The currency in Egypt is the Pound, usually referred to as Egyptian Pound to avoid confusion with the UK Pound (sterling). Be careful that prices
are quoted (verbally) in the right pound, or you may be in for a nasty
surprise. It takes a while for UK citizens to get used to a "pound"
being worth much less than UKP.
US dollars, UK pounds and Euros are often accepted - even preferred - in
Egyptian shops and hotels. Travellers cheques may be cashed in banks, but you will
need your passport for identification. Note that banks, like many businesses,
close in the afternoons. Cash money is available from ATM machines in most towns in Egypt.