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Ramadan in Maldives

The Maldives is a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs. The capital is Malé, and its official language is Divehi. All its population are Muslims and most of them have Indian and Sri Lankan roots. The people of the Maldives are devout …

Daily News Egypt

Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada hotels named touristic hotspots; 45%, 31% forecasted growth respectively: Colliers

Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada hotels were named touristic hotspots by Colliers International, with a forecasted growth of 45% and 31% respectively in revenues per available rooms (RevPAR). The surge is a result of an improved security perception and a surge in international leisure demand, according to Colliers’ The MENA Hotel Forecast April 2018 report. On …

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IHG signs two-hotel deal in Egypt with Arabia Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), announced the signing of a deal for two new hotels in Giza on Sunday, Egypt-Holiday Inn Giza Sun Capital and Staybridge Suites Giza Sun Capital, in partnership with Arabia Hotels, a subsidiary of Arabia Holding. The announcement was made at the Arabian Travel Market 2018. The two hotels are scheduled to …

Daily News Egypt

Secrets of Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque, fourth in Islamic world

In the heart of Old Cairo, near the Al-Fakhareen district and where Egypt’s most authentic handicrafts are showcased to people in Souk Al-Fustat, lies one of the biggest mosques in Egypt and the one with the most important history to tell. Built in AH21 (AD642), the old mosque, or Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque, was the …

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The Cave of St Simon and story of transferring Moqattam Mountain

The monastery of Samaan Al-Kharraz (Simon the Tanner) is located at the top of the Moqattam Mountain, with six churches carved into the rock of the mountain. Unfortunately, Moqattam Mountain currently serves as a lower-class residential area, not as a tourist site, and only few people know that this area has such a mesmerising site. …

Daily News Egypt

New museum to be established in Kafr El-Sheikh

The Ministry of Antiquities announced beginning the work to construct a new museum in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, with a EGP 30m allocated budget, after work on it was halted in 2008. Elham Salah, head of the museums sector at the ministry, said in a press release that a new contract was signed between the ministry …

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