Reasons To Visit Assiut
Assiut, also known as Asyut, is an ancient city with a history stretching back thousands of years, making it a fascinating destination for lovers of history. Assiut is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Egypt offering a wealth of things to do both old and new. Although best known for its range of historic sites, the city has undergone many modern developments in recent decades so you can look forward to modern shopping malls and family attractions.
For more information on what else to see in this amazing country, read our guide to the top things to do and places to visit in Egypt.
Arriving In Assiut
Assiut Airport is located around 30 km from Assiut and handles a range of domestic and regional flights including direct flights from the UAE. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Assiut can fly directly out of Sharjah. Currently Air Arabia (Air Arabia baggage allowance explained) is the only airline providing flights out of Sharjah International Airport. Travelers based in Dubai may also consider departing out of Sharjah as the airport is around a two-hour drive from Dubai. If you're planning a stopover in Cairo, find out the 8 things everyone should see and do in Cairo.
Assiut Airport is a fairly small airport and offers only the very basics in terms of its facilities, so you may want to come prepared with anything essential you must have. Once your flight has touched down at the airport, you will be able to find local taxis or you can arrange for a private transfer instead. Just to stay on the safe side, you may want to prearrange a transfer before your flight.
Assiut Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Egypt, you are entitled to enter the country visa free for up to three months at a time. In Assiut the weather can get rather hot over the summer with average highs in the mid-30s from May until September, although during the winter from December until February temperatures can get surprisingly cold so you might need a jacket. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by two hours to get on local time in Assiut, while the currency you will need in Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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