Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city, the Arab world and the Middle East. Egypt is the 15th-largest country in the world. It has a great history that can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptian Capital “Memphis” which was founded in the early 4thcentury and located south of the present city.
Cairo has many names through history, in 640AD the Arabic commander ‘Amribn al-As’ called it al-Fusta and become first capital of Islamic Egypt, the town grew into a major port city. When the Fatimids were led by General Jawhar al-Siqilli come to Egypt, he founded a new city near al-Fustat, initially naming it al-Mansuriyah this name changed to al-Qahirah or Cairo, it became the capital of the Fatimid dynasty. Cairo is the largest city in Africa, it’s 160 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea and 135 km from the red sea.
Cairo is filled with amazing tourist attractions, so if you are interested in witness greatness, you can check our Cairo day tours, and if you are not in Egypt and prefer to visit the Land of Pharaohs, you can check our Egypt tour packages and choose your favorite trip.