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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

EgyptAir awaits notification from Russia to start booking Moscow flights

EgyptAir is awaiting notification from Russian authorities on the approved flight schedule that was sent to the Russian side after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to resume flights between Cairo and Moscow in February. A source at the company told Daily News Egypt that as soon as the schedule is approved (three weekly …

Ahmed Saad

Dahab, the Red Sea’s golden city

Surrounded by sparkling turquoise water on one side, and majestic mountains and desert on the other, the city of Dahab, a small coastal town, with a population of around 15,000, extends along the Red Sea coast in the Sinai Peninsula. At first, you would think that Dahab isn’t the first destination that will pop in …

Mohamed Samir

Visit the Holy Virgin Mary Monastery in Assiut

Egyptian churches have made all preparations to host Orthodox Christians who will celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday January 7, marking the end of their 44-day fast. The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery in Doronka, Assiut is one of the major Christian worship places that will receive thousands of people for this occasion. Located about 10 kilometres …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed