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Fresh New Ferries to Set Sail in Luxor

Stationed just across the Karnak International Hospital, these ferries - costing EGP 8 million each and capable of carrying 250 people - are meant to encourage river transport in the city.

Egypt’s most ancient and iconic commute is getting a glow-up this Eid al-Fitr, when the twin ferries ‘Luxor 1’ and ‘Luxor 2’ take to the Nile waters in the historic city of Luxor. Where ancient sunboats once roamed, these modern ferries will serve tourists and residents alike, allowing them to cross from the eastern to the western side of the river and vice versa.

 

Stationed just across the Karnak International Hospital, these ferries are meant to encourage river transport in the city. Costing EGP 8 million each, the boats have been under construction for two years, and feature two floors that can accommodate 250 people.