Car Rentals – unless you are familiar with the city and “dos and don’t” of Cairo, most foreigners are advised against renting a car. Those staying in the city for a period of time are advised to hire a driver (even if it means negotiating a fee for the entire day/or evening). For those still renting a car anyway, you’ll be asked to provide an International Driving License.
Budget Rent-a-Car. Shar’a Ring, Mirage City, Cairo. 012/235-5290. www.budget.com. Cairo International Airport. 02/2265-2395.
Europcar. Cairo International Airport, Cairo. 016/661-1027. www.europcar.com.
Hertz. Ramses Hilton, 1115 Corniche al-Nil, Cairo. 02/2575-8914; 02/347-2238 for central reservations office. www.hertz.com. Cairo International Airport. 02/2265-2430. Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel, Giza. 02/3377-3388. Giza Pyramids Park Hotel & Resort, Giza. 02/3838-8300.
**Egyptians drive on the right-hand side of the road, and the official out-of-town speed limit is 90 km/h.
**In the deserts, driving off road without a guide is not advisable.
**Always keep your identity papers and driving license at hand, you might be asked to show them at police checkpoints