Egypt Travel Guide
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.
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 arid preserve with cliffs, sand dunes, beaches, inlets, and—for divers—unique underwater topography.
This independent gallery specializes in traditional fine arts.
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.
Take a diving trip along the reef with Emperor Divers.
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 heading on to other Egyptian cities can check in and print boarding passes without waiting in line.
Cairo’s most famous bookseller, Al Diwan, will open at Cairo International in late 2009. At the shop you’ll find Egyptian titles including No One Sleeps in Alexandria by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, as well as novels in English by the Cairo-born Nobel Prize–winning author Naguib Mahfouz.
The go-to place in Cairo for English-language books.
This venue is closed.
Explore Cairo and sail the Nile aboard this 40-passenger ship. Enjoy tours and lectures led by Lindblad Expeditions' expert guides.
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.
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.
The gallery space exhibits works by respected contemporary artists who use traditional and indigenous materials.