Graceful domes and towering minarets cast a magical spell over the thriving metropolis of Cairo. The city spreads along the banks of the River Nile and is the largest metropolis in Africa. It is known for its rich tradition of hospitality and typical Egyptian sense of humour. Various parts of the city indicate the wealth of its heritage.
Heliopolis is home to many of Cairo's wealthy including the Presidential Palace, while the middle-class suburb of Giza has expanded within sight of the Pyramids. Old Cairo lies south of central Cairo where visitors are intrigued by its twisting streets, medieval buildings and oriental bazaars. Cairo is a rare combination of multiple commercial centers and quite, ox-ploughed fields edged by quaint brick-house neighbourhoods. A quiet cruise on the River Nile or the pulsating night life, Cairo will charm you with its many attractions.
The Pyramids, Sphynx, Tuttankhamun's tomb, treasures of the Egyptian Museum, Nile Island of Gezira, Island of Roda. Mosque and Coptic churches.
Khan-El-Khalili Bazaar, The Street of the Coppersmiths (An-Nahassin), jewellry shops on Sharia Abdel Khalek Sarwat and Sharia al-Muizz li-Din.
Pharaonic souvenirs, papyrus paintings and antiques, brass and copper items.
Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, a country in north-eastern Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The principal geographic feature of the country is the Nile River.
While Arabic is the official language, English and French are widely spoken. It is not uncommon to hear people speaking Italian, Greek, Armenian and Sudanese in Cairo and Alexandria.
Generally dry the temperatures vary between 13°C to 40°C in the winter.
Flying time from Muscat: 4 Hours 15 Minutes.
GMT +2 Hours (GMT +3 Hours from May to September).
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