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Visiting Egypt as a tourist in 2019
After an eight-year slump for tourism in Egypt largely due to safety concerns in recent times. Tourism, one of the most popular and profitable industries in the country is finally starting to pick up again.
Published in Daily News Egypt on 07 - 08 - 2019

After an eight-year slump for tourism in Egypt largely due to safety concerns in recent times. Tourism, one of the most popular and profitable industries in the country is finally starting to pick up again. As the political situation improved, and violent threats are few and far between, a drastic hike in the tourists' interest in the country took place.
What you can do in Egypt in 2019
Egypt is one of the world's oldest and most historic pieces of land in, leaving behind a rich heritage of cultural treasures. However, it is also now a modern country that can offer a lot more than just sightseeing.
One of the things you can do as a foreigner is gambling. If you are craving to play online slots on your trip to Egypt, don't worry, as there are plenty of physical and online casinos you can play on. Despite all types of gambling being illegal for Egyptian nationals, it is perfectly normal and common for foreigners.
Another thing that Egypt is certainly not known for but has been improving recently is the nightlife. Although it is still far behind most of the Western countries, Egypt has one of the best night lives in the Middle East and you can enjoy a great night out at a club or a bar, no matter what your taste in music is. Beware, though, as it can be quite pricey.
Best tourist attractions
Egypt is home to some of the most important cultural treasures that the ancient civilizations have to offer. Perhaps the most popular of which, are the Pyramids of Giza, the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This ancient pyramid complex has baffled historians and travellers for centuries, and it still offers one of the best sights in the world, a true world wonder.
Unlike most other top destinations in Egypt, the small town of Aswan, situated upon the winding curves of the Nile, is one of the most tranquil places you will find, offering a completely new and different experience. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind or take a camel to the desert monastery.
Our next location is Siwa Oasis. It is located way out west, and much like Aswan, it offers a tranquil experience compared to other large cities. Centred around an ancient town, this place is perfect to unwind and plan your next adventures into the surrounding desert.
Is it safe?
The short answer is yes. Even though there are one can argue that there are still some terrorist attacks happening every year, targeting both tourists and locals, these attacks also happen all over the world, including Paris, London, Berlin and throughout the West.
For example, as of today, the USA has had over 250 mass shootings in 2019, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. But is the USA considered safe? Of course, it is. And so should Egypt.
The government is also making sure that strong safety standards are maintained throughout the main tourist attractions, including police escorts to the various sites.


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