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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.
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.
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.
5 hours 20 mins From London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £370 per person, each way.
Capital : Cairo
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