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3 great reasons to visit Egypt in 2022

Easily accessible from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the reasons to visit Egypt in 2022 are many. Here, we dive into just a few of them.

By LLM Reporters  |  February 19, 2022
Panorama of Cairo cityscape taken during the sunset from the famous Cairo tower, Cairo, Egypt

February, with it’s cold, wet and stormy weather and short, dark days, is prime time for planning that next luxury getaway – and if you’re dreaming of sun-soaked climes and palm-lined shores lapped with azure waters, then you’re likely not alone. As we move towards the end of the winter, our longing for better, brighter days tends to take on a new intensity – but the good news is, with the best part of the year still to come, there are plenty of great times to look forward to. With life becoming increasingly more normal following the global pandemic and more travel restrictions around the world relaxing by the day, if you haven’t booked that trip you’ve been dreaming of yet, then there’s no better time to bite the bullet – after all, there’s plenty of lost time to make up for.

Finally, jetting off into the sunshine in the spring or summer months no longer seems like a far off dream, and with its fascinating ancient history, rich culture and breath-taking beaches and coral reefs, our top destination of choice this year is Egypt. Nestled in the north of the African continent, it is nevertheless widely considered to be a Middle Eastern country due to its adoption of the Arabic language and culture, and has become a popular bucket list destination thanks to ancient sights like the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, where ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamuun was laid to rest – as well as attracting scuba divers and snorkellers from around the world thanks to its vibrant reefs and marine life.

Easily accessible from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the reasons to visit Egypt in 2022 are many. Here, we dive into just a few of them.

It’s now open and welcoming tourism

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs.
Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs

Having initially launched its reopening plan back in May 2020, it has taken until now for hotels and resorts to begin operating at 100 per cent capacity again – and now, with low numbers of Covid cases in popular resorts like Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, most of the red tape surrounding visiting this breath-taking cultural destination has now been removed. With almost a million tourists from across the globe making their way to Egypt last year in spite of the ongoing pandemic, the fact that Covid cases remained almost at zero has meant that traveller confidence has remained high – so if you’re looking for a relatively stress-free getaway where all-out luxury is guaranteed, then look no further.

It enjoys a warm climate, year-round

Sharm El Sheikh
One of Egypt’s oldest and most popular holiday resorts, Sharm El Sheikh wins fans for its breath-taking location on the Sinai Peninsula

One of the great things about Egypt is that any time of year is a great time to go – so if you’d prefer to avoid the summer crowds, then an autumn or winter break is a great excuse to escape the wet, windy and cold weather back home and indulge in an opulent luxury holiday, checking in at one of the nation’s finest five star hotels for some all-out R and R. Granted, it isn’t exactly hot during the winter months, but it never drops lower than around 19-21 degrees celsius in popular destinations like Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh – so if you’re eager to explore the nation’s cultural sights, such as the impressive Pyramids of Giza, or experience the breath-taking underwater coral reefs without the oppressive heat, then December and January are a great time to go.

If, on the other hand, you’re a sun worshipper through and through, then rest assured that the beach resorts in Egypt are never in short supply. Average temperature highs range from 27° in March, all the way up to 36° in September.

The El Alamein International Boat Show

luxury yachts
The El Alamein International Boat Show will run from 2-6 June 2022

Egypt is a nation that is awash with culture and natural beauty by the bucketload, and this summer sees the long-awaited inaugural El Alamein International Boat Show take place, when an affluent crowd is set to descend upon to witness one of the most opulent events in the calendar.

Running from 2-6 June 2022, boat companies from across the globe will be turning out to show off their opulent creations – from luxury yachts and billion-pound superyachts to smaller vessels like fishing boats. Offering potential buyers the chance to ask questions and climb aboard the boats to see them for themselves, if you’re a boating enthusiast then this is one event you won’t want to miss.