Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

My ideal time to travel for temps up to 25C: Nov → Mar

Apply for a visa online ( from $25 USD.

Get a SIM card from the airport as soon as you arrive. They’ll need your Passport and each person can have up to five. At arrivals, there’s a choice between Orange, Vodafone and Etisalat. I used Orange. The contract is valid for 30 days and is specifically designed for tourists. I’d also encourage having a service like Cloudflare WARP on your device so that you can make calls using WhatsApp when not on WiFi.


  • Garden City Port Garden City


  • Pyramids of GizaGiza


  • Prince Mohamed Ali Palace (Al Manial Palace)Old Cairo

  • Mosques

  • Imam Shafi'i MosqueEl Khalifa

  • Al-Hussein MosqueEl Gamaliya

    Visit the Mausoleum of Imaan Al Hussein. Best place to direct an Uber to is “City Mart” — Hasan El Adawy, Street - Hussein Square, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

  • Al-Azhar MosqueEl Gamaliya

  • Mosque of Ibn TulunEl Sayeda Zeinab

  • Al-Sayyida Nafisa MosqueEl Khalifa

  • El-Sayyida Sakina MosqueEl Khalifa

  • Sayeda Ruqiyah Bint Imam AliEl Khalifa

  • Dining

  • Alqazaz RestaurantEl Nozha

    Try the Hawawshi

  • Citystars Heliopolis Shopping MallHeliopolis

    Lots of food options across multiple floors of the mall, from dine in to fast food. We ate from Sabai by Sabai.

  • BeEJAZamalek

    Mains — Meat with Lesan Asfour Desserts — Om Ali; Fudge Rice Pudding

  • Mena HouseGiza

    The food is mediocre, however the views of the pyramids whilst eating your food is why you’re there. Worth going around sunset to actually be able to view the pyramids or earlier during the day when it isn’t hot.

  • Hookah

  • HookahNasr City/Heliopolis

    They have multiple locations across the city.

  • BeEJAZamalek

    Lemon & Mint was 150 EGP in Aug-2022

  • Savoy Restaurant and Café | KorbaHeliopolis

    Lemon & Mint was 120 EGP in Aug-2022

  • Me & You Restaurant and CafeHeliopolis