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Welcome to Egypt

 

Egypt officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is a Mediterranean country and is bordered by the Gaza Strip to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

With over 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab World, the great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq. mi), where the only arable land is found. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta. The large regions of the Sahara desert, which constitute most of Egypt's territory, are sparsely inhabited.

Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BCE as one of the world's first states. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government in history. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnack, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt's rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having sustained and at times assimilated various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European.

Modern Egypt is considered to be a regional power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Its economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and services at almost equal production levels.

 

Destinations of Interest in Egypt 

  • Cairo
  • Sharm EL Sheikh
  • Hurghada
  • Luxor
  • Alexandria


Sanabel's annual conference will be held this year in Hurghada, which is considered an international and domestic tourist destination. Its economy relies mainly on tourism and its supplementary activities employing most of the city's population. Hurghada attracts around 2.5 million visitors each year. It is located on the Red Sea coast, almost 550 km from Cairo and stretches for about 60 km along the Red Sea coast. It has more than 170 hotels and resorts. El Mamsha where you can find many of Hurghada's new hotels, restaurants, and shops. Most of the newest and biggest hotel resorts are located in the area between El Mamsha to Sahl Hasheesh. After Sahl Hasheesh you find Makadi Bay with its hotels. Dahar is the oldest part of the town, where the town's traditional bazaars and the post office are situated.

 

Climate
The average temperature from March to November ranges from 26°C (78.8°F) to 29°C (84.2°F), and in the hottest summer months, the temperature can reach 33°C (91.4°F).

 

Attraction points in Hurghada

  • Soma Bay
  • Sahl Hasheesh
  • Makadi Bay
  • El-Gouna

 

Time Difference: GMT +2
Languages: Arabic (official), English
Currency: EGP
Electricity: 220-volt electricity
Distance from Cairo: 1 Hour by Plane, 4-5 Hours by Car or Bus

Contact us

  • Address:
    34 B South Police Academy
    New Cairo, Egypt.

  • Phone:
    (+2) 02 – 25 37 30 23
    (+2) 02 - 25 37 31 70

  • Mobile:
    (+2) 0100 041 04 58

  • Email:
    Conference2020@sanabelnetwork.org

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