Frequently Asked Questions about Egypt


Can I get discounts with an Entry Visa?
Sure can, hotels are often much more expensive for tourists, so prove you aren't and you can get special Egyptian rates.

Is Cairo really the only place to work?
Depends, those employed by NGOs tend to work all around Egypt and volunteers often do the same. There are some schools in other cities hiring teachers. For most business employment the jobs for expats are almost all in Cairo.

I'm in Cairo and need a job, what should I do?
The best thing to do is network like crazy. This is said to work much better than finding job listings online. Try joining expat clubs and also volunteer. There are a number of freelance writers in Cairo, maybe try this and submit a few pieces to publications in hopes of more stable employment.

Can I drive in Cairo?
An international licence usually gets people by for a year. After that it is a good idea to get an Egyptian licence. This isn't the easiest thing to do and can involve tests and bureaucracy. Try to find someone who can grease the wheels with a little money to avoid paperwork and time, but do so at your own risk, as bribery is illegal in Egypt.

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