General information Plan Your Trip In our tourist guide to Egypt, you'll find all the information needed to plan your trip and make the most of the city. Language The official language in Egypt is Arabic, but the majority of its citizens have no problem speaking English. Here you'll find some useful expressions. Read more Weather Its desert location tells us a lot about Egypt's climate. Learn how hot and cold it gets, when it rains, and decide the best time to travel. Read more Documentation What documentation is needed to enter Egypt? Here you can find out about the documents needed, passports and visas to visit Egypt. Read more Currency The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), and its symbol is £. Each pound is made up of 100 piastres. Read more Business hours Opening times in Egypt are quite long, meaning it's no problem if you want to leave your shopping to the last minute. Find out about business hours. Read more Prices How much does a coffee cost? Is Egypt expensive? Discover the price of travel in Egypt so you can plan your holiday budget. Read more You may also be interested in General information This handy guide answers all the most frequently asked questions about travelling to Egypt. Learn which travel documents are required, whether you need vaccinations, what currency to buy, and even what plugs to bring! Language The official language in Egypt is Arabic, but the majority of its citizens have no problem speaking English. Here you'll find some useful words and expressions for your holiday.