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  • Luxor Overview

    Travel back in history; visit Luxor the ancient city in Egypt and now the capital of the Luxor Governorate. Luxor is also popularly known as the largest open-air museum, as it houses the site for the ancient city of Thebes and ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor.…
  • Sharm El Sheikh Overview

    One of the best travel destinations in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and is the administrative hub of the South Sinai Governorate in Egypt. Applauded for its beaches, historic monuments and lovely architecture, Sharm El Sheikh is continuously expanding.

  • Cairo City Overview

    The largest city in Africa and the capital of Egypt, Cairo has also been named as "The City of a Thousand Minarets" because of the prominent Islamic architecture. For years the city has been the main political and cultural center. Situated on the River Nile, Cairo is famous for its…
  • Aswan overview

    Located in southern Egypt, Aswan is thought to be the sunniest city of the country and is located below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. The city has a laidback atmosphere and is smaller than Cairo and Luxor. There are several granite quarries and is famous for its Nubian and…
  • Ain Sokhna City Overview

    Ain Sokhna in Arabic refers to "hot spring". It is named after the sulfur springs that are close to the area. The springs originate at the Gebel Ataka, which is the northernmost mountain in the Eastern Desert. Ain Sokhna is close to Cairo and is known for its lovely beaches,…
  • Dahab Overview

    A beautiful town located on the southern coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Dahab is one of the most cherished diving destinations of Sinai. The town is about 85km from Sharm el-Sheikh and is located on the Gulf of Aqaba. The Al Rahman Masjid is the main Masjid in Dahab.…
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Egypt Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Cairo

GEOGRAPHY

Egypt is the world's 30th largest country covering an area of 1,001,449 km2 . Twice the size of Spain, Egypt has coastlines on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 80.8 Million. Muslims account for about 90% of the population.

CLIMATE

Mostly it is hot and warm during the day and cool at night. In Summer an average temperature of 30 °C (86 °F) in the coastal regions of the country. Winter temperatures average between 13 °C (55 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F) with rain fall.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic is the official language. English and French are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+2 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
Independence Day: February 28th
Mother's Day: March 21st
May Day: May 1st
Egyptian Naval Day: October 21st

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Milad-un-Nabi
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Egyptian Pound

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 122
Medical: 123
Fire: 180

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