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Nile Cruise aboard a Dahabiya

Dahabiya Nile Cruises

• from Esna to Aswan
• 6 days - 5 nights
• Departures all year round
• max. 10 double cabins
• most exclusive way to travel

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Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

Privately Owned Hotel for Sale, Luxor Westbank

• Centrally, quietly located in Gezira
• Plot more than 1,000 m²
• Llifetime licenses
• Excellent reviews

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Safari boat cruises on Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser Cruises

• from Aswan or Abu Simbel
• 4 nights resp. 3 nights
• green safari boat
• only 6 double cabins!
• Visit Nubian Temples

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Living in Luxor - General Information About Luxor

Luxor (in Arabic: الأقصر‎ al-Uqsur - the City of Palaces) was a Pharaonic town in the heart of Egypt. During the New Kingdom, the ancient Greeks called it "Thebes" - City of a Hundred Gates. To its inhabitants, it was known as "Waset" - the City, the greatest of all capitals in Ancient Egypt. Today's Luxor has some 1,400,000 inhabitants and is divided by the River Nile into a lively urban east side and a contemplative rural west side. In Luxor, there are many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt and even in the world. That's why Luxor is characterised as the "world's greatest open-air museum".

Map of Egypt

Transportation in Luxor

In the city of Luxor on the East Bank, you will find the railway station, the bus station, and the international airport which is located about 20 minutes from the city centre. There are many direct flights from Europe to Luxor. Also, domestic flights to Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, or Aswan start here.

You can easily reach each bank by boat taxi, or public ferry. After arriving, you will find plenty of taxis and collective cars to get to more distant places. Moreover, a bridge located 12 km south of town connects both banks for motor traffic.

Climate in Luxor

Climate Chart of Luxor

If you have health problems, the Egyptian sun has a therapeutic and refreshing effect on the body and soul. With the help of regular solar radiation, our body generates vitamin D, vital for strong bones and steady nerves. According to newer research, it even protects against autoimmune diseases, cancer and the coronavirus.

Felucas on the Nile

Weather in Luxor


Time in Luxor

Usually, it is 1 hour later in Egypt than in Germany (GMT+02:00) but since the government decided in 2011 to cancel daylight saving time there is no time difference during the German daylight saving time.

Time zones

Currency in Luxor

1 Egyptian Pound (EGP or LE) = 100 Piastres

Egyptian money - 20 EGP





More information:

Luxor's rich cultural history
Leisure activities in Luxor

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