The most-visited city in Egypt is Cairo, which is also the largest city in Africa and the Arab World. This glorious city is situated along the Nile River and has an arid climate. During November and March, do pack some warm clothing for the night times. Book your cheap Cairo hotel online for the best hotel rates.
The Fatimid dynasty headed by Jawhar al-Siqilli discovered Cairo in 969 A.D. It took Jawhar almost four years to build the city of Cairo which was originally called al-Mansuriyyah. This city was built to become the caliphate's new capital. Jawhar also constructed the Al-Azhar Mosque during that era.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The Egyptians have always been fascinated by the arts and cinema that's why the biggest event in Cairo happens to be the Cairo International Film Festival. Pack your bags and fly to Cairo in November to see some of the world's best actors and directors. The most photographed attractions in Cairo are the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which are the only standing monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Other stunning sites include the Citadel and Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha, Al-Azhar Mosque, Mosque of Ahmad Ibn and the Hanging Church.
Cairo has a comprehensive metro system which covers most of the city and features reserved areas for women. A cheaper option is the public buses, but they can get too crowded so it is better to take the air-conditioned buses or mini-buses found mostly at Cairo's main squares.