids, mummies, and past and recent rulers. All in all, an engaging historical journey.



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A visa is necessary for most nationalities. A typical single-entry, 30-day tourist visas costs US$25 and are available online (www.egyptvisa.com) for 41 nationalities. Visas can also be purchased at the airport on arrival. Visa extensions are possible once in-country.

Tourist Visas are required for all foreigners visiting Egypt, excepting nationals of certain Arab countries. About 40 nationalities, including citizens of Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan and the US, can purchase a visa online (www.egyptvisa.com) in advance; otherwise, visas are available on arrival.

Citizens of Kuwait do not need any visa for tourist or business trips of up to 90 days.


Other Facilities

In Cairo, ATMs are conveniently located, especially downtown. For currency exchange try the many currency exchange shops, or one of the Egyptian banks like Banque Misr, National Bank of Egypt, Banque De Cairo and more. Or one of the international banks such as HSBC, Citibank or Commercial International Bank. They redeem traveller’s cheques as well.


Surprisingly, Cairo has a wide range of bars and dance clubs in practically all major hotels. But if you want to sample the modest drinking places head Downtown. You’ll also find swank nightspots around the Zamalek area.


There is an abundance of internet cafés and more sprouting every month. Many cafes like Beanos provide Wi-Fi for free. Luxury hotels often provide Wi-Fi at a premium. Mobile phones are a way of life in Cairo, so you might consider getting an Egyptian SIM card or cheap unlocked phone. The city is relatively safe and the emergency services like Police and Ambulance work reasonably well. Most foreign embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions are located in the city.