Welcome to Egypt

Welcome to Egypt

Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3100 BC historically. Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind's earliest triumphs. But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot nightspots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive-river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. More than anything else, we want you to think of Egypt as fun. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings, and we hope you will take the time to find out why.

The Flag of Egypt:

The first national flag of modem Egypt was established by a Royal Decree in 1923, when Egypt gained conditional in dependence from Great Britain in 1922. The color was green with a white crescent and three stars in the middle. In 1958,a Presidential Decree established a new flag for the United Arab Republic which comprised a merger of Syria and Egypt.

The new flag had three colors: red, white with 2 green stars and black. The flag was rectangular in shape and the width was one-third of its length. In 1972, the Law was amended to change the flag. The stars were removed from the flag and replaced by a golden hawk. In1984, the hawk was replaced by a golden eagle on the eagle of Saladdin, the Ayubbid Sultan who ruled Egypt and Syria in 12th Century, the same Saladdin of the Crusades.

Color Symbolism

The color red refers to the period before 1952 Revolution that brought a group of army officers to power after deposing King Farouk then King of Egypt. This was a period characterized by the struggle against the British occupation of the country. The white symbolizes the advent of the 1952 Revolution, which ended the monarchy without bloodshed. The color black symbolizes the end of the oppression of the people of Egypt at the hands of the Monarchy and British colonialism.

The national anthem of Egypt:

 

My homeland, my homeland, my homeland

You have my love and my heart.

My homeland, my homeland, my homeland You have my love and my heart.

Egypt! O mother of all countries, You are my hope and my ambition, And above all people Your Nile has countless graces.

Egypt! Most precious gem, A blaze on the brow of eternity!

O my homeland, be for ever free, Safe from every enemy!

Egypt, noble are thy children. Loyal, and guardians of the reins.

 Be we at war or peace We will sacrifice ourselves for you, my country.

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Money Matters:

 Well-known brands of travellers’ cheques will be honoured everywhere, although having travellers’ cheques in US dollars, or UK pounds will prove the most hassle-free. American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Eurocards are accepted at various stores and hotels displaying the appropriate signage.

Bargaining:

Bargaining is a part of life in Egypt and virtually everything is open to negotiation. The few rules to observe in the bazaars are these:

 •never offer a price that you’re not prepared to pay.

 •get a feel for the real price before you begin haggling.

•remember that you’re never obliged to buy anything - you won’t offend anyone.

 •take your time and enjoy the friendly sport of it (which might include a cup of tea from the vendor).

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