Egypt

Things to do in Egypt

A seven-bedroom sailboat, fit for 14 passengers. Trips can be tailored for first-timers or Nile aficionados.

This contemporary art gallery sits on a lovely quiet lane.

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 others, are now located in EgyptAir’s almost 40,000-square-foot duty-free flagship store.

An intimate boat, equipped for 16 passengers. Excursion are tailored to each passenger, but those who crave creature comforts should be wary, as the double-masted sailing vessel does not have air-conditioning or a pool. The emphasis is on the natural surroundings.

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

In 2011, the airport’s People Mover—which is modeled after the old-fashioned cable car system—will soon begin its loop between the terminals and the multistory parking lot, also under construction.

A&K has new, comfortable boats, with internet access, lounge pools, and private docks (which means faster, more accessible loading).

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

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 upon arrival and guide you through immigration, baggage claim, and customs clearance.

Search among thousands for scarves, capes, and djellbas.

What Lies Beneath: Three levels of burial chambers dating back to the 2nd century A.D. An impressive architectural achievement, its three levels of tombs reach a depth of 100 feet.