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St Patrick’s Night at the Camel Bar

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While Egypt is a land rich with its own culture spanning thousands of years it, like most others, isn’t immune to the odd import.With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that there will be a little corner of Sharm El Sheikh celebrating St Patrick’s Night on March 17th.Quite how the Guinness will taste is anybody’s guess but there’s no [...] Continue Reading…

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Egypt shows off its indigenous art at Al Nitaq

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The visually-arresting styles of modern Egytian art are given a fantastic showcase at the Al Nitaq festival in Cairo, held in February or March each year.Galleries and exhibition spaces all over the city participate in this superb event, which incorporates everything from traditional mediums like painting and sculpture to contemporary work involving natural materials and technology.As well as the [...] Continue Reading…

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Egyptians prepare to celebrate the birth of the prophet

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As a predominantly Islamic country, religious festivals and memorials have an important role to play in Egypt’s society.The celebration of Mohammed’s birthday, sometimes known as Mawlid, is to be held on March 9th in 2009 and is a major event in public life. Visitors on Egypt tours should look out for the colourful and sometimes spectacular celebrations going on [...] Continue Reading…

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Hurghada casts off for the International Fishing Competition

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A competitive fishing event might sound like a rather slow day out but when such an activity is set against the backdrop of one of Africa’s most stunning coastal landscapes, visitors on Egypt tours might want to think again.The International Fishing Competition in Hurghada, taking place again this February, always attracts hoards of spectators every year, not least for [...] Continue Reading…

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Cairo sets sail for the International Boat Show

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The city of Cairo is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Egypt International Boat Show from February 19th to 22nd.Located in the Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre, this major event will bring together exhibitors from all over the world to show off their wares, which will include some of the most beautiful and majestic craft currently in [...] Continue Reading…

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Abu Simbel takes visitors back in time

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Visitors to the Abu Simbel temple this February will witness a truly extraordinary spectacle that has had onlookers rapt for centuries.The Abu Simbel Festival, which takes place each year in February and October, gives visitors on Egypt tours the chance to observe the staggeringly beautiful sunset from the grounds of this spectacular feat of ancient engineering.As ribbons of light [...] Continue Reading…

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Hurghada gears up for the International Festival

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One of Egypt’s ever-more popular beach resorts is getting ready to host the highlight of its sporting and social calendar.The Hurghada International Festival will see visitors on Egypt tours come in their droves to take in some of the entertainment on offer during this fantastic event.Taking place over 12 days, the festival features three popular athletic contests: the triathlon, [...] Continue Reading…

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Fantastic frisbee festival draws to a close

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The Ulimutation fisbree festival is set to come to a spectacular finish at the popular Egyptian beach resort of Dahab this weekend (February 14th).In many countries the day would be characterised by flowers, chocolates and the exchange of cards but on this famous beach the main attraction will be some of the world’s top frisbee experts, a host of [...] Continue Reading…

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Runners on their marks for the International Egyptian Marathon

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The thousands of assembled hopefuls will be glad of the relatively cool seasonal temperatures at the International Egyptian Marathon on February 13th.Taking place in the ancient and fascinating city of Luxor, this race promises to attract competitors and spectators on Egypt tours from around the world.This year will see the 16th running of this prestigious event, which is widely [...] Continue Reading…

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Fantastic film fun in Amsterdam at the Imagine festival

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This year’s Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival looks set to be one of the biggest and best in the event’s 25 year history.From April 15th to 26th Imagine will incorporate the finest in European and world cinema across a range of genres.The event began as a relatively low-key, weekend-long happening but year on year it grew in profile. Now it [...] Continue Reading…

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