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Egypt Events

The Pharaons International Cross Country Rally

A week-long endurance race that starts at the Pyramids of Giza and takes a circular route on the sands around Cairo, this event attracts motorcyclists and drivers from around the world. For visitors it is a spectacular sight.

Date: 2017-09-01
Venue: Pyramids of Giza
Website: http://www.pharaonsrally.com

Sharm El Sheikh International Women Tennis Tournament

Bringing together 150 international women tennis players from 25 countries, including Japan, Italy, Russia and the Ukraine, this tournament promises a series of top games.

Date: 2017-09-11
Venue: Sports Stadium, Sharm El Sheikh.

Cross Egypt Challenge

A nine-day endurance scooter event will follow a 2400 km (1500 miles) route from Cairo to Alexandria, and then south to the Western Desert oases of Siwa, Bahareya, Farafra, Dekhla and Kharga before arriving in Luxor.

Date (which is to be confirmed): 2017-10-12
Venue: Tahrir Square, Cairo
Website: http://www.crossegyptchallenge.com

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

One of the most spectacular events in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Festival celebrates the precision with which Ramses II designed the largest temple so that the sun’s rays light up the inner sanctum of the temple on the anniversary of his birthday and the day he took the throne. It happens just twice a year in February and October

Date: 2018-02-22
Venue: Abu Simbel Temples
Website: http://en.egypt.travel/attraction/index/sun-festival-at-abu-simbel

Eid El Adha

A four-day festival, Eid El Adha is known as the ‘Great Festival’ and is one of the most important religious events in the Muslim calendar. Marked by the end of pilgrimage to Mecca, it is a time when families gather to pray and feast. Towns throughout Egypt hold festivals.

Date (which is to be confirmed): 2018-08-21
Venue: Throughout Egypt.

Sinai Liberation Day

Special events are organised throughout the Sinai Peninsula in celebration of the day when Israeli forces withdrew from the region in 1982.

Date (which is to be confirmed): 2018-08-25
Venue: Throughout Sinai peninsula.

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