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  • Overview

    Cairo, the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, is acknowledged by Arabic peoples as Umm Dunya, the Mother of the World, and is home to nearly 20 million people. It is a vast and extraordinary megalopolis where medieval and modern ways of life collide in a mesmerising streetscape. Its chaotic, hectic and vibrant ambiance is tempered by the warm and friendly welcome extended to visitors by the best-natured and most easy-going city-dwellers you'll find anywhere in the world. Take a sense of humour, add some healthy respect for tradition, sprinkle it with tolerance and holidays to Cairo will be as enjoyable in reality as it may have been daunting in theory.

    Modern and Medieval Cairo

    Cairo holidays are a great way to delve into this traditional and contemporary city. Located where the Nile valley widens into its delta, Cairo was founded in AD641 and expanded in the 9th century to become the most powerful Islamic city of the medieval era. Central Cairo is the more modern part of town inspired by the boulevards of Paris with grand art deco and empire-style buildings designed by European architects. This downtown area boasts shopping streets, cafes and restaurants and it's a good idea for visitors to acquaint themselves with this part of the city before exploring the more traditional quarters.

    Towering minarets, teeming markets, medieval lanes and congested streets abound in the older Islamic Cairo which is dominated by the Al Azhar Mosque and Kahn el-Khalili bazaar. When on holidays in Cairo we recommend you visit both the older and more modern parts of the city. Right at its heart is the huge Liberation Squre, Maydan at-Tahir, boasting Egypt's centre of bureaucracy and the old American University. And when the sights, sounds and smells begin to result in a disorientating sensory overload, visitors should take a moment to revive their senses by pausing at one of the city's coffee houses, tea rooms, patisseries or trendy juice bars, or indulge in the pleasures of a shisha pipe whose sweet scented smoke wafts through the narrow alleyways to a hypnotic soundtrack of gently bubbling water.

    At Classic Collection Holidays we aim to create your perfect tailor made holidays to Cairo. We have a range of exclusive luxury 5 star accommodation located in and around the city. With a country that has so much to offer, we can also provide our customers with twin centre holidays to Cairo and Luxor amongst other fantastic Egypt destinations.

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Cairo, the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, is acknowledged by Arabic peoples as Umm Dunya, the Mother of the World, and is home to nearly 20 million people. It is a vast and extraordinary megalopolis where medieval and modern ways of life collide in a mesmerising streetscape. Its chaotic, hectic and vibrant ambiance is tempered by the warm and friendly welcome extended to visitors by the best-natured and most easy-going city-dwellers you'll find anywhere in the world. Take a sense of humour, add some healthy respect for tradition, sprinkle it with tolerance and holidays to Cairo will be as enjoyable in reality as it may have been daunting in theory.

Modern and Medieval Cairo

Cairo holidays are a great way to delve into this traditional and contemporary city. Located where the Nile valley widens into its delta, Cairo was founded in AD641 and expanded in the 9th century to become the most powerful Islamic city of the medieval era. Central Cairo is the more modern part of town inspired by the boulevards of Paris with grand art deco and empire-style buildings designed by European architects. This downtown area boasts shopping streets, cafes and restaurants and it's a good idea for visitors to acquaint themselves with this part of the city before exploring the more traditional quarters.

Towering minarets, teeming markets, medieval lanes and congested streets abound in the older Islamic Cairo which is dominated by the Al Azhar Mosque and Kahn el-Khalili bazaar. When on holidays in Cairo we recommend you visit both the older and more modern parts of the city. Right at its heart is the huge Liberation Squre, Maydan at-Tahir, boasting Egypt's centre of bureaucracy and the old American University. And when the sights, sounds and smells begin to result in a disorientating sensory overload, visitors should take a moment to revive their senses by pausing at one of the city's coffee houses, tea rooms, patisseries or trendy juice bars, or indulge in the pleasures of a shisha pipe whose sweet scented smoke wafts through the narrow alleyways to a hypnotic soundtrack of gently bubbling water.

At Classic Collection Holidays we aim to create your perfect tailor made holidays to Cairo. We have a range of exclusive luxury 5 star accommodation located in and around the city. With a country that has so much to offer, we can also provide our customers with twin centre holidays to Cairo and Luxor amongst other fantastic Egypt destinations.

Local Information

Language:
Arabic
Currency:
Egyptian Pound
Local time:
GMT +3
Local airport:
Cairo
Flight time:
4 hours 52 minutes

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Featured hotels

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

5 Star

Originally a guest palace for European royalty during the inauguration celebrations of the Suez Canal in 1869

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Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza

5 Star Deluxe

In a leafy neighbourhood on the east bank and part of the elegant Nile Plaza shopping area, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo enjoys unrivalled river views to Zamalek island and the 12th century Citadel

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Featured hotels

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

5 Star

Originally a guest palace for European royalty during the inauguration celebrations of the Suez Canal in 1869

Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza

5 Star Deluxe

In a leafy neighbourhood on the east bank and part of the elegant Nile Plaza shopping area, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo enjoys unrivalled river views to Zamalek island and the 12th century Citadel

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Local Information

Language:
Arabic
Currency:
Egyptian Pound
Local time:
GMT +3
Local airport:
Cairo
Flight time:
4 hours 52 minutes

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
9 9 10 11 12 12 13 13 12 11 9 8
Average daily hours of sun

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