Vibrant and bursting with colour, Cairo embraces Egypt’s fascinating cultures, showing great pride in its enchanting history.

Known to its inhabitants as Um ad-Dunya meaning ‘Mother of the World’, Egypt’s capital city of Cairo combines a rich tapestry of ancient relics, world-famous museums and mind-defying monuments with a fast-paced urban lifestyle found in the heart of this frenetic metropolis.

Top hotels in Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids

from £690

Mena House

from £807

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +2 hours


Egyptian pound

Flying time to destination:

4½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 18°c
Feb 20°c
Mar 22°c
Apr 27°c
May 31°c
Jun 33°c
Jul 33°c
Aug 33°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 29°c
Nov 23°c
Dec 19°c
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