Aswan is capital of its own Governorate. It has a population of about 1.2 million people. Most of the people are Nubians, and local tribes. Aswan’s name comes from the word “Swan” which in Egyptian means “the market”. This is because it was located on a chief trade route into Egypt. Because Aswan is a major hub of the Nile, it provides hospitable access to resorts and attractions. Aswan is Egypt’s third largest city, and the largest in Upper Egypt. Not only is tourism a primary part of the economy there, but aluminum and iron mining are important industries as well. While in Aswan, the availability of a wide variety of fresh spices can be purchased in the local markets.
Magnificent features close to the local hotels include the Nubian Museum which covers an area of 50,000 square meters, 7,000 of which are devoted to the building, while the rest are devoted to gardens and other public spaces and reflecting Nubian culture and civilization. A visual attraction is the Mausoleum of Aga Khan, but it is not open to the public, yet graces the west bank of the Nile. The Aswan High Dam is also a popular tourist spot, built in the 1970s, and is one of the highest embankment dams in the world. There are botanical islands on the Nile near Aswan. The first is Kitchener’s Island and the second is Elephantine, a much larger island, located between Kitchener’s Island and the city of Aswan (east bank).
It is worth mentioning that The weather in Aswan at the time of the conference will be very nice and temperatures will be around 25 ° C Which makes tourism fun and wonderful