in North Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
31.282 and 34.239 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 31° 16' 55" and E 34° 14' 19"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pound - EGP
Spoken languages:
Arabic, English, French
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:53 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Cairo
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:09 am and 5:40 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Egypt in Northern Africa

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Egypt.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Egypt. Last Update: 2024-02-28 08:10:17

Explore Rafaḩ

Rafaḩ in North Sinai Governorate is located in Egypt about 197 mi (or 316 km) north-east of Cairo, the country's capital.

Local time in Rafaḩ is now 04:53 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Cairo with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 11 airports in the wider vicinity of Rafaḩ, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Egypt is El Gora Airport in a distance of 16 mi (or 26 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves in Israel at a distance of 45 mi (or 72 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ash Shaykh Zuwayd, Gaza, Al -Arish, Beersheba and Ramla. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 69 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 29%
Air Pressure 1019 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 11 km/h (7 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 4% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 1st of March 2024

22°C (72 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Overcast clouds, fresh breeze.

Saturday, 2nd of March 2024

19°C (67 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 3rd of March 2024

18°C (64 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Israeli bombing of Rafah, Gaza

Published: February 02, 2009
Length: 43:13 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Robert Wright

Israel bombing Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip in an attempt to close the tunnels, This video was shot from inside Rafah, the first shot you can see the rocket coming in.

Tall as - Sultan, Rafah, Gaza Strip | workforhope.org

Published: January 29, 2013
Length: 19:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: COOPI - ONG, Onlus

http://workforhope.org/ is the humanitarian meaning of the "cash for work" project that COOPI and ECHO led in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Gaza strip and West Bank).

مصر العربية | معبر رفح .. حكاية انتظار ومعاناة لا تنتهي

Published: December 22, 2014
Length: 11:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Masr Alarabia

ازدحم آلاف الفلسطينيين في صالة الانتظار بمعبر رفح البري على الحدود بين قطاع غزة ومصر، منذ ساعات فجر الاثنين...

Gaza smuglertunnel / Gaza smuggling tunnel

Published: April 17, 2009
Length: 30:41 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Marius Arnesen

Bli med på en krypetur ned i Gazas smuglertunneler / Inside the Gaza smuggling tunnels.

By the streets of Khan Yunes - خان يونس

Published: February 25, 2013
Length: 46:21 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: abrishan

hear the noise of diesel generators in front of the shops while the grid is shut down.

modeling Wrestling Circuit 3d

Published: May 04, 2013
Length: 47:15 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Mohammed Zourob

محمد زعرب http://www.facebook.com/mohamed.zourob?ref=tn_tnmn صفحتي علي الفيس بوك http://www.facebook.com/mohammed.design قناتي http://www.youtube.com/user/zozomomo1234?...

modeling bus 3d

Published: May 02, 2013
Length: 26:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Mohammed Zourob

محمد زعرب http://www.facebook.com/mohamed.zourob?ref=tn_tnmn صفحتي علي الفيس بوك http://www.facebook.com/mohammed.design قناتي http://www.youtube.com/user/zozomomo1234?...

Children's education - Hamas style

Published: July 11, 2008
Length: 13:12 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: isilozo bear

This the the way to educate youngsters - Hamas style.

la guerre des singes sur gaza

Published: January 14, 2009
Length: 16:28 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: plum plumtree

Dix huitiéme jour, Ghaza toujours sous le feu du bombardement d'Israël, personne ne veut bouger le petit doigt...lâches!

شاهدة عيان تحت القصف المباشر في حي تل الهوى

Published: January 15, 2009
Length: 57:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: FRD707

شاهدة عيان تحت القصف في حي تل الهوى في إتصال مع الجزيرة تحت القصف المباشر مع عائلتها وعوائل أخرى من النساء...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Battle of Raphia

The Battle of Raphia, also known as the Battle of Gaza, was a battle fought on 22 June 217 BC near modern Rafah between the forces of Ptolemy IV Philopator, king of Egypt and Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom during the Syrian Wars. It was one of the largest battles of the Hellenistic kingdoms of the Diadochi and was waged to determine the sovereignty of Coele Syria.

Located at 31.2886, 34.2519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
217 BC, 210s BC conflicts, Battles involving the Ptolemaic Kingdom, Syrian Wars

Yasser Arafat International Airport

Yasser Arafat International Airport, formerly Gaza International Airport and Dahaniya International Airport, is located in the Gaza Strip, in between Rafah and Dahaniya, close to the Egyptian border. It is owned, and was operated, by the Palestinian Authority, and served as the home airport for Palestinian Airlines. The airport was able to handle 700,000 passengers per year and operated 24 hours and 364 days a year.

Located at 31.2464, 34.2761 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in the Palestinian territories, Aviation in the Palestinian territories, Buildings and structures in the Gaza Strip, Defunct airports, Yasser Arafat

Rafah Governorate

The Rafah Governorate is a governorate of the Palestinian National Authority in the southernmost portion of the Gaza Strip. Its district capital or muhfaza is the city of Rafah located on the border with Egypt. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics the governorate had a population of 171,363 in mid-year 2006. It contains the closed down Yasser Arafat International Airport.

Located at 31.3, 34.25 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rafah Governorate,

2008 breach of the Gaza–Egypt border

The breach of the Gaza-Egypt border began on 23 January 2008, after Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip set off an explosion near the Rafah Border Crossing, destroying part of the Israel and Egypt – Gaza Strip barrier. The United Nations estimates that as many as half the 1.5 million population of the Gaza Strip crossed the border into Egypt seeking food and supplies. Israeli police went on an increased alert due to fears that militants would acquire weapons in Egypt.

Located at 31.2897, 34.2429 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 2008, 2008 in Egypt, Israel–Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Egypt–Gaza Strip border crossings, Egypt–Gaza Strip border, Human rights in the Gaza Strip

Canada Camp

Following Israel’s occupation of the Sinai in 1967, some 5,000 Palestinian refugees in Rafah were forced to relocate when their shelters were destroyed by the Israeli authorities during road widening and "security measures" of the early 1970s.

Located at 31.2905, 34.2379 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip

Rafah, Egypt

Rafah or Egyptian Rafah is an important city in North Sinai and Egypt's eastern border with the Gaza strip. It is the capital of Rafah Markaz in North Sinai Governorate, and is situated on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Egypt. In the Egyptian language of Ancient Egypt, the city was known as Rapia.

Located at 31.2808, 34.2414 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in North Sinai Governorate, Populated coastal places in Egypt

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Er Rafa, Rifah, Rafa, Rafīah, Rafaa, Raphia, Rafaḩ, Rafaḩ al Mişrīyah, رفح