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Cairo Attractions

Cairo is the Capital of the Arab World, and the city is full of rich and historic treasures. Though the area is home to a number of museums, one of the best is the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. This museum has more than 100,000 different items, and it uses a rotating system to change out some of the bigger displays every year.

You never know quite what you might see, but you'll find some of the top artifacts from Egypt's history.

The City of a Thousand Minarets also has several major pyramids in the surrounding area. The Step Pyramid of Djoser, Kefre, Saqqara, Dahshur, and the Keops Pyramid are just a few you can check out on your trip. While you can no longer climb to the top of the Keops Pyramid or climb on any of the other pyramids, you can take Cairo tours, which let you visit each of those pyramids on your trip.

At the Al-Azhar Park, you can see how Egyptians worked together to transform their shared landscape. Once home to one of the region's largest trash dumps, it is now a large garden space where local citizens come together every day. You can view the man-made water features, stroll through the gardens, or just enjoy the music pumped through the speakers.

Things to do in Cairo also include some of the historic mosques and other buildings. You can take Cairo excursions letting you get close to some of the most beautiful places in the city. The Hanging Church, Old City, and Mosque of Ibn Tulan are just a few of the must-see spots you might find on a tourist map.

Before you hop on the plane, look for fun-filled Cairo activities with Expedia. You can find attractions in Edmonton and nearby regions, which allow you to explore another culture. Expedia can even introduce you to sites and attractions you may have never heard of before including the Solar Boat Museum. This museum lets you view a gorgeous historic boat and see how historians lovingly renovated the vessel. If you love history, you will want to see Cairo for yourself.

Things to Do in Cairo with Kids

There are plenty of outstanding experiences in Cairo that the whole gang will love. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Cairo

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's possible to have a ball in Cairo without surrendering a penny.

Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts - See if there are any special exhibits, displays or guided tours on at this fascinating museum.

Darb 17 18 - This is a must-do for culture vultures eager to add an artistic flourish to their getaway.

League of Arab States - Appreciate the originality and design of this fantastic example of modern architecture.

American University of Cairo - Come to grips with some of the unique history of the region through this attraction.

Tahrir Square - Get to know some of the local residents and seek out the hidden character and vibrancy of this special place.

Al-Fayoum Oasis - There's something soothing about being near the water, so stop a while here.

Midan Ataba - If you'd like to explore a few of the more important or unique places in the community, this is a great place to start.

Omar Makram Mosque - Take a few moments for some prayer or meditation at this tranquil religious site.

The Andalus Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing stroll around the beautiful plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Cairo

Downtown Cairo

The interesting museums and stunning river views are top of the list for many visitors to Downtown Cairo. A stop by Egyptian Museum or Tahrir Square might round out your trip.

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Heliopolis

Heliopolis is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Baron Empain Palace, a top place to visit in the area.

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Maadi

The live music and riverfront are just a few features travelers like about Maadi. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, The Hanging Church and Coptic Museum are a few top places to visit.

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Zamalek

Cafés, museums, and historic sites are some highlights of Zamalek. Make a stop by Aquarium Grotto Garden or Sports Center Gezirah Sporting Club while you're exploring.

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Al Duqqi

Visitors to Al Duqqi like its museums and live music, and Orman Botanical Gardens is a sight worth a stop.

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Gezira

Gezira is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Cairo Tower and Cairo Opera House while in the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cairo on a sunny day?

What to do in Cairo on a rainy day?

What is Cairo famous for?

No stay in Cairo is complete without seeing Giza Pyramid Complex and Great Sphinx of Giza.

What should I not miss in Cairo?

If you want to explore the best of this place, slot these attractions into your schedule:

  • Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo Tower
  • Khan el-Khalili
  • The Hanging Church

Are there cheap things to do in Cairo?

What can you do in Cairo for free?

You'll barely have time to take your wallet out of your bag with so many great free attractions:

  • Cairo Tower
  • Khan el-Khalili
  • The Hanging Church
  • Tahrir Square