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Cairo

Cairo is the sort of destination you will remember long after the vacation is over.

This area of Egypt is inhabited by some 7,700,000 people.

Some renowned sights that encompass all that is great about this destination, Great Sphinx of Giza and Pyramids at Giza can't be missed.

Dream Park and Sindbad are fun-filled and exciting activities, offering ear-to-ear smiles for the young and the young at heart.

An hour or two observing the beautiful aquatic displays of Aquarium Grotto Garden is the perfect way to get acquainted with the incredible creatures of the deep.

If you're into native and exotic animals, put the Giza Zoo on your trip list. If you're short on time, find the information desk and take a map so you don't miss any of the key exhibits.

At the Orman Botanical Gardens, you can see a wide range of fascinating plants, flowers and trees.

When the sun is shining, pick up some lunch and head out to one of the scenic green spaces, such as Al-Azhar Park or the Gabalaya Park & Aquarium. The Andalus Park and Gabalaya Park and Aquarium are two more excellent places to while away the afternoon with a good book.

Set aside a day or two to explore some of the popular cultural institutions in the area. The Coptic Museum and the Gayer-Anderson Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to keep you captivated. The Egyptian National Railways Museum and the Railway Museum are also worth looking at.

Embark on a journey to the Solar Barque Museum and the Solar Boat Museum, a fun and educative day out for sea dogs and land dwellers alike.

Our natural world is a magnificent and strange place. If you're mad enough to disagree, some time spent at the Egyptian Museum and the Ethnological Museum should be enough to change your mind. The Grand Egyptian Museum also houses a terrific collection of specimens and curiosities.

Cairo is a frenzy of artistic activity, with galleries and exhibition spaces all over. Stop by the Museum of Islamic Art and the Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum to see the best of what this creative hotspot has to offer. If you have time afterwards, the Museum of Islamic Ceramics and the Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts are also well worth a look.

Journey back through time and unveil mysteries of the past at the Umm Kolthum Museum & Monastirli Palace or the Museo Mevlevi. Do you like the sound of those? Continue your explorations at the Umm Kolthoum Museum and the Memphis Museum.

To learn more about the events and people who shaped this place, make sure you visit at least one of its many historic sites. Begin your local history tour at Pyramid of Djoser and Dahshur Pyramids. More tales from the days of yore await at the Cairo University and the American University of Cairo.

Discover the area's military past by exploring Babylon Fortress or Northern Walls & Gates.

Some of the area's richest people have called Egyptian Presidential Palace and Abdin Palace "home" throughout the years. Be sure to snap some photos as you admire their striking architecture and lavish interiors. Manial Palace and Amir Taz Palace are two more magnificent homes that have their fair share of stories to tell.

The castles of the area have managed to stay standing after all these years and remain imposing structures in the region's landscape. Take your family on a tour and stroll along the pathways of Saladin Citadel and Citadel.

The spiritual side of the region is evidenced at Hanging Church and the Sultan Hussan Mosque. If you want to check out a couple more religious sites, have a walk about the Ibn Tulun Mosque and the Muhammad Ali Mosque.

Before you pack up your bags and head home, be sure to stop at a few of Cairo's lesser-known attractions. Two great places to start with are Sharia al-Muski and Fishawi’s Coffeehouse. If you can fit it in, also check out Sharia al-Muizz li-Din Allah or Bein al-Qasreen.


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Le Méridien Cairo Airport

Le Méridien Cairo Airport

Cairo Airport , Terminal 3, Cairo
4.4
of 5, from 105 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Set in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of City Stars, Virgin Mary's Tree and Ain Shams University. Cairo International Stadium and Cairo International Convention Centre are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£43
Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino

Cairo Intl Airport Rd, 2741 El Horreya, Cairo
3.4
of 5, from 148 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Set in Cairo, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cairo International Stadium, City Stars and Virgin Mary's Tree. Ain Shams University and Egyptian Presidential Palace are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£58
Safir Hotel Cairo

Safir Hotel Cairo

Orman, El Missaha Square, Giza
4.2
of 5, from 298 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Al Duqqi, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cairo University, Cairo Tower, and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Cairo City Center Hotel

Cairo City Center Hotel

14 Champollion street, Talaat Harab, Cairo
2.8
of 5, from 111 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Cairo, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Museum. Museum of Islamic Art and Cairo Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£103
Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo
4.3
of 5, from 423 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairo Opera House, Cairo Tower and Egyptian Museum. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£59
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

El Remaya Square-Pyramids, Giza
3.7
of 5, from 472 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Giza hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Grand Egyptian Museum and Pyramids at Giza. Great Sphinx of Giza is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

£87
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo

12 Ahmed Ragheb Street, Cairo
4.2
of 5, from 349 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and Cairo Tower. Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£26
Guardian Guest House

Guardian Guest House

1 Abou al hool street, Giza
4.5
of 5, from 211 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Great Sphinx of Giza and Pyramids at Giza. The Grand Egyptian Museum is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

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