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Fly to Alexandria
Located by the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’. Running 70 kilometres from the Nile delta in the North-West to Mariout Lake in the east, this is one Egyptian city worth visiting. Book cheap flights to Alexandria now with flynas.
There is plenty to sightsee in Alexandria including the Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa, the underwater ruins of Montazah and Maamoura, Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque and the Old Library (the largest, most significant and oldest library in the world). Also worth a visit are the Palaces of Farouk, Pompey’s Pillar and the Roman amphitheatre.
If you’re looking to see the traditional side of Alexandria then head to the Anfushi Fish Market but get there early. Souk El-Attarine is also a traditional souk with narrow alleys brimming with local wares, which make for great souvenirs. The San Stefano Grand Plaza is much more modern and it has a cinema, children’s play centre food court and top brands to shop. There’s also a Ladies Market.
Eating out in Alexandria
Whether you prefer to eat at the hotel or sample food on the street, there is a range of cuisine on offer.
There are a number of international hotels for tourists and business travellers to stay in. However it is better to choose accommodation that is in the heart of the city.
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Transport in Alexandria
flynas arrives into Terminal 1 at the Burj Al Arab International Airport which is located in Borg El-Arab, 50 kilometres from the city center. Once you’re on the ground the best modes of transport are taxis, railway, tram, buses and cars for hire.
Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day however agree on your fare before you ride, as meters aren’t always in use.
Buses are also located outside Terminal 1, and leave every 10 minutes between 6am and 10pm. Bus tickets cost 3LE (Egyptian Pound) ($0.50).
The Tram is 0.25LE ($0.03).
Weather in Alexandria
Alexandria doesn’t suffer from the same heat most other Arab cities do with slightly cooler weather over the summer months averaging 27 degrees in August and 13 degrees in January. There is also moderate rain fall throughout the year.
Events in Alexandria
There are a number of local events hosted across the city throughout the year however the biggest of them is the Alexandria International Film Festival (September).