Red Sea resorts

If it’s sun, sand and sea you’re after, try a few nights in a Red Sea beach resort. Sharm El Sheikh is the heavyweight — think five-star hotels, shopping malls and all-go nightlife. And all with a desert backdrop. Hurghada is the other big name in these parts. Scuba divers come from near and far to check out its coral reefs and plateaus. Grab a room in Marsa Alam, meanwhile, and you’ll discover an up-and-coming resort that does a line in relaxation.

Historic Luxor

If Nile river cruises and the pyramids are more your cuppa, holiday in Luxor. The iconic river runs right by the city, along with a café-stocked prom. The Temple of Karnak is another must-see, having racked up over 1,300 years on the planet. Alternatively, hop on a day trip to chaotic Cairo — via the Giza pyramids, of course.

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