Fly to Alexandria

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Discover one of Egypt’s most fascinating cities by booking a flight to Alexandria with flydubai. Whether you’re flying to the ancient seaport for business or leisure, our regular flights give you choice and convenience when you book your ticket.

Our flexible check-in options can make your journey a breeze, with online check-in and mobile boarding passes to save time at the airport. This service enables you to check in 24 hours before your flight and closes 90 minutes prior to departure.

Kickstart your journey to Alexandria with our relaxing onboard experience. Sink into your comfortable seat and get lost in a world of movies, music, games and TV shows with our pre-purchase inflight entertainment system. Want to let everyone know you’re off to Egypt? Ran out of time sending that last email? Take advantage of our WiFi in the sky and stay connected during your flight.

Take your pick from a variety of Inflight Bites – a selection of sweet and savoury snacks as well as thirst-quenching drinks. Alternatively, pre-book a delicious hot meal and sample our internationally inspired menu, which ranges from spicy paneer wraps to fragrant aloo gobi curry.

Things to do

Discover ancient wonders


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Some of Egypt’s most important discoveries sit in this fascinating city. Stand in the spot where the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once towered. Explore the restored 15th fortress, Fort Qaitbey, as well as Kom el Dikka, the only known Roman amphitheatre in Egypt.

Slip into a unique culture


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Find out why Alexandria is known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ as you soak up its European-esque atmosphere, with sprawling boulevards and pristine open gardens. Stroll through the grounds of Montazah Palace and admire the unique combination of Turkish and Florentine architecture of the building itself.

Enjoy seaside sights

Relax on Alexandria’s idyllic Corniche, enjoying the warm Mediterranean weather and stunning views of the bay. The popular waterfront promenade runs along the Eastern Harbour for 10 miles, ending at Montazah Palace.

A guide to Alexandria

The glittering port of Alexandria rivals tourist goldmine Cairo when it comes to extraordinary history. Founded by none other than Alexander the Great and once ruled by Queen Cleopatra, the ancient city remains an intriguing destination to visit.

Glimpse into Egypt’s past


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Tick off one of the wonders of the ancient world when you visit Qaitbey’s citadel. The fortress sits on the exact spot as the Pharos Lighthouse, which was destroyed by the elements over the years. The remains are still visible though, in the fort itself. Marvel at the towering Pompey’s Pillar, sit in the ruins of an immaculately preserved Roman amphitheatre and stroll through the gorgeous gardens of Montazah Palace.

Feed your mind

Sink into the city’s gentle pace as you explore a blend of both historic and modern Alexandria. The best example of this is Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This major multicultural centre built was built as a memorial to one of the most important libraries in antiquity - the Royal Library of Alexandria. The museums here are magnificent too, so don’t miss Alexandria National Museum and art-lover’s paradise, the Royal Jewelry Museum.

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Step into a truly special world

Experience Arabic culture mixed with European life as you journey through this historic city. From the warm breeze of the Mediterranean to Italian-inspired architecture and Roman remains, Alexandria’s ancient Greek influence is easy to spot. Find hidden treasures in the western end of Midan Tahrir, where the city’s vibrant souq area is filled with all kinds of clothes, jewellery and artefacts.

Useful information

Visa

When you plan your trip to Alexandria, make sure put visa documentation at the top of your list. Depending on which country you are from, visa requirements can vary - so check with your embassy to find out what you’ll need.

Currency

During your stay in Alexandria you’ll use Egypt’s national currency – the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Frequently used notes include: 25pt, 50pt, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100 and £200.

Language

You’ll likely find that Egyptian Arabic is the most common spoken language in Alexandria, although classical Arabic is the official language.

Weather

Alexandria’s Mediterranean climate means you’ll enjoy warm weather when you visit. Average temperatures range from 14°C in January to 28°C in July and August.

Getting around

Travel through Alexandria either by tram, taxi or bus. Alexandria’s tram system is an inexpensive option – catch the yellow tram (number 25) from Raml Station to Ras el-Tin and Fort Qaitbey.

Airport information

You’ll be flying to and from Borg El Arab Airport with flydubai, which is 34km south-west of Alexandria. Parking and taxis are readily available, as well as car hire from the airport itself.

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