Currency conversion

$1 (US) is 5.77 Egyptian pounds £1 (UK) is 9.01 Egyptian pounds 1 Euro is 7.30 Egyptian pounds In Egypt, most of the banks are open from Sunday to Thursday; working hours being 0830 to 1400, though banks at the airports and the major entry ports are open 24 hours daily. Note: Most of the major credit/debit cards, such as American Express, MasterCard, Visa, all […]

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Transportation and Travelling Around Egypt

Will it be easy for me to find transportation from the Cairo Airport to other destination in the city? There are several transportation means from the Cairo Airport. The fastest and easiest is to take a taxi. The moment you step out of the airport, you will find many taxi drivers asking if you need […]

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Hotels in Egypt

What is the check in and check out time in the hotels in Egypt? The same as many hotels all around the globe, the check in time in almost all the hotels in Egypt would be at mid day, either at 12 or at 1 o’clock at noon. If the tourist arrives in the hotel […]

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Opening Hours

What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt – Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt would generally open from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon. Open air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza for example, would open from 8 in the morning till the sunset. Many […]

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Languages

Does Egyptian speak languages other than Arabic – The English language is among the obligatory subjects in all the schools of Egypt. This is why most Egyptians who live in the cities speak or understand the English language, or some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. However, professionals […]

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Purchasing Alcohol and Cigarettes

Can I bring my personal supplies of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Egypt? It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supplies of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival in the Cairo or Luxor Airports. The tourists are allowed to purchase […]

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How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt

Visitors to Egypt should have a passport that is valid for a period more than six months after the planned date of their entry inside Egypt. All North Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, and many other nationalities should obtain a tourist visa to enter Egypt. There are actually two ways to obtain the visa; the first […]

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Security and Safety

Is Egypt safe to visit especially after the political events that took place after the Egyptian revolution? In spite of the size and the population density of the cities, Egypt is generally considered one of the safest destinations in the world for travelers. Having tourists visiting the country as early as the Middle Ages, the […]

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