Living in Egypt
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
|Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Egypt
| Business and Economy in Egypt
The U.K.-based Financial Times reports on world business, finance and politics. The website also has a homepage for the USA, Europe, and Asia, with a section on the Middle East and Africa that includes reports on Egypt.
The Economist is a British weekly newsmagazine reporting on the global economy, politics etc. The Country Briefings, compiled for 60 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit, provides extensive economic and political data, as well as links to articles. Take a look at the Egypt Country Briefing.
World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including Egypt.
International Monetary Fund, www.imf.org, promoted financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 184 member countries. The website provides country information (including Egypt) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.
U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including Egypt.
| Expatriate Websites and Resources
FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas), www.fawco.org, is an international network to support American women living abroad with over 70 member clubs worldwide, including Egypt: The Women's Association of Cairo, 21 Boulos Hanna Street Dokki, Egypt. TEl: +202 760 3457; Fax: +2027603457; email@example.com.
AlloExpat.com is an information portal and forum for expatriates living in or moving to the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, including a section on Egypt.
Alternative Egypt, www.alternativeegypt.com, is an excellent oline travel guide full of practical information.
Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with a section for Egypt.
Expat Exchange provides a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about Egypt.
Expat Web Directory provides listings of expatriate discussion groups and forums for most countries, including Egypt.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Egypt, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Living in Egypt: Community Services Association (CSA), www.livinginegypt.org, offers programs, activities and services in support of the international expatriate community working and living in Egypt.
Young Americans for Egypt, groups.yahoo.com/group/youngamericansforegypt/, sponsored by Hands Along the Nile Development Services, Inc., www.handsalongthenile.org, promotes cultural understanding of Egypt among young Americans.
| Government and International Organizations
America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), www.amideast.org, is a nonprofit organization that promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt.
Egyptian American Community Foundation (EACF), www.eacfoundation.org, is a non-profit organization that supports humanitarian and social initiatives in Egypt and the United States, and promotes a spirit of friendship between Egyptian Americans and the American community at-large;
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037;
Tel. (202) 467-8333; Fax (202) 466-3079; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organziation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), www.oic-oci.org, is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Islamic countries, with the goal to promote political, cultural and economic cooperation. Egypt is among the members.
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), www.oapecorg.org, is an organization of 11 Arab countries (including Egypt) providing support to the Arab oil industry. The site also provides detailed information and data about oil production.
United Nations Development Programme provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, with a section on Arab States, including Egypt.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt, www.usaid.gov, provides development aid in a variety of fields, such as health, economic development, etc. The website gives an overview of the agency's activities in Egypt.
The World Bank provides extensive political and economic analysis and data, and has a section on the Middle East, including Egypt.
Al Ahram Weekly Online, weekly.ahram.org.eg, is a Cairo-bases weekly newspaper.
Aljazeera.net, english.aljazeera.net, is the English-language homepage of the Aljazeera satellite network.
Business Today Egypt, www.businesstodayegypt.com, is a monthly English-language business magazine.
Encyclopedia of the Orient, lexicorient.com, is an online encyclopedia covering North Africa and the Middle East.
Egypt Today, www.egypttoday.com, is a monthly current affairs magazine in Egypt and the Middle East.
EgyptSearch.com, www.egyptsearch.com, is an Egyptian search engine, with business listings, lots of information and links.
Kidon Media Link an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Egypt.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Egypt.
| Recommended Reading on Egypt
| Travel Information for Egypt
Egypt Travel, www.egypt.travel, is another official travel website for Egypt.
Egypt Travel Information, www.ask-aladdin.com, provides travel information about Egypt.
Africa Guide.com provides travel information for Northern African and Sub-Saharan countries, among them Egypt; the site also has an Egypt Travel Forum.
Alternative Egypt, www.alternativeegypt.com, is "The Online Guide for the Independent Traveller."
Fodor's provides miniguides for many destinations worldwide, including Cairo.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Africa, including Egypt.
Rough Guides Destinations, offer a lot of useful travel advice and information, with a section on Egypt.
Tour Egypt, www.touregypt.net, is an online travel guide to Egypt.
WordTravels provides travel information for most countries worldwide, including Egypt.