About Egypt
 
Culture and language:

The word “heritage” characterizes Egyptian culture which is an attribute that makes it unique among others. Religion, whether Islam or Christianity, is playing a dominant role in the cultural life of Egypt.

Music and dancing are important features within the Egyptian culture. Belly dancing has been associated with the culture of Egypt for a long time and is a common feature at weddings and social gatherings.

The main spoken language is Egyptian Arabic which is a dialect of the High Arabic. Egyptian Arabic is well understood in all Arab countries

Climate:

Throughout Egypt, you can enjoy a warm or hot days, and cool nights. Egypt has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October. The only differences between the seasons are variations in daytime temperatures and changes in prevailing winds.

Shopping:

Shopping can be a tremendous experience. You can shop for for leather goods and brassware. Choosing from a variety of decorative objects, such as hand-made wooden objects, alabaster carvings, copperware, traditional clothes and costume jewelry can be fun. Try not to miss visiting herb shops, perfume shops.

Experience living history in the Khan el Khalili bazaar; taking the time to enjoy the bustling Arab market. Explore the alleys of Khan el-Khalili market on foot and shopping for everything you can think of.

Cuisine:

Egyptian cuisine is famous worldwide for its delectable and appetizing variety. It is a blend of Mediterranean, Arabian, and Turkish cuisines. Common ingredients used in Egyptian cuisine include garlic, herbs, vegetables, lemon and lots of onions.

 
Cities and places:

Cairo

Cairo

 

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and it is a destination favored by tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its successive historical phases influenced by many great cultures. While in Cairo , you can visit the following sites:

  • The Pyramids of Giza : wonders of the Ancient World, in the same day, you can also visit the pyramid of Saqqara
  • The Sphinx, a symbol of strength, wisdom and mystery
  • The Egyptian   Museum located at Tahrir Square in Cairo
  • The Ancient Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress perched on a hill above the city.
  • Khan El-Khalili Bazaar offering numerous shopping opportunities
You can also go to Egypt 's Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids

Nuweiba

 

 

North of Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba is a coastal small city offering the same scuba diving opportunities as other resort areas along the Sinai coasts.  It is distinguished by the busy Port of Nuweiba , Nuweiba Village with its bazaar and tourist shops, and Tarabeen Bedouin and tourist villages.  Camel and Jeep expeditions are also available.  The beautiful scenery includes the Colored Canyon and the oasis of Ain el Furtaga.  Nuweiba has a daily ferry service to the Jordanian port of Aqaba.

Sharm El Sheikh

 


The Sinai Peninsula is a vast area of unspoiled beauty.  The excellent quality of the water, the magnificent underwater world and the impressing panorama of the Sinai Mountains all promise an unforgettable experience.  Sharm El Sheikh is fast becoming the main attraction of this area.  A costal resort where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and sunshine, Sharm El Sheikh offers the vacationer a full complement of activities, whether water sports (water-skiing, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling), golf, tennis, horseback-riding or desert safaris.

Luxor

Luxor

 

Luxor is the most important destination for any visitor interested in ancient Egyptian history. While in Luxor , you can visit the following sites:

  • Karnak Temple
  • The valley of the Kings and the valley of the Queens
  • Luxor Temple
  • Denderah temple
  • Deir el-Bahari temple
  • Toutankhamon's tumb

Hurghada

 

 

Hurghada has grown to become an international center for aquatic sports, and one of the leading tourist destinations on the Red Sea coasts.

Aswan

Aswan, High Dam

 

Aswan is a beautiful city located in Upper Egypt . While in Aswan , you can see the Sound and Light Show of the Temple of Philae and visit the following sites:

  • Temple of Isis at Philae
  • The Kalabsha Temple
  • Aswan High Dam
  • The Noble's Tumbs
  • The monastery of St-Simeon

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

 

An excursion to the temple of Abu Simbel can be organized from Cairo or from Aswan . It can be reached by air, boat or by bus.

Alexandria

Alexandria

 

In this Mediterranean city, you can visit the following sites:

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • The Catacombs, the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt
  • The greco-roman Museum
  • The fortress of Qait Bey
  • The Roman amphitheatre
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