Links to information. Click a heading to go to the web site
Egyptian Embassies in other countries
Washington DC, United States:
+1 202 895 5400
London, United Kingdom:
+44 (0)20 7499 3304
+1 613 234 4931
Canberra, Australia (also responsible for New Zealand):
+61 (0)2 6273 4437
Pretoria, South Africa:
+27 (0)12 343 1590/1
+353 (0)1 660 6566
Embassies in Egypt
United States Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 797 3300
British Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 794 0852
Canadian Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 794 3110
Australian Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 575 0444
South African Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 359 4365
Irish Embassy, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 735 8264
New Zealand Consulate-General, Cairo:
+20 (0)2 574 9360
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There are also links throughout this web site, where the link is relevant to a topic. For example, there is a link to the Egyptian Duty Free shops on the arriving page (where there is a reference to duty free) and on the alcohol page.
The FCO provides official UK government advice to UK citizens planning to travel abroad, with a focus on security and safety issues.
Advice for tourists to Egypt, including visa requirements.
Official UK government advice on getting insurance and the rinks if you don't.
As well as British news, there are links to the Consulate and British Council web sites and information for Egyptian nationals wanting to visit Britain
Masses of information about tombs and temples on the west bank, especially the Valley of the Kings, including maps of the tombs and detailed illustrations, aerial photos and videos.
Official site approved by the ministry of culture, with lots of detail and latest news on historical sites and finds, not just in Luxor, but Egypt-wide
Egyptian government tourist promotion site. Clicking the link will take you to the Luxor page, but site deals with tourism across Egypt.
A regular blog from Jane Akshar, an English lady who is married to an Egyptian, lives on the west bank and co-owns flats that are let to tourists. The blog is mostly about antiquities (news of recent finds, reports from lectures etc.) but also includes topical items affecting Luxor people today.
The web site and blog of Dr Zahi Hawass, former Secretary General of The Supreme Council of Antiquities, then cabinet minister under the former government and again minister under the new regime. Includes discoveries at Luxor and elsewhere in Egypt as well as information about Dr Hawass.
Explanation of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar.
A regular blog by Edward and Freda, british ex-pats who live in (very) central Luxor. They write about everyday life and changing Luxor.
A regular blog by 'Ruby Tuesday', a british ex-pat who lives by the Nile with her british/egyptian husband and two children. She writes lightheartedly about everyday life in and around Luxor with a focus on her own family and villa near the Jolie Ville.