The dusty, sprawling city of Cairo, the capital of Egypt attracts countless tourists. They flock to the Egyptian Museum, keen to discover the country’s treasures dating back over 5000 years or to haggle for craft items at bazaars, such as the Khan el-Khalili. The one site that draws more visitors than ever to the city is one needing no introduction. The great pyramids and the sphynx at Giza are the only remaining wonders of the ancient world, dating back 4000 years, and it is a site that you should not miss.
Flying to Cairo
1. Which airports serve Dubai to Cairo?
Dubai has two airports, but it is likely your flight to Cairo from Dubai will depart from Dubai International Airport, located 5km from the center of Dubai. There is ample car parking available if you drive yourself to the airport, but the Dubai metro is the quickest, cheapest way to get there. Alternatively, you can take a bus or hire a taxi. Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s second airport and is located 37km from the city center.
Flights to Cairo from Dubai will arrive at Cairo International Airport, although airports at Aswan and Alexandria are not far away. Cairo International Airport is located 22km outside the city. Several buses can take you into Cairo. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi or rent a car from one of the car rental agencies at the airport.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Cairo?
Egypt Air and Emirates offer non-stop flights to Cairo from Dubai, with six flights per day giving you plenty of choices. There are also connecting flights that give you the option of other airlines, including Royal Jordanian, Oman Air and Jazeera Airways.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to Cairo from Dubai takes 3 hours 45 minutes, with the trip time increased if a stop is included. Cairo is two hours behind Dubai, so you will gain some time to start your exploration of the city.
4. Climate changes between Dubai and Cairo
The desert climate of Cairo is similar to Dubai, with both enjoying warm winters, scorching summers and very little rainfall. Whatever clothing you have been wearing in Dubai, it is likely to be suitable for Cairo.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency of Cairo is the Egyptian pound, and you can exchange money at most banks in Cairo or at foreign exchange bureaus.
You will need a visa to travel to Cairo. Although some nationalities can get a visa at the border, it is safer to obtain it in advance. You can apply up to three months in advance of your trip, and a visa is usually valid for 30 days.
Coming from Dubai, a modern city of towering skyscrapers and air-conditioned malls, you may find arriving in Cairo a bit of a shock. This sprawling, dusty and sometimes chaotic city is crammed with buildings reflecting its ancient history. The Giza pyramids are one the best-known sites, but there is more to Cairo than this. Discover the Mamluk architecture of Cairo’s walled city, Al Qahira, or view the city and the River Nile from the Cairo Tower, perhaps enjoying a meal at the revolving restaurant.
Dubai to Cairo, Egypt Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:12 -05:00
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The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Cairo, Egypt is AED1,065.
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The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Cairo, Egypt is AED570.
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