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can I spend sterling in egypt

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yeah you can, if you are in tourstic city like sharm el sheikh or luxor,, but in cairo and other cites its better if u change it to egyptain money 1 sterlin is like 9 egyptain pounds..
sterling can be spend in all over the world , but in egypt it will be beter for you if you use egyptian pounds but you have to note that inside hotels and nile crusies the bill at the end of your stay she be set by forigen curency
Hi,
In touristic city like Hurghada, people like USD or euros or EGP! but there is a lot of place to change pounds. And a lot of ATM to take money.
most places(big malls/hypermarkets)accept EGP/VISA payment only,some others accept USD but I think you may need to have your GBP exchanged,or simply go to an ATM and get some cash in EGP whenever you need,as it's the easiest to use EGP anywhere in Egypt(small shops,bazars,...etc)
yes you can spend sterling in Egypt..sterling is recognized currency in egypt ..but for your convenience you can exchange sterling with Euro...so you won't have to change it in some places..Euro is more spread here in egypt
Hi, no in cairo no But you can maybe in sharm alshaisk and hurgada.
yes ofcourse u can
but its better to have egyptian pounds on you
also u can exchange sterling wz L.E almost everywhere in Egypt
It is not prefer to use sterling in Egypt you can use the US dollar or the Euros in Egypt it easily used.
it is better to change your sterling in egyptian LE
it is better to change your sterling in egyptian LE
Better change to Dollar or L.E
yes they do
yes they do
It's better to exchange it to USD or egyptian pound...
don't worry my friend . u can change hard currency here in every city in egypt u can contact me on 002 0108195191 i'm a tor guide and working in cairo i can help u !!! u can contact me on msn ;
yes you can, but in the major places like hotels and brand cafes, but it will be better to change it first to Egyptian pounds first, and enjoy your staying
Hi David,

In Egypt it is better to spend in EGP.
To excahnge from sterling to EGP it is better to do in Egypt rather than in the UK because in Egypt they do not deduct % commission as in UK, so you have several options:
1- To exchange at airport in Egypt when arrive.
2- To exchange from banks out of the airport (during working hours from 8.30am - 2.00 pm but closed over weekend; Fridays & Saturdays.
3- To excahnge from exchange shops available in the streets wherever you go ( daily from 10am - 10 pm & working 7days a week).


Please be noted the exchange rate is written on bulletin either in banks or exchange shops and they do not deduct % commission as in UK (simply what is written is what you get in hands).

Todays rate (22nd of September) 1 Sterl = 9.0796 EGP

Hope that would be helpful.
Hi, dollars and Euro will be better, but it is easy to change money, a lot of the atm's even have a change facility.
David, there are possibly hotels in Sharm of Hurghada that will take sterling or US$ but it is far better (and safer) to use Egyptian pounds (LE) everywhere. This is the only currency you will be able to use in shops, malls and in everywhere in Cairo (as far as I know).

You will find plenty of places to change your money (do it here in Egypt), hotels, banks, at the airport. Government banks close at 2.00 pm and are closed Sat and Sunday, other non-govt banks are open until 5.00 pm. ATMs are all over Cairo and give out LE but in larger notes.You need to get hold of small notes, especially 1 and 5 pound notes to use as tips for small services (expected everywhere - see my advice about tipping

My advice is only use LE.

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to be in touch if I can be of any mroe assistance.

Lyndall Osborne
Nile Wave Travel
yes,so much easy,any place,any bank
cairo no but alix i like it
Hi,
Welcome to Egypt in advance.
I think it will be better for you to use Eyptian pounds instead for your local expenses & you can use sterling at hotels for your accommodation bookings.
Best regards
Hala
You can in Sharm El-Sheik or Hurghada..
But in other cities I advise that you use Egyptian Pounds..you can exchange currencies in banks anywhere in Egypt
Sir,i would like to inform you iam living in Port Said.yes you can but its beter for you to change GPB to EL using the banks this makes you to be in safe side.
Foreign currency is easy to use anywhere in Egypt but for the majority of people who want the best rate of exchange for ease of shopping and entertainment - change their sterling when they arrive to Egypt. The Bank at the airport as you arrive offers a good rate of exchange, plus there are banks and cash points throughout the town. The rates vary in different banks so look for the best deal when you arrive. You are welcome to e-mail me or check out my website ‘the book Sharm’ when you are due and I will tell you the rate of the day. If you are coming to Sharm el Sheikh I can point you in the direction of the best banks. Linda
thanks for your advice
yea dave you can spend it here but its better if you excahnge it to Egyptian to be able to spend it anywhere
specially if you where some places dont so you can excahnge if from any bank here
hope you have good time here if you have any more Qu just email me at
yea dave you can spend it here but its better if you excahnge it to Egyptian to be able to spend it anywhere
specially if you where some places dont so you can excahnge if from any bank here
hope you have good time here if you have any more Qu just email me at
Actually it'd be better if you exchange it at any exchanging agency..that would make it a lot easier for you =)
thanks
Yes
currency change is available in banks and currency offices. touristic city may use dollars and gift shops in khan elkhalili can use dollars or sterlings as well
yes you can spend
in touristic cities .. usd , euro and GBP are acceptable .. in cairo not all places do so.. best thing to have both of LE n GBP on ya ..

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