Western Desert

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Egypt's Western Desert.

Information

Bank in Siwa Oasis

Banque du Caire

Two-hundred metres north from the King Fuad Mosque, this bank is purported to be the only all-mud-brick bank in the world. The ATM usually works but – just in case – you're better off bringing enough money to...

Tourist Information in Siwa Oasis

Tourist Office

Siwa’s tourist officer, Mahdi Hweiti, is extremely knowledgeable about the oasis and can help arrange desert safaris or trips to surrounding villages. The office is opposite the bus station.

Tourist Information in Mut

Tourist Office

Friendly tourist-office director Mohsen Abdel Moneem can help with all your oasis queries in Kharga, Dakhka and Farafra.

Tourist Information in Al Kharga

New Valley Tourist Office

Friendly tourist office director Mohsen Abdel Moneem can help with all your oasis queries in Kharga, Dakhka and Farafra.

Tourist Information in Bawiti

Tourist Office

Run by the friendly Yehia Kandeel, who can also be contacted on 012-2321-6790.

Bank in Mut

Bank Misr

Has an ATM, exchanges cash and makes cash advances on Visa and MasterCard.