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Located on the northeast corner of Africa, Egypt is home to one of the world’s earliest and greatest civilizations, with a unified kingdom first surfacing around 3,200 B.C. Egypt is famous for the Pyramids, Sahara Desert, and Nile River. It’s known for its ruins, historical places, and sites of world wonders. It is also famous for its mesmerizing beaches, coral reefs, and sea cruises. On top of that, Egypt is also known for its people’s humorous spirit. The name ‘Egypt’ itself actually comes to us from the Greeks who gave the Land that name (i.e. ‘Aegyptos’ from the Greek). The name ‘Ham’ means ‘black,’ or ‘burnt. ‘ Thus, Ham, who was one of the three sons of Noah, was black.
CITY : ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world), and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. The second largest Egyptian city, after Cairo, and one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean coast, Alexandria was a major centre of civilization in the ancient world, controlling commerce between Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean, and has continued throughout its long history to act as a vital crossing point for merchants and their trade on the maritime routes between Asia and Europe.
FOUR SEASON HOTEL ALEXANDRIA
With Egyptian underpinnings and a sleek waterfront setting, our resort-style Hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life. Wake to welcome views of either side from your room’s balcony, then head for a stroll along our private beach tucked along a bay in the middle of the city. We’ll show you Egypt from a whole new perspective.
PREMIUM BEACH SUITE
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, these bright and airy Suites are perfect for small families or couples, with spacious living areas and furnished outdoor terraces or private balconies. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, these airy retreat suites provide a truly memorable summer experience. With a spacious living room and outdoor terrace with chaise lounges and dining table, these suites are ideal for small families or couples.
HELNAN PALESTINE, ALEXANDRIA
Luxury Self Contained Accommodation nestled in lush tropical surrounds. Architecturally designed for all your senses, you will feel Niramaya’s subtle energy and swim in its natural beauty. The fragrance of frangipani floats on the light breeze – through soaring pavilions, into private courtyards and over the lilypad dotted lakes. Niramaya, is literally, a rejuvenation of the body through returning oneself to nature, a boutique sanctuary of exclusive villas set amongst 15 hectares of gardens in Australia’s tropical north.
PENT HOUSE SUITE
The Pent House Suite, measuring 220 square meters, is the largest suite of the Helnan Palestine Hotel. Through a large ante-room one comes directly into the living room and from there into the elegant dining room. In addition to a king size master bedroom, dressing room and twin bedded room and kitchen.
STEIGENBERGER CECIL, ALEXANDRIA
Since its opening in 1929, Steigenberger Cecil Hotel in Alexandria has been known for its superb location right on the harbour. It is just a short walk to many of the city’s famous sights such as the Biblioteca Alexandrina (ca. 19 min.), the Alexandria National Museum (ca. 5 min.), and the Amphitheater (ca. 19 min.).
This 42 sqm suite is designed to provide maximum comfort for business travelers with full amenities provided in a luxurious surrounding and breathtaking view.
ACTIVITIES / SITE SEEING
Built in 2002 as a memorial to one of the largest and most important libraries in antiquity, Bibliotheca Alexandrina honours the Great Library of Alexandria, which was burned down in the 1st century and many of its precious books destroyed. The modern library may not be as important and rich as the previous one, yet it’s still a large library and a major cultural centre, including three museums, four art galleries, a planetarium and a laboratory where they rescue and fix old manuscripts. They also have a good section of children’s books, which can be fun to explore if you’re on holiday with your kids.
SERAPEUM OF ALEXANDRIA
Dedicated to Serapis and built by Ptolemy III, the temple of Serapeum is one of several religious centres in Alexandria. While it was mostly destroyed by the Romans in 391 CE, a few of the original pieces are left on the site such as Pompey’s Pillar, which is framed by two large sphinxes. In the past, the temple was also one of the most important annexes of the Great Library of Alexandria. The Serapeum is definitely worth a visit due to its historical importance and the beautiful location.
The Corniche is a gorgeous waterfront promenade that runs along the Eastern Harbour for 16km (10mi) and ends by the Montazah Palace. The promenade offers a stunning view of the bay and Mediterranean; it’s one of the best places in the city to go for a stroll, before stopping for a karkadeh (iced hibiscus tea). Come here on a summer’s evening, right after dinner, when the lights and atmosphere are enchanting.d designers.
Another item of Ancient Egyptian origin – and a much-bought souvenir in Egypt – is the papyrus scroll. Papyrus was the paper used during the Ancient Egyptian era and was made from the pith of the papyrus plant. Of course, the scrolls sold nowadays are replicas; however, they’re pretty cool and look real. Papyrus scrolls differ in size and have a variety of designs printed on them, from pharaonic battle scenes to the hieroglyphic alphabet
Ancient Egyptians wore amulets in the shape of scarab beetles (dung beetles) as scarabs symbolised rebirth in their religion. Today, you can find representations of the insect in a huge range of sizes, colours and materials; some engraved with the hieroglyphic alphabet. Scarab bracelets and necklaces are also popular here and many visitors wear them as a reminder of their trip.
Egyptians buy large quantities of gold and silver as traditionally many feel it’s safer than putting their money in the banks. Precious metals are sold by the gram in the souqs; with jewelry, a percentage is then added to the price for the workmanship. A favorite Egypt souvenir is a cartouche with hieroglyphs.
CAMEL SKIN PRODUCT
In Egypt, you can buy various products made of camel skin such as socks, paintings, slippers, blankets, and carpets. Besides being a good souvenir the product has excellent properties.
Any accessory made from original camel wool is sold in the Egyptian markets.
COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Egypt is open for tourism and flights have resumed. Some COVID-19 restrictions to travel to Egypt are still in place. Foreigners can cross the border as long as they meet the Egypt COVID-19 entry requirements. The Egyptian government is now issuing visas. As a safety measure, overseas visitors traveling to Egypt during the pandemic must present a printed negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The test must be based on a nasal or oral swab and the certificate issued by an approved laboratory. Certificates are accepted in Arabic or English. The coronavirus test medical certificate has to be issued no more than 72 hours before the flight to Egypt. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating full vaccination at least 14 days before travel are exempt from testing. Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer. BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V.
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When you come to Egypt you should have to try different types of Egyptian food because of the Egyptian dishes are very tasty and worth the experience, in this topic we offer you the most famous Egyptian dishes which we recommend you try when you come to Egypt.
Egyptian street food staple, known elsewhere as falafel, Tamiya is made with mashed fava beans and parsley (instead of chickpeas, which are used elsewhere around the Mediterranean). It is made in the shape of flat discs rather than round balls and is typically eaten as a sandwich with salad.
KEBAB & KOFTA
Flame-grilled chunks of lamb (kebab) and spiced minced meat made into a sausage and grilled on a skewer (kofta) are a favorite Egyptian food meal. It is typically eaten with a simple chopped tomato and cucumber salad and a disc of flatbread.
It is one of the favorite dishes of Egyptians, Hard to like on the first encounter, this is a soup made from mallow leaves. Green in color, it has a thick, viscous texture. Egyptians eat it with meat such as rabbit or lamb. Fatimid Sultan Hakim found the dish so unappetizing that he had it banned in the 11th century.
Egyptian desserts are quite light. Mahalabiya is a delicate rosewater-flavored ground rice dessert, topped with toasted nuts and cinnamon. Um Ali is similar to the English bread and butter pudding but is less soft and spongy as it is made with local dry bread. Roz bi laban is rice pudding, which is always served cold.