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Upscale luxury hotels in Port Said
An upscale full service hotel facility in Port Said that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Port Said hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Historic inns and boutique hotels in Port Said
Boutique hotels of Port Said are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Port Said boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Port Said may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized Port Said hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Port Said traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Port Said hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Port Said
A bed and breakfast in Port Said is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Port Said bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Port Said B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Port Said
Port Said hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Port Said hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Port Said
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Port Said hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Port Said lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Port Said
Port Said timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Port Said often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Port Said on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Port Said
A Port Said motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Port Said for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Port Said motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Port Said
بورسعيد
Borsaʿīd
Port said egypt (6).JPG
Flag of Port Said
Flag
Official seal of Port Said
Seal
Nickname(s): The valiant city
Port Said is located in Egypt
Port Said
Port Said
Location in Egypt
Coordinates:  / 31.250; 32.283  / 31.250; 32.283
Country Egypt
Governorate Port Said
Founded 1859
Government
• Governor Adel Mohamed Ibrahim
Area
• Total 1,351.1 km (521.7 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2010)
• Total 603,787
• Density 450/km (1,200/sq mi)
CAPMS 2010 Census
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 66
Website Official website (Arabic)
Port Said and Suez Canal

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد‎‎ Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete).

There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look. Port Said's twin city is Port Fuad, which lies on the eastern bank of the canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there is hardly any town centre in Port Fuad. The cities are connected by free ferries running all through the day, and together they form a metropolitan area with over a million residents that extends both on the African and the Asian sides of the Suez Canal. The only other metropolitan area in the world that also spans two continents is Istanbul.

Port Said acted as a global city since its establishment and flourished particularly during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century when it was inhabited by various nationalities and religions. Most of them were from Mediterranean countries, and they coexisted in tolerance, forming a cosmopolitan community. Referring to this fact Rudyard Kipling once said "If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said".

Port Said: Etymology

The name of Port Said first appeared in 1855, It was chosen by an International committee composed of Great Britain, France, the Russian Empire, Austria, Spain and Piedmont. It is a compound name which composed of two parts: Port (marine harbour) and Said (the name of the ruler of Egypt at that time), who granted Ferdinand de Lesseps the concession to dig the Suez Canal.

Port Said: History

See also: Timeline of Port Said
Ferdinand de Lesseps monument on the tourist jetty
The office of the Suez Canal Company in Port Said built in 1893

Port Said was founded by Sa'id of Egypt on Easter Monday, April 25, 1859, when Ferdinand de Lesseps gave the first symbolic swing of the pickaxe to signal the beginning of construction. The first problem encountered was the difficulty for ships to drop anchor nearby. Luckily, a single rocky outcrop flush with the shoreline was discovered a few hundred meters away. Equipped with a wooden wharf, it served as a mooring berth for the boats. Soon after, a wooden jetty was built, connecting the departure islet, as it quickly became known, to the beach. This rock could be considered the heart of the developing city, and it was on this highly symbolic site, forty years later, that a monument to de Lesseps was erected.

There were no local resources here. Everything Port Said needed had to be imported: wood, stone, supplies, machinery, equipment, housing, food and even water. Giant water storage containers were erected to supply fresh water until the Sweet Water Canal could be completed. One of the most pressing problems was the lack of stone. Early buildings were often imported in kit form and made great use of wood. A newly developed technique was used to construct the jetties called conglomerate concrete or "Beton Coignet", which was named after its inventor Francois Coignet. Artificial blocks of concrete were sunk into the sea to be the foundations of the jetties. Still more innovative was the use of the same concrete for the lighthouse of Port Said, the only original building still standing in Port Said. In 1859 the first 150 laborers camped in tents around a wooden shed. A year later, the number of inhabitants had risen to 2000 - with the European contingent housed in wooden bungalows imported from northern Europe. By 1869, when the canal opened, the permanent population had reached 10,000. The European district, clustered around the waterfront, was separated from the Arab district, Gemalia, 400 meters (1,300 ft) to the west, by a wide strip of sandy beach where a tongue of Lake Manzala reached towards the sea. This inlet soon dried out and was replaced by buildings, over time there was no division between the European and Arab quarters.

French map of Port Said, ca. 1914

At the start of the twentieth century, two things happened to change Port Said: in 1902, Egyptian cotton from Mataria started to be exported via Port Said; and in 1904 a standard gauge railway opened to Cairo. The result was to attract a large commercial community and to raise its social status. In particular a sizable Greek community grew up. In 1907, the quickly growing city had about 50,000 inhabitants, among whom were 11,000 Europeans "of all nations". Following the end of the World War I, the directors of the Suez Canal Company decided to create a new city on the Asian bank, building 300 houses for its labourers and functionaries. Port Fouad was designed by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The houses follow the French model. The new city was founded in December 1926.

Since its foundation people of all nationalities and religions had been moving to the city and each community brought in its own customs, cuisine, religion and architecture. By the late 1920s the population numbered over 100,000 people. In the 1930s for example there were elegant public buildings designed by Italian architects. The old Arab Quarter was swallowed up into the thriving city. Port Said by now was a thriving, bustling international port with a multi-national population: Jewish merchants, Egyptian shopkeepers, Greek photographers, Italian architects, Swiss hoteliers, Maltese administrators, Scottish engineers, French bankers and diplomats from all around the world. All lived and worked alongside the large local Egyptian community. And always passing through were international travelers to and from Africa, India and the Far East. Intermarriage between French, Italian and Maltese was particularly common, resulting in a local Latin and Catholic community like those of Alexandria and Cairo. French was the common language of the European and non-Arab population, and often the first language of children born to parents from different communities. Italian was also widely spoken and was the mother tongue of part of the Maltese community, since the ancestors of the latter had come to Egypt before the Anglicization of Malta in the 1920s. Multilingualism was a characteristic of the foreign population of Port Said, with most people continuing to speak community languages as well as the common French.

Since its establishment Port Said played a significant role in Egyptian history. The British entered Egypt through the city in 1882, starting their occupation of Egypt. In 1936 a treaty was signed between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Egypt called the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936. It stipulated the British pledge to withdraw all their troops from Egypt, except those necessary to protect the Suez Canal and its surroundings. Following World War II, Egypt denounced the Treaty of 1936, leading to skirmishes with British troops guarding the Canal in 1951.

The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 occurred. Then in 1956, President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal Company. The nationalisation escalated tension with Britain and France, who colluded with Israel to invade Egypt, the invasion known in Egypt as the tripartite aggression or the Suez Crisis. The main battles occurred in Port Said, which played a historic role in the Suez Crisis. The withdrawal of the last soldier of foreign troops was on the 23rd of December 1956. Since then, this day was chosen as Port Said's national day. It is widely celebrated annually in Port Said. The French-speaking European community had begun to emigrate to Europe, Australia, South Africa and elsewhere in 1946 and most of the remainder left Egypt in the wake of the Suez Crisis, paralleling the contemporary exodus of French-speaking Europeans from Tunisia.

After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, also called the Six-Day War, the Suez Canal was closed by an Egyptian blockade until 5 June 1975, and the residents of Port Said were evacuated by the Egyptian government to prepare for the Yom Kippur War (1973). The city was re-inhabited after the war and the reopening of the Canal. In 1976, Port Said was declared a duty-free port, attracting people from all over Egypt. Now the population of the city is 603,787.

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Port Said: Geography

Port Said: Climate

Port Said has a hot desert climate (BWh) according to Köppen climate classification, but blowing winds from the Mediterranean Sea greatly moderates the temperatures, typical to the northern coast of Egypt, making its summers moderately hot and humid while its winters mild and moderately wet when sleet and hail are also common, yet less common than in Alexandria because Port Said is drier. January and February are the coolest months while the hottest are July and August.

The highest record temperature was 44 °C (111 °F), recorded on June 20, 1988, while the lowest record temperature was 0 °C (32 °F), recorded on December 25, 1979.

Port Said, Kosseir, Ras El Bar, Baltim, Damietta and Alexandria have the least temperature variation in Egypt, additionally, Mersa Matruh and Port Said have the coolest summer days of any other cities or resorts, although not significantly cooler than other northern coastal places.

Climate data for Port Said
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
31.9
(89.4)
34.6
(94.3)
41.8
(107.2)
45.0
(113)
44.0
(111.2)
36.4
(97.5)
35.1
(95.2)
35.6
(96.1)
34.8
(94.6)
33.9
(93)
25.9
(78.6)
45.0
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
17.9
(64.2)
19.4
(66.9)
22.5
(72.5)
25.1
(77.2)
28.2
(82.8)
30.0
(86)
30.3
(86.5)
28.8
(83.8)
26.7
(80.1)
23.0
(73.4)
19.4
(66.9)
24.1
(75.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
15.1
(59.2)
16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
22.4
(72.3)
25.3
(77.5)
27.2
(81)
27.3
(81.1)
26.3
(79.3)
24.1
(75.4)
20.4
(68.7)
16.5
(61.7)
21.3
(70.3)
Average low °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.3
(61.3)
18.8
(65.8)
22.1
(71.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
21.3
(70.3)
17.5
(63.5)
12.8
(55)
18.0
(64.4)
Record low °C (°F) 4.2
(39.6)
6.2
(43.2)
5.0
(41)
9.1
(48.4)
12.0
(53.6)
17.7
(63.9)
20.2
(68.4)
20.2
(68.4)
19.5
(67.1)
14.4
(57.9)
2.2
(36)
0.0
(32)
2.2
(36)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.71)
12
(0.47)
10
(0.39)
5
(0.2)
4
(0.16)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.12)
8
(0.31)
7
(0.28)
16
(0.63)
83
(3.27)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 2.3 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.2 2.0 9.9
Average relative humidity (%) 68 66 65 64 66 67 68 68 68 65 67 69 67
Mean monthly sunshine hours 213.9 206.2 266.6 294.0 337.9 360.0 378.2 365.8 330.0 310.0 261.0 204.6 3,528.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 6.9 7.3 8.6 9.8 10.9 12.0 12.2 11.8 11.0 10.0 8.7 6.6 9.6
Source #1: NOAA
Source #2: Arab Meteorology Book, Climate Charts, Voodoo Skies

Port Said: Modern city

Port Said: Districts

Modern Port Said is divided into seven districts:

  • Al-Ganoub District:
  • Al-Zohour District:
  • Al-Dawahy District:
  • Al-Sharq District:
  • Al-Manakh District:
  • Al-Arab District:
  • Gharb District:

There is also Port Fouad city under the jurisdiction of the Port Said governorate forming metropolitan Port Said.

Port Said: Squares

  • Mansheya Square, in Al-Sharq district
  • Al-Shohda Square, in Al-Sharq district
  • AL-Mohafza Square (The governorate Square), in Al-Sharq district
  • AL-Sayed Metwaly Square (formerly Al-Estad Square), in Al-Manakh district
  • Volgograd Square, in Al-Manakh district
  • Bizerte Square, in Al-Zohour district
  • Haye Al-Zohour Square, in Al-Zohour district
  • AL-Horeya garden Square, in Port Fouad city

Port Said: Recreational

  • Ferial Garden
  • The History Garden
  • Montaza Gardens
  • Al-Amal Garden
  • Al-Farama Garden
  • AL-Horeya Garden
  • Saad Zaghlul Garden
  • Restaurants Complex

Port Said: Education

Port Said: Colleges and universities

Port Said has a number of higher education institutions. Port Said University is a public university that follows the Egyptian system of higher education. The most notable faculties of the university are the faculty of engineering and the faculty of science. In addition, the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport is a semi-private educational institution that offers courses for high school, undergraduate level students, postgraduate. It is considered the most reputable university in Egypt after the AUC American University in Cairo because of its worldwide recognition from (board of engineers at UK & ABET in USA). Sadat Academy for Management Sciences is an Egyptian Public Academy under the authorization of the Ministry of higher education.

Port Said: Schools

Port Said contains about 349 schools in all different educational stages between governmental, experimental, private language schools beside French historical schools.

Port Said: Transport

Port Said: Port

Suez Canal
Legend
km
Mediterranean Sea
Approaches(Southward convoy waiting area)
0.0 Port Said
lighthouse, fishing harbour, cruise terminal
Port Said (city), former headquarters
Port Said harbour, Port Fuad (city),
East Port, SCCT container terminal
E-class turning dock
Shohada 25 January Bridge
51.5
Ballah (former by-pass)
59.9
Eastern lane: second shipping lane, New Suez Canal
El Ferdan Railway Bridge
76.5 Ismaïlia, SCA headquarters
Lake Timsah
95.0 Deversoir
Great Bitter Lake
Small Bitter Lake
Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
overhead powerline
162 Suez, Suez Port
Petroleum Dock, Port Tewfik
Gulf of Suez(Northward convoy waiting area)
Red Sea


Legend:
Navigable canal
Anchorage
Dock, industrial or logistical area
Village or town, feature
Railroad (defunct) with swing bridge

The Port of Port Said is the 28th-busiest seaport for container transport, the second-busiest in the Arab world (narrowly behind the port of Salalah in Oman), and the busiest container seaport in Egypt, with 3,470,000 TEU transported in 2009. It is divided into:

  • Port Said Port
  • East Port Said Port

The port is bordered, seaward, by an imaginary line from the western breakwater boundary till the eastern breakwater end. And from the Suez Canal area, it is bordered by an imaginary line extending transversely from the southern bank of the Canal connected to Manzala Lake, and the railways arcade livestock.

  • Length: 8 km (5 mi)
  • Depth: 13.72 m (45.01 ft)
  • Length: 19.5 km (12 mi)
  • Depth: 18.29 m (60.01 ft)

Port Said: Approach area

Port Said Canal in 1880

Two breakwaters protect the port entrance channel: the western breakwater is about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) long, and the eastern breakwater is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km).

Port Said: Dwelling area

The Suez Canal dwelling area is situated between latitudes 31° 21' N and 31° 25' N and longitudes 32° 16.2°' E and 32° 20.6' E. where vessels awaiting to accede Port Said port stay whether to join the North convoy to transit the Suez Canal to carry out stevedoring operations or to be supplied with provisions and bunkers. The dwelling area is divided into two sections: The Northern Area is allocated for vessels with deep drafts. The Southern Area is for all vessel types.

Port Said: Airports

Port Said is served by Port Said Airport located about 6 km (3.7 mi) away from city centre.

The airport was reopened in February 2011 after being modernised to be fit for international flights. Scheduled flights from the airport ceased in 1996.

Port Said: Highways

There are three main highways that connect Port Said to other cities in Egypt:

  • International coastal road - a 257 kilometres (160 mi) east-west highway that connects Port Said to Alexandria along the Mediterranean coast
  • Desert Road - a 215 kilometres (134 mi) north-south route via Al Ismaileya - Port Saeed and Masr - Al Ismaileya Desert Road from Port Said to Cairo
  • International Coastal Road - a 53 kilometres (33 mi) east-west highway from Port Said - Damietta

Port Said: Train

The Port Said train station is on Mustafa Kamal Street and was built around 1904 when the Egyptian Railway Authority extended service in the region.

There are frequent train services from Cairo, Alexandria and other main Egyptian cities to Port Said. The travel time between Cairo and Port Said is about four hours while the Alexandria - Port Said route can be covered in about six hours. Intercity passenger service is operated by Egyptian National Railways. Tickets can be reserved online using the Egyptian National Railways website.

Port Said: Ferry

Ferry in its way to Port Fouad

Port Said is linked by the Ferry to its twin city Port Fouad which is considered the Asian part of this Afro-Asian governorate "Port Said" on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal, the ferry is used to cross the Canal between the two cities holding both people and cars as well for free, the time between the two cities across the canal by using the ferry doesn't exceed 10 minutes.

Port Said: Other means of public transport

Public buses are operated by Port Said Governorate's Agency for Public Passenger Transport. Private Transport also are available referred to as Micro Buses (14 seat minibus).Saloon car Taxicabs are comfort white and blue with reasonable price. Earlier trolleybus existed in city.

Port Said: Culture

Port Said: Libraries

Misr Public Library in Port Said was inaugurated in 2004 near the beach to serve the people of the city. The total area of the library about 12,500 meters (41,000 ft) and it is surrounded by a garden and a cafeteria to serve the visitors. The library is divided into halls for children, adults, training center, a distinct hall for seminars and a hall for audio-visual materials. The library at the time of its inauguration reached about 14,000 books and was supplied by encyclopedias and modern references.

Port Said: Theaters

  • Port Said Opera House, was inaugurated on 28 December 2016, where Classical Music, Arabic Music, Opera and Ballet will be performed.

Port Said: Museums

  • Port Said National Museum, is located on Palestine street in front of the tourist jetty, near the centre of the city. It contains about 9000 artifacts that narrate the story of Port Said and Egypt.
  • Port Said Military Museum, was inaugurated in 1964. It is located in 23 July street, It narrates the story of the Egyptian resistance in Port Said for the tripartite aggression during the Suez Crisis in 1956, the wars of 1967 and 1973, and it also contains a hall that narrates the genesis of the city and the Suez Canal.
  • Museum of Modern Art in Egypt, is a modern and contemporary art museum, located in Shohada Square, in Port Said, Egypt, beneath the Obelisk of Martyrs.
  • Museum of the Authority of the Suez Canal, was inaugurated in August 2015, It narrates the story of the Suez Canal since its establishment.

Port Said: Sports

The main sport that interests Port Saidis is football, as is the case in the rest of Egypt and Africa, meanwhile Port Saidis are known by their enthusiasm in supporting their popular team Al-Masry Club.

Port Said Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Port Said, Egypt. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship, 2006 African Cup of Nations, 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Egypt. The stadium was built in 1954. It holds 17,988 people. Port Said Stadium riot took place there 2012.

The second most popular sport in Port Said is Handball, the city has a club called Port Said Club that won many local and African tournaments during the nineties.

Port Said Hall is an Indoor Hall in Port Said that hosts competitions of Handball, Basketball and Volleyball, and was used for the 1999 World Men's Handball Championship held in Egypt. It holds 5000 people.

Hockey and other sports are practiced on a lower scale.

Port Said: Tourism

Headquarter of Suez Canal Authority in Port Said

Port Said is a main summer resort and tourist attraction, due to its public and private beaches, cosmopolitan heritage, Museums and duty-free port, beside the other landmarks like the Lighthouse of Port Said, Port Said Martyrs Memorial that has the shape of the Pharaonic ancient obelisks and the building of the Suez Canal Authority headquarter in Port Said, also Tennis island situated in lake Manzaleh is a destination that attracts tourists to enjoy visiting this ancient Islamic city which was demolished during the crusades.

Ashtoum el-Gamil is a national park and Natural Protected area Location: 7 km west of Port Said on "Port Said-Damietta" coastal road (The Lake Manzalah is in connection with the Mediterranean through Ashtoum El Gamil .In front of the mouth of the Lake is located Tanees Island. All the area is a very important place for birds.) Area: 180 km2 Type: Nature Reserve Year of establishment: 1988 Objective: Conservation of migratory birds Management: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).

Read more: http://www.touregypt.net/parks/Ashtum.htm#ixzz3lYzEXZvw

Port Said: Notable natives

  • Abdulrahman Fawzi, (former Egyptian player in Al-Masry, participated in the World Cup 1934)
  • Abdel Rahman Shokry, (Egyptian poet)
  • Amr Diab, (Egyptian singer and composer and best-selling Arab recording artist)
  • El-Sayed El-Dhizui, (former Egyptian player in Al-Masry and one of the top scorers in the Egyptian Premier League)
  • Ahmed El-Shenawy, Egyptian football team player
  • George Isaac, (Egyptian activist)
  • Hans Dijkstal, (Dutch politician "former Deputy Prime Minister")
  • Ibrahim El Batout, (Egyptian director)
  • Kamal Darwish, (current president of Zamalek SC)
  • Mohamed Shawky, (professional football player with Al-Ahly)
  • Mohamed Zidan, (professional football player with Borussia Dortmund)
  • Mosaad Nour, (former Egyptian player in Al-Masry Club "the historic star of the team")

Port Said: International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Egypt

Port Said: Twin towns - sister cities

Port Said is twinned with:

  • Russia Volgograd, Russia (1962)
  • Tunisia Bizerte, Tunisia (1977)

Port Said: See also

  • Port Said Governorate
  • Governorates of Egypt
  • Tennis, Egypt
  • List of cities in Egypt

Port Said: Further reading

  • Helen Chapin Metz. Egypt: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1990., Helen Chapin Metz, ed.

Port Said: References

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