Egypt Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Egypt One of Egypt’s best shopping experiences is Cairo’s medieval market Khan-el-Khalili. Everything from cheap souvenirs to household goods, reproduction ‘antique’ jewellery, brass plaques and jugs, copper utensils and cotton goods fill the narrow noisy alleyways. Be sure to visit the Spice Baazar, where the aroma of cloves, coriander and cinnamon will leave […]

Where to stay in Egypt

Hotels:  Egypt boasts some beautiful luxury hotels, resorts set in landscaped gardens, characterful guesthouses, historic hotels, eco-lodges and desert camps that offer great value for money. It has seen a massive investment in its accommodation sector in recent years with the introduction of a system that monitors and categorises each establishment. Hotels are graded 1-5 […]

Egypt Travel Guide

Open Media Gallery Pyramids, Egypt © / Fatih Kocyildir Key Facts Area:  1,001,450 sq km (386,662 sq miles). Population:  94,137,816 (UN estimate 2016). Population density:  88.4 per sq km. Capital:  Cairo (El Qahira). Government:  Republic. Head of state:  President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since 2014. Head of government:  Prime Minister Sherif Ismail since 2015. Electricity:  […]

Getting around Egypt

Air:  The safest, and quickest, way to get around Egypt is by air, especially as travel by road can be hazardous. EgyptAir ( operates daily flights between the international airports at Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Mersa Matrouh, Sohag and Hurghada, with flight times scheduled for convenient morning and evening departures. Flight […]

Egypt things to see and do

Tourist offices Egyptian Tourist Authority in the USA 45 Rockefeller Plaza #2305, New York, 10111, United States Tel: (212) 332 2570 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1800. Egyptian State Tourist Office in the UK Egyptian House, 3rd Floor, 170 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9EJ, United Kingdom Tel: (020) 7493 5283. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1630. Things to […]