About Cairo

Cairo is the capital of Egypt; the name means "the victorious city". It is the capital and largest city of Egypt. Cairo, Egypt’s capital is set on the Nile River. The city is marked by the traditions of the East and the West, the ancient and the modern. At its heart are Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx. Cairo is the chief commercial and industrial centre of Egypt.

Things to know when you travel to Cairo


Where to stay?

• Pyramids Plaza Hotel • Kanzy Hotel • Swiss Inn Nile • Holidays Express Hotel • Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx • Pyramids Park Resort • Hilton World Trade Center


Where to shop?

• Arkadia Mall • Bazar Noobr • Perfume Factory • Tiba Outlet Mall • Katameya downtown mall • Al Wikalah • Genena Mall • Three Pyramids Bazaar • Maadi City Centre • Mall of Arabia Cairo


Where to visit?

• Keops Pyramid • Gizeh Plateau • Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramid • Egyptian Antiquities Museum • Citadel (Al-Qalaa) • Old City (Coptic Cairo) • Private Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx • 8-Hour Private Tour of Giza, Museum