How to find cheap flights to Cairo
Flight prices depend on the availability of seats, the day(s) on which you travel, and when you book.To find the best flight price for your holiday, use Skyscanner’s flight search. If you’re flexible on when you fly, select the ‘cheapest month’ option to see the lowest prices over a whole year. Or if you know what month you want to fly to Cairo, find the cheapest day to travel with our whole month search tool.
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Airports with direct flights to Cairo from the UAE
What airlines fly to Cairo from the UAE?
If you are flying from the UAE to Cairo you can fly directly out of Dubai with EgyptAir and Emirates. Alternatively, those based in Abu Dhabi will be able to fly direct with Etihad Airways and EgyptAir. You can also catch nonstop flights out of Sharjah with Air Arabia and EgyptAir or fly out of Ras al Khaimah with Air Arabia.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
Find out more information on airlines that fly to Cairo.
Cairo International Airport (CAI) is located just over 20 km from Cairo in Heliopolis. It takes approximately 30 minutes by car or taxi, with taxis found at all hours of the day outside each passenger terminal. Public buses run to a number of destinations in the city taking from between 35 and 60 minutes. A shuttle bus service connects the airport with Heliopolis and central Cairo in 45 minutes and operates at half-hourly intervals. Car rental in Cairo is also available.
When to go to Cairo
Cairo is a hot and sunny destination making it ideal for visiting at any time of year. The weather gets rather hot in the summer with average highs of around 35 degrees in July, while temperatures cool down significantly during the winter period. Those that want to experience and extra dose of art and culture should visit in November for the international film festival.
The best time to get a cheap flight deal to Cairo is probably from March to April and from October to November. Temperatures are more comfortable, there are fewer crowds and hotels and flights are cheaper. Winter is the most popular time of year as tourists rush to escape the winter chill. December and February are peak times.
What’s the weather like in Cairo?
Spring, from March to April and autumn, from September to October have the most comfortable temperatures up to reach 30°C (86°F). During summer (June-August) it can soar high above these temperatures making it unpleasantly hot for many visitors not used to the heat. Winter (December and January) is cool, with temperatures around 20°C (68°F) however this is when Ramadan takes place meaning many eateries close during the day and some bars for the entire month.
Further information on visiting Cairo
Where to stay in Cairo
What to see and do in Cairo
Cairo is a historical city with a contemporary edge and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. Among the city’s many museums lies the Tomb of Tutankhamen and some of the earliest Christian relics in the world. Modern Cairo is a hive of bars and cafes, clubs and restaurants, bustling outdoor markets and tea houses. Since the ‘revolution’ a new spirit has embraced Cairo, one more open to embracing western culture. The old Islamic quarter is a UNESCO world heritage site while the top of Mokattam Hill provides magnificent views across the city. If the noise and frenetic activity gets too much, hop on a felucca boat and take a cruise up the majestic Nile, a river that has nourished the city for centuries and civilizations past.
Coptic Museum, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, The Hanging Church, City of the Dead, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Tahrir Square, Citadel of Cairo, the Pyramids, Islamic Art Museum. Read our guide to the 8 things everyone should see and do in Cairo.
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