Egypt

Climate Guide
These figures show Egypt monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 20 2
 February 21 2
 March 24 2
 April 28 2
 May 32 2
 June 35 0
 July 35 0
 August 35 0
 September 34 0
 October 30 2
 November 25 2
 December 22 4

Cairo, the bustling capital city, is known for its intriguing, dusty streets and markets that buzz with life. Historical city sites show off Egypt’s rich religious culture; Christian churches and Muslim monuments complement old tombs and temples.

 
Visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum to admire important historical objects, or the Cairo Museum which houses Tutankhanum’s gold. Take a trip to the outskirts to marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza.
 
Cruise along the world’s longest river – the Nile – from Cairo to Luxor. This stretch of the river was recently reopened following Egypt’s revolution resulting in extended cruises for travellers. Luxor, home to the Valley of the Kings, offers a glorious journey back in time, as well as romantic sail boat rides at sunset.
 

The stunning Red Sea is one of the world’s best diving locations. Its clear waters and spectacular diversity of marine life beckons divers and snorkelers from around the globe. Luxury resorts dotted along the coast offer families a plethora of other exciting activities, as well as providing couples with a mystical setting.

 

 

Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways and bmi from London Heathrow to Cairo (4 hours, 40 minutes) with onward connecting flights to Luxor and Alexandria. Easyjet from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh (5 hours, 20 minutes) and Hurghada (5 hours, 25 minutes). UK regional departures and charter flights are also available.

Flight Time
5 hours 20 mins From London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh

Flight Upgrades
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £370 per person, each way.

Capital : Cairo

Population: 85,000,000

Language : Arabic

Time Difference : +2 hours

Currency : Egyptian Pound (exchange rate approx LE 10.55 = £1)

Voltage : 220 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

Egypt Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.egypt.travel