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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

16 Saray El Gezira Street · Cairo 11211 Egypt

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

History of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino


Historic Nearby Attractions

Historic Area Attractions

The Cairo Marriott hotel is within walking distance of the Museum of Islamic Arts; Cairo Tower, located 10 minutes from the hotel, is the tallest building in the city and was constructed without a single iron bar. The Egyptian Museum, located 15 minutes from the hotel and approximately 40 minutes from the Pyramids and the Sphinx, holds some of the oldest artifacts in the world. The Cairo Opera House, city center and commercial district are all only 10 minutes away.

Our hotel is also located near the historic Kasr El Nil Bridge. The bridge was built by Khedive Ismail Pasha at the same time as the construction of Al Gezirah Palace. On both ends of the bridge stand two historic lion statues, guarding it.

Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower, also known as Burj Al Qahira and Gezirah Tower, is the tallest building in Egypt and is about 43 meters taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The design is inspired by the lotus flower, which, along with papyrus, is the most revered plant in Egyptian history. Cairo Tower was built purely with concrete, and without one single iron bar.

The Pyramids of Egypt

Though they are thousands of years old, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt continue to fascinate us in modern times. The most well-known of the famous landmarks in Cairo, these structures are often shrouded in mystery regarding how they were built. In addition to those at Giza, there are hundreds of additional pyramids documented throughout Egypt. These large tombs were massive, and it was believed they took roughly 20 years to construct—all with precise planning, labor and power. It is estimated that the pyramids of Giza attract nine million tourists yearly.

Historic Egyptian pyramids

The Sphinx

In the shadow of the Pyramids, on the edge of the Giza plateau, sits one of Egypt's most extraordinary monuments—the Great Sphinx. Carved out of the natural bedrock and enlarged with blocks of limestone, this enormous statue of a recumbent lion with a human head is the largest surviving sculpture from the ancient world. It is also the earliest colossal sculpture erected in Egypt—so old that, for much of history, Egyptian Pharaohs themselves worshipped it as a God.

Egyptian Sphinx

History of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino