Some years back, an oasis in the middle of the Giza Governorate Western desert some 365 kilometers southwest of Cairo yielded a spectacular discovery: a group of intact Egyptian tombs containing at least 60 gilded mummies. Called the Valley of the Golden Mummies, it was discovered by accident after a donkey sank into a, Read More

The month of November recorded a remarkable 47% increase of international tourists in Egypt compared to the same period last year. The most important increase came from the Israeli market which tripled during that month to hit 13000 tourists. Hotel reservation was almost impossible in the Sinai region despite its capacity of 3200 rooms., Read More

All indications show that tourism from Canada to Egypt has bounced back considerably. After registering a slight decline in the number of tourism during the months of March, April and May, the months that followed recorded a significant recovery in the number of arrivals The month of October registered an increase of 26% compared, Read More

By Hazel Heyer IN view of the Muslim celebration worldwide of the forthcoming Eid al Fittr – past the 30th Ramadan year 1424 on the Hejirah calendar – we present readers these Islamic monuments worth visiting in Egypt. For those interested, Hazel Heyer has listed a number of mosques and Islamic buildings as must-see, Read More

by Hazel Heyer (Alexandria, Egypt). The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina played host November 3-5 to the annual conference for the Mediterranean Cruise Association. Under the auspices of Dr. Mamdouh el Beltagui, Minister of Tourism, the conference sailed away with the cruise association chairman and board of directors at the helm, together with 46 seaport overseers, Read More

The Egyptian tourist industry recorded a significant increase of 26 per cent in the number of international arrivals and an increase of 78.7% in the number of tourist nights. This is due not only to Arab tourists from neighboring countries but also from different parts of the world in general. During the month of, Read More

$4 Million For National Museum of Sharm El Sheikh – Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 14:18 Dr. Zahi Hawass head of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, said that the Governor of South Sinai has already allocated 30 feddans (acres) at the entrance of the seaside resort for the establishment of the museum, which will, Read More

Aswan, Egypt’s sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Small enough to walk’ around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche watching the sailboats etch the sky, Read More