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Egypt Overview

Land of the Pharaohs, Egypt is an entrancing corner of the Earth that never fails to amaze its visitors with the Mediterranean feel of Alexandria, electric pace of Cairo and the timelessness of Luxor's ancient attractions! Egypt is a fascinating assortment of surprises lurking at every nook and cranny. Get adventurous or relax aboard a cruise on the fabled River Nile or embrace the Gift of Pharaohs, Pyramids, or better still immerse in the inimitable beaches and watersport activities at Sharm El Sheikh. One moment, you may be taking a dip in the Red Sea and the very next you might find yourself surrounded by clubs and resorts!

Top Destinations in Egypt

Egyptian capital city of Cairo is perhaps one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Cairo is a city of calm mosques, chaotic bazaars and colourful streets and shows up on almost every traveller's wish list. Coptic Museum, Khan el-Khalili souk, Giza Pyramids, Citadel, the Sphinx – the attraction catalogue of the city is absolutely inundating. Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan are some other temptations that make history lovers and culture vultures scramble for air tickets to Egypt. Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada are the Egyptian destinations that appeal to divers and snorkelers from across the globe.

Flight Tickets to Egypt

Egypt is fairly well-connected to the UK and the rest of the world. Particularly from the key airports in the UK, a number of airlines operate several direct and indirect flights to the major airports in the country, offering wide options and greater flexibility to budget travellers seeking cheap flights to Egypt. Based at Cairo International Airport, EgyptAir is the national airline of the country that routes several scheduled flights to the major Egyptian airports from key airports in the UK. Besides, other popular global carriers such as Emirates, Etihad, British Airways and Gulf Air remain preferred choices among international fliers to Egyptand all Middle East countries.

Egypt Quick Travel Facts

Geography: The transcontinental country of Egypt spans across the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via Sinai Peninsula.

Capital: Cairo

Key Holiday Destinations: Cairo, Aswan, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh

Popular Airports: Cairo International Airport (CAI), Luxor International Airport (LXR), Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH)

Popular Airlines: EgyptAir is the national airline with hub at Cairo. Emirates, Etihad, British Airways and Gulf Air are other popular airlines to Egypt.

Language: Arabic is the official language of Egypt; English and French are widely spoken and understood.

Time Zone: UTC+2

Popular Holidays: Sightseeing, Beach, Culture and history, Shopping, Nile Cruise,

British High commission: British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

Best Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is between the months of November and March. The temperature remains very pleasant for sightseeing forays during this time of the year. Those who believe that holidays to Egypt are rendered incomplete without Nile River cruises must do well to book their air tickets to the country between the months of October and April. Though diving in the Red Sea is possible year round, the months of July and August make for the best time to see a variety of shark species. If you plan to visit the Western desert must try booking their flights and accommodations between Octobers and February.

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