|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$32.15|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$69.03|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$69.96|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$146.92|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.56|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$4.48|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$7.00|
Faqus is similar to other Egyptian town that offers glimpses to the ancient civilization that until now amazes the modern man. It is a town in the region of Al Sharqia and located in the northern portion of Egypt.
The best reason to be in Fagus is to visit and witness how magnificent the famous tomb of Pharaoh in Tal el-Dab'a, Omm Egrim and Qantier. However timed your cheap flights to Faqus during the season you can tolerate the weather. From May to October, expect to experience hot weather and traveling especially to "desert destination" can be associated with discomfort and extreme temperature. From the months of October to May, the weather is generally cool, with slight to heavy rainfall and sand storms. Check the weather forecast for the month you'll be going before booking your cheap flights to Faqus.
Tal el-Da’ba is an important Egyptian ancient site not only because of the sacred tomb found here. This site is historically associated to the Biblical Joseph who was sold into slavery in Egypt and rose into power under the reigning Pharaoh. The site is also attributed to Biblical city Ramses and to the significance of the story of Joseph to the 12th Dynasty.
Hotels in Faqus are mostly budget hotels and mid-range however the good thing is many of them have in-house restaurants that serve Egyptian veggie cuisine. There is one famous meat restaurant that offers the best Shawarma; an Egyptian version of roast meat wrapped in pita bread. It is called El Baz B.B.Q located along El Entag Street. You can order different options for your Shawarma like lamb, turkey, chicken or beef. Another good eating place in Faqus is in El Derouz Street which is more of a cafe than a restaurant. Layalina Cafe serves almost all Egyptian cakes and pastries especially. They served assir or freshly-squeezed fruit juices, tea in tall glasses rather than in cups and a juice made from Hibiscus flower.
Faqus is visited by travelers not only because of its ancient sites but also for its local charm and hospitality; a good reason why travelers keep on coming to this small Egyptian town.