In Cairo the modern world coexists with the ancient just as extravagant lifestyles unfold beside severely impoverished ones, and professional women share the female-only subway cars with an increasing number of figures who are veiled or completely cloaked except for their eyes.
Read our Overview and Why Go Now. Also, in this report: the city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, top restaurants under Where to Eat, attractions not to miss under What to See & Do, great boutiques under Where to Shop, itinerary suggestions under Strategies and recommended reading for Egypt under Library.
INDAGARE TOP TEN
SLEEP…in the city’s grandest hotel, the Four Seasons Nile Plaza
EXPERIENCE…the wonder of seeing the pyramids and Sphinx at night
SPLURGE…on a cruise down the Nile on the Oberoi’s Zahra
EAT…at delicious mezze at Aura at the Four Seasons First Residence
DRINK…fresh squeezed mango juice from a street stand
SAVOR…an evening on the edge of the Nile at the city’s sexiest restaurant Sequoia
VISIT…the Khan el-Khalili souk and wander the narrow alleys as Nobel-prize winning writer Naguib Mahfouz did
SEE…the room with animal mummies at the Egyptian museum
SHOP…for embroidered jackets and slippers at Atlas Silks
KNOW…our favorite tour guides who can navigate the crowds and reel off history with grace, even arrange a private dinner by the pyramids
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