Cairo at Night
Cairo, (القاهرة, Pronounced “Al-Qahera” in Arabic, meaning: The Vanquisher/The Conquerer). Cairo and Giza are considered to be the heart of Egypt, known to be one of the world’s largest urban areas and offers many sites to see, including some of the most famous Pharaonic, ancient Christian and Islamic monuments. Offers an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes, there are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. The three largest and best-preserved of these were built at Giza at the beginning of the Old Kingdom & the Great Sphinx is a large human-headed lion that was carved from a mound of natural rock where it guards the front of Khafra’s pyramid.
Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world’s second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.
With a population of 6.76 million spread over 453 square kilometers (175 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. With an additional 10 million inhabitants just outside the city, Cairo resides at the center of the largest metropolitan area in Africa and the Arab World as well as the tenth-largest urban area in the world.