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About El Alamein

El Alamein is a small outpost situated in northern Egypt. El Alamein backpacking tours are becoming popular in this region as a day tour to see some of the town’s famous war cemeteries and memorials.

Airports

El Alamein airports include:
•El Nouzha - Alexandria Airport

Money

El Alamein money and banking info includes:
•Although the town is becoming more popular with tourists, very little infrastructure such as banks, exchange facilities and credit card machines are fairly limited
•Be prepared and bring local currency with you when you visit

Safety Tips


•El Alamein is a safe place to visit with very little problems
•Temperatures can get very high, so drink plenty of bottled water and wear sunscreen at all times
•Women should cover arms and legs when travelling through Egypt as per local customs and etiquette
•Do not drink the tap water here, bottled water is readily available
•Be wary of dodgy ‘guides' who charge money to see any of the sites

Travel Books

El Alamein recommended travel books include the following:
•El Alamein 1942: The Turning of the Tide by Ken Ford and Howard Gerrard
•Alamein by Stephen Bungay
•The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
•Egypt Eyewitness Travel Guide by DK Publishing
•Geology of Egypt and Libya by E. Tawadros

 

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