Cairo International Airport Is Getting a New Look
Cairo Airport has finally unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art Terminal 2. Kuwait Airways was the first airline to arrive and use the new terminal followed by Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Emirates airlines, Etihad, Aeroflot, Saudi Arabian airlines, Royal Maroc and Royal Jordanian.
Images of the new Terminal are showing a noticeable improvement compared to Cairo Airport's other terminals. The new terminal is expected to boost its annual passenger capacity by 7.5 million passengers per year with the addition of 7 more gates, as well as bringing the airport’s total passenger handling capacity to 30 million.
The Iconic Cairo Sheraton is back
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, announced the reopening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, a city landmark for more than four decades. A highly anticipated reopening, the hotel emerges after extensive renovation to reveal a distinct and vibrant aesthetic with modern interiors, refreshed public spaces and innovative and revitalized dining concepts.
Located on the West Bank of the River Nile, it enjoys a prime location, in the heart of the city, just steps away from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Opera House and the iconic Cairo Tower.
Nefertari and Seti 1st tombs are now open for public in Luxor
For many years after specialized restoration and conservation projects in two of the most beautifully decorated tombs of ancient Egypt, Tomb of Seti I in Valley of the Kings and Tomb of Nefertari in Valley of the Queens, were closed for public, but the ministry of antiquities has decided to open the two tombs of the father and wife of Ramses II to the public. The number of visitors is limited to 150 pax per day to keep this treasure in healthy shape.
It is worth for any one visiting Egypt to see them once in a life time.
Special visit to the Pharaoh’s Dream Stella
The Dream Stella is a rectangular stone with a rounded top that was set up between the front legs of the Great Sphinx at Giza.
It is also known as Sphinx the Stele because it tells the story of the young Prince Tuthmosis who falls asleep near the Great Sphinx of Giza and dreams that the Sphinx promises him the throne of Egypt in return for Tuthmosis clearing the sand away from around it. Tuthmosis did as he was instructed and went on to become the pharaoh Tuthmosis IV.
Tourists are only allowed to visit the Sphinx from the ramp facing it, however Emeco Travel can get a special permission to take you to the feet of Sphinx where the Dream Stella of Thutmoses IV lies!
Private visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum Yet to Open
In a practice to promote tourism, Emeco Travel in cooperation with the Egyptian Antiquities department have agreed to provide special authorization for private visits to the Grand Museum halls ready to open as well as a special area for private functions.
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is one of the most important, ambitious and challenging museum projects ever undertaken.
It will be situated adjacent to the Giza Plateau within two kilometers of the Giza pyramids. The GEM project is one of the largest and most significant in process globally. Its total land area extends to 491,000 square meters, with the buildings taking up 168,000 square meters. Once completed it will be a world-leading scientific, historical and archaeological study center. The museum is set to open in May 2018.
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