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Fly to Sohag with Jazeera Airways

Discover Sohag

Situated on the west bank of the Nile, Sohag is located in the rural south of Upper Egypt. A great spot to relax and explore the meandering Nile by felucca, it’s also a major Coptic Christian area, and the tranquility of the location makes a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo or Luxor. Just outside the city you’ll find the famous White and Red Monasteries, which contain impressive historic artworks.

Great-value fares with Jazeera Airways make it easier than ever to visit friends and family, enjoy a holiday, or do business in Sohag. the busy city is home to some excellent shops and boutiques, while if you're looking for historical sites then the nearby White and Red Monasteries are well worth a visit. For more authentic Egyptian culture and a glimpse into the region's past, the town of Akhmim, across the river, is also worth including on your list of places to see.
 

Essential Facts

Time
09:13
Date
19/01/2020
Time Zone
+02:00
Weather
8.55°C
Language
Arabic
Currency
Egyptian Pound
Electricity
220v/50Hz
Best Time To Visit
May

Things To Do

Abydos Temple

Abydos Temple

For more ancient Egyptian culture, visit the colourful Abydos Tombs, a temple built by Ramesses II.

The Red Monastery

The Red Monastery

This magnificent building dates back 1,500 years and is one of the most famous Christian monasteries in Egypt. Architecturally significant, inside you can enjoy beautiful sculptures and paintings.

The White Monastery

The White Monastery

The nearby White Monastery was constructed using stones reused from Pharaonic temples, and you can still spot hieroglyphics in some places.

Shopping

Sohag attracts fewer tourists than many of the other cities of Egypt, and shopping caters more for locals than visitors. While you won’t find designer western brands or high-end fashion outlets, you’ll still discover almost everything you could need in the markets, streets, and malls, and all with a friendlier, more laid-back atmosphere.

Food And Drink

Food and Drink

Eating out in Sohag focuses on local Egyptian and Arabic food. Fast-food lovers are also catered for, with western-style fast food outlets serving fried chicken and pizza.

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

 
  • You’ll find countess taxis waiting around the train station in the centre of the city or can hail one from the street.
  • It’s a good idea to agree your fare in advance, as most don’t have metres.
  • For a different perspective and a more sedate way of travelling around, explore Sohag from the water in a felucca, the ideal way to visit ‘flower island’.

Other Cities in Egypt to Visit

Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great and the birthplace of Cleopatra, Alexandria sits like a jewel on Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline.

Assiut

Situated on the fertile plains of the Nile about 375 km south of Cairo, Assiut (or Asyut) was once considered the centre of Egypt’s farming communitie...

Cairo

As Africa’s second largest city, and home to over 16 million people, Cairo is a feast for the senses and will keep you engaged for weeks.

Luxor

Widely known as the greatest open-air museum in the world, Luxor draws thousands of tourists from around the world to visit its monuments.