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Best of Cairo Guide

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Cairo
Cairo’s an ancient city that also happens to be a modern metropolis—it’s one of the biggest cities in the Middle East and has the traffic and noise issues to prove it. But as long as you’re not looking for solitude, Cairo—the City of the Thousand Minarets—is a splendid place to explore Egyptian history and culture. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)

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Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe
Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe
Owner description: The Al-Tannoura show takes place at Wekalet El Ghoury Each Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Wekalet El Ghouri is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar area in Central... more Owner description: The Al-Tannoura show takes place at Wekalet El Ghoury Each Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Wekalet El Ghouri is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar area in Central Cairo, operating under the Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).Since finalizing restorations to the Wekalet in October 2005, it has become a hot-spot for organizing cultural events. The most popular being the bi-weekly El Tannoura dance performance. The performance is similar to the more commonly known whirling dervishes; however this version of the indigenous dance incorporates instruments and other additional elements. less
Attraction type: Performances
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Gizeh Plateau
Gizeh Plateau
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Museums
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Keops Pyramid
Keops Pyramid
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Dahshur
Dahshur
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti... more Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites

All places to eat » Places to eat

Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3,901 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Sabaya
Sabaya
Ranked #2 of 3,901 Restaurants in Cairo
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
MIRAI
MIRAI
Ranked #3 of 3,901 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night
Al Bustan Grill Restaurant
Al Bustan Grill Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 3,901 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Windows Restaurant
Windows Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 3,901 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

One Season Hostel
2.0 of 5 One Season Hostel
$12 - $24
Ranked #1 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Freedom Hostel
Freedom Hostel
$14 - $19
Ranked #2 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Cairo Paradise Hotel
Cairo Paradise Hotel
$13 - $30
Ranked #1 of 46 Cairo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pyramids View Inn
3.0 of 5
Pyramids View Inn
$37 - $55
Ranked #3 of 130 Hotels in Cairo
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Isis Hotel 2
2.0 of 5 Isis Hotel 2
$25 - $38
Ranked #3 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Cairo Downtown Hotel
Cairo Downtown Hotel
$28 - $38
Ranked #4 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
5.0 of 5
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
$173 - $390 (EUR 136 - 306)
Ranked #1 of 130 Hotels in Cairo
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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
$328 - $456
Ranked #2 of 130 Hotels in Cairo
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Ramses Hilton
5.0 of 5
Ramses Hilton
$95 - $205
Ranked #5 of 130 Hotels in Cairo
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