independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty
following World War II. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971
and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of
the Nile river in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly
growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable
land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and
stress society. The government has struggled to ready the economy for
the new millennium through economic reform and massive investment in
communications and physical infrastructure.
improved its macroeconomic performance throughout most of the last
decade by following IMF advice on fiscal, monetary, and structural
reform policies. As a result, Cairo managed to tame inflation, slash
budget deficits, and attract more foreign investment. In the past three
years, however, the pace of reform has slackened, and excessive
spending on national infrastructure projects has widened budget
deficits again. Lower foreign exchange earnings since 1998 resulted in
pressure on the Egyptian pound and periodic dollar shortages. Monetary
pressures have increased since 11 September 2001 because of declines in
tourism, Suez canal tolls, and exports, and Cairo has devalued the
pound several times in the past year. The development of a gas export
market is a major bright spot for future growth prospects.
Holidays Jan 7 - Coptic Christmas Day
Jan 21~ - Grand Feast
Feb 10* - Islamic New Year
Apr 25 - Sinai Liberation Day (Sinai only)
May 1 - Labour Day
May 2~ - Sham el-Nassim (Coptic Easter)
Jun 18 - Liberation(Evacuation) Day
Jul 23 - Revolution Day
Aug 15 - Wafaa el Nil (Flooding of the Nile)
Sep 11 - Coptic New Year
Oct 6 - Armed Forces Day
Oct 24 - Suez Victory Day
Nov 13-14* - Bairam Feast (End of Ramadan)
Dec 23 - Victory Day
Muslim festivals(*) are timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.
Besides, the Festivals' dates(~) are also subject to change in every
Country Code: 20
Outgoing International Code: 00
Main Area Codes:
El Mahallah (El Kubra) 43
El Mansoura 50
Mahalah El Kobra 43
Port Said 66
Shebin El Kom 48
is a search engine and web directory for Egypt that makes available to
get more information about Egyptian business environment.
is one-stop venue for the business community to search and find
manufacturers, producers, exporters and importers from Egypt.
There is business and tourism portal, presenting general and cultural information about Egypt.
CIA - The World Factbook - Arab Republic of Egypt
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Egypt by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Egypt's general outlook on the issues of its
social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
Egyptian Trading Directory
Trading Directory offers services to provide assistance for the
potential investors seeking factories, import and export companies,
agents, banks, hotels, insurance companies & maritime companies in
Business Today Egypt
It is a business news portal of Egypt that supplies recent events about business environment in Egypt.
Business & Economy in Egypt
are listed the useful links related to Egyptian business & economy
aiming to direct the investors while doing business in Egypt.
Google - Egypt
Directory organizes comprehensive database list for Egypt with related
to business & investment opportunities in Egypt including private
entrepreneurs' contact information.
Internet Business Mall - Egypt
is the online extensive business directory of Egyptian businesses that
represents industry specific category links including agriculture,
shopping, business services, import and export, advertising , tourism,
media, computer, communications & real estate.
Trade Guide for Egypt
is available to get comprehensive information not only about Egyptian
imports, export regulations and other formalities and documents related
to commercial transactions but also main exported and imported products
& trading partners in Egypt and so forth.
US Commercial Service - Egypt
is available a country commercial guide for Egypt provided by the
Department of Commerce that mainly covers economic trend and outlook,
trade regulations, customs and standards, investment climate, trade and
project financing, economic and trade statistics, trade event schedule
related to Egypt.
US - Egypt Business Council
main objectives of this Council are to facilitate private sector
business growth in Egypt and to strengthen trade and investment ties
between US & Egypt.
Trade and Economic Profile for Egypt
is listed the significant Egyptian institutions, embassies,
authorities, chambers' contact information for assisting investors.
This website supplies a gateway for Egyptian government that contains all related institutions with Egypt in details.
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
is the official website of American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt which
is not only a business studies and analysis center for companies
interested in doing business in Egypt but also provides information
including country profile, laws of business, business incorporation,
labor regulations, financial sector regulations, information,
communications, taxation and international trade.
OPIC Links - Investor's Information Gateway for Egypt
is available country database information links which are efficient for
the new investors planned to do business in Egypt including the contact
lists of the institutions, organization related to Egyptian business.
Egypt is an ICC national committee. These national bodies comprise
leading companies and business associations in their countries or
territories. National committees shape ICC policies and alert their
governments to international business concerns. Companies and business
associations interested in joining are invited to contact ICC Egypt.
Embassy Listings For Egypt
There are listed the embassies of the Arab Republic of Egypt including the embassies' contact information.