Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) is a seaport city (population ca. 497,000) in north-eastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez (a branch of the Red Sea), near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has three harbors, Adabya, Ain Sukhna and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area.
Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said, and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
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image via historic hotels. Old hotels speak with words that time forgot, where cracks line the ceilings and furniture groans and creaks ... In a country where culture lives in every corner, Egypt’s oldest hotels bear witness to the years of changing history – housing visitors from all around the world ... SteigenbergerCecilHotel, Alexandria.
the restaurants and hotels sector, which witnessed a growth of 62.8 percent, telecommunications by 16.4 percent, the SuezCanal by 13 percent, the manufacturing industry by 10.3 percent and construction and building at a rate of 8.2 percent .
The whole project has been engraved in the glorious Galala Mountains and is only 45 minutes from the New AdministrativeCapital and close to the SuezCanal axis as well as the center of the city of Galala. ...Home to ten thousand housing and hotel units that range in size from 73 to 500 square meters with EGP 18 billion worth of investments, Dr.
HariSukumar, vice president (operations) at a luxury hotel in the city, told PTI that hotels used to bustle with foreigners, free independent travellers (FIT) and destination wedding parties from October to March, the peak tourism season in Agra... star hotels have been cancelled.
The SanRaphael party in my college rooms … driving a UN half-track while somewhat “refreshed” after racing on the SuezCanal … opening a barrel of Harp lager (remember that stuff?) with some angle iron in a hotel bathroom and trying to hide the evidence by slinging it into the ...
Open jobs rose in restaurants and hotels, education, and health care. They fell in construction, finance, and transportation and warehousing.SuezCanal releases ship after deal. ISMAILIA, Egypt — Suez Canal authorities on ... The Suez Canal Authority did not reveal details on the terms.
CAIRO – 31 May 2021 ... ... . El-Said noted that the sectorial distribution of the estimated production for the year of the plan shows that the fast-growing sectors include restaurants, hotels and telecommunications, construction and building, petroleum, the SuezCanal, and health and educational services. . Dr ... ... ... .
SuezCanalAuthority says Egypt's position strong in 'Ever Given' dispute ... Ms Zayed said 26 centres would administer shots to workers in sectors including petroleum, electricity, aviation, railways and public transport, and at the Suez Canal. She said that all hotel employees in ...
SuezCanalAuthority says Egypt's position strong in 'Ever Given' dispute ... The minister also noted the opening of 26 specialised centres to administer vaccines to workers in a number of sectors including petroleum, electricity, aviation, railways, public transport, and the Suez Canal.
Those who tuned in to Sky News at 3.30 to see a special entitled “The SuezCanal and the BillionDollarBoat” would have been mightily confused, and possibly left none the wiser when the newsreader announced “we are changing our programming to bring you the latest on the invasion at Old Trafford” ... (Back to Frazer at the LowryHotel.