About Alexandria

Alexandria

Conference hosting city, is the second-largest city in Egypt, and its largest seaport. Alexandria extends about 20 miles 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in north-central Egypt. Home of the Ancient and Modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina; known with its one of the “7 Wonders of the world”, “The Lighthouse of Alexandria; Alexandria was one of the famous cities in the world, founded around 331 BC by Alexander the Great and remained Egypt’s Capital for nearly a thousand years.

Transportation in Alexandria

  • Airports

    -Al Nozha Airport: 7km to the south of the city.

    -Borg Al Arab International Airport: 25km to the west of the city.

  • Bus

    -Public transport buses

    -Touristic Red buses

    -Microbus

  • Train Station

    -Sidi Gaber station in the center of the city
    -Misr station in the west-central of the city

  • Tram Way

    -The tramway network in Alexandria is the oldest in Africa, is devided to two parts passing by almost all parts of the city.

  • Yellow Taxi

    -Yellow Taxi

    -Touristic Taxi (Fast Call 19559)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is located on a magnificent site in the Eastern Harbor, facing the sea on the north, and Alexandria University Complex on its southern side, close to the location of the Old Library in the Brucheion (the Ancient Royal Quarter).
It is built in the shape of a chessboard and divided into five districts; the most important is the Royal District which holds the Museum, the Great library of Alexandria, the lighthouse and the Sema, which is the funerary temple where Alexander the Great was buried. The Library of Alexandria complex includes: The Main Library, Young Peoples’ Library, Library for the Blind, Planetarium, Science Museum, Calligraphy Museum, Alexandria Archeological Museum, International School of Information Studies (ISIS), Conservation and Restoration Laboratory, Conference Center of Alexandria and Ancillary Services.