Egypt

Things to do in Egypt

Many news and book outlets in the airport are operated by Al Shorouk, Egypt’s largest publishing house. Here you’ll find nonfiction and literature in three languages: English, French, and Arabic.

Travcoa Escorted Journeys takes small groups of 18 on a guided trip down the Nile. Passengers stay in presidential suites. The tour also encompasses the Upper Delta's ancient sites.

Insider find: A roster of local guides across Africa, including in the Zambezi River Valley, in Zimbabwe, and in Hwange National Park, near the Botswana border. Their walking and canoeing expeditions bring clients face-to-face with bull elephants, rhinos, and lions.

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

Although there are 550 Bijoux Terner boutiques worldwide, the affordable accessories shop has only two outposts in Egypt, one in Cairo International (the second in Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport).

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).