Cheap Flights to Cairo

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Cairo overview

There are some wonders of the world that simply need to be immortalized. Grab your camera, a good book and a cheap flight to Cairo for a glimpse at the last surviving wonder of the world, the Pyramid of Giza. This pyramid is thought to have been built around 2600 BC and a closer look at this awesome structure shows it was never finished. Most pyramids have a pointed top, but the Pyramid of Giza is flat and to this day, its incompletion remains a mystery. More mystery surrounds this Great Pyramid – a flight to Cairo and an excursion to the Pyramid might provoke you to seek the meaning behind the Pyramid of Giza...if you can...

Beyond the pyramids, however, lies the metropolitan city of Cairo, home to more than one-quarter of all Egyptians. Cairo's location along the Nile River has made it the heart of Egypt and a must-see tourist destination for centuries.

Travellers booking flights to Cairo can rest assured this city is safe, despite its threats of terrorist attacks. In fact, Cairo flights and tourism bookings are at an all-time high and travellers booking trips to Cairo repeatedly report safe and friendly travel amenities.

Cairo climate

“Dry” can mean a lot of things, but in Cairo, “dry” is full of opportunity. After your cheap flight to Cairo, you‘ll arrive in an arid desert where tepid sunlight creates an intense atmosphere that amplifies the tourism experience. Its two seasons don’t quite range from hot to cold, but rather hot to “less hot.” Desert storms in April add some water to the mix, but Cairo as a whole receives less than an inch of rainfall a year.

When to fly to Cairo

Besides April, Cairo is a seemingly parched terrain. Ultimately, your decision on when to book a flight to Cairo should be less based on whether or not you like heat, but more based whether or not you love heat.

Peak Season: The period between November through March signifies the cooler season, making it the perfect time to book cheap flights to Cairo. Fortunately, buildings here are designed to keep cool, so solace can be sought through the indoors. Sandstorms bring upon allergies in some people, so pay attention to your body’s natural signs.

Off-peak Season: Pollution in the air becomes prevalent during this hotter than thou stretch of time between June and October. Become Ramadan falls within September and October and most stores close down, the tourism industry slows, making it a perfect time to book even cheaper flights to Cairo.

Getting around Cairo

A little research during your flight to Cairo will make your vacation run smoother. Study the public transportation routes to manoeuvre the streets of Cairo cheaply and easily on the metro. Trains run regularly but can be extremely crowded. Consider hopping in a cab or a privately owned microbus after your Cairo flight arrives. Plan before you go and save yourself some time and money because cab fares are often negotiable and travelling during rush hour will cost you more and move very slowly.

Cairo insider information

Sufi Dancing: Experience this aspect of live entertainment where art and spirituality connect you to your Cairo travel. Let whirling dervishes swirl around you in elaborate costumes so engulf you in a zikr – a religious act of remembering God. These professional dancers keep meaning intertwined in their moves: Their act of “whirling” symbolizes the turning away from the world and turning toward God. You can find them at folklore shows, and the best in town are known to be at Ghuriya in the Islamic center.

Al Azhar Mosque: You don’t have to be a student at Al Azhar University to visit the school’s ancient mosque. The Al Azhar Mosque, built in 972 AD, stands in the center of campus, and has become a popular site for youth political demonstrations. If a friendly student offers to guide you through the mosque, a small tip is a courteous gesture to let them know you appreciate their kindness. Entry requires you to wear a scarf or burqua (available at the door), and you should wear respectful clothing that covers your skin.

Coffee Shops: Who needs a pub crawl when you can you do a coffee crawl? Coffee shops in Cairo are as socially hopping as bars are in the United States, and are known as a place to gather with old friends and meet new ones. It’s a great place to relax on day one of your journey, especially if your Cairo flight was more than just a few hours. Choose from shisha (hooka), shai (tea), or ahwa (coffee) to fulfill whatever caffeine fix you require.

Shopping: If you’re looking for a unique place to shop, head to Khan Al Khalili , an outdoor market district in the Old City section of Cairo. Though you won’t find many designer digs here, you’re sure to leave Khan Al Khalili with your bags brimming with souvenirs for your return Cairo flight.

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Markets
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 3.27
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2.78
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1.76
Bottle of wine
C$ 17.98
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 113.09
Pair of jeans
C$ 92.04
Restaurants
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1.96
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 0.52
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 0.35
Cheap meal
C$ 4.90
How much does transport cost in Cairo?
1 km taxi journey
C$ 0
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 0
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 0
One-way ticket (local transport)
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More information about Cairo

  • Be sure to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the only remaining monuments of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Take a tour to Magic land, part of The Media Production City complex to see the TV and drama sets of the Arabic studios
  • The Genenet El Asmak Park in Zamalek has all kinds of aquatic creatures in its large water aquariums hidden in the caves
  • Don’t forget to stock up on Egyptian spices, gold and hand craft at the many merchant stalls found at Khan El Khalily
  • Cairo is a perfect holiday destination for those looking to get their first taste of Arab culture
  • Direct flights to Cairo operate frequently with major airlines including EgyptAir, British Airways and bmi
  • For a quieter, Western scene head to the Island of Gezira and Zamalek located right in the middle of the River Nile
  • Thousands of Ancient Egyptian artifacts can be found at The Egyptian Museum that sits at the heart of the city center
  • Witness the grandeur of the great Sphinx and pyramids in Giza a short distance away from Cairo
  • For a glimpse of Egyptian history, head to the Islamic city and Coptic site of Old Cairo found along the Nile
  • Head to Sayida Zeinab to marvel at the Ibn Tulun, the oldest and most exquisite mosque that can be found in here

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