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The City of a Thousand Minarets

The pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, amazing food and a metropolitan feel with predominantly Islamic architecture – the capital city of Egypt has much to offer, with numerous cheap flights to Cairo from London it is easy to get to enjoy this wonderful African city.

With a population of about 17 million, Cairo is the center of the largest metropolitan area in Africa and the Arab World. The city with the many names is said to have derived its English name from the Tunisian Fatimid dynasty, who conquered it in 969 A.D. and built a new city, called "Al-Qahira" just north of the older one, Misr Al-Fustat. However, you'll hear locals call it Maşr, after its former name.

Not surprisingly, the remains of the Egyptian civilization are Cairo's main attraction. You'll easily get to the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the nearby Saqqara Pyramid Complex. Another must-see is the Egyptian Museum in the center of town, where you'll be able to admire countless ancient Egyptian artifacts.

But the city also offers an interesting mix between old, Islamic architecture in the medieval Islamic City and a distinctly modern feel around downtown Tahrir Square. In fact, Cairo has traditionally been a city of many civilizations. The Pharaohs, Greeks, Babylonians and Romans have all left their imprints there. Be prepared to get swept off your feet by the Citadel, the mosques, the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and many other historic monuments. In Old Cairo, you'll run into an abundance of Coptic architecture. This city has definitely earned its name as an open museum!

Besides being a melting pot of ancient civilizations, Cairo is renowned for its cafés, nightclubs, and nocturnal lifestyle. Be sure to get some sleep before boarding the cheapest flight tickets to Cairo – this vibrant city was ranked the "world's most 24-hour city" in 2011, and checking out coffee houses to sip the masterly brewed, caffeine-heavy liquid to a traditional shisha is an absolute must! Rounding off your day with a felucca ride along the Nile River will add a very special note to your trip.

Due to Cairo's extensive road network and public transport facilities, it is easy to get around. It has one of the only two metros on the African continent. Also, it is the center of almost the entire Egyptian transport network, which means that you easily get to wherever you want within the country.

Important: Cairo is a city in the hot Sahara desert, which means that the best seasons to travel there are spring and autumn! April and from October to November is the best times to visit Cairo. Now compare and book your cheap flights to Cairo.

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