Egypt is a land of civilizations that is why it has the longest histories of any other country. Egypt attracts tourists all around the world because of its attractions and landmarks that date back to the ancient Egyptians with their great heritage, wisdom, nobility, and their mentality, which helped them in building a great civilization that is reflected on their tombs, mummies, architecture, and above all their mesmerizing Pyramids. Here are aspects of the information you will know about Egypt:
Information about Egypt
The Location of Egypt
Egypt is located in the continent of Africa, and it covers 995,450 square kilometers of land and 6,000 square kilometers of water, which makes it the 30th largest nation in the world. It has a population of 99,375,741 in 2018. It is between latitudes 22° and 32°N, and longitudes 25° and 35°E. It is boarded by Gaza to the Northeast, by Libya to the west, and Sudan to the south.
The Climate of Egypt Along the Year
The climate in Egypt is variable as it is sometimes hot and other times cold. Summer in Egypt is hot and dry. The average of the annual temperatures in the coastal region range from 37c to 14 c. winter in Egypt is mild and sunny but nights are cold. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest.
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What is Egypt Famous for?
Egypt is famous for its marvelous civilization, which is reflected in every single piece of its landmarks, such as the Great Giza Pyramids Complex including the great pyramid of Khufu, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the magnificent Sphinx, which has a mythical background, the unforgettable Valley Temple, the adorable “Luxor and Aswan” with their awesome landmarks, and a lot of other attractions that need days and nights to speak about.
The Must be Visited Cities in Egypt
More than its historical structures, temples, and tombs, Egypt has unique cities to visit such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, and many more majestic places to visit in Egypt… Here’s a list of the best cities to visit in Egypt.
Best Things to Do in Egypt
Egypt is an unbelievable and diverse country – there are so many things to do in Egypt, almost too many! You could be there for an entire lifetime and not be able to see everything. With countless historic attractions, buildings, and artifacts, not to mention adventure tours, Egypt is truly a great holiday destination where you can board a Nile Cruise as it takes you to a world full of adventure, mystery, and amusement or visit Giza Pyramids Complex which contains priceless treasures from the time of the Ancients.
If you are in love with shopping and searching for the antiques then Khan El Khalili should be your destination because of its impressive galleries, breathtaking shops, and awesome restaurants & cafes. While being in Egypt you can enjoy yourself with its mesmerizing beaches just like those that are located in the Gulf of Aqaba, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam and a lot of other fanciful touristic beaches.
Tourism in Egypt
Egypt is one of the most important touristic places around the world and tourism plays an important role in its economy. Giza is a fascinating touristic destination in Egypt because of the invaluable civilization in there, the Giza Pyramids are the most popular tourist attraction. There are also other landmarks, which attract people such as the Gulf of Aqaba beaches, Sharm El-Sheikh, Safaga, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Marsa Allam, Dahab, and many other gorgeous destinations.
Types of Tourism in Egypt
- Cultural Tourism: This means visiting the ancient archeological sites for knowledge and try to understand the culture of this country. Tourists from around the world love visiting Egypt because of its ancient archeological landmarks such as those in Luxor, Aswan, and Giza.
- Leisure Tourism: This kind of tourism is preferable for those who seek to visit a place with a nice view over the Nile or the beautiful beaches and fortunately, Egypt has it all in its awesome desert lands to do Safaris and in its amazing beaches such as Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El-Sheikh.
- Religious Tourism: To visit the Islamic Archeology ( Mosques and Castles).
- Medical Tourism: Egypt is famous for its mineral water, which is used in the curing process for a long time ago.
Economy in Egypt
Egypt’s economy is the 139th in the 2018 index. The Egyptian government is trying to do its best to reach financial stability and to get a high score in business and investment freedom.
Natural Resources: Egypt is rich in its agricultural lands, which qualifies it to be able to plant different crops during the year that of course provide youth with many jobs.
Water Resources: Egypt is the gift of the Nile and this is the reason why the soil of Egypt is rich and unique.
Mineral and Energy Resources: Egypt is full of mineral and energy resources including natural gas, gold, petroleum, and other important resources that help in the economic recovery process.
The Agricultural Sector: In fact, it depends upon three factors: irrigation system, crops, and Land ownership. Any country without agriculture cannot move on in its crisis and Egypt has very impressive irrigation systems that help in the process of agriculture.
Industry in Egypt
Because of the recent technological developments in Egypt, Egypt has become one of the largest countries in the production of textile & clothing, steel industries, chemicals, consumer electronics, different manufacturing vehicles.
Construction and contracting Sector: Egypt has two multinational Egyptian corporations that have a huge effect on the constructing sector of Egypt, which are Orascom construction Industries and Talaat Moustafa Group.
The Suez Canal: Because of its special location, it has a huge importance in linking the Mediterranean Sea at Port Said and the Red Sea at Suez. Its special location helps a lot in the investment process.
Tourism Sector: Tourism is the most important sector of the economy in Egypt as it provides employment and the incoming of foreign currency. It helps in the investment process in Egypt.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.