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An Egyptian resort town on the up
Tutankhamen’s tomb facsimile arrives in Egypt
Egypt has a lot to offer and rock climbing can now be added to the list
One of the best things about Nuweiba is the different ways you can experience the beauty of the land. Tourists and travellers who are looking for a unique holiday off the beaten path could not find a better location. In the area called The Dunes every budget is accommodated for, from three to five star hotels to bamboo huts on the sea’s edge. Once you have made your choice of where to stay you will begin your experience and adventure with tribal people who understand the art of hospitality like no other
The contrast of the intense blues of the ocean with the rich rusts and ochres of the sand and the vivid reds, browns and purples of the distant mountains are a visual feast no kiter soon forgets, even more so with ones’ senses heightened by carving through the blue lagoons powered only by the wind.
Each governorate’s chamber of commerce has the right to indicate exactly the time of closing and opening.
New flight routes to be launched between Egypt and Istanbul
A tour around Egypt’s amazing spas
The Nepal avalanche leaves two French climbers and one Canadian missing
View from the top; Cairo Tower has a lot more to offer
By Tim Reid Turkey has hung out its ‘for sale’ sign at just the right time to grab the attention of Arab investors who are in the market for new destinations to deploy their record energy revenues. A new Turkish real-estate law came into effect in May making it easier for Arabs to buy property …
Workers are cleaning, paving and planting Tahrir square following the orders of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil who declared his intention to turn the square into a global tourist attraction. According to Qandil, the plans aim to upgrade the square that was the epicenter of the revolution against Mubarak’s rule at the beginning of 2011. Tahrir …
PM says the square should host art exhibitions
The iconic Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square in Cairo was built to display the richness of Egypt’s history to the world in the form of 8,000 artifacts. It currently holds over 120,000 pieces and is slated to move to a larger, new location. The Daily News Egypt spoke to Sayed Hassan, the General Director of the Egyptian Museum, about its role as a site of national heritage, the plans for the new location, and on how he manages this institution bursting at the seams with art, science, and religious history.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) released yesterday the latest figures on tourism during July showing an 8.3 percent increase in the number of tourists from around the globe from the same month last year. According to the latest CAPMAS tourism figures, up to one million tourists visited Egypt during July, compared …
Hurghada cleaners demand better wages, company official says demands are not fair
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced Monday that Egypt’s balance of payment totalled USD eight billion during the 2011/2012 fiscal year, compared to a surplus of $571.2 million in the previous fiscal year. The decline was attributed to reduced tourism profits and the current political atmosphere in Egypt and the region. CBE reported that …
Protest in front of Egyptian Museum calling for the restoration of security at tourist sites
Relaxing and reflecting in the natural beauty and artistic atmosphere of Lake Qarun and the Valley of the Whales
Few days after president ‘s statement that the Egyptian Pound will not be devaluated, the exchange rate of the US dollar rises against the Egyptian pound to hit its highest level since 2004
Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou met German travel agents to promote Egypt as a tourist destination at a workshop in Al-Gouna resort on Saturday. Zaazou told attendees that tourism is one of the country’s top priorities and a vital source of foreign currency and employment opportunities. Up to 25 German tourism companies participated in the …
Taking on Cairo’s traffic by bike
Rachel Adams enjoys the rich cultural mix of the city’s sights
Prospects of improving Egypt’s economic situation, as Morsy visits China
Despite statements by his wife, Lebanese media denies Al-Hooty’s abduction
By Mohamed Abdel Monsef and Abdel Razek Elshoweikhy Minister of Tourism Hesham Zaazou passed a decision last Sunday to re-start long Nile cruises from Luxor and Cairo. Two days ago the first cruise arrived in Menya. General Director of Tourism at the governorate, Osama Wadie, said that the boat docked at the Ekhnaton port of …
By Ehab El-Dobaby and Mohamed Ayyad Within the coming days, a number of officials and executive directors of Qatari companies operating in Egypt will engage in negotiations with the Egyptian government. The negotiations will hopefully streamline several conflicts pertaining to the investment contracts that were signed by these companies before the 25 January revolution. During …
Leading hotel group Marriott International has teamed up with VISA in the Middle East and Africa to offer 3 nights stay for the price of 2, for the duration of the summer. The offer also includes 20% off all food and beverage at participating outlets. “At Visa, we know the summer season can be an …
As the sun began to make its way down the horizon, and families gathered at the park for Iftar, the signal to start was given. For the next ten seconds everyone scrambled to find a pose, and continued to hold the pose for the next three minutes. A videographer roamed around the still participants.
By Abdel Raziq El-Sheweikhy Minister of Tourism, Hesham Zazou, has called on the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to expedite its procedures for allocating lands for hotel and recreational development, starting with appraising the value of the lands to be offered. Major General Tarek Saad El-Din, head of the TDA, said that the authority plans …