ACE was opened in 2000 by a British-run charity to give free treatment for the working animals of Egyptians, particularly donkeys and horses, and is today a great veterinary hospital and animal welfare centre seeing up to 200 animals a day. Those distressed by the state of the horses in Luxor streets may like to see what is done here.

The centre also runs an education program receiving 80 local children a day, aiming to impart a love and care for animals. This is a great place to visit, and foreign children can spend the day at the centre to help care for the animals. Volunteers and donations are very welcome.