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A complex and fascinating destination and a home to some of the world’s most legendary monuments and a glorious coastline, Egypt exerts a unique appeal to all types of travellers.

Unforgettable Egypt: Ancient History meets Cool, Contemporary Beach Life

Evocative and exotic, Egypt is a country of two distinct parts. The first is the Egypt of the north: of great, ancient cities like Cairo and Alexandria, of the mighty Nile, of the mysterious sphynx and pyramids, of bustling medieval bazaars – and Agatha Christie-style intrigue. The second is the Egypt of the Red Sea, with stunning beaches, world-class diving, stylish modern hotels, and endless opportunities for romance and adventure in the empty desert. 


Known to the Egyptians as Umm Ad Dunya – the Mother of the World - Cairo is a memorable sprawl of chaotic, noisy magnificence. The sound of the Athan calls to prayer battles with the honking car horns on the faded grandeur of the city’s avenues while donkey carts clatter down lanes lined with mighty Fatimid and Mamluk monuments. Cairo is home to around 22 million people – and to a wealth of the world's most famous historical sites - including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and the Al Azhar Mosque – plus lesser-known delights, like the ancient, atmospheric lanes of Khan Al Khalili – a sort of medieval mall. 

Located just 3 kilometers from Cairo International Airport, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis is the perfect base to explore all the city’s unique attractions, including the nearby Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church, and Sun City Mall. The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are less than an hour away by car. After a hectic day of sightseeing, relax with a cocktail in the atrium, cool off in the pool, or explore the local shopping malls, bars, and golf courses. 


Founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is a city with a fabled past. Its ancient Pharos lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And the imposing Great Library has known as the archive of ancient knowledge. Sadly, much of the old city has disappeared over time: but the spectacular modern library – the Bibliotheca Alexandria - now sits on the once-grand Corniche, a symbol of the city's latest rebirth as Egypt's cultural capital. 

And visitors will still find plenty of fascinating attractions to delight in –including the excellent Alexandria National Museum – housed in a lovely Italianate villa, the Mahmoud Said Museum, and the Catacombs of Kom Ash Shuggafa. 

The landmark Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria, is set in the trendy Alex West district on the tip of the coast road - just a 20-minute drive from Borg El Arab International Airport, 25 minutes from Alexandria's city center shopping mall, and a 2-hour drive from Cairo. 

This great location places guests within easy reach of popular attractions, including The Bibliotheca Alexandria; the ancient ruins at Kom El-Dikka - with its Roman Theatres; remnants of a Ptolemaic temple, and the Villa of the Birds. After a fascinating fix of history, catch a ball game at Borg El Arab Stadium or head off to relax on the sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches. 

The Red Sea Riviera 

Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera is a place of gloriously diverse attractions: the sun-soaked coastline - with its clear blue sea, powder-white beaches, coral reefs, and fantastic diving - is the perfect place for a restorative getaway, where sunny days blend seamlessly into memorable nights. It’s also an ancient place with barren mountains, and the wild expanse of the Eastern Desert - crisscrossed by trade routes dating back to the far reaches of prehistory - offers endlessly unforgettable experiences for the adventurous modern traveler. 

El Quseir 

Charming, colorful, and vibrant, El Quseir is the perfect place for a well-balanced sun and sea escape – with unspoiled beaches, sparkling waters, and a beautiful coral reef. Soak up the romance of the atmospheric Old Town, with its winding streets and fading buildings lit by remnants of vibrant color and latticed windows. Explore the historic El Quseir Fort, the Shaykh Al-Farran Mosque, the Quarantine, and the Sheikh Tawfiq House. 

Or, for an unforgettable experience, head away from the heat of the town to the silent desert: savor the cool evening air as your share magic moments, dining beneath a carpet of stars. 

Set directly on the beachfront, the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir offers a relaxing escape - within easy reach of the bustling town center and the surrounding desert. Unique attractions include the Royal Spa, two temperature-controlled pools, and a variety of dining experiences – including beachside barbecues. Plus, the SUBEX Diving Center offers guests a choice of spectacular Red Sea snorkeling and diving experiences - without even leaving the resort... 

Marina Port Ghalib 

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime, swimming with sea turtles, dolphins, and rare, exotic dugongs in the clear blue waters and the nature reserves within easy reach of low-rise Marina Port Ghalib, set on the unspoiled desert coastline. 

Relax and soak up the Red Sea Riviera sun, leisurely watching the colorful array of boats coming in and out of the harbor. Or splash out on a fun-packed trip to the local Aqua Park. 

The Marina Resort Port Ghalib, A Member Radisson Individuals hotel - has an extensive range of facilities and a prime location by the marina promenade, with direct access to a great choice of shopping outlets, cafes, and restaurants. 

Getting There 

The Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir, is just 84 from Marsa Alam Airport, while Hurghada International Airport is 140 km away. Marina Port Ghalib is served by the Marsa Alam International Airport, less than 5 km from the coastal road. 

When to go 

Egypt is a year-round destination. A popular time to visit is between April and October when temperatures are usually warm enough to enjoy the sights, the beach, and the water. December temperatures may dip into the low 20s, but the skies remain clear and sunny.


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