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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
From $250.00
 
Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
From $82.00

Prayer Times in Egypt

Muslims pray 5 times a day and the time to pray is signaled by the Call to Prayer. One of the best times to listen to the Call to Prayer is at the Fajr morning prayer. You can usually open your window...
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TheWanderingCamel
Mar 14, 2005

Islamic Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

Some basic etiquette tips for socializing with practicing/conservative Muslims.It is so hard to generalize but here are some tips:-Assume they are more conservative than liberal and adjust to their...
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TheWanderingCamel
Sep 03, 2006

Visiting Cairo in Hajj Eid time

Hajj or in another word (pilgrimage)...is the 2nd celebration in the Islamic calendar.On the 9th day of the Hajj month, most Muslims fast this day for it`s believed that fasting this day will wash...
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DunaKal
Oct 16, 2008

Mosque Etiquette

What should I wear when visiting a mosque? This is one of the most commonly asked questions.Men: Preferred to wear long pants. Shirt can be short sleeved or long. Shorts, while not preferred, can be...
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TheWanderingCamel
Sep 03, 2006

Islam in Egypt

Islam is the main religion of Egypt with almost 90% of it's population practicing the religion. Other religions are Christianity, who form about another 10%. The city of Cairo has very beautiful...
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goutammitra
Nov 02, 2010

The Prophet Mohamed's birthday

The Mulid always falls on a Monday, but the date shifts according to the Lunar Calendar. This year ,2006, it falls on Monday 10 April. Different countries in the Arab world celebrate in different...
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uglyscot
Apr 09, 2009

If you visit Cairo in Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is when all Muslims around the world fast from food and drink from dawn until the sun set.In Cairo it is so special because the rich people tend to set tables with very...
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DunaKal
Oct 05, 2006

Ramadan

I have visited Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan - and I am quite happy I did.Despite the fact that some locals might be a bit more irritable?, it was a special experience for me.It felt as if...
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PierreZA
Oct 18, 2007

Ramadan Tents

When the holy month of Ramandan starts many restaurants open til late to serve the second meal,which is called Sohoor.most restaurants change their decor to fit the spirit of Ramadan,and play old...
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DunaKal
Oct 16, 2008

Visiting Mosques

Many Asian and African countries, including Egypt, are predominantly Muslim, so the religious sites you are most likely to encounter, are, predictably, mosques. This is a brief tip of advice, written...
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aliante1981
Jan 08, 2004

We never got problems with the...

We never got problems with the locals. As it is an islamic country I think it is a good idea to show not too much skin...We always wore shirts with long sleeves and long trousers (an excellent...
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clemens
Aug 24, 2002

Limit PDA if going with a significant other

While I enjoyed going with my wife and I could tell when we kissed and held hands some people felt uncomfortable. We didn't stop doing it but we tried to limit since this is something that isn't...
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Jun 24, 2009
 
 
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"Cairo- Umm el Dunya"
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Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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