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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 …

Passant Mohamed

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 …

Daily News Egypt

El-Manial Palace: where the passion for taking the throne dwelled

Prince Muhammad Ali’s mansion in Manial, or El-Manial Palace, is one of the royal palaces in Egypt that has a unique architectural character. The construction of the palace began in 1901, and is located on the island of Manial El-Rawda in Cairo. The hope of taking the throne was Just around the corner, but yet …

Passant Mohamed

Sharm, Hurghada hotels maintain touristic hotspot status; 84%, 72% forecasted growth respectively: Colliers

Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada hotels continued to grow from their low performance in the first quarter of 2017, and maintained their status as touristic hotspots with a forecasted growth of 84% and 72% respectively in revenues per available rooms (RevPAR), according to Colliers International’s The MENA Hotel Forecast January 2018 report. The witnessed rebound is …

Mohamed Samir

Airbus delivers 718 aircraft to its customers by end-2017

Last year, Airbus delivered 718 aircraft to 85 customers around the world, marking an increase of 4% in deliveries over 2016, when 688 planes were sold. According to a statement issued by the company, of which Daily News Egypt obtained a copy, the aircraft delivered in 2017 included 558 aircraft from the family of single-aisle …

Ahmed Saad

Rania Al-Mashat, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE Public domain

Rania Al-Mashat: from IMF to Tourism Ministry

The Egyptian Parliament approved on Sunday the appointment of Rania A. Al-Mashat as tourism minister, replacing Yehya Rashid. Al-Mashat previously served as a senior economic adviser to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which made her the first Egyptian woman to hold the position. Al-Mashat obtained a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo …

Hossam Mounir