Heading to visit the ancient pyramids of Egypt? This country dates back to the dawn of civilisation and is considered one of the oldest travel destinations on earth. Read on to familiarise yourself with modern-day tourism in this transcontinental nation before you go.
  • Egypt’s time zone is GMT+2. Also, +20 is the international code used to dial an Egyptian number from abroad regarding a reservation or other booking.
  • Things to do: Visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. Take a cruise on the River Nile. Go diving in Dahab. You certainly won’t be bored in the oldest nation on Earth!
  • Modern Egypt covers an area of over 1 million km². The capital city Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East and has one of the most famous bazaars in the world, Khan el-Khalili. 
  • Weather: Egyptian winter lasts from November to April and summer lasts from May to October. Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city is the third sunniest place in the world with 3863 hours of sun per year. Lap up those rays and don’t forget your sun cream!
  • Egypt is home to a large Arabic population. Although Standard Arabic is the country’s official language, the language you’ll hear when you’re out and about is Egyptian Arabic, a local dialect. Many Egyptians also understand English or French.