Egypt Holidays

Egypt has been a magnet for curious visitors and travelers for eons. Its magic exercises the same power over us even now. A land where an advanced civilization thrived thousands of years ago; where man had learnt to preserve dead bodies and field fantastic architectural wonders with simple tools and human labour; where the infamous Queen Cleopatra ruled over the hearts of many a man; where the Nile river snakes as a savior of the people- your holiday here will no doubt be one of the richest experience of your life.

Famous Egypt Holidays Attractions

Cairo- the capital city also happens to be the largest city in Africa. The open square of Midan Hussain, the Mosque of Sayyidna Al-Hussain, Al-Azhar Mosque housing the oldest university in the world, Museum of Islamic Art, Coptic Museum, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Museum of Egyptian are some of Cairo’s landmarks. However, this city is more famous for its pyramids and ancient remains- namely, the City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery), the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Oases: There are six well-known oases in this country and they are well-equipped tourist centers now. Visit Kharga for its temples and museums, Dhakla for its hot springs, Bahariyya for its olives and dates and Al-Faiyum for its pyramids and temples

Luxor: famous for the Karnak Temple, the statue of Ramses II, Luxor Museum, Mummification Museum, the Theban Necropolis, the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari and the Deir-al-Bahri monastery.

You may also visit the winter resort of Aswan, the Nile River, Alexandria for its ancient library Bibliotheka Alexandria and the Red Sea coast for the Suez Canal and the beach resorts.

Top Egypt Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Egypt is said to have some of the best beaches in the world for activities like snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing and parasailing. The resorts of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada and the port of Dahab are said to have the best beaches.

All major cities and tourist centers have high-quality as well as luxury hotels. La Residence Des Cascades in Cairo, Grand Rotana Resort and Spa in Sharm El Sheikh and Le Meridien Makadi Bay are among the top rated high-end hotels.

Shopping Places for Egypt Holidays Traveler

To those who travel purely for the love of shopping, Egypt could be the dream destination. Khan-el Khalili in Cairo, Sharia el-Birka in Luxor, Sharia el-Souq in Aswan and the livestock market held every Tuesday at El-Hebel are famous shopping centers. The most popular buys include spices, perfumes, trinkets, copperware, antiques, carpets and rugs, cotton goods, inlaid goods, jewellery, leather goods, papyrus and water-pipes (locally known as sheesha). Citystars Malls also has their bases in this country.

As you can see by now, exploring Egypt in your holidays could produce some of the most striking memories of your life. That is why it is one of the most toured countries on earth.