dealchecker's guide to Cairo

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and a place steeped in history. It's a diverse city with a mix of new and old from its modern shopping centres to the Islamic quarter and across to the pyramids so it's often called the Jewel of the Orient. Getting to Cairo is straightforward as it is serviced by one of the fastest growing airports in the Middle East meaning that Cairo flights are available from all of the major UK airports. The city is easily accessible from the airport via an excellent shuttle bus service or by taxi.

Choosing a Cairo Hotel

Hotels in Cairo are plentiful and are available to suit all budgets. There are luxury five star hotels in Cairo, bed and breakfast accommodation and cheap Cairo hotels. Some of the hotels are in the bustling centre of the city and others are overlooking idyllic spots on the River Nile. There are cheap Cairo hotels dotted around the city that provide all the basics for an excellent holiday.

When to Visit Cairo

Spring and autumn are perfect times to visit Cairo and see all of its attractions in slightly cooler temperatures. In summer the temperatures in Cairo can get to around 45°C and this would be a good time to combine some cultural attractions with a visit the seaside resorts or to sit by the pool of your hotel. For snorkelling and diving fans Egypt is perfect to visit all year round and you will find cheap holidays in Cairo have something to offer at any time of the year.