The El-Alamein area is 104 km west of Alexandria on the paved road parallel to the Mediterranean coast leading to Mersa Matruh. El-Alamein is historically recognised as its sands witnessed the most decisive battle that raged during the Second World War in which more than 8 000 soldiers of the allied troops led by Montgomery and the axis troops led by Rommel lost their lives. There the Allied, Italian and German war cemeteries can be visited.

El-Alamein Museum

It includes five main halls representing the countries that participated in the El-Alamein Battle (Germany, England, Italy and Egypt) and a joint hall exhibiting weapons and tanks which were used in the battle and paintings representing war scenes, the manoeuvres of the battle and Egypt’s role during the war.