Cairo is the capital city of Egypt, located along the Nile River in North Africa. The city boasts an ancient history, with the Great Pyramids of Giza located less than 10 miles from downtown Cairo. The Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still standing.
Known as the “City of a Thousand Minarets,” Cairo is one of the most important centers of Islamic culture, and the largest city (by population) in the Arab World. The metropolitan area, home to more than 15 million, is expansive, with overcrowding, traffic, constant construction and pollution of the air affecting residents daily.
As many other Arab countries have made investments in accessibility, Egypt has lagged behind. People with disabilities traveling to Cairo will encounter barriers at every turn, but this guide will help you to navigate and overcome those challenges wherever possible. Study this travel guide to wheelchair accessibility in Cairo, Egypt, so that you can set your expectations appropriately and enjoy what the city has to offer.