Meeting Venue

 

The UNGEI Technical Consultation on Gender and Early Childhood Care and Education will be held at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2006. The UNGEI Business meeting will take place at the Mena House the following day along with the FTI meetings. The Sixth High-Level Group Meeting on Education for All will be held at the Mena House from November 14 to 16, 2006.

 

Mena House Oberoi is a five-star hotel, established in 1869. It is located in the Giza district of Cairo at the base of the Great Pyramids. The hotel, situated in 40 acres of gardens, is conveniently located 15 minutes from the city centre.

 

Mena House Oberoi Hotel

Pyramids' Road

Giza, Cairo

Egypt

Tel: (202) 377 3222

(202) 377 3444

Fax : (202) 376 7777

E-mail: obmhogm@oberoi.com.eg

Website: http://www.oberoimenahouse.com/

 

 

Languages

 

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

 

Health Regulations

 

Participants are advised to consult their travel agency, airline or national vaccination centre to obtain all necessary information.

 

Please consult your doctor before departure for advice on health precautions and the best preventive treatment in your case.

 

The security situation in Cairo is classified as Phase I. UN employees should contact Mr. Robert Adolph (robert.adolph@undp.org or +20 2 394 9043, +20 2 578 4840) for further details on the security situation and security clearance procedures. Non-UN employees should contact their embassies.

 

Hotel Accommodations and Registration

 

Mena House Oberoi Hotel

Pyramids' Road

Giza, Cairo

Egypt

Tel: (202) 377 3222

(202) 377 3444

Fax : (202) 376 7777
Email: obmhogm@oberoi.com.eg

Website: http://www.oberoihotels.com/egypt/cairo/oberoimenahouse/overview/index.asp?leftinfo=1&leftitem=1

 

Room types

Rates (USD$)*

Single

$130 USD

Double

$150 USD

Executive Suite

$660 USD

Deluxe Suite

$990 USD

Presidential Suite

$1450 USD

 

*Prices include breakfast. Prices do not include taxes and services charge

 

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

El Remaya Square

Pyramids –PO Box 25 Pyramids

Cairo -12561

Egypt

Tel: (202) 377 3388

Email: contact via web site

Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1807

 

Room types

Rates (USD$)**

Single

$79 USD

Double

$104 USD

Suite

$218 USD

 

**Prices are all-inclusive.

 

It is recommended that reservations for the Meridien Pyramids hotel be made through the local organizers, who can be reached at the following email address: montecarlo@link.net

Note : These are special discount rates and are for participants only.

 

Local Time

 

The local time is GMT +2 .

 

General Information

 

Please see the government of Egypt’s website for general information about the country: http://wwwsis.gov.eg

 

For detailed information about Egypt’s tourist attractions, please see http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Tourism/ .

 

Customs Formalities

 

Please check with your travel agent or the local Egyptian Embassy.

 

Currency

 

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).

 

The exchange rate as of October 2006 is 5.74 EGP to the U.S. dollar and 7.20 EGP to the Euro. Please note that the Egyptian Pound is a convertible currency. When leaving Egypt, surplus pounds can be re-exchanged upon presentation of the initial exchange receipt.

Climate and Clothing

 

November is early autumn in Cairo. Average temperatures vary between 24 and 14 degrees Celsius. Light winter clothing is recommended for the evening.

 

Electricity

 

Electrical voltage/frequency in Egypt is 220 Volts, 50 Hz.