A couple at a beach – CC via Pixabay/bobschwenkler
CAIRO – 14 February 2018: Valentine’s Day comes on a Wednesday this year, not a weekend, but close enough. It’s not too late to postpone the celebration till you travel somewhere calm to spend the weekend with your significant other.
Many Egyptians are fond of Alexandria, and many love it especially in the winter, despite the cold and the rain. In fact, they find it romantic because of the cold and the rain. Luckily, Alexandria is only about 226 kilometers from Cairo, and it is generally a close city to residents of the entire Delta.
Stanley Bridge in Alexandria in August 2009 – CC via Wikimedia Commons/slashme
Admittedly, Siwa Oasis is a long way from Cairo and most Egyptian cities, being only 50 kilometers east of the Libyan border. However, the relaxation, clear air, and sunny weather are worth the travel. Enjoy a stunning sunset at Fitnas Island to relieve any stress.
Sunset at Fitnas Island in Siwa in October 2016 – CC via Wikimedia Commons/Mohamad Kassem
Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the town is calm, warm, and is perfect for honeymooners and Valentine’s Day alike. You can seek luxurious hotels and simple hut camps for romantic days and nights.
A beach in Nuweiba in September 2014 – CC via Wikimedia Commons/Ahmedherz
The Nile River in Nubia is not like the one in Cairo. It is bluer, clearer and just way more beautiful. To spend a couple of days next to the Nile in Heesa or Sehel islands and renting a boat before sunset would make a great weekend for couples.
Heesa Island in Nubia in February 2016 – CC via Wikimedia Commons/Al imenawar