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Fly to Alexandria with Jazeera Airways

Discover Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great and the birthplace of Cleopatra, Alexandria sits like a jewel on Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline. There's plenty of history to be discovered as well as a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city enjoys a reputation as Egypt’s cultural capital, and as the country’s second largest city, there’s lots going on.

Whether you plan to visit friends and family, enjoy time away, or are travelling on business, fly to Alexandria with Jazeera Airways and discover the home of the world's greatest library, and a history that stretches back over thousands of years. The 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' was also home to the Pharos Lighthouse, and is an intriguing mixture of both Egyptian and Greek culture.

Essential Facts

Time
23:10
Date
1/19/2020
Time Zone
+02:00
Weather
14.56°C
Language
Arabic/French/English
Currency
Egyptian Pound
Electricity
220v/50Hz
Best Time To Visit
May

Things To Do

The Royal Library Of Alexandria

The Royal Library Of Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria on the seafront is home to three museums, four art galleries and a planetarium. After your visit, stroll along to the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortress and naval museum. Then wander along the 10 miles of the Corniche, where you’ll find shops, cafés, restaurants, and coffee houses.

Shopping

Shopping

Find everything from jewellery to local produce in the main souq, which stretches through the backstreets from Midan Tahir in the city centre. Enjoy the air-conditioned convenience of the City Centre Alexandria shopping mall. This huge mega mall is one of the largest in the area and is home to lots of your favourite international and Arabic brands.

For a more relaxed shopping expedition, head to the souqs and bazaars, where you'll be able to haggle for souvenirs and trinkets, or search out the boutiques in the back streets for an authentic Alexandrian experience.

Food And Drink

Food And Drink

Great seafood is in plentiful supply in Alexandria, and you’ll find it used in restaurants across the city. There’s a wide choice of cuisine from around the world, including plenty of places to try popular local dishes like koshari, a delicious blend of rice, chickpeas, lentils, and tomato sauce. 

You’ll also find western-style fast food chains in the shopping malls if you’re looking for a quick bite on the go.

Things To Know


Visa Requirements

 
  • A visa is necessary for most nationalities.
  • Single-entry, 30-day tourist visas can be purchased online or at the airport on arrival for many nationalities, including Indian nationals.
  • Citizens of Kuwait do not need any visa for tourist or business trips of up to 90 days.


Getting Around
 

  • Alexandria covers a large area and is well served by public transport, including buses, trams.
  • Alternatively, look for taxis, which can be easily spotted by the yellow and black livery. They can offer a low-cost way to get around – it’s worth negotiating the cost before you set off.
  • Ride-share apps like Uber also serve the city.
     

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