Since many ages ago, Egypt has been regarded upon as the center of the world. It
is not only due to Egypt’s central geographic location, but also because as far
back as seven thousand years, Egypt stood to be the land of where civilizations
met. This, not only placed Egypt in a natural leading position within Africa, but
also placed it as one of the key pioneering countries amongst the whole world. Egypt
in its flourishing times of being a mighty empire lead by Pharaohs, Greeks, Romans
and later by Islamic leaders has broke new solid grounds in technology and science.
Those times were the peak times of innovation that lead the world today to following
Cairo, or the once called “Al Fustat” meaning “City of the Tents” is Egypt’s first
Arab capital. In many ways, Cairo is Egypt, a capital that dominates the country
exactly as it dominates the Arabic culture. Cairo, the now called “Al Qahira” meaning
the “Triumphant” , has been playing the role of a magnet that draws people from
all over the country promising a better life and future as well as the focal point
to people from all around the world being “glamorous Cairo”, one of the world’s
Located on the banks of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, Cairo is a blend of
history and modernism. Visiting Cairo has always been an exciting adventure to all
people where one could lively experience its culture, feel the warmth of its people,
and enjoy visiting its historical ancient Egypt. A major excitement of visiting
Cairo is its night life. From dusk till the crack of dawn, people seem to be practicing
their normal lives. And this is why Cairo has been named “The City That Never Sleeps”.
Continuous 24 hours of enjoying its national restaurants, walking by the Nile River
for clear fresh air, strolling in its famous Khan El Khalili ancient market or catching
a variety of national films or plays in its theaters and cinemas.
Touristic places in Cairo are a mixture of ancient and modern places. Some of which
are Egypt’s famous Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, Sound and Light shows, The Egyptian
Museum, Cairo Opera House, Cairo International Conference Center, Cairo Tower, Pharaonic
Village, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, The Citadel and public gardens and parks.
A lot of Cairo’s must see destinations are its Islamic monuments. Some of which
are; Fortress of Salah Al Din, Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas, Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun,
Al Azhar Mosque, Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Al Refai Mosque and many more. It is thus
not by coincidence that Cairo is named “The City of a Thousand Minarets”. For Cairo’s
elegancy and beauty comes from the considerable number of high domes of its precious
treasury of those mosques seen lighting in different colors during the night.
Cairo has long been the center of education not only for Egypt but for the whole
Arab world. Cairo has the largest number and best quality educational schools and
universities among other governorates or cities of Egypt. The fact that draws students
from all around the country as well as the Middle East to come to Cairo to get their
education. As of the million things that can be done in Cairo, the city came to
be a very exciting city for students. Students can be seen practicing sports in
the clubs, walking in the gardens, shopping in the malls, enjoying a meal with friends
or sipping some coffee or juice in one of its coffee shops.
Cairo in itself is an overwhelming city and an unforgettable living experience for
all those who gave it a visit. For indeed it is the center of the world.