Plane Spotting Cairo

Intercontinental Citystars Hotel
 
Location: ** Located on around a 3 mile final to runway 05R at Cairo Airport on the large Citystars shopping complex. The shopping complex has a wide range of restaurants including a TGI’s.
Spotting: ** Odd numbered high floor rooms ending in 1-25 will give views of Cairo Airport enabling the majority of movements to be seen (due to it’s distance from the airport a SBS box would be required to identify traffic climbing away in the opposite direction to the hotel. The hotel is situated on a 3 mile final to runway 05R enabling inbounds to be seen clearly from the hotel. Almaza Air Base (Egyptian Govt Gulfstreams etc) can also be seen from the hotel as it is less than a mile away, again SBS would probably be needed to identify bizz movements from here. The hotel is also situated under one of the main north south airways running across Egypt therefore overflights are common for those with SBS boxes.
Photos: *  No reports. Low quality shots of arrivals onto 05R may be possible.
Value: * Expensive at around £130 a night minimum.
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Prices can be found through AGODA

For a comprehensive list of Cairo Airport Hotels please click here

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Holiday Inn Citystars Hotel
 
Location: ** Located on around a 3 mile final to runway 05R at Cairo Airport on the large Citystars shopping complex. The shopping complex has a wide range of restaurants including a TGI’s. The Holiday Inn is located across the square from the Intercontinental Hotel above. The hotel has free wifi which enables you to monitor the Cairo Airport arrivals webspage on the internet to monitor what is due.
Spotting: **
Even numbered rooms on the 6th,7th or 9th floors ending in 02-16 will give views of the 05R approach through a large gap in high rise buildings opposite the hotel. Inbounds fly past at around 1400 feet, in the event that aircraft are departing towards the hotel they pass by at around 3000 feet.Any movements to the Almaza Air Base (Egyptian Govt Gulfstreams etc) should also be seen from the above hotel rooms, again SBS would probably be needed to identify bizz movements from here.The hotel is also situated under one of the main north south airways running across Egypt therefore overflights are common for those with SBS boxes.
Photos: * No reports. Low quality shots of arrivals onto 05R may be possible.
Value: * Expensive, rooms from £115 a night.
Book:  

Prices can be found through Holiday Inn – Click Here or Hotels.com 

For a comprehensive list of Cairo Airport Hotels please click here

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