Wikitravel Press has created the official Wikimania 2008 travel guide to Cairo and Alexandria. The guide is licensed under Creative Commons by-sa 1.0, and it's available for your reading and editing pleasure at the Wikitravel website:
Printed copies of the June guidebook will be distributed on site (while supplies last), but those wanting to grab a copy before the conference can buy it online (US$11.99) — new July version now available. Take a look at the Alexandria sample chapter (PDF, 6.3 MB) to see what it looks like!
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The Egyptian pound or gineih (Arabic: الجنيه المصرى, el-Gineih el-Maṣrī) is the currency of Egypt. It is divided into 100 qirsh (قرش) (pronounced irsh, piastres in English), or 1000 malleem (مليم) (milliemes). The ISO 4217 code is EGP.
Banking Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks and Money Exchange outlets. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Master card, Visa, and American Express.
Banks are working on Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 A.M till 5:00 P.M.. some Banks are working from 8:30 A.M till 2:00 P.M.