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Travel Information

The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is an exclusive all-suite luxury resort, located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, a region rich in natural beauty, sparkling blue waters, rare marine life and dramatic nearby mountain ranges. The hotel is 25 minutes from the centre of shopping and nightlife and 20 minutes drive from Hurghada International airport.

Location & Access

By Air

Hurghada International Airport is conveniently connected from most European cities with direct flights. There are multiple daily domestic flights as well and the flying time from Cairo is 50 minutes. Private transfers from the airport can be arranged by The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh.

By Road

It is possible to drive overland from Cairo or Luxor. The trip from Cairo takes approximately 6 hours (510 kilometres), while the trip from Luxor (240 kilometres) is only 3 1/2 hours.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions from Hurghada Airport to The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh

Post the airport exit gate, drive along the right side of the road until reaching the main roundabout. Drive in the direction of sign titled "Senzo Mall" and follow the road until reaching a T junction. Take a right turn and stick to the left side of the road and take the first U-turn approaching. Stick to the right side of the road until the road takes you to another U-turn. After the U-turn, drive straight for 6km. While driving, you will observe other hotels on your left and souvenir shops on the right. After 6km you will find The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh on the left side of the road. Kindly take the U-turn just ahead of the hotel sign and turn into the road approaching the main gate of The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh. The drive from the Hurghada airport to The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh will take 20 minutes.

Other Travel Information

Entry

Hurghada can be reached by air, sea and land.

Hurghada International Airport is conveniently connected to most European cities. There are also multiple daily domestic flights. Private transfers from the airport can be arranged by The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh.

Private boat transfers can be organised from Sharm el Sheikh to reach Hurghada 2 hours later. A scheduled ferry operates at limited times during the year.

It is possible to drive overland from Cairo or Luxor. The trip from Cairo takes approximately 6 hours (510 kilometres), while the trip from Luxor (240 kilometres) is only 3 1/2 hours.

Immigration

Egyptian consulates abroad and the immigration authorities at the port of entry will issue visas to visitors. A transit visa is sufficient for a stay of less than 7 days. Passports should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Visitors are advised to carry their passports at all times.

Customs

There are no restrictions on foreign currency. Items like jewellery and video cameras have to be declared on entry. Visitors are requested to confirm return flights on arrival. There is no departure tax. Every foreigner must register with the authorities within seven days of arrival.

Currency

The Egyptian pound is divided into 100 piastres. Exchange rates are available at any bank or exchange office. There are notes of 25 and 50 piastres, and of 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 200 pounds. Travelers cheques are accepted by banks and hotels.

Climate

Egypt enjoys a mild climate. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity.

Dress

The best way to deal with Egypt's summers is to dress light. Cotton garments are ideal. Woolens are advisable for the winters. Egypt does tend to get chilly in the evenings, so a light sweater may be needed. But for all seasons, light walking shoes and a hat are absolute necessities. Avoid scanty dresses, as the norm is conservative attire.

The best way to deal with Egypt's summers is to dress light. Cotton garments are ideal. Woolens are advisable for the winters. Egypt does tend to get chilly in the evenings, so a light sweater may be needed. But for all seasons, light walking shoes and a hat are absolute necessities. Avoid scanty dresses, as the norm is conservative attire.

Language

Arabic is the language of Egypt . However, tourists will rarely face a communication problem, as Egyptians speak a number of languages, including English, French, German and Italian.