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Introducing Cairo


Cairo is home to the monuments and traces of the cultures of antiquity, the great Arab conquests, the Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the British Empire. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one still completely intact. Standing expectantly in front of the pyramid is the Great Sphinx, while the Cairo Museum is home to mummies and artifacts from pharaohs’ tombs and the legends within. The mighty Nile River gives life to the desert and boat tours will show you just how incredible the river really is.

Cairo is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Trekking Seaside Desert

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Giza (5 km)
Suez (141 km)
Helwan (31 km)
CURRENCY
Egyptian Pound (RGP)

COUNTRY CODE
+20

ELECTRIC POWER
C

TIME ZONE
GMT +2

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.22

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€14.75

Cairo airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

The city center is 22 km from Cairo International Airport (CAI), and you can make the journey between the two by bus. A service bus runs from outside terminal 1 and 3, and a ticket for the city center costs 4.50 euros.

Average time from airport: 40-50 minutes

Distance from airport: 22 km

TAXI:

To get to the city center from Cairo International Airport by taxi costs between 7 and 12 euros depending on the price you agree upon with the driver, and the journey takes about 40 minutes.

Average taxi price: 7-12 euros

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

Average car rental price: N/A Enterprise National Alamo


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