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  • A ferry arrives at Nuweiba
    A ferry arrives at Nuweiba
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  • View towards the port with the Bank Misr ATM
    View towards the port with the Bank Misr...
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    Important Tel NO.

    by reezal Updated Jul 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Important Telephone Numbers -

    City Council : 3500303
    Police Station : 3500304
    Tourist Police : 3500231
    Port Authorities : 3520216
    Post Office 3500242
    Hospital : 3500302
    Dr. Sayed’s Clinic : 3500551
    Pharmacy: 3500605

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    Immigration

    by reezal Updated May 1, 2005

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    A ferry arrives at Nuweiba

    Favorite thing: Leaving Nuweiba to Aqaba, The immigration will request u to show them the exit chop on yr passport when u arrvie aqaba. Annoucement are made in arabic, as I dun understand Arabic, my turn came and I showed him my passport and I was asked to sit.

    If u fail to show it, will be held for abt 30min-1hour , wait till all passengers disembark from the ferry and then its ur turn!

    So make sure u show them the right one otherwise u'll be held. This only happen when I arrive at Aqaba, when I went back to Nuweiba there was no problem as I already knew the system.

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    Weather forecasts...

    by swisssinai Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: For local weather conditions try on of these links...

    http://www.fallingrain.com/world/EG/26/Nuwaybi.html

    http://www.ameinfo.com/weather/Egypt/EG0040/

    http://www.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/intlocal_index.asp?wxcity2=NUWAYBI&wxcountry=AF;EG

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    Visas - part 2... The actual procedures !

    by swisssinai Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Visa step by step procedures at Cairo airport ( and other entry points requiring visa )...

    On the flight the airline should hand you disembarkation forms to fill in and hand in to the passport control with your passport. ( The forms for Egyptians and foreigners are different ).

    When you get off the plane follow everyone towards the passport control.

    Just before the passport control you will see some bank foreign exchange counters, ( Bank Misr, National Bank Egypt, Bank Alexandria etc etc ).

    Go to any of those exchange counters and ask him for the visa stamps.

    Pay the money - the cost is US$ 15 or equivalent in other foreign currency, each adult or child.

    I would recommend paying him with a twenty quid or dollar or euro note per visa you need asking him for the change in Egyptian pounds ( and say, please give me a few small notes.... useful for tips ). This way you have some local curency for tips, taxi, first drink etc etc.

    He will give you little sticky paper stamps ( they look like postage stamps ).

    Lick them and then stick them into an empty page of your passport.

    Go to the passport control queue.

    If you are more than one person than I would suggest that you split up and one of you line up already in the queue whilst the other gets the stamps.

    The amount of time it takes depends on the number of planes arriving at one time.

    Sweet and simple.... good luck !

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    Simplicity

    by Sharon Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    On the beach

    Favorite thing: On the wonderful beach of Nuwieba in Sinay.
    One thing that many people come to sinay for is the quiet and peacful time.
    No civilazation... no rush.. Just quiet.......
    Sand sea and mountains.... No phones... Cars or busses .... Just you and the nature...
    How many places like that do we still have in this world ??? Not enough i'd say .... and you'll probably agree with me.

    Fondest memory: The quiet, the silence of the desert and the stars at night. There is no electricity at night so you can see the sunset and enjoy the wisper of the small waves, the smell of the water and the air of the desert. But then at night.... How should i describe the sky .... Anyway i'll describe it wont do it justice.... Its one of the most amazing places to be out at night..... Some of my most amazing memories ever are from those nights in sinay.... but that is not to be shared.... that belong to me and to..... and to the stars...

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    Visas

    by swisssinai Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: For most nationalities you may acquire a visa at your point of entry, i.e. Cairo, Sharm, Taba, Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Luxor, Alexandria etc etc airports, Safaga and Nuweiba seaports, etc etc but not at the Taba- Israel border.

    You buy the visa from the bank exchange counters just before the passport control. It costs US$ 15 or the equivalent in other foreign currency and you receive little stamps which you then stick in your passport.

    The visa will be valid for one month.

    Fondest memory: However.... !!!!!

    If you are arriving at Taba-Israel border, Taba airport, Nuweiba seaport, Sharm el Sheikh airport and will stay maximum of 15 days within the Gulf of Aqaba coastline of Sinai ( i.e. from Taba - Nuweiba - St Catherine -Dahab - Sharm area ) YOU DO NOT NEED A VISA !!!! Your passport will be stamped with a different stamp.

    However, if you think that you would like to maybe go to Cairo or Luxor for an excursion, then get the visa upon arrival.

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    Which currency to bring ?

    by swisssinai Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Selection of Egyptian currency

    Favorite thing: If any of the following currencies are you national currency then bring your national currency.... i.e. if from the UK then bring Sterling, if from France then bring Euros etc

    U S Dollar
    Euro
    Sterling
    Swiss franc

    Change a small part of your currency at the airport when you arrive, and then in small quantities whenever needed from the many banks and exchange offices around or use the ATMs to draw cash in Egyptian pounds ( LE for short ).

    Do not buy Egyptian pounds before you arrive or you will lose on the exchange rate !!!

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    Calendar - when to travel to Nuweiba

    by swisssinai Updated Jan 10, 2005

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    Nuweiba.... a great place to visit anytime !

    Favorite thing: Planning your holiday but not sure of the dates ?

    Check out the interfaith calendars so you know when Easter or the Feast is during this, next year or thereafter...

    http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/2005.htm

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    Watching on the Neighbors

    by Sharon Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: On a great day with great visibility you can easily sit on the beach and look at the mountains of Saudi Arabia and with a bit movin your butt from your chair you to some good points you can even see the Israeli and Jordanian beaches.

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    ATM machines in Nuweiba

    by swisssinai Written Aug 19, 2004

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    View towards the port with the Bank Misr ATM

    Favorite thing: Near the port of Nuweiba along the main street are three ATM machines.

    One at Bank MIsr on the left hand side when looking at the port, and the other two on the other side of the road at the National Bank of Egypt and the Banque du Caire.

    The Bank Misr machine is in several languages whilst the other two do have English.

    ATMs may have a top withdrawal limit of LE 2000 or 3000 at any one time.

    Only LE ( Egyptian Pounds ) can be withdrawn.

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    Did Moses cross the Red Sea at Nuweiba

    by swisssinai Updated May 10, 2004

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    The late Ron Wyatt

    Favorite thing: Did Moses cross the Red Sea at Nuweiba ?..

    Check out the following website - it's quite a long read, but very interesting and very convincing...

    http://www.wyattmuseum.com

    It details the amazing discoveries of the late Ron Wyatt. Read the sections on Red Sea Crossing and Mount Sinai.

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    Geographical data...

    by swisssinai Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Location of Nuweiba in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Favorite thing: Go to this site for geographical data on Nuweiba...

    http://www.fallingrain.com/world/EG/26/Nuwaybi.html

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    Exchange rates

    by swisssinai Written Aug 19, 2004

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    NSGB.... one of Egypt's leading banks

    Favorite thing: Want to find out the current exchange rate of the Egyptian pound ?

    Go to...

    http://www.nsgb.com.eg/

    and click on Exchange Rates

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