Where, history and stunning sands await
There are a lot of things you can do in Alamein. You can sit on the beach and enjoy the sun
and the sand, there are too, many places to stay or enjoy your night out where you can spend
an unforgettable evening. But above all AL-Alamein is famous for being the site or theatre of
the decisive battle in North Africa during the Second World War. Pay tribute to the heroes of
El Alamein, the site where unforgettable memories of the conflict still echo. So, whether
you’re there simply to enjoy yourself, or to pay homage to those who
sacrificed everything in one of the world’s most devastating conflicts,
there’s an array of fascinating locations and sights awaiting you in this
corner of Egypt.
Day Trip to
Just 3 hours driving from Cairo or 90 minutes from Alexandria, where there is really a
pleasant surprise not famous for many people, but famous and known for families of those
Alamein War Museum
Before paying a visit to the Museum and the war cemeteries is better to do remember
such effective comments by the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill after
the war: “It may almost be said: ‘Before Alamein we never had a victory. After
Alamein we never had a defeat’.” But that victory came at a heavy cost - with
thousands of soldiers on both sides paying dearly.
The Museum shows very unique pieces of weapons, all the costumes, armors, and
models, as well as maps used in the Second World War, The museum is very well
restored with all rooms are air conditioned.
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
Alamein was the theatre of a bloody World War II battle between the Italian and
German troops commanded by Field Marshal Edwin Rommel, and the Allied forces
consisting of British and Commonwealth country troops. In twelve days at the end of
1942, the terrible conflict resulted the loss of lives of 68.500 soldiers.
Has rows and rows of some 7240 marble tombstones marking the graves of those men
(British soldiers and their allies) died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought
in from a wide area, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other
The German Military Memorial
Just seven KM from the Commonwealth cemetery is an Octagonal shape fortress-like,
in the middle of which is an obelisk. It contains the remains of some 4200 German
soldiers that were placed there more than a decade after the end of the war.
The Italian Military Memorial
It was built in 1959 and consisting of an octagonal tower in white Carrara marble,
housing the remains of 5000 soldiers, 2.000 of whom have never been identified. This
memorial also includes a small cemetery for those Libyan soldiers fought by the
For those seeking sun, sand, and surf, Marina IL Alamein where you find
out mile after mile of white sandy beaches, truly deserve the title of "the
Marina El Alamein itself is a popular tourist spot thanks to its miles of
impressive sands, and the Marina Lake - a saltwater lagoon/marina
The sun and history of the area mean there is plenty to see during your visit.
among these locations are a number of nightspots such as Marina White
Beach - which lives up to its name by boasting picture postcard sands.
Located near the Maxim hotel at Marina 5, this popular resort spot features
party music on the beach - such as techno - and features dance and foam
parties among its activities.