Egypt raises foreigners’ passes prices to Cairo, Luxor sites

An Egyptian labourer stands next to an ancient Egyptian mural found at the newly discovered "Kampp 161" tomb at Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west Nile bank of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. (AFP)
Updated 31 August 2018
0

Egypt raises foreigners’ passes prices to Cairo, Luxor sites

CAIRO: Egypt has raised the price of passes that allow foreign tourists entry into archaeological sites and museums in Cairo and Luxor.
Thursday’s statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the hikes, which take effect Nov. 1, affect the Cairo Pass and the standard Luxor Pass. Each will cost $100, up from $80, for regular visitors and $50, instead of $40, for students.
It says the premium Luxor Pass, which includes access to the 19th-dynasty tombs of pharaoh Seti I and queen Nefertari, will cost $200, up from $160 and students will pay $100 instead of $80.
Cash-strapped Egypt has been struggling to spur its tourism industry decimated by political turmoil following a 2011 uprising. It has sought to lure tourists back with multi-million dollar campaigns, touting new archaeological discoveries and boosting security around historical sites.


ThePlace: Al-Mashouq heritage souq in Unaizah

Photo/Colors of Saudi
Updated 22 February 2019
0

ThePlace: Al-Mashouq heritage souq in Unaizah

The heritage souq in Unaizah has become a major tourism attraction in Al-Qassim province. The market draws in thousands of visitors with its traditional products of food, gifts and handicrafts. The souq, characterized by the architectural style of the Najd region, is in the center of Unaizah city and consists of 51 shops, a museum, and showrooms.