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An ancient city, emerging into a modern metropolis; visit Cairo with Qatar Airways. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star service await you onboard.
Admire the history and culture steeped in the Islamic mosques and monuments as you visit Islamic Cairo, absorb one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Pyramids of Giza and their guard the Sphinx; a cat-like sculpture carved from a single block of stone. Peruse the ancient Egyptian antiques and artifacts on display at the Egyptian Museum.
Explore the Citadel; a stone fortress and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, admire the 2 opera halls and open-air theatre at the Cairo Opera House and marvel at the Nile, the longest river in the world.
Shop in tradition and history at the Khan el-Khalili; the major souk of Cairo in the Islamic district where you will find Islamic arts, clothing and gifts alongside perfume, incense, jewellery, gold brass and silver.
Citystars Centre is the most lavish shopping mall in Cairo presenting international brands and chains, the mall boasts 2 indoor theme parks, a cinema complex and various dining options.
Sami Amin is the area for unique chunky brass and enamel jewellery, leather bags, bets and shoes at bargain prices.
In the evening escape the hustle and chaos of the Cairo traffic and enjoy a meal with spectacular views of the sprawling Cairo skyline from the revolving restaurant at the Cairo Tower. Immerse yourself in the Al Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe as they show the heritage of Egypt through dance and music.
Unwind at the lakeside cafe at Al-Azhar park located in the heart of Islamic Cairo offering breath-taking views from every angle. If you have time board an overnight train to Aswan to marvel at Lake Nasser and Abu Simbel or a 2-day Felluca trip down the Nile to see the Luxor Temples and the valley of the Kings.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Voltage: 220-380 V
Plugs: 2 pin round
Language: Egyptian Arabic/English
Timezone: GMT + 2 hour
International dialing code: +20 2
Distance from Doha: 2,066 km
Flight time: 3 hours 25 minutes