Cairo International Airport (CAI) is located around 24 KMs away from the venue. It would take approximately 30-60 minutes to commute between the airport and the venue depending on the traffic. For more information, please refer to the airport website.
Transportation within the City
Online platforms such as Uber and Careem are widely used in Cairo. You can also seek a taxi from the venue hotel concierge.
The weather in May can be quite high with temperatures going to as high as 32 Co during the day with an average of 24.5 Co. The weather at night can be pleasant. A day averages twelve hours of sunshine.
The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). The USD and the Euro are the two most widely exchanged currencies in the country. Conversion information can be found online here.
Banks are open on Sunday to Thursday, from 8.30 AM to 2.00 PM.
Electricity is 220 - 240 V, 50 HZ. Widely used plug types include “Type C Europlug” and “Type F Schuko”. Please refer to the web-link here or more information on these socket types.
During the forum in May, Egypt’s time zone is UTC+2.00.
General Emergency -- 112
Medical Department -- 123
Police Department – 122
Fire Department – 180
The official language in Egypt is Arabic. English is widely used as well.
Egypt’s calling code is 20. In order to make any international calls, please dial “+(country code)(phone number)”.
Egypt has three mobile operators:
3G is widely offered by all three operators, and 4G is being rolled-out
Credit cards are widely used in Egypt, and all kinds of cards should work; i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express (Amex), Visa Electron, and others. Nevertheless, carrying some cash is strongly recommended as Credit Cards cannot be used at some places or might not work such as taxis, buses, and some restaurants.
The official weekend days are Friday and Saturday.