This is my experience in Paypal in Egypt.
1. You can only use a Visa card not a Master card.
2. The money can be sent from Upwork to Paypal right away.
3. The money can be transferred from Paypal to your Visa credit within 3-4 days and paypal charges $5 per transaction.
4. Now your money is in the credit card you can use it for purchases, or can withdraw it from ATM
The cons: this is a credit card so you have to pay the fees and the interest.
When you withdraw cash the bank also charges I guess LE 15 per cash withdrawl from a machine.
So I feel that I am losing a lot of money in the process.
I guess the best option is to wait until you have some money in your account like USD 400 or more than have a wire transfer to your account.
Hope this helped you!