Egypt Holidays have been arranging trips to this wonderful destination for over 30 years.
Our expert experience and unrivalled product knowledge puts us in the perfect position to
provide you with this handy Fact File to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Large public blue, red and white buses cover the entire city however can be crowded but cheap. There are also micro buses, orange and white or red, white and blue in colour. The destination won’t be marked so hail them down and ask. There are two main options with regards to taxis, Solid-White Taxis (modern sedans) or Uber and Careem. Solid-White Taxis are metered and can be hailed down on the street. Uber and Careem work well as there is no confusion about negotiating prices or being overcharged, they accept credit card payments or cash. Three lines cover most of the main districts in Cairo, they start running around 6am until midnight and there are no timetables, but departures are frequent.
- As a British citizen, you will need a valid passport and a visa to enter Cairo. You can get your visa at the airport when you arrive or from the Egyptian Consulate. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements.
- Cairo is 2 hours ahead of UK time (GMT).
- The currency used is the Egyptian pound.
- The language spoken is Arabic
- Resorts will be busy after Ramadan as Egyptian families will go away to celebrate. Ramadan is a sacred month when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.
- The Cairo International Book Fair is held in the last week of January and is the oldest and the biggest of its kind in Egypt, along with being one of the biggest in the world, drawing book sellers from across the globe.