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Cairo is no alien term since the origins of history. Located alongside the River Nile, Egypt's thriving capital has stood out in glamor with what only Cairo can represent. Savouring the historical relevance known worldwide to be associated with Egypt, the rule of pharaohs over the region has left an indelible mark to remain prominent over centuries. Dahshur, Gizeh Plateau, Keops Pyramid, Saqqara Pyramids, Alabaster Sphinx and the Memphis Sphinx are all elements which outshine to belong to one of the prime empires through recorded history of mankind. Cairo doesn't hinge on just one era for its highlights from the past. The Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Coptic Cairo, 'the Hanging Church', Bayt Al-Suhaymi and the El-Ghuri Wakala are all preserved landmarks from successive Babylonian and Arabic rule which prevailed over Egypt. Cairo Tower, University Bridge and the Sixth of October Bridge are all hallmarks of urban infrastructure which the capital has evolved. Cultural traits promoting performing arts include the El-Ghuri Wakala and the Al-Tannoura Egyptian Dance Troupe. Even though the city spawns upon a desert, Cairo does have green areas well established in major urban zones, among which the best is the Mirage City Golf Club. Cruisers are operative for tours to host lunches and dinners where the River Nile crosses beside Cairo.
Average flight time from London to Cairo is 5 hours.
Egypt Air and Iberia Airlines offer direct flights from UK to Cairo.
Turkish Airlines, Alitalia Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines and Air France fly from the UK to Cairo.
The journey from the airport to the city centre can be made on a micro bus or a London Taxi.
The Cairo International Airport is located about 15 kilometres northeast of the city centre.
Travelling around the city can be carried out by car rental service, by metro, by local taxis and by the city bus service as well. The cheapest of these is the bus service which has specific routes and timings. Minibus companies have proper stations leading through the main roads. There is also a dedicated river bus service along the Nile, connecting along the banks to nearby towns as well as within the city.
The best times to visit Cairo are from March to April and from October to November. These seasons are categorized by lower crowds, pleasant temperatures and cheaper hotel rates.
Cairo is home to a range of hotels ranging from the luxury chains to the mid-range and the budget ones. Hotels like the Kempinski Nile, known for the grandiose offerings and breath-taking views, and the Fairmont Cairo, which provides a nice view of the Nile from its luxury terraces and suites, make up the list of the luxury chains Cairo has to offer. Then come the mid-range hotels like the Pyramids View Inn, the City View Hotel, Windsor hotel and others which are mostly located in close to the city centre and they offer a pleasant stay at the Egyptian capital at affordable rates. Then come the budget hotels like the Pyramids Inn Motel and the Longchamps hotel, which offer smaller rooms and less flamboyancy but come at very economical prices. The trend of high-rise apartments and towers is on the rise, while Cairo has garnered a reputation in global tourism to host numerous international hotel chains. Accommodation classification varies from district to district in Cairo.