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Aswan Travel Guide

Listing in Aswan

American Express: Located in the new Cataract; usually open Sun-Thurs 8am to 5pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 4pm, tel 097-306-983, fax 302-909.

Airline: EgyptAir on the Corniche, daily 8am to 8pm, tel 097-315-000, and in the airport tel 097-480-568, near the High Dam, 23km south of city. Airport police tel 097/480-509.
Banks: The Banque Misr, open usually Sun - Thurs 8.30am to 9pm and, has a cash dispenser Visa/MasterCard outside; Banque du Caire Sun-Thurs 8.30am to 2pm and 3 to 10pm, Bank of Alexandria open usually Sun - Thurs 8am to 2pm and the National Bank of Egypt open Sun - Thurs 8.30am to 2pm are all on the Corniche, and change currency and travellers' cheques.

Passport office: Situated on the 2nd floor of the Police Department, normally open Sun - Thurs 8am to 2pm, tel 097/312-238. Registration all day, visa extensions mornings only.

Foreign newspapers & books: Sold on the Corniche near the Horus, Hathor and Philae hotels.

Post office: Main GPO, daily except Fri 8am to 2pm, near the Rowing Club, the section for poste restante Sat - Thurs 9am to 2pm, is one block inland behind the Bank of Alexandria.

Pharmacies: Located next to the Banque du Caire on the Corniche, normally open daily 8am to 1am and closed 1 to 5pm on Fridays; tel 097/302-674. Also Galal, next to the Happi Hotel daily 7am to 3pm and 6 to 12pm, tel 097/303-011.

Internet: Currently there are 3 places in Aswan, however all have to wait and connect to a provider in Cairo. Happi Hotel charges ŁE50/hr or ŁE5 to send or receive an email. Is recommendable the Royal Restaurant (above Duty Free) is cheaper at ŁE30/hr or ŁE2.50 per email, whilst the Rosewan Hotel is ŁE60/hr and ŁE2 per email.

Thomas Cook: Located on the Corniche near the Police Department, open daily 8am to 8p, tel 097/304-011 and fax 306-209. Changes money, sells cheques and arranges tours to Abu Simbel.

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