Flight tickets from Londolozi to Cairo

Cairo is the capital and largest city in Egypt and is the most populous city in Africa. It has been a major settled city since its foundation in AD 969. With a population of roughly 21.6 million, Cairo is a vibrant metropolis and a major cultural, industrial, commercial and political center. It is renowned for its many landmarks, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Citadel, and numerous mosques. Cairo is a truly unique city, with something to offer all travellers. In this text, we will explore the history of Cairo, some of its iconic attractions, and what to see and do while visiting the city.

Getting to Know Cairo

Cairo is the largest city in Egypt and the Middle East, with an estimated population of 20 million. The city lies in the UTC+2 time zone and is known for its hot and dry climate and desert environment. Arabic is the official language of Cairo and is spoken by the majority of its inhabitants. The city is also home to a wide variety of languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German; these are spoken by expatriates living in the city. Cairo has its own currency, the Egyptian Pound, which is divided into 100 piasters or piastres. US dollars and euros are also accepted in Cairo, but it is advisable to have the local currency on hand when shopping or dining.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Cairo is characterised by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers in Cairo are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 25-35℃ (77-95℉) and high humidity. Winters are mild and wet with temperatures between 17-25℃ (63-77℉). Rainfall is not very abundant in general, especially during summer months, with an annual average of approximately 25–55 millimetres (1.0–2.2 in), but the rain is more frequent during winter, with sometimes a thunderstorm in late autumn and spring months. Sandstorms are normal, especially in late spring and summer. The best time to visit Cairo is during the spring season when temperatures are mild and comfortable, and rainfall is minimal.

Touring Cairo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Cairo: Cairo International Airport (CAI) and Cairo West Airport. The main airport is Cairo International Airport (CAI). You can get from the airport to downtown Cairo by taxi or shuttle. The cost of a taxi from the airport to central Cairo will be around 50-70 Egyptian Pounds (approximately 6 to 8 U.S. Dollars). Shuttle services may be slightly cheaper. You can change money at the airport, but it is advisable to check the rates beforehand as they may not be as competitive as currency exchange locations in the city center.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Cairo

  1. Cairo has a 5,000 year old history, including multiple periods of ancient Egyptian rule,oman, NATO, and Arab conquest. Because of this, the city boasts various interesting landmarks and sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar
  2. Cairo is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. Visitors can expect to experience elements of Egyptian, Islamic, Coptic, and European cultures all around the city
  3. Cairo is famous for its vibrant nightlife, particularly in the Islamic Cairo neighborhood. Guests can enjoy traditional performances and cuisines at the numerous restaurants, cafes, clubs, and bars throughout the city

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