Suez is located at the south end of the canal of the same name. It is a transport hub for travel to the Sinai and a good place to watch big ships sailing through a desert landscape.
It has two harbors, Port Ibrahim and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area. Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Suez is a way station for Muslim pilgrims traveling to and from Mecca.
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