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Other Tips

Time Zone and DST

Egypt is two hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2) .


Electrical current is 220 volts AC, single phase, 50 hertz. Wall sockets are round, two-pin European type, however the socket holes are often too narrow for European plugs. Bring adapter plugs and transformers, if necessary.

Tips (Baksheesh)
Most travelers are quite familiar with the concept of tipping. In Egypt, you may tip people in the community with EGP 1-2  for their services rendered (assisting you with your bags, parking your car, etc.). Make sure, however, that you do not tip professionals or businessmen who may consider this offensive.
Mobile Phone Services
GSM mobiles may be used in Egypt; if you have a roaming service set to your mobile prior to travel from your home country. The three mobile networks in Egypt are:

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency Police 122
Tourist Police 126
Ambulance 123
Tourism Information 03/ 3913454
Railway Information 03/ 5753555
Bibliotheca Alexandrina 03/ 4839999
Cairo Airport Information 02/2265-5000 or 02/ 2265-3333