Cairo is the sprawling capital and largest city of Egypt. It is considered to be one of the largest metropolitan area in the Middle East and 15th largest in the world. The famous Giza Pyramid Complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in the northeast of the country. The city is also a gateway to Nile delta which is divided into sections and creating two main distributaries known as Rosetta and Damietta branches which flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
This sprawling city is surrounded by a labyrinth of twisting alleyways and magnificent architecture. The bustling streets littered with animal droppings could take some time for the visitors to adjust to Islamic Cairo’s chaotic environment. If the visitors wish to visit the Islamic Cairo’s sights, hop on a Cairo bus tour to experience and discover some of the amazing history and traditional Arabian charm of Egypt’s capital.
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Top attractions in Cairo:
1. Pyramids of Giza : –
The Great Pyramid Giza also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is one of the oldest and largest among the three pyramids at the Giza Pyramid Complex. Once you have entered the arena, you can hire a camel offsite at FB Stables to get over to the panoramic spots which is the ideal spot to take stills or photographs. All the three pyramids and The Great Sphinx can be viewed at the venue point which is another great visual experience. The complex takes you back to the 5th century B.C. when Herodotus who was the first ancient Greek historian visited one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its’ a must visit place because it is iconic.
2. The Egyptian Museum : –
Cairo’s Egyptian Museum is one of the world’s greatest museum and home to an extensive collection of Ancient Egyptian antiquities. One of the main attractions here is the Tutankhamen exhibit which consists of treasures from the Kind Tut’s tomb along with his golden funeral mask. It is better to hire an authorized guide to navigate through the important artifacts and who will lead you down all the way to the history of Egyptian Pharaohs. The museum is located in the Central Cairo in close proximity to the Sadat metro station. Visitors can also hire a taxi, tour bus or even a car with parking facilities located next to the museum.
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3. Al- Azhar Mosque : –
It is one of the city’s earliest surviving mosques and oldest universities in Islamic Cairo in Egypt established during AD 1972. The place is currently under renovation but visitors are allowed to walk around and explore the beautiful architecture of the time period. The interior of the mosque is pleasant and peaceful which draws you back away from the bustling streets of Cairo.
4. Old Cairo ( Coptic Cairo) : –
Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which lies within the walls of Old Babylon Fortress and encompasses the Coptic Museum, The Hanging Church and The Greek Church of St. George. According to Christian tradition it is presumed that the holy family once visited this area and remained at the premises of Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church. It is definitely worth a visit to perceive the Christian history of Cairo.
Affordable air tickets from Dubai to Cairo for Middle Class People
Dubai Airlines have recently adjusted the prices for flights from Dubai to Cairo based on which day and time you wish to book your air tickets. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are often the best and cheapest days to fly from Dubai to Cairo.