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Long considered to be the jewel of the orient, Cairo is an international city overflowing with an interesting mixture of different cultures. It is a city steeped in the early civilizations of the ancient pharaohs, blended with the history of Christian and Islamic cultures. It is all brought together by the modern sights and luxuries of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city.

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Alabaster Sphinx

The Sphinx was long considered the most mystical creature in Egypt. There are Sphinxes all around the country but this particular one is an impressive 8x4 metres big and carved from one single block.
Adresse: Memphis, Cairo


The Nilometer was built in order to measure the rivers water level during the flooding season. During the evening big candles are lit up making this a magical place.
Adresse: Al Saleh St., 2 Abd El-Malek Ln, Al Manial
Åpningstider: Daily: 09.00am - 03.45pm.

Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House is home to both the Cairo Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Company. It houses two opera halls and an open-air theatre. They also have photo and painting exhibition making it a great place to spend some time.
Adresse: El Borg Gezira, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2739 0132
Åpningstider: Daily: 10.00am - 11.00pm.

Egyptian Museum

More than 12,000 artefacts from every period of Egyptian history are housed in this sprawling structure. In the main building you will find different exhibitions, a library, an education centre and a conference centre.
Adresse: al-Mathaf al-Masri, Maydan Tahrir, Cairo
Telefon: + 202 33 776 893
Åpningstider: Daily: 09.00am - 07.00pm.

The New Camel Market

About 35 km northwest of Cairo, Egypt’s largest camel market - Birqash Camel Market - is held. This is a wild sight to behold. Sudanese traders haggle over the sale of camels in a carnivalesque atmosphere. The best day to visit is supposed to be Friday. Get there in the morning, between 7am and 11am.
Adresse: Birqash, Western Desert, Cairo

Mohammad Ali Mosque

Mohammad Ali Mosque is a beautiful mosque with amazing architecture and an equally breath-taking interior. The building offers panoramic views over the city. Remember to dress appropriately when visiting.
Adresse: Citadel, Cairo
Åpningstider: Daily: 8.00am - 5.00pm

The Citadel

The Citadel is a series of palaces and mosques which housed Egyptian rulers for more than 700 years, making up a compound which offers fabulous views of the city.
Adresse: Sharia Salah Salem, Al-Qalaa, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2512 1735
Åpningstider: Daily: 8.00am - 5.00pm.

Coptic Cairo

This compound is home to Egypt’s Christian community as well as being the oldest area of Cairo. It is a wonderfully interesting place to explore the juxtaposition of an ancient Christian community in an Islamic country.
Adresse: Coptic, Cairo

Museum of Islamic Art

This sometimes overlooked museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic Art. The museum holds a collection of over 10,000 pieces, mainly Egyptian, but also from elsewhere in the Islamic world. The are all kinds of artworks, including woodwork, stucco, intarsia, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, and carpets.
Adresse: Port Said St., Bab el Khalk, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2390 1520
Åpningstider: Daily: 9.00am - 5.00pm.


A vast burial ground located at a 32 km distance from Cairo, it is mostly known for its 6-steps Pyramid of Djoser. Archaeologists have recently been discovering more and more artefacts at this necropolis, one of them being the tomb of Mehu, which can now be visited by the public following years of renovations.
Adresse: Al Giza Desert, Giza

Bayt Al-Suhaymi

Bayt Al-Suhaymi is a beautiful private home from 17th century Egypt, located in a quiet area in the middle of this energetic city. It is a unique Ottoman house with two different sections, lovely wood work and gardens.
Adresse: Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo

The Pyramids of Giza

On the outskirts of Cairo, these pyramids are the sole survivors of the Seven Wonders of the World. The archaeological site on the Giza Plateau is called the Giza Necropolis, and includes, apart from the three pyramids, the sculpture of the Sphinx and several cemeteries.
Adresse: Pyramids Rd., Cairo
Åpningstider: Daily: 06.00am - 10.00pm.
Billetter: Admission to the larger Pyramids is limited to 300 people per day. 150 tickets are released for sale at 8am, the remaining 150 are released at 1.00pm.

Solar Boat Museum (at the Pyramids of Giza)

This museum houses the barques (boats) that were most likely used to bring the mummies of dead Pharaohs across the Nile to the temple tomb chambers. It is located on the south side of the Great Pyramid.
Adresse: Pyramids Rd., Cairo
Åpningstider: 1st May - 1st Ramadan: 8.30am - 05.00pm. Ramadan: 08.30am - 03.00pm. End of Ramadan - 1st May: 08.30am - 04.00pm.

Northern Cemetery / City of the Dead

City of the Dead is an unusual area where thousands of Cairo natives, both living and dead are “housed”. The popular ancient routine of building entertainment rooms alongside of the tombs, have become spaces inhabited by transients.
Adresse: Salah Salem Road, Cairo

Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park is located in the historic part of Cairo and is a lovely green open space in the middle of the bustling city. This park has been here for the last 800 years and is a great spot to capture some good pictures of the city or enjoy a picnic.
Adresse: Salah Salem Street, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2510 3868
Åpningstider: Sunday - Thursday: 09.00am - 10.00pm. Friday - Saturday: 09.00am - 11.00pm.

La Bodega

La Bodega is an excellent restaurant serving unique Italian dishes as well as creative international cuisine set in a lavish décor. The elegant cocktail lounge has its own cigar humidor.
Adresse: 157 Sharia 26th of July, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2735 0543
Åpningstider: Daily: 12.00pm - 02.30am.

Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant

If you have never tried Lebanese food before you are in for an experience. There are few things that will make your mouth water such as grilled Lebanese meat will do, along with a fresh delicious salad.
Adresse: Omar Ibn El Khattab St., Heliopolis, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2480 0009
Åpningstider: Saturday - Friday: 01.00pm - 01.00am.


Birdcage is an excellent Thai food restaurant located in Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel. The exotic water decor by the entrance makes you feel as if you stepped into Thailand and the flavour of the dishes enhances the feeling.
Adresse: Corniche El Nile Street, Garden City, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2795 7171
Åpningstider: Daily: 12.00pm - 12.00am.


L'aubergine is eternally one of Cairo’s most popular restaurants. The menu changes frequently, but is always inventive and a reliably good mixture of western and Egyptian cuisine.
Adresse: 5 Shar’a Sayed al-Bakry, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 273 80080

Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid has a sumptuous, languorously sensual Oriental inspired décor with equally impressive food. Home-style Egyptian cuisine dominates the menu, with authentic dishes that are difficult to find elsewhere.
Adresse: 157 Sharia 26th of July, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 1144147339
Transport: Metro to Nasser


Shiva is an Indian restaurant which is located in the Karvin Hotel. The food with all the spices is amazing and the environment makes you feel at home. The waiters are friendly and helpful and do not mind taking pointers if you would have any.
Adresse: 11 Mohamed Ebeid Street, Heliopolis, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2690 6453


Another delicious restaurant serving Lebanese food, Sabya's great central location means it is usually quite busy. But the food is so good it will be worth the wait. The attention to detail in the decoration and ambiance is also worth noting.
Adresse: Corniche El Nil, Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2798 8000
Åpningstider: Daily: 01:00pm - 01:00am.

Maestro Italian Restaurant

Maestro is one of the best Italian restaurants in town and a great place to go to for dinner for two, family or business dinner. It is located on the first floor of the InterContinental Cairo Citystars Hotel.
Adresse: Omar Ibn El Khattab St. Heliopolis, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2480 0100
Åpningstider: Saturday - Friday: 4.00pm - 12.00am.

Felfela Restaurant

Felfela Restaurant is a buzzing restaurant equally popular with locals and tourists. Funky décor make for a lively environment and all-Egyptian food make this eatery well-deserving of its popularity.
Adresse: 15 Hoda Shaarawy Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2395 5557
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00am - 12.00am


Before the first meal is served you will be brought a pitcher of jasmine water to wash your hands and a warm towel to dry them. Then you can enjoy a delicious Turkish dinner at the welcoming Osmanly.
Adresse: 12 Ahmed Ragab Street, Corniche El Nile, Garden City, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2798 0000
Åpningstider: Daily: 04.00pm - 12.00am.


Simonds is Cairo’s only authentic Italian café. They serve the best cappuccino in the city, as well as fresh fruit juices and delicious pastries.
Adresse: 112 26th of July Corridor, Omar Al Khayam, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 735 94 36
Åpningstider: Daily: 07.00am - 11.45pm.


A very well organized library with a relaxing atmosphere which is great for studying, business meetings, and daydreaming. Grab a cup of coffee and enlighten your mind, or meet up with some locals!
Adresse: 12 Sayed El Bakry Street, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 27381643
Åpningstider: Daily: 11.00am - 01.00am.


Cilantro is a stylish, trendy Continental style café with a wide range of sandwiches, salads and snacks, as well as good coffee and pastries. A great alternative to go to for a snack.
Adresse: 157 26 July St, Omar Al Khayam, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 736 1115


This café serves the best Egyptian pastries in Cairo and is eternally crowded for a delightful taste of local life. If you are not a fan of pastries then they have an amazing ice-cream selection.
Adresse: 25 Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 392 4407
Åpningstider: Daily: 8.30am - midnight.

El Fishawy

One of Cairo’s oldest and most famous tea houses, that has been managed by the same family and has been open 24 hours a day since 1773. A traditional Egyptian style tea house, also known as an ahwa, popular with tourists for fantastic people-watching. This is an Egyptian style coffee house that is frequented by all types of people, so tourists will feel comfortable while still getting to experience the local cafe flavour.
Adresse: El-Fishawi Alley, Khan al-Khalili, Old Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 590 6755


Beano’s is a Starbucks-esque style coffee house, but with more character and better coffee than its source of inspiration. They also serve delightful pastries, snacks and ice cream.
Adresse: 48 El Marsafi St., Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 736 2388

Pub 28

Pub 28 is a cosy Western-style bar with a neighbourhood feel to it. It's especially popular with the over 30 crowd. Besides wine, cocktails, and many types of local beers, they also serve soups, salads, and pasta.
Adresse: 28 Shagaret Al Dor, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 27350972
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm–2am


This unique boutique hotel hugs the bank of the Nile and offers great views from the top floor. Cosmopolitan dining can be enjoyed every night, and on the weekends guest DJs bring the beats to this dressy club.
Adresse: 16, Montazah St, Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 121 280 1290
Åpningstider: Daily: 08.00pm - 4.00am


Deals is a typical British pub with a contemporary twist. It is popular with a younger set that enjoy lively, boisterous venues. They invite you to a night of food, funky music and a good atmosphere.
Adresse: El Sayed El Bakry St., Zamalek, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 736 0502

Pour Vous Roof Top Bar

Serving mostly as a student bar, it can provide a sense of relaxation during the weekday as it is much more calm. With a nice view, cheap food and drink, you can expect a nice relaxing experience and you may even meet some locals to learn from.
Adresse: The Nile Zamalek Hotel, 21 El Maahad, Cairo
Telefon: +20 022 735 3471


Located in the Swiss Inn Hotel in Mohandessin, Almaz features chill out and oriental classical music, along with a wide selection of drinks and especially delicious Egyptian cuisine.
Adresse: Swiss Inn Hotel, Hegaz Square, Mohandessin, Giza
Telefon: +20 2 3337 1552
Åpningstider: Daily: 3.00pm - 1.00am.

Tentmakers' Souk

A whole street dedicated to artisans showing off their skills in turning cloth into all kinds of useful products. Expect to find quality bedspreads, tapestries, carpets, and many more.

Khan el-Khalili

An immense market, a bazaar, with sand covered ancient buildings. This place will remain as one of your best memories of Egypt. Use your best bartering skills or you will have to pay double for your goods!
Adresse: al-Azhar Street, Cairo, Egypt
Telefon: +20 225 897 443

Oum El Dounia Gallery

With good prices, a large variety of choices, and high quality, this store is a nice escape from the busy bazaar. Take a walk through the store and check out their wide selection, from bags to books.
Adresse: 1er étage, 3 Talaat Harb, Bab Al Louq, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate
Telefon: +20 2 23938273
Åpningstider: Daily: 10:00am - 09:00pm.

Mall of Arabia

A 'Mall of America' inspired mall and this can clearly be seen from what they offer in size and quantity. From a daily water fountain show to selling all high-end brands, a visitor can find everything their heart desires. There is even a possibility of buying a car in that same mall!
Adresse: 26th of July Corridor, Giza Governorate
Telefon: +20 2 38210500
Åpningstider: Daily: 9.00am - 11.00pm.

City Stars

A traditional modern mall which can be found very close to the airport. With a food court, cinemas, and lots of stores, you can be certain you can spend an entire day here. This place is a good start off point for when you just landed in Cairo.
Adresse: Omar Ibn El-Khattab, Masaken Al Mohandesin, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate
Telefon: +20 2 24800500
Åpningstider: Saturday - Wednesday: 10.00am - 01.00am. Thursday - Friday: 10.00am - 01.00am.

Cairo Festival City Mall

An American inspired super mall with everything you need. Be prepared for crowds on the weekends. The shops offer lots of different brands and styles, and there is a beautiful outdoor cafe and restaurant area. Experience Cairo from a more Western-influenced perspective.
Adresse: 90, Cairo Governorate
Telefon: +20 2 26186000

Wekalet El Ghoury

This used to be a medieval caravan route but has now been turned into a buzzing marketplace. If you are there at the right times, you might be able to attend and see the Tannoura Dance Troop. Enjoy the cultural heritage that Cairo has to offer and you can easily spend a whole day there.
Adresse: 3 Mohamed Abdo St, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 25107146

Nomad (Cairo Marriott Hotel Branch)

An excellent place to stock up on gifts as it offers many varieties of products. You can expect to find carpets, jewelry, and even home accessories. Walk among these shops as you take in the artistic decorations and easy-going vibe.
Adresse: 16 Saray Elgezira, Zamalek
Telefon: +20 2 27362132
Åpningstider: Daily: 12pm - 8pm


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Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport is located 25 km northeast of the city centre. There are 2 terminals: Terminal II is the new terminal and services most international flights, while Terminal I, the old terminal, is the hub for EgyptAir and services both their domestic and international flights. There are large official taxis (called “limousines”) that charge a fixed rate for a trip to the city centre. A taxi for the same ride will involve some heavy haggling, so the official taxi may be the easier option. There are two city busses and a mini-bus that takes you to and from the Airport. Bus number 356 is the designated airport service, which is a large white, air conditioned, luxury coach. It runs to the city centre at Midan Abdel Moniem Riad (behind the Egyptian museum) and charges extra per large luggage item. Local bus No 400 also goes to the city centre, as well as minibus No 27. The bus stand is at the far end of the car park.
Adresse: Heliopolis, Cairo
Telefon: Terminal one: +20 2 265 3308 / Terminal two: +20 2 268 4248


The Central Post Office is located at Midan Ataba and is open 7am-7pm.
Adresse: Midan Ataba, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 2396 1695


Taxis are inexpensive in Cairo, and the way that most tourists navigate the city. It is important to fix a price before you get into a taxi, and always haggle over the price. Attempting to take advantage of naive tourists is a favourite pastime of Cairo taxi drivers.


Country Code: +20 Area Code: 02

Public transport

The local buses are like a carnival ride, as they rarely come to a full stop to let passengers on and off! There is a mini-bus that has set routes like the normal bus, but they are smaller and carries fewer passengers, but on the other hand -actually stops properly to let people on and off!


This pharmacy is open 24 hours: El Ezaby Pharmacy
Adresse: 6C-Asmaa, Fahmy District, Cairo
Telefon: +20 2 19600