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Fairmont Heliopolis
Uruba Street
Cairo, Egypt 2466
Phone: +20 22 267 7730
FAX: +20 22 267 7600

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Monday
Mostly sunny. Warm.
80/66 °F
27/19°C
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Mild.
79/62 °F
27/17°C
Wednesday
High level clouds. Warm.
81/65 °F
28/19°C
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About Cairo, Egypt

The thing about Cairo is that it stimulates on so many levels. Say, for example, that history's your thing; does the whole, vast scope of the subject hold any phenomenon more fascinating than the pyramids? Or, if Egyptology doesn't grab you and you just want to shop, in this city you can flash your cash in upscale department stores or make hardened street bazaar traders offers they can't refuse. The most seasoned creatures of the night will raise an approving eyebrow at the breadth and depth of this city's nightlife. Those with a world view will observe how religions and cultures don't clash in Cairo but co-exist respectfully. As for the vibe, the 16 million people who live here create a whole lot of energy why not plug into it?
Cairo, Egypt Factoid
Be aware that, no matter how hot it gets in Cairo, visitors should still observe certain clothing protocols. If you wear short trousers or skirts, a significant portion of Egyptians will regard you with disdain at best, as such garments are taken as a sign of lack of self-respect. This can affect standards of service levels in cafes, shops and bars and can invite stares and comments.

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