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The Oberoi Philae offers spacious cabins and suites, fine international dining, personalised service, a spa and a temperature-controlled swimming pool. Explore the River Nile in unparalleled luxury.

The Oberoi Philae
Aswan: Kornish Al Nile, Front of police head quarters
Luxor: Pyramisa Isis hotel docking area
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Distance

From Aswan International Airport to The Oberoi Philae (Aswan dock)

Distance:19.6 km
Driving Time: 33 minutes

  • Continue to Aswan - Abu Simbel Rd/Route
  • Follow Aswan - Abu Simbel Rd to El-Sadat/Luxor - Aswan in Sheyakhah Thalethah
  • Continue on El-Sadat. Drive to Kornish Al Nile in Aswan until you reach The Oberoi Philae at Kornish Al Nile, Aswan
From Aswan Railway Station to The Oberoi Philae (Aswan dock)

Distance: 2 km
Driving Time: 5 minutes

  • Head north on Saad Zaghloul towards Kornish Al Nile
  • Turn left onto Kornish Al Nile. The Oberoi Philae will be on your left
From Luxor International Airport to The Oberoi Philae (Luxor dock)

Distance: 10.5 km
Driving time: 20 minutes

  • Continue to Rd Lead to Oksor Airport
  • Head east on Rd Lead to Oksor Airport
  • Make a U-turn
  • Continue on Rd Lead to Oksor Airport. Take Al Matar to Khaled Ibn Al Walid in Luxor
  • Turn left to stay on Rd Lead to Oksor Airportli
  • Continue onto Al Matar
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Mabad Al Karnak
  • Turn right to stay on Mabad Al Karnak
  • Turn right toward Kornish Al Nile
  • Turn left onto Kornish Al Nile
  • At Al Mesaha Square, take the first exit onto Khaled Ibn Al Walid and The Oberoi Philae will be on your right
From Luxor Railway Station to The Oberoi Philae (Luxor dock)

Distance: 2.3 km
Driving time: 10 minutes

  • Head north on Al Mahata Square/Ramsis and continue, following Ramsis
  • Make a U-turn
  • Continue onto El-Mansheya
  • Continue onto Al Masaken Al Shaabeya
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Salah El-Deen
  • At Al Mesaha Square, take the second exit onto Khaled Ibn Al Walid and The Oberoi Philae will be on the right

OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION

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, 50, 100 and 200 pounds. Travellers 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.

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.