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In ancient history, the control of Damietta would correspond to the control of Nile. This is why this Egyptian city is famous for its rich heritage that dates back to thousands of years ago. The main source of livelihood of the locals is the export of handicrafts, textiles, leathers and furniture. The industry has grown proportionately and has become one of the biggest suppliers to Arab countries, Europe and the United States. The irrigation that stems from bodies of water surrounding the town supports its agricultural system. Dairy products such as the white Domiati cheese are largely produced in Damietta. The fishing industry is also thriving well in this side of Egypt.
A relatively wealthy city, Damietta is regarded as a relaxing retreat from the hustles and bustles of Cairo. Tourism is giving the city an extra economic boost over the past years, thanks to cheap flights to Damietta.
Found at the outskirt of Damietta is Lake el Manzalla, a large lake where you can go fishing with your kids. During the winter season, hundreds of species of migratory birds are found in here. The fluid and sync movements of flamingos, pelicans and storks will surely delight the young and young at hearts.
Damietta also serves as a passageway to the country’s most eclectic beaches. One of which is the Ras El-Bar resort found at the peninsula of the Mediterranean Sea. One of world’s rare points where river meets the sea, it boasts gleaming golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. Dolphin watching is a famous activity in this resort. Beaches in Baltim and Gamassa are also popular summer destinations. From relaxing daytime swimming to extreme water sports – everything can be found within the epic region of Damietta.
There are several hotels in Damietta that can fit your budget and requirements. There are unique and simple accommodations for backpackers, while families can be treated to luxurious spaces.
If you are initially planning to just visit the pyramids and ancient temples in Cairo, cheap flights to Damietta can make you change your mind.