Cairo overview

Cairo (/ˈkaɪroʊ/ KY-roh; Arabic: القاهرة al-Qāhirah, pronounced [ælˈqɑːheɾa] About this sound pronunciation (help·info); Coptic: ⲕⲁϣⲣⲱⲙⲓ Kashromi) is the capital of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world, and 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,[3][4] modern Cairo was founded in 969 CE 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.[5]

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[6] 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. Cairo, like many other megacities, suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic. Cairo's metro, one of two in Africa (the other being in Algiers, Algeria), ranks among the fifteen busiest in the world,[7] with over 1 billion[8] annual passenger rides. The economy of Cairo was ranked first in the Middle East[9] in 2005, and 43rd globally on Foreign Policy's 2010 Global Cities Index.[10]

Best EGP exchange rates at ADIB in Cairo

Exchange EGP ADIB Buy ADIB Sell
US Dollar 17.910 17.960
British Pound 23.003 23.195
Euro 20.447 20.638
Swiss Franc 18.167 18.323
Japanese Yen 0.165 0.166
Thai Baht
Australian Dollar 12.167 12.976
Danish Krone 2.584 2.765
Swedish Krona 1.913 2.011
Norwegian Krone 1.999 2.107
Canadian Dollar 13.474 13.561
Kuwaiti Dinar 58.354 59.280
Omani Rial 46.481 46.648
Bahraini Dinar 47.480 47.635
Saudi Arabian Riyal 4.775 4.789
Emirati Dirham 4.885 4.890
ADIB
ADIB
Cairo

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Egypt is an award-winning bank that started its operations in Egypt after the acquisition of the National Bank for Development (NBD), through the Emirati consortium between Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Emirates International Investment Company (EIIC) in 2007. As part of its strategy to be a leading universal Islamic bank in Egypt, the Bank focuses on offering a broad spectrum of Shari’a compliant banking solutions, to cater to the needs of corporate and retail...

ADIB Buy rate – this is the rate at which ADIB buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

ADIB Sell rate – this is the rate at which ADIB sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best EGP exchange rates at Banque Misr in Cairo

Exchange EGP Banque Misr Buy Banque Misr Sell
US Dollar 17.790 17.890
Euro 20.384 20.645
British Pound 22.613 23.015
Swiss Franc 18.050 18.227
Danish Krone 2.731 2.766
Kuwaiti Dinar 58.750 59.101
Saudi Arabian Riyal 4.757 4.769
Jordanian Dinar 25.060 25.226
Bahraini Dinar 47.183 47.455
Qatari Riyal 4.630 4.960
Omani Rial 46.205 46.478
Emirati Dirham 4.857 4.871
Swedish Krona 1.989 2.019
Norwegian Krone 2.083 2.119
Canadian Dollar 13.398 13.570
Australian Dollar 12.779 12.943
Japanese Yen 16.383 16.542
Banque Misr
Banque Misr
Cairo

Banque Misr was established in 1920 by the pioneer economist and financial expert Mohamed Talaat Harb Pasha, who spearheaded the concept of investing in national savings and directing them towards economic and social development. Thus, Banque Misr was established as the first wholly Egyptian - owned bank. Banque Misr has also established major investment funds in Egypt, as part of a diversified portfolio, and was granted an award by the Global Finance Treasury and Cash Management Awards as...

Banque Misr Buy rate – this is the rate at which Banque Misr buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Banque Misr Sell rate – this is the rate at which Banque Misr sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best EGP exchange rates at EG BANK in Cairo

Exchange EGP EG BANK Buy EG BANK Sell
US Dollar 17.900 17.960
Euro 20.352 20.494
British Pound 22.966 23.217
Japanese Yen 0.164 0.165
Swiss Franc 18.014 18.156
Australian Dollar
Canadian Dollar 13.435 13.562
Danish Krone 2.727 2.745
Swedish Krona 1.979 1.999
Norwegian Krone 2.086 2.105
Saudi Arabian Riyal 4.776 4.789
Emirati Dirham 4.888 4.890
Qatari Riyal 4.711 4.934
Kuwaiti Dinar 58.533 59.333
Jordanian Dinar 25.096 25.367
Bahraini Dinar 46.630 47.687
Omani Rial 46.200 46.693
EG BANK
EG BANK
Cairo

Vision To offer a young and flexible experience that centers the youth at the heart of our organization. Mission Our philosophy and decisions are constantly inspired from three values: Youth comes first Sparking creativity and innovation, today’s young minds make tomorrow brighter. We believe that youth is an infinite source of inspiration that is why we make it our utmost priority to be constantly engaged, providing them with relevant tools and solutions to reach their full potential....

EG BANK Buy rate – this is the rate at which EG BANK buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

EG BANK Sell rate – this is the rate at which EG BANK sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Cairo news

Princess Fawzia: How her marriage to Iran’s Pahlavi ended in a divorce

During her marriage to the Shah, Queen Fawzia gave birth to a baby girl named Shahnaz in October 1940.

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Cairo to host 4th session of Egyptian-Kuwaiti coop. council in Feb.

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Egypt launches regional gas forum, including Israel in fold

Egypt has hosted its first ever regional gas forum, with several government delegations attending including the Israeli Energy Minister in the first such government invite for an Israeli Cabinet minister since its 2011 Arab Spring uprising

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Pompeo meets Sisi, describes US-Egypt relations as 'one of deepest'

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Veteran writer Bahaa Taher turns 84 on January 13

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Youth and Sports min. visits Cairo stadium

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Prosecution demands cancelling verdicts against 312 defendants

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Saudia Cargo opens new sales office in Cairo

Saudia Cargo recently opened its newest sales office at Cairo Cargo City inside Cairo International Airport after eight weeks of renovation works.

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