Egypt (Country of two continents) is a state in the northeastern part of Africa and on the Sinai Peninsula of Asia. The capital is Cairo. Religion – Islam. The official language is Arabic. Currency – Egyptian pound.
Neighbors: Israel, Palestine – in the east, Sudan – in the south, Libya – in the west.
The name of the country comes from the Egyptian name of the city of Memphis (“Khi-Ku-Pta” – the house of Ka-Pta). The climate is subtropical. The temperature in summer is up to + 50 * C, in winter about + 20 * C. The swimming season in the country is open all year round. The best time for a holiday in Egypt is from December to February (+25*C).
The country’s income depends on tourism. Tourists in Egypt are very fond of breeding and deceiving. The time difference with Moscow is 2 hours behind. When it’s noon in Moscow, it’s 11 o’clock in Egypt.
Flight Moscow – Hurghada and Moscow – Sharm el-Sheikh is about 4 hours 30 minutes.
When traveling to Egypt, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months. A visa for tourists for a period of up to one month is issued at the airport upon arrival, a consular fee of 15 US dollars is also taken there.
The official language is Arabic, English and French are spoken in large cities and tourist centers, service personnel in hotels and sports centers often speak Russian.
According to INDEXDOTCOM, Egypt has a hot and dry climate. July to October is the hot season, December to March is the cool season. The coldest month is January. A significant drop in temperature at night is typical for the desert. A weak dry breeze from the desert always blows, so that even the temperature of about 40 degrees on the Red Sea is easy to endure.
Embassy of Egypt in Moscow: Kropotkinsky per., 22; tel.: (495) 246-30-96; (495) 246-30-96, 246-30-80, fax: (495) 246-10-64.
Embassy of Russia in Egypt: 95, EL-Giza St., Giza, tel.: (2) 348-93-54.
In the event of an insured event, we call the round-the-clock contact center in Egypt: +20 (22) 291-6919; +20 (12) 773-1242
Russian Embassy in Cairo: +2 (Egypt code) – 02 (Cairo code) 37-48-93-53/37-48-93-54. Consular section of the Embassy in Cairo: +2 (Egypt code) – 02 (Cairo code) 37-61-45-11.
Hurghada (city code 065): Tourist police 354-33-65; Police Department 346-32-03 (or 122); Ambulance: 123; Airport: 344-25-92.
Sharm el-Sheikh (area code 069): Tourist Police +2 (Egypt code) – 02 (Cairo code) 25-31-54-54/25-32-98-12; Police Department 122; Ambulance 123; Hospital 366-08-95; Airport +2 (Egypt code) – 069 (Sharm El Sheikh code) 362-33-04/362-33-05.
What currency to take in Egypt. In Egypt, the national currency is the Egyptian pound, which is easily exchanged for dollars. It is best, of course, to take dollars with you to Egypt. Dollars are accepted for payment in almost all establishments in Egypt.
Time in Egypt: the time difference between Egypt and Russia is minus one hour Moscow time.
For the umpteenth time, the Egyptian tourist industry, and the official authorities that seem to have appeared in the country, are calling on the Russian tourist to return to Egypt. Various arguments that there are no more terrible sharks and shooting at local resorts, and the local population, in case of danger, will immediately defend a tourist from Russia, it would seem, can touch anyone’s heart. But the demand for the Egyptian tourist product (after the recent events in the country) is still not high. There are reasons for this – the pyramids and other ancient cultural monuments have been plundered, and the country has really become much more dangerous.
Sharm El Sheikh – one of the best Egyptian resorts
Sharm el-Sheikh is considered a particularly stunning coastal resort town, which is conveniently located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. Thanks to the glorious coral reefs, millions of tourists rush to Egypt every year to admire the rich underwater world of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The resort has two bays. The first of them is Naama Bay. It includes many beautiful resorts. Naama Bay is famous for its large number of shopping centers and excellent cuisine. It is rightfully considered the center of resort life. Naama Bay has a long history of attractive locations with breathtaking stretches of beach, water activities and exclusive natural beauty.
Nearby is the bay of Sharm al Maya. It spilled not far from the crowded Old Sharm Market. There you can buy a lot of interesting things that have national symbols and are made in the traditional Egyptian style.
Outstanding Places in Sharm El Sheikh
Attractions in Sharm El Sheikh are so diverse that every member of your family will be pleasantly surprised. The favorable location of the resort town allows you to spend holidays right in the open air.
The main attractions are stunning beaches, as well as the opportunity to see outstanding underwater scenery and fish of incredible beauty. In Sharm El Sheikh you must visit:
– Mount Sinai, lying next to the resort city;
– Ras Mohammed is a natural park located in the southern part near the Sinai Peninsula. The park is famous for its majestic coral reefs. Such reefs are unique and are found only here.
The city of Sharm el-Sheikh has a number of important architectural monuments, glorified in Egyptian history. Tourists will be able to admire the Chapel of the Burning Bush, which has a biblical origin. According to beliefs, the Lord first addressed Moses at this place. The building of the chapel was built in the 6th century. The amphitheater of the “Seven Elders of Israel” is also worth a visit. It is not difficult to find it on Mount Sinai.
Museums and local art galleries are not the hallmark of Sharm El Sheikh, but all tourists remain delighted with visiting these attractions.
More information about Sharm El Sheikh can be found at the Sinai Museum. There you will also have the opportunity to explore the Bedouin culture, as well as their many artifacts and crafts.
Outside the resort town, you can visit many more interesting corners and architectural structures. The most popular is the lively seaside resort of Hurghada. It is famous for its exceptional diving and marine life. On the coast is the eastern resort of Nabq, which boasts rich underwater landscapes. Many tourists are interested in mangrove forests. Having visited the forest once, they will definitely come back here again to enjoy the beauty of nature and the clean forest air.