My avatar is a photo of me and the Admiral, taken in November, 2011. Since you are in Cairo, you may appreciate the story.
We signed up for a tour of Egypt and Jordan scheduled for the first week of February, 2011. but the uprising on January 25 caused a change in plans; the tour operator offered a refund, or reschedule to the fall.
We still wanted to see the sights, and their elections were to be in September, so we rescheduled for November.
We got there just in time for the delayed elections, and it was an absolutely fascinating trip. We saw all the sights, (with very small tourist crowds), and also the run-up to the elections. We were in Luxor on election day. There was a bit of additional security, but we never felt personally threatened or unsafe. All the demonstrations and government reactions were "internal business" and tourists were made to feel welcome even by some demonstrators at the Alexandria Library that came over to our group to talk to us and tell us the Library was open and feel free to go in...
I'm glad we went when we did - it's been sounding a bit less enjoyable since then.
All the best,