Reasons To Visit Luxor
Luxor is one of Egypt’s most popular travel destinations due to its close proximity to some of the country’s most iconic historic landmarks like the Valley of the Kings, home to a wide range of ancient tombs like the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Although the Valley of the Kings is the most famous attraction, there are many more stunning landmarks well worth visiting like the Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak. Along with its wealth of ancient ruins, Luxor also offers plenty more things to do such as a river cruise along the Nile or hiking out in the desert for the intrepid traveler. As a popular travel destination, Luxor is home to excellent modern amenities as well as authentic local souks so you can get a taste of both worlds.
Arriving In Luxor
Luxor International Airport is located only 6 km from the center of Luxor and handles a range of international flights, primarily from Middle Eastern and European destinations. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Luxor you won’t be able to make the journey directly, but the airport has plenty of connections so you can fly from the UAE to Luxor with only a single transfer.
Luxor International Airport is a fairly modern airport housed within a single passenger terminal, offering everything you would need in terms of facilities and services. Along with a few different restaurants and eateries, you can find shops on site to pick up any travel essentials you need. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi so you can surf the web without paying a thing. When you have touched down at the airport there are taxis available to take you where you need to go, or you can arrange for a private transfer if you would prefer.
Luxor Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Egypt are able to enter the country visa free for up to three months. In Luxor the weather gets hot to a similar degree as in the UAE, with average highs exceeding 40 degrees from May until August. Getting around Luxor is possible by minibus if you want to use public transport as the locals do, although there are also plenty of taxis available and the city is also friendly for bicycles. You will need to put your clocks back by two hours to get on local time in Luxor, while the currency you will need in Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
For more information on what to see in the rest of the country read our guide to the top things to do and places to visit in Egypt.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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