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Cairo Tourism

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is essentially a stunning white desert and one of the greatest megacities in the world. Exotic with its rich history and cultures, Cairo is one city that travellers absolutely love. Go beyond the modern hustle and you will find the ancient yet strikingly brilliant architecture that has been standing since centuries. Full of vigour, you can get the true feel of the daily Egyptian life in this city that attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

Cairo is a warm, tropical and a beautiful city. With innumerable attractions ranging from the Gigantic pyramids of Giza to the seemingly endless Nile, Cairo is one of the most visited cities in the world. Boasting the rich history and society, the city exhibits the perfect blend of modernity and olden culture. Tourists come here and are often left awe-struck by the magnificent architecture and fascinating sights. Take a stroll in the local streets and explore the brilliant city, which is an abode to the best Pharaonic landmarks in the entire country. The city is immensely comfortable and a must-visit if you are in Egypt. The iconic rarities are marvellously showcased in the massive Egyptian Museum of antiquities, leaving every one spell bound. Witness the land of contrasts with the daily hustle and bustle of the busy downtown and the extravagance at Zamalek. The city of Cairo will surprise you with every attraction.

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Currency in Cairo

There are plenty of places to exchange currency such as the exchange bureau at the airport, banks and also many exchange shops in the city. Avoid exchanging it at the hotel reception desks as they charge a higher fee on it. ATM withdrawal is quite popular and can be easily used by the tourists.

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Budget travel: $40per day; Comfortable travel: $55-$65; Luxury travel: $80

Religion of Cairo

Cairo has a vast majority of Muslims, i.e., they follow Islam. However, about 10 percent of the population comprises of Christians.

Cairo Customs

The people of Cairo tend to dress well and expect the same from those they meet. So, wearing good clothes is necessary here. Egyptians are big on manners and being polite. So, if youêre offered a drink or some food, it is considered impolite to decline it. Between men and women, the woman is supposed to extend her hand for a greeting first and not the man. The word for tip here is •Baksheeshêand it is common for taxi drivers and other staff to ask for it. However, there is no obligation to tip the person. But a lot of their workers rely on these tips due to an inadequate salary, so it is always kind to leave them some money.

Language of Cairo

Arabic is the official language spoken here. A large number of the population can also speak English. Italian, French, Russian and German are also spoken here.

History of Cairo

Cairo was established in 2,000 BC. The then ruler was King Menes. He was the one who united Upper and Lower Egypt. With the advent of the 1st century, the Babylon fortress was built by the Romans, on the Nile River. Cairo went on to be recognized as the city of Fustat by the Fatimids only later, in the 10th century.

Nightlife in Cairo

Cairo is very lively at night. Most bars and discos close after midnight, but theyêre all a lot of fun to visit. Zamalek is the best area to visit to see what the nightlife is like. Baladi bars or peopleês bars, are very popular here but not safe for women travelling alone. Lubergine, Pub 28, El Horrea, which is the best Baladi bar, Cairo Sheraton for belly dancing evenings and Cairo Jazz Club are some of the more popular ones.

Shopping in Cairo

Cairo is packed with little boutiques and unique shops. Souq al-Gomaa is a famous weekly market selling a lot of fun and quirky items, including vintage clothes and other interesting objects. Khan Misr Touloun is a beautiful shop selling arts and craft items like wooden chests, pots, puppets and chunky jewellery. Itês located just opposite the Ibn Tulun Mosque. You can also visit malls like Festival City Mall, City Stars Mall, etc or the popular female fashion store, Mix & Match.

Restaurants and Local Food in Cairo

The local Egyptian cuisine is known for its distinctive simple cooking and rich flavours. Some of the most popular dishes include aish, pita breads, Falafel, and Ful medames, which is also considered the national dish of Egypt.
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Saifudeen Habeebulla 1 year ago
Very amazing stories of pharoas dead body. It keeps without any chemical experiment.
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