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Cairo

From the Pyramids of Giza and traders' banter at Khan al-Khalili bazaar to sailing on the Nile, it's no surprise that Cairo is dubbed the Mother of All Cities by Egyptians.

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Cairo in detail

From the Pyramids of Giza and traders' banter at Khan al-Khalili bazaar to sailing on the Nile, it's no surprise that Cairo is dubbed the Mother of All Cities by Egyptians.

Egypt's capital, and Africa's largest city, boasts attractions of biblical proportions - literally. Giza's Sphinx and pyramids are iconic as to be beyond description. Add to this the astonishing gold of Tutankhamun buried in the dusty corridors of the Cairo Museum, the Islamic treasures of bejewelled mosques, labyrinthine medieval alleyways lined with tempting spices and colourful textiles and the daily shrill calls to prayer, rising above the cacophony of car horns and crowded streets.

Escape from the city's bustle by ordering a mint tea in a traditional ahwa (coffeehouse) or taking a felucca ride on the river Nile, Cairo's lifeblood and Africa's most significant waterway.

  • Time Zone GMT + 1
  • Currency Egyption pound (EGP)
  • Language Modern Standard Arabic
  • Population 9.12 Million

Cairo Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
13.5
Feb
15
Mar
17.5
Apr
21.5
May
25
Jun
27.5
Jul
28
Aug
27.5
Sep
26.5
Oct
23.5
Nov
19
Dec
15

rainfall in mm

Jan
5
Feb
4
Mar
4
Apr
1
May
1
Jun
0.2
Jul
0
Aug
0
Sep
0
Oct
1
Nov
2
Dec
6