• Logistics

    Travel & visa

    Please note that your passport needs to be valid at least six months from the date of arrival in Egypt. Most visitors to Egypt will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival in Cairo. You will need a cash payment to obtain the visa (cost EUR / USD / GBP 25 - subject to change) so please make sure you will bring the cash in order to avoid long lines.  We strongly advise you to check visa requirements closer to your travel date just in case rules have changed in the meantime.  If you are in doubt about being eligible for a visa upon arrival, please check with the Egyptian Consulate or Embassy in your country.

    Airport transportation

    The Renaissance Hotel offers a complimentary Airport shuttle for your convenience.  Should you be interested in taking this, please send your flight details to linda@philpoteducation.com. Philpot Education will then arrange the transfer for you. 

    Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable having someone guide you through the visa process and take you to the hotel, we can highly recommend Mr. Nabil Awadalla and his team. For a small charge (approximately EUR / USD 25, excluding the cost of the visa) he will meet you at the gate before you pick up your luggage, and he will guide you through everything, before taking you to the hotel. If you are interested in his services, please contact Mr. Nabil at nabilawadalla@yahoo.com.  

    Besides these two options you could of course take a taxi to the hotel. Please make sure you agree on the fare before you get into the cab. If the driver charges more than EGP 200 (approximately USD 20 according to the current exchange rate) you are being overcharged.


    We highly recommend for participants to stay at the Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service from and to the airport (see above), as well as a shuttle to and from the workshop venue.

    Located within the Mirage City compound in New Cairo, near Heliopolis, the hotel strikes the ideal balance between history and modernity, welcoming guests with warm hospitality and thoughtful amenities. Beautifully designed rooms and suites are brimming with perks including luxury pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen TVs, and spacious work desks. Refresh with a dip in the hotel's heated swimming pool, challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, or play a round at the Mirage City Golf Club's 27-hole championship golf course. The many sights and attractions of Heliopolis, Cairo are just moments from our hotel doorstep. 

    More information about booking procedures will follow soon.

    Venue - Hayah International Academy

    Our training facilities are found at the Hayah International Academy.  This IB school is located in the 5th District in New Cairo and is a leader in IB education in this region. The shuttle to Hayah International Academy will depart at 08.30 am from the Renaissance Mirage City hotel and take you back afterwards

    Map of Cairo

    Brad Philpot with Mr. Nabil Awadalla at the Cairo Airport

    Renaissance Cairo Mirage City
    This 5 star hotel is located in New Cairo 

    Hayah International Academy
      Brad Philpot with Abeya Fathy and Maha Eid at Hayah International Academy