Touched by every great civilization through the ages, from the Pharaohs and Assyrians to the Persians, Greeks and Romans to the Umayyads, Abbasids and the Ottomans, the history of Egypt is deliciously rich. Its modern capital, Cairo, is an exhilarating testament to the fascinating cultures that have left their mark over the years. Noisy and bustling, this heaving city of a thousand minarets surrounds you with the warmth of its populace, who are kind and welcoming, and enchants you with its contrasts, which juxtapose contemporary comforts with time-honored traditions.
The biggest city in Egypt, and indeed, Africa and the Middle East, Cairo is an unforgettable experience and a gateway to the awe-inspiring riches in this beautiful country. History buffs are in for a delight! The city itself offers a host of discoveries from the fascinating Coptic churches of Old Cairo, the astounding artifacts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to the medieval markets near Khan El-Khalili. Cinemas, theatres and modern malls provide great weekend distractions, while excursions out of the city abound: visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza or travel further afield to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara. Take a weekend road trip to the Western Desert, or longer holidays to the captivating cities of Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria.
Cairo International Airport
Borg El Arab Airport
Visitors per year
Hot Summers, May – October Average Temperature: 28ºC Mild
Winters, November – April Average Temperature: 20ºC
Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza Valley of the Kings
Abu Simbel Temples, Luxor Temples
Red Sea Reef
River Nile Cruise
Cairo Film Festival
Egypt Boat Show
Sharm el Sheikh Half Marathon Cairo International Book Fair International Fair Fashion Week in Cairo
With a heritage of excellence spanning 25 years, the American International School in Egypt – Main Campus caters to more than 1500 students in a purpose-built 51,000 square meter campus in Cairo Festival City. Providing a holistic approach to education that encourages academic achievement, AISE aims to develop students that will thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing world.
AISE students are encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom such as Student Council, Model United Nations and a number of sports and clubs activities. AISE is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Council of International Schools (CIS), and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The Egyptian Ministry of Education recognizes AISE’s American High School Diploma.
Inaugurated in August 2009, the American International School in Egypt – West Campus serves the local and international community in Cairo. AISE encourages and inspires students to become lifelong learners who contribute to a diverse and changing world.
Highly qualified educators, 50% of whom hold a postgraduate degree, teach AISE’s international curriculum. Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) for Grades 11 and 12, AISE is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and Council of International Schools (CIS). AISE’s American High School Diploma is also recognized by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and is equivalent to the Egyptian General Secondary Certificate.
Housed in an impressive campus in New Cairo, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, running track, football field, indoor gymnasium and a fully equipped science labs, Cairo English School (CES) opened in 2006 and has established itself as one of Cairo’s leading schools. CES provides British-based international education culminating in Cambridge International Education IGCSE exam and the A-Level and IB Diploma offered as alternatives in the Sixth Form. CES is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools (MSA), British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), and has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school since April 2010.