Cairo - the capital of Egypt is also the 13th largest city in the world. Situated on the River Nile, Cairo is famous for its own history - preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and in Old Cairo - and for the ancient, Pharonic history of the country it represents.
By day, modish visitors can lose themselves amongst the 120,000 relics of the Egyptian Museum, or spend time shopping - either for jeweler and leather goods at Khan El Khalili, one of the oldest souks in the world and the busiest in the Middle East, or for high end fashion from international designers at many malls like City Stars Mall, First Residence Mall to name a few.
Its charm lies in the blend of African, Arab and European influences, the timelessness of the old, and the energy of the present. Modern Cairo has a history as old as time. Mosques, churches and museums compete for attention with sheesha pipes, a pulsating nightlife and belly dancers. Cairo is all worlds in one- it is ancient and modern; fast and slow with nightlife like nowhere else on earth. It is truly a city that never sleeps!!