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Dumyat (دمياط, also known as Damietta in English) is a city in Lower Egypt with about 1.1 million inhabitants in the larger metro area.


A city overlooking the Mediterranean. It is, along with its twin town Ras-El-Barr (راس البر) a popular summer destination for Egyptians from nearby governantes. It is famous for domyati cheese, furniture and beaches, as well as a clothing industry which is in decline. Perhaps it is most famous, though, for being where one of the Nile's two branches in lower Egypt meets the Mediterranean. There are 5 hour slow trains from Cairo, and quicker coaches from many Egyptian cities. It is also easily accessible by road.

Get in[edit]

There are several daily trains from Cairo, with a journey time of around 5-6 hours. Hiring a private taxi is also an option, taking around three hours depending on traffic.

  • 1 Dumyat railway station (West side of the river.).

Get around[edit]

Map of Dumyat


Damietta's Corniche along the Nile is a popular destination.
  • 1 Amr Ibn Al-a'as Mosque (مسجد عمرو بن العاص). Second mosque to be built in Egypt and Africa by the Arabs after entering Egypt. Amr Ibn al-Aas Mosque (Damietta) (Q1948948) on Wikidata Amr ibn al-As Mosque (Damietta) on Wikipedia
  • 2 El-Bahr Mosque (مسجد البحر). Large mosque at the cornice dating back to Ottoman times. El-Bahr mosque, Dumyat (Q12204205) on Wikidata
  • 3 El-Ma'eini Mosque. El-Ma'eini mosque, Dumyat (Q12242781) on Wikidata







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