Things to Do in Cairo

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Cairo’s most famous bookseller, Al Diwan, will open at Cairo International in late 2009. At the shop you’ll find Egyptian titles including... Read More

Many news and book outlets in the airport are operated by Al Shorouk, Egypt’s largest publishing house. Here you’ll find nonfiction and... Read More

In 2011, the airport’s People Mover—which is modeled after the old-fashioned cable car system—will soon begin its loop between the... Read More

Although there are 550 Bijoux Terner boutiques worldwide, the affordable accessories shop has only two outposts in Egypt, one in Cairo International ... Read More

Craving a hot cup of tea and crumpet? Take a seat on the tufted leather couches at the airport’s English Lounge. Are pasta and a glass of Chianti... Read More

For those looking to arrive at their hotel in style, use this car service (the shuttle bus name is a bit of a misnomer—it’s a high-class car... Read More

If you anticipate needing a hand with your heavy suitcase or a complicated connection, hire a Cairo Airport staffer, who, for just $50, will greet you... Read More

The gallery is frequented by the older Cairo set of artists. Read More

The grand structure was built in the neo-Islamic style. Read More

Though this small shop sells Segafredo espresso and plenty of small bites, in-the-know travelers come to Coffee Time for Egypt’s local beer,... Read More

The go-to place in Cairo for English-language books. Read More

Looking for a specific luxury brand? You’re likely to find it in Cairo’s new Terminal 3. Bally, Rolex, Tumi, Hugo Boss, and Shiseido, among... Read More

Tucked behind security and customs, the new pubby Heineken Bar has light and local brews on tap, as well as an international menu if you’re... Read More

Though self-service check-in is less than surprising for U.S. travelers, it’s big news in Egypt. At Cairo Airport’s kiosks, passengers... Read More

This independent gallery specializes in traditional fine arts. Read More

Youngsters looking for fun before takeoff should head to the play areas in every departure terminal. Look for plastic seesaws and playhouses from... Read More

The gallery space exhibits works by respected contemporary artists who use traditional and indigenous materials. Read More

Located east of downtown, this old quarter of narrow alleys and soaring minarets (which dates to the Fatimid period) is the city’s traditional... Read More

This oft-overlooked gem in Cairo, holds an impressive collection that reflects modern Egyptian culture. Read More

VIPs who pay $1,000 for your-round access get ultra-special treatment in this sleek space that looks more like an urban loft than an airport lounge.... Read More

Located at the airport’s front entrance, near Orouba Road, this elaborate outdoor patio is meant to conjure up visions of the ancient Egyptian... Read More

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