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Mersa Matruh is the capital of Matrouh Governorate. Far beyond the pyramids and tombs there are breathe-taking areas that are now just being discovered.

With turquoise waters this seaport is located on the bay of the Mediterranean. Mersa Matruh is distinguished by the many kilometres of coastlines it has been described by visitors as one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Why visit Mersa Matruh?

  • Relax on one of the many sun-kissed beaches of Mersa Matruh, and enjoy the beauty of these secluded wonder that lures in many visitors each summer!
  • Take a walk along the streets of Mersa Matruh from pavement cafés filled with men smoking hookahs to women buying snacks the culture of this place is so captivating!
  • Indulge in the many seafood restaurants that serve up the freshest fish and the narrow streets that are filled with the smell of fresh calamari that has been thrown onto the hot coals
Egyptian Pound
Exchange Rate:
~1 Naira: ~0.045 EGP
Time Zone:
UTC+02:00 Nigeria is one hour behind Mersa Matruh
Dialing Code
00 + 20 + Local Number
Drives on the right
Mersa Matruh International Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Type C/ F (voltage: 220 V: frequency:50 Hz)

Mersa Matruh is warm enough to visit all year round. The summer season starts in June and ends in October. July, August and September has been indicated as the hottest months of the year.

December and January are the wettest months so it is advised not to visit over these time periods. April till September are very dry months with very little rain.

  • It is the biggest city in Muhafazat Matruh.
  • This places is elevated 7m over sea level.
  • Mersa Matruh borders Libya.

There is no doubt that Mersa Matruh has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which include the Cleopatra beach that has an underground passage leads to this beach.

But, the other attractions that intrigue many tourists including the ruins of temples from Ramses II, the Egyptian Fleet Anchorages which was built by the Ptolemies and the cave drawings by the early Coptic Christians. Some of the best things to see when in the city includes:

  • Drowned city of Caesar
  • Rommel's Hideout
  • The British Cemetery
  • The German Cemetery
  • The Italian Cemetery
  • Ageebah Beach
  • Al-Obayed Beach

Mersa Matruh has a limited number of restaurants that are available, although the restaurants that are scattered across this town are worth the visit.

Abdu Kofta being one of the best restaurants that should be tried out first. Serving Kofta (mincemeat and spices grilled on a skewer), or grilled meat by the weight paired with a delicious mezze and salad.

For those adventurous ones restaurants like Hosny for BBQ& Seafood that is part of a larger Egyptian chain that started in Alexandria are perfect. Other great restaurants in Mersa Matruh include:

  • Kamana Restaurant
  • Abou Aby Pizza
  • Felfela
  • Bel Air Restaurant
  • El Madyafa Restaurant
  • Reem Restaurant

Religion in Egypt controls many aspects of an individuals social life and it is endorsed by the laws of this country.

Most individuals that stay in Egypt are devoted Islamic believers, although there is a few individuals that are Christian, Muslim and Jewish.

In Mersa Matruh communicating with local women is considered to be rude and a hostile act.

There is also strict restrictions to the way in which people are allowed to dress, it is considered disrespectful especially around religious areas to wear clothes that are too revealing.

As a very conservative and traditional town, Mersa Matruh is extremely safe. There is no risk of theft or physical violence as long as travellers behave accordingly. Although this is a very safe place, it is still advised to remain vigilant at all times.

Nigerian's will need a Visa in order to enter Mersa Matruh or any other city in Egypt. You can contact the embassy of Egypt (Telephone:(+234) 703 415 8802) for more information, in addition to Visa applications.
You need to leave plenty of time for Visa processing and don’t forget to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.

Address: 13, El Gabalaya Street

Phone: (+20) 2 2735 6042
Fax: (+20) 2 2735 7359

Item Lagos Kano Mersa Matruh
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant ₦ 580 ₦ 600 ₦ 896.69
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) ₦ 300 ₦ 350 ₦ 246.59
Coke/Pepsi ₦ 98 ₦ 100 ₦ 74.72
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) ₦ 500 ₦ 143 ₦ 32.51
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) ₦ 250 ₦ 300 ₦ 538.01

Mersa Matruh International Airport (Code: MUH), formerly known as Mersa Matruh Airport, is an international airport in Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

The information on this page is correct as of March 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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