Cairo, Cairo International Airport (CAI), Egypt

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Facilities & infrastructure


Cairo International Airport has banks and ATMs in Terminals 1 and 3. 24-hour bureaux de change are located in the departure areas of all terminals.


The on-site post office is open 24 hours a day. There are public telephones throughout the airport and Wi-Fi (chargeable) is also accessible in many areas of the terminals.


There are numerous restaurants at Cairo International Airport, including a range of international fast-food and coffee chains. Bars are located in the departure halls of Terminals 1 and 3 and are open 24 hours a day.


Many shops, including duty-free outlets, gift retailers, clothes shops, bookshops and newsagents, are located in the departure halls of Terminals 1 and 3 and in the transit hall.


Baggage trolleys and porters are available. Left-luggage facilities can be found in both terminals.


A pharmacy is located in the departure areas of Terminals 1 and 3. There are numerous tour operators and travel agencies represented at the airport.

Conference & Business

The business centre in Terminal 1 provides computer and fax services. There is a choice of VIP lounges in the terminals, which can also provide a range of business services upon request. In addition, business facilities and meeting rooms can be found in the Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (tel: (02) 2291 8520;

Additional meeting facilities will be available at the new Le Méridien Cairo Airport hotel attached to Terminal 3 (tel: (02) 748 2301;, which is due to open in July 2013.

The Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre ( is within 10km (6 miles) of the airport.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Wheelchairs are available on request – passengers should contact their airline for assistance. There are dedicated toilets for the disabled within the terminals. There are no reserved car parking spaces for disabled passengers.

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    General information

    Airport code: CAI

    Number of Terminals: 4


    Information desks are located in the arrivals and departures halls and in the transit hall. Flight information (tel: (02) 634 8566) is available 24 hours a day. Tourist police (tel: (02) 265 2313) are located within the terminals and can also provide information.

    Transfer between Terminals

    Shuttle buses and an automated people mover system link the terminals.


    Hotels in Cairo


    Cairo’s hotels tend to be either super-luxe, five-star affairs or bargain basement bunk-ups with questionable hygiene and few mod cons.

    Finding the middle ground isn’t easy but it certainly can be done.

    Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

    1089 Corniche El Nil
    11519 Garden City
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    Category: Expensive

    Perched on the banks of the Nile, the Four Seasons is comfortable and stylish.

    Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel

    2 Shar'a El Gezira El Wosta, Zamalek
    11211 Cairo
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    Category: Moderate

    The décor is a bit dated but it’s comfortable, clean and very conveniently located.

    Semiramis InterContinental

    Corniche El Nil
    11511 Cairo
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    Category: Moderate

    Set in a modern high-rise, this huge hotel is slightly impersonal but spacious.