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Districts & Neighbourhoods In Cairo

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Greater Cairo is a massive metropolis with a population of over 17 million people, making it Africa’s and the Middle East’s biggest metropolitan region. Tahrir Square is the focal point.

MIDAN TAHRIR

Midan El Tahrir is the heart of the contemporary city, with large hotels, transportation hubs, and the Egyptian Museum, as well as a downtown that stretches from Midan Talaat Harb to Midan Ataba. Midan Tahrir (literally, “Liberation Square”) is well known for the enormous 2011 demonstrations that led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This plaza continues to host large political gatherings.

DOWNTOWN

MIDAN RAMSES

It houses Cairo’s major train station as well as a booming retail and lodging district.

GARDEN CITY

A area near the city center and the Corniche el-Nil that is an excellent choice for centrally located lodging.

ISLAMIC CAIRO

The Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Khan el Khalili (the largest market or souq), old mosques and medieval architecture, as well as some of Cairo’s Turkish baths or Hammams, are all situated east of downtown.

OLD CAIRO

Coptic Cairo, Fustat (Cairo’s historical nucleus), and Rhoda Island are all located south of downtown.

DOKKI AND MOHANDESEEN (GIZA)

Located on the Nile’s west bank, featuring upmarket restaurants, shopping, and lodging.

GEZIRA AND ZAMALEK

The Cairo Tower and the Opera House, as well as some fine shops, restaurants, cafés, and lodging, are located in this upscale sector on the Nile’s Gezira island. This is where the Gezira Sporting Club is situated.

GIZA

The word Giza is usually used to refer to the area or city of the same name, rather than the actual site of the pyramids. The Giza Zoo, as well as a few other attractions, are situated west of the urban center, overlooking the Nile. Giza city comprises the Haram (pyramid) area, which contains the Giza Pyramids, as well as Dokki and Mohandeseen.

HELIOPOLIS AND NASR CITY

The two of them are actually completely distinct areas. Heliopolis is an older district where well-to-do Egyptians and higher class people live, built by a Belgian architect. Nasr City is newer, and contains City Stars, Cairo’s biggest and most modern shopping mall, and retail social complex. The airport is actually located a bit further east of this area out in the desert near Masaken Sheraton

MA’ADI

A relatively tranquil residential zone in southeast Cairo that caters to many foreign expats and where upper-class Egyptians dwell.

How To Travel To Cairo

BY PLAINWith over 16 million passengers each year, Cairo International Airport is Africa's second busiest airport. Egyptair, the national airline, and its Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and LOT) provide excellent service. Air France, KLM, and Alitalia are members of the Sky Team, whereas British Airways...

How To Get Around In Cairo

If you want to move around Cairo on your own, you'll find that having numerous maps handy is a good idea. Street and place names are spelled differently from map to map and from map to real location, and not every street will show on every map.BY METROThe first...

Prices in Cairo

Tourist (Backpacker) - 32 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including: meals in cheap restaurant, public transport, cheap hotel.Tourist (regular) - 77 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including: mid-range meals and drinks, transportation, hotel.MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 1.15Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.60Cheese0.5 kg$ 2.70Apples1 kg$ 1.98 Oranges1...

Sights & Landmarks In Cairo

Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. It is the country's most renowned tourist destination and the only preserved monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Egyptian Museum (250 m north of Tahrir square),  +20 2 25796948. The Egyptian Museum, formally called Museum of Egyptian Antiquities but often known as the Egyptian...

Museums & Galleries In Cairo

Egyptian Museum Located in the Midan Tahrir neighborhood, it is formally known as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities but is more often referred to as the Egyptian Museum. It has the world's finest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.(250 m north of Tahrir square),  +20 2 25796948. Museu do CairoThe Egyptian Museum in...

Things To Do In Cairo

Coffee and shishaEl Fishawy's coffee shop in Khan El-Khalili serves coffee, mint tea, and Cola. Watch the world go by while smoking a shisha water pipe (try the "double apple" flavor). Excellent value for money.FeluccaAlong the Nile River, take a felucca ride. A fantastic way to unwind and spend...

Food & Restaurants In Cairo

Cairo offers a large number of restaurants that appeal to a wide range of tastes. Ironically, any eateries featured in popular guidebooks should be avoided. After getting listed, Egyptian eateries have a propensity of creating a unique English menu with exorbitant rates. However, affordable food may be obtained at...

Coffee & Drinks in Cairo

Cairo has a diverse assortment of drinking establishments, from the most historic to the most stylish and sophisticated. On the opposite end of the spectrum, practically every street in Cairo has a classic coffee shop, 'ahwa, a traditionally male institution of social life that dates back hundreds of years....

Shopping In Cairo

Citystars is Egypt's top retail mall and is on par with an international mall. It carries the majority of foreign brands as well as the majority of international culinary chains. It has a cinema and an amusement park. Mall of Arabia is a brand new, huge retail mall in...

Nightlife in Cairo

Cairo, for a Muslim country's capital, is quite open when it comes to alcohol drinking. Every big hotel has a variety of pubs and dance clubs, some of which are open 24 hours a day. Downtown is the place to go if you want to discover Cairo's less upscale...

Festivals & Events In Cairo

Cairo International Film FestivalEgypt's appreciation of the arts in general may be traced back to the Pharaohs' rich legacy. Egypt has had a rich cinematic legacy since the early twentieth century, when the art of filming was initially pioneered. Cinema quickly blossomed into a massive motion picture business as...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Cairo

Stay safeCivil unrest has been a chronic concern in Cairo since 2011, when a revolution deposed President Hosni Mubarak. President Mohamed Morsi was deposed in July 2013, sparking deadly street protests and riots. Protests in Tahrir Square and others, although typically nonviolent in nature, may quickly turn violent, posing...

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