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Stop – it’s Ramadan!  Part One: Fasting and Family

Stop – it’s Ramadan! Part One: Fasting and Family

One of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar is the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it has a huge impact on all of society. Working hours and opening times of shops and sites are adjusted, and families and communities draw together in fasting and feasting.
Bedew your body with that which is innermost in the Sea of Truth

Bedew your body with that which is innermost in the Sea of Truth

Alcohol in the workplace? In ancient Egypt? Incredible! …Or is it?
Drama on the Nile

Drama on the Nile

Our gaze falls on a nymph encased in a glass coffin, secluded from view in a grotto. This is the resting-place of Isadora ...
The Place of the Dead – Zawjet el-Meitin (Saujet el-Meitin, زاوية الميتين)

The Place of the Dead – Zawjet el-Meitin (Saujet el-Meitin, زاوية الميتين)

This fascinating “place of the dead” is necropolis and also a cradle of life and vitality.
Art on the River

Art on the River

On our Dahabeeya Abundance, we like to immerse our guests in beauty and style as they enjoy the luxury only a voyage on a dahabeeya can give. One of the ways we love to do this is by displaying original
El-Minia – Hollywood at the Nile

El-Minia – Hollywood at the Nile

El Minya is an El Dorado for archaeologists and archaeology fans, just a short distance from some of Egypt’s most stunning highlights
Unknown Egypt – The Rock Tombs of Meir

Unknown Egypt – The Rock Tombs of Meir

The Rock Tombs of Meir are among the hidden highlights of Central Egypt, with their naturalistic portrayals of daily life. But groups of international visitors rarely stray to this necropolis ...
Captain Mohamed Sails the Nile

Captain Mohamed Sails the Nile

As we leave the shaded medieval alleys and magnificent Temple of Khnum in Esna behind us, Captain Mohamed unfurls the splendid sails of the Dahabeeya Abundance. Dahabeeyas need to be pulled by a strong tugboat when there is no wind.
The private tombs on the West Bank of (Luxor) – Time capsules that reveal the past

The private tombs on the West Bank of (Luxor) – Time capsules that reveal the past

Even after more than 3000 years, the frescos in the tombs of the high-ranking Egyptians still glow as colorfully as ever. However, in contrast to the paintings in the far better-known tombs of the Valley of the Kings, these depict not only scenes from the afterlife, but also – and, indeed, principally – daily life in this world.
Fairytale Setting Straight Out Of The Arabian Nights

Fairytale Setting Straight Out Of The Arabian Nights

Middle Egypt offers a fairytale setting straight out of the Arabian Nights, with spectacular temples and tombs from the era of the Pharaohs and stunning monasteries and churches from the earliest days of Christianity.