20 is the country code for Egypt.
Cairo is the capital city of Egypt.
How to Call Egypt from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in Egypt from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Egypt - 20.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in Egypt
Area codes for a selection of cities in Egypt are listed below:
- Alexandria – 3
- Arish – 68
- Aswan – 97
- Asyut – 88
- Benha – 13
- Beni Suef – 82
- Cairo and Giza – 2
- Damanhur – 45
- Damietta – 57
- El Mahalla El Kubra and Tanta – 40
- Faiyum – 84
- Hurghada and Red Sea – 65
- Ismailia – 64
- Mansoura – 50
- Minya – 86
- Port Said – 66
- Qena – 96
- Shibin El Kom – 48
- Sohag – 93
- Suez – 62
- Zagazig – 55
A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within Egypt or from an Egyptian mobile.
Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.
Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Cairo XXXXXXXX:
- From a landline in Cairo dial XXXXXXXX.
- From a landline in Egypt outside Cairo, dial 02-XXXXXXXX.
- From a mobile phone in Egypt, dial 02- XXXXXXXX.
- From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Egypt (20), the area code without the 0, then the subscriber number e.g. 00-20-2- XXXXXXXX or +20-2- XXXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in Egypt
Mobile phone numbers in Egypt begin with 10, 11, 12, or 15.
To call a mobile phone number in Egypt from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Egypt country code (20), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-20-XXXXXXXXXX or +20-XXXXXXXXXX.
To call a mobile phone number in Egypt from within Egypt dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0-XXXXXXXXXX.
When making a telephone call to Egypt from the United Arab Emirates, please be aware of the time difference between the UAE and Egypt.
The time now in Egypt is . The date is .
The time right now in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .
The time difference between Egypt and UAE is 2 hours.
The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP).
Current exchange rates between the Egyptian pound and the UAE dirham (EGP to AED, AED to EGP) are:
- 1 Egyptian pound (EGP) = 0.23 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 4.28 EGP
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
Egypt is a country in North Africa and Western Asia.
A large proportion of the country is desert. Most people live in cities on the Nile River or the Mediterranean coast.
Cairo is the biggest city and capital.
Most Egyptians are Sunni Muslims. Arabic is the official language.
Tourism is a major sector of the economy. Attractions include the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Abu Simbel, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Suez Canal, built in the late 19th century, connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
According to data from the World Bank, the population of Egypt in recent years is:
- 2018 - 98,423,595
- 2017 - 96,442,593
- 2016 - 94,447,072
- 2015 - 92,442,547
- 2014 - 90,424,654
- 2013 - 88,404,640
- 2012 - 86,422,240
- 2011 - 84,529,250
- 2010 - 82,761,235
- 2009 - 81,134,798
- 2008 - 79,636,079
- 2007 - 78,232,126
- 2006 - 76,873,663
- 2005 - 75,523,569
- 2004 - 74,172,073
- 2003 - 72,826,097
- 2002 - 71,485,043
- 2001 - 70,152,661
- 2000 - 68,831,561
- 1999 - 67,515,591
- 1998 - 66,200,269
Egypt can be seen on the map below.