The official currency is the Egyptian pound, in Arabic ‘guinea’ (LE or E₤). You can exchange money at banks, hotels and exchange bureaux. You can find ATM machines in most cities, airports and in the larger hotels. Credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted in major hotels, restaurants and stores. Make sure you have enough money in cash when travelling to remote areas, such as the desert.