Things To Do


Currency in Al Arish


Things To Do In Al Arish

Major Activities In Al Arish

Visit The Bedouin Market

Held at the southern edge of town near the main market (note that it’s signposted in Arabic and in English as the Souq al-Khamis), this fascinating market is a kaleidoscope of color, smell, and sound.

Squeezing between the bleating goats, chicken cages and huge mounds of onions, while trying to maneuver through the crowds, is an experience itself. Bedouin arrive en masse for the occasion with veiled women trading silver, beadwork and embroidered dresses.

Visit Arish Museum

This fortress-like building sits on the outskirts of Al-Arish along the coastal road to Rafah. The exhibits span the full breadth of Egypt’s history, from Pharaonic right through to the Islamic era, and are thoughtfully displayed. unfortunately, due to the lack of visitor numbers, opening hours are haphazard at best.