While traveling Egypt for both business and leisure travelers, make sure you do these top 10 fun things;
1-Camel ride by the pyramids of Giza
A tour to the most famous site that all Egypt visitors should see, or better say they do see is a must. The Giza pyramids with the very well known as the only remaining wonder from the ancient world the Great pyramid of Khufu "Cheops by the old Greeks “is the most famous tourist attraction in the world. A camel ride by the pyramids is going to be a life experience, it is a new feeling by itself to be on a camel, so imagine doing it by the famous group of pyramids at Giza. Just try Not to miss it.
One of the biggest and the oldest museums in the world accommodates the mummies of the ancient Pharaohs like King Ramses II, & Queen Hatshipsuit's mummy who built the temple of Deir El-Bahari in Luxor. In Cairo museum you will see the collection of the boy king Tut with all the treasures found in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922...Make sure you list it in your top things to do in Egypt.
Islamic Cairo is definitely number one of the fun things to do in Cairo. Hardly different from hundreds of years ago, the streets twist and turn until you feel you’ve stumbled into some giant maze, but take your time and admire the architecture telling tales of times past. If you plan on visiting any of the mosques (and you should!) please dress appropriately and show the expected respect. Remove your shoes before entering mosques.
A medieval Islamic atmosphere warmed by the unlimited number of shops attracts lots of different nationalities. The market is the biggest of its kind in Egypt if not in Africa; tourist can by many different item of the great selection. Enjoy walking in the surrounding area to see the fascinating ancient Islamic buildings and mosques. Shopping is not fun thought as sellers hassle too much that you could lose 2 hours inside one single shop if decided to buy an item. It worth having a cup of Egyptian tea on El-Fishawy cafe at the end of the visit.
5-Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic village
Imagine going to a place a few miles from the center of Cairo where Egypt's history and art come alive! At the Pharaonic Village you'll see faithful reproductions of buildings, clothing and lifestyles, a complete replica of the tomb of Tutankhamen and museums relating to different periods of Egyptian history.
6-The Citadel of Saladin
In the Citadel tourist can visit the marvelous mosque of Mohamed Ali from the 19th century, the mosque of Mohamed Bn Qalawoon, the military museum, the national police museum that used to be a palace built by Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace, and the ottoman mosque of Soliman. The most beaten area is the mosque of Mohamed Aliwith the terrace for the panoramic view of the city.
7-Felucca Ride on The Nile
Feluccas are the traditional sailboats of Egypt’s Nile. Egyptians and foreigners alike enjoy a relaxing felucca ride, as they are perfect for catching the breeze on a hot summer night, for brisker sails the rest of the year and watching the sunset anytime.
8-The Gates Of Ancient Cairo
Cairo was called the citadel or tabia or forte, i.e. stronghold. It looked like a square; 1200m2 in length and 1100m2 in width. It was surrounded with El Bahr El Azeim (the great sea) from the east, the gulf from the west, from the north gardens extended to Mataria and the mount Gabal El Guishi from the south.
The famous camel market used to be held in the Cairo suburb of Imbaba. Today, the camels are sold every Friday morning in Birqash (25km/16mi north of the capital). The colourful market is definitely worth a trip
Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center is located in Al Azhar zone in Islamic Cairo. Its objective is The human development throw culture for local residents of the zone El Darb El Ahmar and El Gamalia then all its guests.
ًWekalet el Ghouri was reopened after the project of documentation and restoration since Oct. 2005 and became a special place for hosting cultural events.
Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Centre is a part of The Ministry of Culture. Affiliated to “ The Cultural Development Fund CDF“...a visit to the place is a must !!