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Practical Information in Cairo

Flights to Cairo bring a beguiling mix of biblical world wonders, Nile-side chic and a rambling market filled with treasures.

  • Money

    Egyptian pound (£ or EGP) is the currency.

  • Dialling Code

    +20 (national), (0) 2 + 8-figure number (Cairo).

  • GMT

    GMT +2 (+3 in summertime)

  • Electricity

    220V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin round plugs are standard.

  • Cairo Tourist Office

    Egyptian Tourist Authority website

Public Holidays 2012-2013

  • Sinai Liberation Day: 25 Apr
  • Labour Day: 1 May
  • Coptic Easter: 5 May
  • Sham El Nessim: 6 May
  • Evacuation Day: 18 Jun
  • Revolution Day: 23 Jul
  • Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan): 8-9 Aug
  • Armed Forces Day: 6 Oct
  • Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): 15-16 Oct
  • Ma'al Hijra (Islamic New Year): 4 (5) Nov
  • Victory Day: 23 Dec
  • Coptic Christmas: 7 Jan
  • Moulid el-Nabi (Prophet's anniversary): 13 Jan
  • Egypt Police Day: 25 Jan

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