Flights to Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria is served by only 1 international airport, Borg El Arab International. Though another air facility named El Nouzha Airport still exists, it has been closed since 2011 with no indication of when it will reopen again. Since then, all flights have been transferred to Borg El Arab International until the renovations at El Nouzha are completed.
- Borg El Arab International Airport is located about 40 kilometres from central Alexandria. A taxi ride to the city should cost around EGP 120-150 (SGD 9-11) and take about 50-80 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
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Best Time to Visit Alexandria
Travellers are advised to visit Alexandria in spring and autumn; that is, from March to May and September to October. These are the most pleasant seasons in the city, with temperatures ranging from 16-25℃. Summer in Egypt can be searingly hot, with temperatures of up to 31°C. Whilst Alexandria’s location next to the Mediterranean Sea means it doesn't get nearly as warm as other Egyptian cities, this also results in a huge influx of local tourism as inland Egyptians flock to seaside districts to escape the heat. Winter in Alexandria can also be unpleasant due to the regularity of rain, wind and thunderstorms during this period.
However, a key season to avoid is the month of Ramadan (which takes place from May to June in 2017 and 2018). During this time the Muslim population in the city fasts from sunrise to sunset, so eating and drinking openly in the day is discouraged.
Things to do in Alexandria
Even if you’re not a bookworm, a visit to Alexandria’s historic library cannot be missed. Called the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, this library is no ordinary dusty collection of books; it was modelled after the 3rd-century Library of Alexandria, once one of the greatest ancient libraries in the world. Though it was burnt down hundreds of years ago, the spirit of scholarly learning lives on in the modern Bibliotheca, which was completed in 2002. Today the library holds millions of books and has a reading area that can accommodate 2,000, and also contains museums, a planetarium, sundial, laboratory and art galleries within its massive compound.
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