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The Best Time to Visit on Tickets to Cairo
The best times to travel to Cairo is during the city's two shoulder seasons. From March to April and October to November, the temperatures are cooler making it easy to explore the city on foot, and there are smaller crowds at the top attractions. You'll also have an easier time finding cheap flights to Cairo and most hotels lower their rates.
December to February is high season in Egypt's capital. With cooler temperatures, travellers flock to the city to soak up the good weather. The only downside is that there will be massive lines at the Pyramids of Giza, and prices for flights to Cairo skyrocket. If you have your heart set on visiting the city over these months, book your entire holiday well in advance. The cheapest time to visit Cairo is during the city's summer months.
From May to September, the scorching temperatures keep most travellers away. You'll need to keep your sightseeing to the cooler early mornings and late evenings. But if you don't mind the heat, you will find excellent deals on airfare to Cairo and hotels slash their prices to make up for the lack of travellers.
Etiquette Tips for Travellers
Egypt is a conservative country. Once your flights to Cairo land at Cairo International Airport (CAI), you won't see couples kissing or showing any public affection. Keep your PDA non-existent to avoid drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
In Cairo, it's considered polite to leave some food on your plate. It indicates that you've been well fed and you aren't hungry. It's also a good idea to avoid eating or passing food with your left hand. This is because the left hand is reserved for "unclean tasks" like putting your shoes on and going to the bathroom.
While in Egypt, you'll notice that the country works off a system of tipping called "baksheesh". Basically, it's standard to tip taxi drivers, waiters and people that help you to carry your luggage or for toilet paper in bathrooms. A good rule of thumb is to withdraw some money as soon as your flights to Cairo land at Cairo International Airport (CAI), so you'll have cash on you in case you need it.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza are one of Egypt's top attractions. Each year, thousands of travellers book tickets to Cairo to see the ancient temples. If you want to learn more about the history of the pyramids, it's a good idea to hire a private tour guide or join a small group.
The Egyptian Museum
For history buffs booking return flights to Cairo, the Egyptian Museum should not be missed. Inside the building is an extensive collection of antiquities that make it one of the top museums in the world. If you don't have a lot of time, visit the Tutankhamun Galleries first!
The Al-Azhar Mosque is one of the oldest mosques and universities in Egypt. The building was completed in AD 972, and it's also the leading theological centre in the Islamic world. It’s one of the top attractions for many buying flights to Cairo.
Packing Tips for Travellers Booking Flights to Cairo
No matter what time of year you're booking flights to Cairo, you'll need to pack sunscreen. The desert sun is relentless, and it's possible to burn your skin in a short amount of time. With most attractions outside, you'll want to keep a bottle in your bag so you can easily top it up throughout the day.
You'll need US dollars to pay for your visa when your flights to Cairo arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI). The fee is generally $25 ($35.25 AUD), but always check in case prices have changed. It's recommended to have the exact change needed.
Hat and scarf
You'll need a hat to protect you from the harsh sun. A scarf is an essential item for women buying flights to Cairo. You can use it to cover your head when entering a place of worship.
As Egypt is a conservative nation, you should pack accordingly. Make sure you bring along loose-fit clothing that covers your shoulders, cleavage and knees. After paying for your flights to Cairo, go through your wardrobe and avoid bringing items like tank tops, sleeveless dresses and tops. It's also a good idea to bring loose-fitting clothing rather than figure-hugging attire.
While in Cairo, you're going to be walking around a lot. Make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes that can handle the city's uneven roads. After confirming your flights to Cairo, you'll want to bring a pair that's easy to take off as you'll need to remove your shoes each time you go into a mosque.
It's only acceptable to wear swimwear inside the resorts. If you wear it anywhere else, you'll get unwanted attention and offend the locals by not respecting their customs.