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This beautiful Egyptian city is located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Port Said has a rich heritage dating back to 1859. With the allure of its sprawling Arabian desert, contrasted by the colourful vibrancy of the cities gems like the Suez Canal-it is a land of enchantment.

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Why visit Port Said?

  • Enjoy a ferry ride to Port Fouad and explore this charming suburb from the many historic buildings to tantalising Arabian cuisine that is unmatched!
  • Experience the rich history of Port Said from the Port Said National Museum to the Military Museum, it is definitely an outing worth the visit!
  • Visit Souk El-Baladia which is and old fish market and indulge in the Mediterranean's freshest fish, it is also a great way to experience the traditional culture of Port Said!
Currency:
Egyptian Pound
Exchange Rate:
~1 Naira: ~0.045 EGP
Time Zone:
UTC+02:00 Nigeria is one hour behind Port Said
Dialing Code
00 + 20 + Local Number
Driving:
Drives on the right
Travel Adaptor:
Type C/ F (voltage: 220 V: frequency:50 Hz)

The best time to visit Port Said has been said to be all year round. While much of Egypt has a desert climate, Port Said enjoys a Mediterranean climate where the weather remains pleasant for most of the year.

For visitors that are looking to venture into the heart of Egypt, the best time to visit would be between October and May, this is also considered to be a peak-season for Port Said.

  • Port Said is the third most important city in Egypt, after Cairo.
  • The Suez Canal Authority Building was one of the first structures to be erected on the shores of the canal in the city.
  • The old lighthouse in Port Said is the most prominent landmarks in this city.

There are many sights and attractions that make Port Said a city worth visiting. The Port being one of them, it is one of the most significant ports all over the world. Many tourists enjoy day trips from Port Said to explore the city of Cairo.

Port Fuad which is a lovely place for a stroll and to take photographs, surrounded by stunning beaches and great deals it is a fun escape. Lake Manzala is the largest lake in Northern Egypt, its salt-water lagoon is 47 kilometres long consisting of reed beds and marshlands with a variety of birds and fish it is a spectacular location for a day spent out fishing.

If shopping is something that you plan on doing then the best place to shop in the city is Sharia Palestine, which is scattered with shopping arcades, markets and restaurants and it is known for coming alive at night.

Arabian cuisine is prepared from ancient traditions that resemble the culture of great trading in spices , herbs and foods.

Meals are generally large family affairs with much sharing and a great deal of warmth surrounding every table.

Every special occasion has large quantities of Arabic coffee and Arabic tea. The best restaurants that are a must in Port Said include:

  • El Borg
  • Pizza Pino
  • Galal
  • Abou Essam
  • Gianola

Port Said is a very conservative city. Like many Islamic cities, religion is something that controls many aspects of an individuals social life in Egypt and it is endorsed by the laws of this country.

There are other religions like Christianity, and Judaism that form part of the religious structure of this city. There are religious restrictions in Port Said which indicate women should cover their shoulders, midriffs, cleavage and legs.

Most women who wear revealing outfits in the city get harassed in the streets. It is a requirement to cover your head with a scarf or throw before entering places of worship, it is considered to be a sign of respect.

The crime in Port Said is rarely violent. But it is advised to remain vigilant at all times as pick-pocketing in the city at times can become a problem. Street kids and taxi drivers tend to harass tourists who look to have money, so as a precaution leave all valuables at home.

>Nigerian's will need a Visa in order to enter Port Said 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
Zamalek
Cairo
Egypt

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

Item Lagos Kano Port Said
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

Source:numbeo.com

Port Said Airport (Code: PSD) serves the city of Port Said. This airport is located at the north end of the famous Suez Canal.

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


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