Cairo from Dahab (1 day)
Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة al-Qāhira), is the capital city of Egypt, and is the largest city in Africa and the Arab World. It is the largest metropolitan area in Egypt, and is one of the most populous in the world. Cairo has long been the center of the region’s cultural and artistic life, and has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab World, earning it the name of the “Hollywood of the East”. While Al-Qahirah is the official name of the city in Arabic, Egyptians often refer to it simply as Misr (the Arabic name for Egypt itself). Cairo was founded by the Fatimid Caliphate, replacing Fustat as the seat of the government, and serving as the capital of Egypt ever since.