Profile & Facts:

 

- Official name :

Cairo is al – Qahirah

- Date of Foundation

Cairo was established by Fatimid leader Gawhar El-siqilli in 358 A.H – 969 A.D .

Language

The official language is Arabic, Some foreign languages are widely spoken in the city such as English, French, German, Italian & Spanish.

- Currency :

Egyptian pound is the national currency of Egypt: The Pound (or Geneeh) is divided into 100 piaster (or ersh). Egyptian banknote come in 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5,1 Pound.

- Time Zone :

GMT +02.00 Cairo.

- Business Hours :

The working week for public sector runs from Sunday to Thursday.Public employees usually work from 9 Am to 3 Pm.

- Public holidays :

Holidays in Egypt is divided to national holidays which are celebrated every year at the same day and religious holidays which its date changes to the corresponding Islamic or Coptic calendar. Both holidays are a day off for government and ministries offices

- Weather :

Cairo is characterized by a climate of moderate temperature during Summer months & mild temperature with tendency to cold sometimes during winter months.

- Electricity :

220 V. Egyptian standard round two pin sockets.

- Health Services :

Cairo has both private and public hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that offer good standards and working 24 hours a day.

- Food :

As many Mediterranean nations, Egyptian food is very healthy, fresh, unique & enjoyable.

- Water:

Main source of water in Cairo is the Nile River. There is also mineral water provided in bottles safe to drink and in cheap prices.

- Communication :

Cairo has three GSM operators, all of them offering 3G services & almost 95% coverage over the city. Internet services is available all around the Cairo city.

- International Dial code :

+02