Al-Muiz Street is one of the biggest and the richest streets all over Cairo that contains lots of hypnotic Islamic sights and attractions that reflect a great part of Egypt’s great history, traditions, and customs and it was the essential street in Cairo when it was rebuilt during the 11th century. The northern part of El-Muiz Street was recently renovated & opened for the public and it is currently considered one of the most attractive parts of all Cairo. You will find on the southern part of the street the largest amount of Islamic attractions ever been built just like the great Citadel of Salah El-Din that was built during the 12th century. You will find there some majestic mosques that were constructed in the Citadel’s walls which are: Suleyman Pasha Mosque, The Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, El-Nasir Mohammed Mosque, and Al-Aqmar Mosque. Al-Aqmar Mosque is one of the oldest and the most impressive buildings in Old Cairo that is located at the end of El-Moez Street. Although it is a small one, it is really amazing and it is usually called “The Moonlight Mosque” & has some incredible architectural features that make it a unique one when comparing with the other mosques around. Al-Aqmar Mosque was established around 1125 AD during the Fatimid era when Al-Ma’mun Al-Bata’ihi was ruling Egypt. Lots of historians believe that that mosque was constructed during the reign of Imam Al-Amir Bi-Ahkami-Lah but others believe that it was the reign of the Caliphate of Al-Mustansir but what really matters is to know that it has been the first mosque all around Cairo to use an offset façade
The Construction of the Mosque of Al-Aqmar
The mosque’s façade is really unique and it is decorated with 3 different flutes hoods and there are some beautiful inscriptions on each side of the portal. The façade of the mosque is also famous for its incredible stonework and inside it; you will be welcomed with a cool fresh breeze. This mosque is believed to be one of the first hanging mosques to be built all-around Egypt and it was constructed at a higher level from the level of the street above the shopping area. But the mosque appears nowadays at the same level of the street as the shops that are built there are getting higher and higher. It is the first mosque of its kind that is designed with a magical entrance parallel to the street and it was adjusted to be facing the Qibla of Mecca. Egypt is full of treasures and this amazing mosque is one of the priceless treasures of the country that can’t be missed and with us, we will make sure that you never miss any of the major highlights of the country. Just choose the most appealing Egypt tour package to your heart and let the dream begins.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?
The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read more about the best places to visit in Egypt.
What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read more about Egypt travel visa.
What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?
Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should pack everything you could ever need in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Why Book With "Egypt Tours Portal"?
We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 20 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort to make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the finest atmosphere until you return home.
Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?
You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read more about is it safe to travel to Egypt.
What to Wear While in Egypt?
Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light and comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt. Put on sun block during your time in Egypt in the summer to protect yourself from the sun.
What are the Best Activities to Do in Egypt?
The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.
What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?
Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.
What are the Official Languages of Egypt?
Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.
What is the Transportation in Egypt?
The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot but sometimes it becomes cold at night and winter is cool and mild. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and the average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What are the Reasons That Make You Visit Egypt?
It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.
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