#Egypt #travel Cairo 4K – Driving Downtown – Egypt





Weekday morning drive at sunrise in downtown Cairo Egypt, the largest metro city in Africa. The city is centered on the Nile River, where you find many international hotels and business high-rises. In a way, it feels like visiting London or Paris where many of the unique or historical elements of the city are located along the river. I love it! One of the most unique places I have ever visited!
Video starts downtown along the Nile River, passes Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum, crosses the Nile to the west side of the city and ends in the east side of the city known as Old Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world. Its metropolitan area, with a population of over 20 million, is the largest in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 6th-largest in the world. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, Cairo was founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a centre of the region’s political and cultural life, and is titled “the city of a thousand minarets” for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo is considered a World City with a “Beta +” classification according to GaWC.

Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world’s second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.

With a population of over 9 million spread over 3,085 square kilometers (1,191 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. An additional 9.5 million inhabitants live in close proximity to the city. The Cairo Metro is one of the only two metro systems in Africa (the other being in Algiers, Algeria), and ranks amongst the fifteen busiest in the world, with over 1 billion annual passenger rides. The economy of Cairo was ranked first in the Middle East in 2005, and 43rd globally on Foreign Policy’s 2010 Global Cities Index.

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40 Comments

  1. Hey J Utah, How's it going? I'm from Egypt and didn't expect you'd go for a drive along the egyptian streets. Hope you did know how to deal with the way people are driving here and wish you had some fun as well.

  2. Most of these buildings were built in 1867

    They were called Cairo at that time Paris of the East Cairo wins the title of cleanest and most beautiful city in the world in 1925 The area is being restored now, so some buildings have been demolished in preparation for the "revival of the area It is sad to see Old Cairo like this :.(

  3. I have been motivated to start a YouTube channel to help people have a better and quality life using photography because of the quality of videos and the impact they have had in my life. Thank you for helping me and also keep up the good work

  4. Жесть, ну и дыра! Столица страны, а дороги без разметки и без знаков, движение организовано через одно место, везде грязно, а дома какие-то обветшие и полу-разрушенные.

  5. Bro come to india….for Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi etc… mumbai city has half slum and the other half is full filled of skyscrapers….Bangalore is garden city and silicin city…all companies are situated in Bangalore….u also have full tress in and around Bangalore….so nice to watch…pls come

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