Had a nice view from the plane as we left Dubai. Saw the Burj al Arab, and one of the Palm Trees, but we flew directly over the World Islands, so all I got to see was one of the break walls. Soon we crossed over into Saudi Arabia, and all you could see was sand!! After a while, once we passed near some settlements, I started seeing dozens and dozens of large green circles on the ground. They were strange, and warrant some investigation later.....
We arrived at Cairo on time, but the airport was nothing exciting, very boring and smelt funny. Got through customs quickly, but had to wait ages for my bag!! Once I got outside the airport, the heat almost knocked me off my feet!!
Met up with driver and we started on the drive to the hotel. Well, drive isn't the word for it, it was more like a fight for survival!! There are no road rules here, so people will just do anything- change lanes when there is no room to, doing u-turns in the middle of the street. And if the car's weren't bad enough, the pedestrians were not much better!! Walking out wherever they feel like, expecting the cars to just stop for them. As crazy as it all seems to me, it seems to work for them- to each their own I guess...
Stayed at the Victoria Hotel in downtown Cairo, which is not a touristy area. This meant that I could see normal Egyptian people, in their normal surrounds, doing normal things. There was a large mosque across the road from us that was very active. I later found out that, in Egypt, their weekend is Friday and Saturday- Friday being the day everyone goes to the mosque to pray.
Got to my room, and then went for a walk up the street. I got about 100m away and decided to call it quits. Had lunch at the hotel restaurant, and went to my room to relax. 18 hours later I woke up from what I would consider a great sleep.