Arabic-language Sound and Light shows offer ticket discounts to encourage Arab tourism

The Misr Company for Sound, Light, and Touristic Development will begin releasing family tickets for Arabic-language shows until summer 2019, with rates coming at a discounted price, said the company’s chairman, Sameh Saad, on Wednesday.

The family tickets will sell for shows at five venues, the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel, Edfu, Philae, and the Karnak Temple, and will seek to encourage Egyptian and Arab tourism.

A five-person (family) ticket will be sold at a new reduced price of LE 200, down from Le 250, while a four-person ticket will cost LE 180 instead of LE 200.

The company organized daily sound and light shows in Arabic at archaeological sites throughout the Christmas holidays.

The shows that are being operated by the Egyptian Company of Sound and Light tell the story of the history of the Pyramids while making use of light and sound effects.

The state-run Egyptian Company of Light and Sound (ECLS) and Emirati Prisme International signed an agreement stipulating that latter will develop the restaurants of the area as well as sound and light devices used to operate the night shows around the Sphinx.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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