May continues the trend of getting warmer and approaches the hottest time of the year in Luxor, Egypt. May has an average temperature of 30°C, with an average high of a hot 39°C and low of 21°C so even the coolest time of day is warm enough to sit outside without a jacket. It's also another dry month with 10mm rain, and, along with the subsequent two months, May has the lowest humidity at 30%. There are also 13 hours of sun per day, meaning there is plenty of vitamin D to absorb and plenty of daylight in which to sightsee.
May 1st is Labour Day, a national public holiday where Egyptians take the day off work and rest and play. If you want more to do on your trip, though, then the Avenue of the Sphinxes is worth a look. Visitors can see the remains of the sphinxes, and it provides one of the best photo opportunities imaginable. The Avenue is about two miles long and once connected the temples of Karnak and Loxor.
The Hotel Sheherazade provides, in its own words, "Decadent luxury on the West Bank". It won the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, plus the 2012 and 2013 Travelers' Choice award from TripAdvisor. With rooms starting at just £17 a night, it's a real bargain. There are 28 rooms and it is ideally situated away from crowds and noise providing an area of tranquillity in a country renowned for bustle. The hotel is designed in a traditional Islamic style, but has embraced modernity with WiFi and solar panels. Before setting off though, be sure to check the 14-day forecast so you can really enjoy your stay.