Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. A cosmopolitan city that blends charm of the east with a mediterranean flavour which accomodates 26% of the Egyptian population. It is a melting pot where antiquities of pharaonic dynasties, Graeco- Roman civilization, Christian and Islamic landmarks co-exist. A dynamic city proud of its warm and friendly people known for their traditional hospitality. On the Moqattam hills extending on the east bank of the Nile rises Salah al-Din Citadel towering and awe inspiring. At its base extend hundreds of splendid mosques and Islamic monuments.