Things to Do in Egypt

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

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

An intimate boat, equipped for 16 passengers. Excursion are tailored to each passenger, but those who crave creature comforts should be wary, as the... 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

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

Where It Is: Where the parched landscapes of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula surrender to the Red Sea, Ras Mohammed National Park splays out as an... 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

Take a diving trip along the reef with Emperor Divers. 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 most breathtaking ruin on the Nile, Kom Ombo has thick round columns supporting the roof. Read More

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

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... 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

Composed of many historic ruins under restoration, the museum creates facsimiles put in place to hold up the fragile structures. 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

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... Read More

Cruise along the Nile for four days from Aswan to Luxor in this 1885 steamship that was renovated in 2007. The 23 rooms and five suites are arranged on... 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

Search among thousands for scarves, capes, and djellbas. Read More

This contemporary art gallery sits on a lovely quiet lane. Read More

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