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Aggar: Egypt’s Answer to AirBnB

Think semsar, but free of charge and none of the hustler-talk.

Aggar in Egypt: Egypt’s Answer to AirBnB

So, picture the scene. You have a summer house or an empty room somewhere in Sahel or Sokhna that you practically end up using only one or two weeks throughout the whole year. You've thought once or twice about renting it out, but the task of going through a slew of shady Facebook groups or even shadier broker is just too much to bear. And think of the humble holidaymaker. Forced to turn to expensive hotel rates or even more expensive villas that serve no other purpose but to make money. Well, a new local service is swooping in to the rescue.

Yes, move over AirBnB, there's a new vacation rental platform in town and it could very well change the holiday accommodation game. Aggar in Egypt (AIE) allows holidaymakers to browse a huge range of rental options all across Egypt, while also offering holiday home-owners to rent out their mostly vacant summer houses for a little bit of extra cash on the side.

Dubbed a ‘Social Booking Service’, this is more than just AirBnB-lite and offers its own unique features and perks. The service is completely free of charge for both owners and guests, allows a thorough screening system and even allows you to sync calendars with the likes of AirBnB and Booking to ensure that, if the same property is also listed on said websites, you can easily avoid confusion overlapping bookings.

AIE covers rentals all across Egypt, including places such as Ain Sokha, Alexandria, Aswa, Cairo, Dahab, El Alamein, El Gouna, Hurghada and Marsa Matrouh.

Head over to the AIE website and start booking. Or renting out. Or just browsing - that's pretty fun too.