Flights to Cairo – A city more than 1000 years old
Cairo dates back to 969AD – old by anyone’s standards and originally built to house the royalty of the time. Now more than 17 million people live there and flights to Cairo deposit you in one of the world’s busiest and fastest-growing cities. What does ‘Cairo’ mean? In Arabic, Cairo translates as ‘The Triumphant’. Well, the pyramids are certainly triumphant. It’s almost worth booking flights to Cairo just to see the views of the pyramids from above as you circle the city. The biggest one, the Great Pyramid, is made of more than two million massive stone blocks and they reckon it took twenty years to build. Flights to Cairo land at Cairo International Airport, whose history dates back to the 1940s when it started life as aUS air base. These days it is shiny, glitzy and full of palm trees.
Cairo Flights – Marvel at the smiling lion lady
The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the original seven wonders of the world left. Like all of them it’s a tomb. If we all had a gravestone like that, there wouldn’t be room for anything else. Choose flights to Cairo if you’re fascinated by anything and everything to do with their ancient civilisations. There’s enough amazing stuff to see to keep you busy for several weeks, let alone a fortnight’s holiday. The Sphinx is fairly scary. But its Arabic name translates as Father of Terror, which makes it seem even more scary. If she was called ‘The Smiling Lion Lady, would she still appear so threatening? We think not. Isn’t semantics interesting?
Flights to Cairo – Dip into the bowels of a pyramid
Fancy a trip into the bowels of a pyramid? Not for claustrophobics. Take flights to Cairo, get in the queue early and delve deep into the chambers of Cheops. Only 300 people a day are allowed in, to help conserve the monument, but if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll take an entirely new perspective on the pyramids home with you. Flights to Cairo Airport land you in a wonderland of sparkling, immaculate walkways and air conditioned covered spaces packed with great facilities. And your escape into Cairo is a dream too, with loads of smart, clean public transport options at your fingertips.
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