Things to do in Cairo

Things to do in Cairo

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Expressive Arts Therapy & Yoga- One Day retreat
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo
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Best offer swimming course for women and children
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Get an integrated entertainment program in the Nile River
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Join Contemporary Dance Intermediate Course
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Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids
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Learn swimming with Bubbly Academy
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Discover the Egyptian Muesuem
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Discover your body with the swing dance
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Luxury Felucca on the Nile with Lunch
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enjoy the paintball game in Egypt
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Trip to Regina Resort
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C.O.D.E Paintball
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An entertainment city for kids
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Where to go in Cairo?

Where to go in Cairo?

Cairo is where you really get a feel for true Egyptian local life. It is very easy to fall in love with this city, especially with its unique history and culture. No trip to Egypt is complete without staying in Medina, and the Egyptians and Arabs call the Mother of the World Dunya, "the Mother of the World." Experience the energy of this bustling city and find the best places to visit and fun things to do in Cairo, as well as the unlimited number of activities in Cairo that you can do.

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What to do in Cairo Egypt?

The Egyptian Museum Of Antiquities

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most important collections of artifacts in the world, and it occupies a prominent place in central Cairo, on the northern side of Tahrir Square. We consider visiting it one of the most important indoor activities in Cairo. Inside the large, domed building, of exotic pink colour, lie the shimmering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs, along with grave goods, mummies, jewellery, eating dishes, and games of Egyptians who have lost their names in history.

Mosque of Sultan Hassan

Visiting the Mosque of Sultan Hassan is at the top of the list of things to do in Cairo in one day. This massive and elegant building is considered to be the finest piece of early Mamluk architecture in Cairo. It was built between 1356 and 1363 by Sultan Hassan, the grandson of Sultan Qalawun. He assumed the throne at the age of thirteen, was removed and reinstated no fewer than three times, and then was assassinated shortly before the mosque was completed. Beyond the striking, comfortable entrance, a dark corridor leads to a quiet square courtyard surrounded by four soaring iwans (vaulted halls).

Sharia Al Muizz Li Din Allah

Al-Muizz Street, as it is usually called, named after the Fatimid caliph who conquered Cairo in 969 AD, was the main street of Cairo and was once filled with stories, artists, and food stalls. It’s one of the main outdoor activities in Cairo for tourists. The part of Al-Muizz street, to the north of al-Dhahab district in Khan al-Khalili, is known as Bain al-Qasrine, a reminder of the large palace complexes that surrounded the street during the Fatimid era. The great Mamluk complexes today provide one of the most impressive collections of minarets, domes, and stone facades in Cairo.

Museum of Islamic Art

This museum, located on the edge of Islamic Cairo, houses one of the finest collections of Islamic art in the world and is the most beautifully curated Egyptian museum (and one from the entire Middle East). What is on display is just a small piece of the 80,000 objects that the museum owns, but the selected items are amazing. The museum is located 500 meters west of Bab Zuweila. Coming from Ataba Square, the museum is 700 meters southeast, directly below Sharia Muhammad Ali. So it's one of the most interesting things to do in Cairo for adults who want to know more about Cairo's history and Islamic art.

Activities to do in Cairo

Chinese in Cairo

Cairo may not be synonymous with luxury, but travelers with a large slice of dough can head to the top-rated Cantonese restaurant in Africa. The crunchy crab claw alone offers an unforgettable culinary experience, but the dumplings menu is full of delicious inventions, like crunchy shrimp and foie gras.

While you can enjoy dim sum all night, roasted Peking duck and fried vegetables also pair nicely with an unparalleled view of the bustling night boating brigade of the Nile. Best service in town.

Makan

The Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts runs this intimate space dedicated to folk music. Don't miss the traditional women's zar, a kind of musical ecstasy and healing ritual on Wednesday nights (doors open at 8.30 pm). Tuesday evening various shows of folk music, often an Egyptian-Sudanese jam session (doors open at 7.30 pm).

To find space, walk north on Mansour Street from Saad Zaghloul metro. Reserving in advance is a good idea due to the limited space.

Abu Tarek

This edifice serves Koshary (which is a mixture of pasta, rice, black lentils, fried onions, and tomato sauce). No, the place has just expanded, decade after decade, to the upper floors of its building, and it still retains the unofficial Cairo title of Best Koshary. Eat inside, rather than a takeaway, to check out the elaborate décor on the top floor. Order the "special" for extra chickpeas and fried onions.

Fishawi’s

Perhaps the oldest Ahwa in the city, and certainly the most famous, a great place to watch the world go by since 1773. All the dark mirrors and copper tables lend an old-world vibe. Although inundated with both foreign and Egyptian tourists from outside the city, it is a regular pastime serving tea and hookahs to stall owners and shoppers alike.

Frequently asked questions

How many days do you need in Cairo?

3 to 4 days is ideal. Giza and Cairo are close to each other, so there is no need to mention them separately. We recommend you a hotel in the city center would be fine so you can find a lot of things around.

Are there beaches in Cairo?

Cairo Egypt has no beaches but the closest waterfront, if you are staying in Cairo, is just two hours drive from the capital, Cairo. There are many fine resorts and restaurants along the beach.

Why is Egypt famous?

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization as well as some of the most famous world monuments, such as the Giza’s pyramids and the Great Sphinx, in addition to ancient Luxor temples that date back to thousands of years.

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