Borg El Arab
|Borg El Arab|
|Time zone||EST (UTC+2)|
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It is located about 45 kilometers south-west Alexandria city centre and some seven kilometers from the Mediterranean coast. North of the Borg El Arab city is King Mayriott resort and Mayriott Lake. The city has an airport, Borg El Arab Airport, that serves nearly 250,000 passengers every year. The city also has the biggest stadium in Egypt and second biggest one in middle east, Borg El Arab stadium that fits 80,000 people. Borg El Arab City is seen as the natural extension of Alexandria City.
On 23 April 1973 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat met with Syrian president Hafez al-Assad at the presidential resort in Borg El Arab for two days of detailed discussions in preparation for their joint offensive on Israel which launched the Yom Kippur War. President Hosni Mubarak performed the formal inauguration of the city in November 1988.