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Egypt Archaeology

Museum in Cairo The idea of establishing a museum to exhibit the monuments of Ancient Egypt first arose at the time the Antiquities Service was founded in 1835. Auguste Mariette, a French archaeologist appointed Director General of Egyptian Monuments and the Museum in 1859, urged the government to build a museum to house the treasures of its great...

Beaches in Egypt

Beaches in Egypt Beaches in Egypt Egypt is 500 kilometre-long Mediterranean coast has beautiful beaches and a sparkling sea all the way to Libya. However, many stretches could still be mined from World War ll or off limits due to military bases, or simply hard to reach. Beach Resorts near El-Alamein Holiday villages have sprung up to dominate the coastal road to...

Egypt Ornithology

Image - Egypt Ornithology Bird Watching in Egypt Egypt occupies an area of one million square kilometers at the northeastern corner of the African continent. It enjoys a strategic geographical position as a bridge between continents with long coasts on both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and the topography of its land varies from high rugged mountain ranges to...

Egypt Trekking

Egypt - Interior Sinai Inland safaris range from half-day excursions by jeep or camel to fully-fledged treks lasting up to two weeks. Traveling by jeep is faster and makes little or no demands on one is physique but tends to distance one from the landscape and at the worst can reduce the experience to a mere outing. This is rarely the case if one...

Egypt Travel Facts

Accommodation: The main tourist centers offer a broad spectrum of accommodation, with everything from luxury palaces to homely pensions. Elsewhere, the choice is generally more limited, with only basic lodgings available in most of the desert oases. Hotels are loosely categorized into star ratings, ranging from five-star deluxe class down to one...

Egypt Dive Sites

Image - Egypt Dive Sites Description Egypt boasts some of the finest diving in the Red Sea. Well known diving areas like the Ras Mohammad National Park have received most international attention, but even in the most intensely dived resort areas, there are still untouched reefs waiting to be discovered. Egypt boasts some of the finest diving in the entire Red Sea, from...

El Gouna Dive Sites

Image - El Gouna Dive Sites El Gouna Resort El Gouna is the most exclusive Red Sea resort 22 kilometres north of Hurghada, situated between the majestic mountains of the Eastern desert. El Gouna resort offers some of the best dive sites. Also known as “The Little Venice of the Red Sea” , the El Gouna resort rejoices in having 33 diving sites, some of which are still virgin...

Sinai Dive Sites

Image - Sinai Dive Sites The Red Sea offers some of the finest diving and snorkeling in the world, accessible to most travelers. It's also a good place to learn open-water diving and gain a PADI or CMAS certificate, entitling you to dive anywhere in the world. Amphoras Between Ras Umm Sidd and Na'ama Bay, the site is also known as "Mertury". Blue Hole Eight kilometres...

South Sinai Dive Sinai

Image - South Sinai Dive Sinai The southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, including Ras Muhammad National Park, has attracted divers for decades. However despite the large volume of divers the area still hides some virtually undiscovered diving sites. South Sinaia covers the southernmost tip of the peninsula, from Sharm El Sheikh to the western edge of Ras Muhammad National Park...

South Egypt Dive Sites

South Egypt Diving Beit Goha This labyrinthine coral garden is extremely easy to get lost in. To both the north and south of the entrance, exquisite coral patches alternate with sand and elaborate canyons and tunnels. The site is generally very shallow, averaging 10m (33ft), but depths of more than 30m (100ft) can be reached on the outer side of the reef. This site...

Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites

Image - Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites The clear blue waters between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada contain some stunning reef and shipwrecks. The dive sites are found between Shaab Ali, the Straits of Gubal and Hurghada, spread across 74km (40nautical miles) of open sea between the tip of Ras Muhammad and the Egyptian mainland at Hurghada. The sites can be reached from either Sharm El...

North Sinai Dive Sites

North Sinai Dive Sites North Sinai covers the northern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. The north Sinai coast stretches from Taba, the Israel border post, to the northern section of Ras Muhammad national park at Nabeq; it encompasses the towns of Dahab and Nuweiba, and includes some of the Gulf of Aqabas finest dive sites. Dive Highlights Here you will find some of the least...

Deep South Dive Sites

Image - Deep South Dive Sites THE GREAT SOUTH, SOUTH COAST Whilst strong currents, choppy seas and the fact that night diving is prohibited conspire to make diving sites in the south less popular, these sites do offer a host of new challenges for more adventurous divers. Located in southern territorial waters in the centre of the Red Sea, the most desirable diving spots are...

Egypt Road Projects

Construction of the first stage of the French-designed Cairo metro system, consisting of a 44-km line, which runs from el-Marg in the north to Helwan in the south, began in 1982. Incorporating 34 stations, including six underground, on a 4.2-km line tunnelled beneath the centre of Cairo (the first underground transport system in the Mid East and...

Egypt Investment - Egypt Privatisation

Egyptian Privatization Plan Overview The Ministry of Public Enterprise (MPE) is dedicated to achieving the long-term goal of complete implementation of Egypt’s overall privatization plan. In an effort to promote private enterprise, the GOE is undertaking an extensive privatization program whereby state-owned companies are transferred to the...