Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, sits along the Mediterranean Sea on the country's north-central coast. With a strong history of shipping and trade, the city is both a major Egyptian economic centre, and thanks to its coastal beauty and ancient history, one of the country's premier leisure destinations. Book a hotel in Alexandria to make the most of the busy port and emerging stock exchange, while basking in the city's rich cultural history and natural beauty.
Why should I book my hotel here?
Whether you're a history buff or prefer relaxing on the beach, Alexandria offers plenty to do during your downtime. The city was founded by and named for Alexander the Great, and visitors looking to learn more should head to the Alexandria National Museum, housed in a former palace and home to over 1,800 artefacts sure to shed some light on the history of the city. For a bit of culture and the outdoors at once, pay a visit to Montazah Palace Gardens, and enjoy a walk through the lush royal gardens of the former King of Egypt, Farouk, while admiring the palace buildings and sea views.
What can I expect from the business side of Alexandria?
Alexandria's economy is quite diverse. The city is home to one of the two parts comprising the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) — the other half of the stock exchange is based in Cairo — as well as to several steel manufacturers. Thanks to its access to the Suez Canal, shipping is also a major contributor to local economic activity. Overall, the city and its surroundings account for two-fifths of Egypt's overall industrial output. For those in town for trade fairs and events, these might likely be hosted at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Centre, an integral component of the well-known Bibliotheca Alexandrina compound.
What are the best activities near my hotel in Alexandria?
For a comprehensive experience of Alexandria’s many treasures head to El Kobba El Samaweya, an amphitheatre science centre. Adjacent to it is the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a massive library commemorating the ancient Library of Alexandria. Today the institution is home to numerous museums and galleries in addition to millions of books. For local cuisine, head from your hotel in Alexandria to the Fish Market on El Corniche Road, to sample freshly-caught seafood and take in the sea views of the East Harbour.