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Sunny facts about Egypt

  • Home to one of the world’s earliest and civilizations, with a unified kingdom first surfacing around 3’200B.C.

  • One of the most famous figures died to Egypt, Cleopatra VII, was Greek

  • Egypt is home to seven UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites

  • Cairo is truly the city that never sleeps, and Egyptians are reported to have amongst the latest bedtimes in the world.

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza still has unexplored passageways. It’s the only remaining ancient wonder of the world.

  • The calendar as we know it was invented by Egyptians. The calendar helped predict the Nile’s annual flooding.

Top Egypt stays

  • St. Regis Cairo 

  • Oberoi Hotels & Resorts ship The Oberoi Philae

  • Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo

  • Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan

  • Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Highlights of Egypt

  • Great Pyramids of Giza

  • Cairo Opera House

  • Temples

  • Cairo

  • The Nile

  • The Valley of the Kings

  • Luxor – the world’s greatest open-air museum

  •  Aswan market


Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as  hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

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