Explore Egypt

On the banks of the river Nile, Fairmont Nile City brings superb style with authentically local touches to the heart of Cairo, a destination with a long, rich history to explore. The great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and the river Nile, are all gifts to the world from Egypt.

Historical Egypt

Discover what made each of the numerous Egyptian traditions distinctive to one another, or essentially take time to be awed by the perfect works of the Ancient Egyptian art. At Cairo's Egyptian Gallery you'll do it all, wondering at one of the world's most seasoned, and most celebrated, civilizations.
The Great Pyramids
This is where the history of Egypt begins, where stone meets sky as a testament to one of the greatest civilizations known to earth. Located 23 kilometers from hotel, the Giza Plateau is made up of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, which were used to build an eternal tomb for a divine king. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Sphinx
To the south of Chephren, sits a statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. The oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt was built during the reign of the Pharaoh Chephren with a face that is believed to represent that of the king himself. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Step Pyramid of Saqqara

Located south of the river Nile, on the west bank, around 24 kilometers south of modern Cairo, Memphis is one of the oldest and most important cities in ancient Egypt. It served as the capital city after Pharaoh Menes unified upper and Lower Egypt into one monarchy.


Sound & Light Shows
The legendary sound and light shows play at the world-renowned Pyramids of Giza and Temples of Karnak, Philae and Abu Simbel, four of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The latest light, laser and projection technologies are utilized to visualize mysteries of the magnificent pharaonic civilization. Shows run daily from 7:30 p.m. in various languages.
The Egyptian Museum
Located at Tahrir square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum was built during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helmi in 1897, opening its doors in November 1902. The museum consists of 107 halls, including Tutankhamen treasures and a hall dedicated to housing the royal mummies, which consists of 11 kings and queens. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Named as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman empire, Khan El Khalili was built in 1382 by Emir Djaharks El Khalili. Together with Al-Muski market to the west, they comprise one of Cairo’s most famous local shopping areas.
Salah El-Din Citadel
One of Cairo’s most popular attractions, the Citadel, houses a number of museums and ancient mosques while being one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare. The Ottoman Muhammad Ali Pasha was responsible for considerable alterations and buildings within the Citadel, including his own mosque. Opens daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Al-Azhar Mosque
While there are hundreds of mosques to visit in Cairo, there is none that can compete with Al-Azhar Mosque in standing and significance to the Islamic world. Founded by the Fatimids in 970 AD, the mosque developed over the years to be the most important center of Islamic theology and learning in the world. Open daily from 09:00 a.m. until 05:00 p.m
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Commissioned by Ahmed Ibn Tulun, the Turkish ruler of Egypt from 868 to 884, the Ibn Tulun mosque is the oldest one to retain its original form and the largest mosque in the city of Cairo, while also being famous for its iconic architecture and unique minaret.Open daily from 09:00 a.m. until 05:00 p.m.