Newsletter of Egypt Tourism - June2009
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Flash News Tourism Field Workers’ Training Program“Continuous investment in skills development and sustainable training of human resources in the field of tourism, is the backbone for better standard of services, which in turn, will give us an edge over competitors in the same field, in order to attract tourists to Egypt”, stated H.E. Minister of Tourism Zoheir Garanah, in a speech delivered during the signing of an agreement between the Egyptian Tourism Federation and AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services Institute) to provide courses in the English language to workers in the tourism sector.The agreement is comprised into three training programs over a span of three years, to provide better customer service and improving guest satisfaction. The programs are fully financed by the Ministry of Tourism:
1. Amideast will be providing courses in the English language for more than 100,000 employees in the following sectors: Front Desk, Food and Beverage and Housekeeping, to 3 and 4 star hotel employees, starting with hotels in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada resorts.
2. The second program will train around 3,000 employees at airports, taxi drivers, waiters and retail shops salespeople and others who have direct contact with tourists, in basic English language conversation courses.
3. The third program will provide courses in hospitality to hotel management staff.
Sharm El Sheikh is strategically located at the southern edge of the Sinai Peninsula, where the two gulfs of Aqaba and Suez meet with the Red Sea; thus considered a meeting point between both Asia and Africa. A recreation, residential and business resort.
Sharm, the CityThe city is endowed with a moderate sunny weather, almost all year long, charming turquoise water, coral reefs and distinctive types of fish. Besides a variety of land and water sports, visitors can just lie down and enjoy the warm sun on the fine white sand beaches or hotel swimming pools. From Sharm, you can embark on sea excursions to any of the nearby protectorates, or on a desert safari excursion. Sharm boasts of a large number of hotels and res-taurants that cater nearly to all kinds of budgets; it is a fascinating, recre-ational and night life city that never sleeps, offering a lot to its visitors, and there is basically everything for each
and every taste.
HotelsSharm has wide a range of hotels that are lined up along Sharm Peace Road and different bays; most of them are at a walking distance from the main Ne’ama bay. If you are looking for the hustle and bustle, then you should opt for a hotel there, or for those at a walk-ing distance from the bay, like Marriott, Hilton and Sofitel. However, if you are searching for a peaceful holiday, where you can enjoy the beach, the hotel’s facilities and sports such as golf and tennis - Maritim Jolie Ville Golf and Resort is around 10 minutes by taxi from Ne’ama bay. It is one of many recom-mended hotels. Most other hotels are located not far from the bay by taxi.
Excursions & Aqua SportsSharm El Sheikh is home to many water sports and marine related activities. Many diving centers offer boat trips to explore the wonders of the sea. The National Park in Ras Mohammed
Sharm El Sheikh - the City of Peace - is where tourists from all around the world come to spend an unforgettable vacation of their dreams.
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INSIDE Sharm El Sheikh | Nabq Protectorate | Revealing an Ottoman MosqueWhat’s On This Month | Directory
Sharm El Sheikh The City that never sleeps
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clothes and beach wear.The three main shopping areas are in Ne’ama Bay Promenade, the Old Market and El Mercato, next to Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sharm Elysee Road.As you are strolling on Ne’ama Bay, take a look at Aladin art gallery. You will marvel at its exquisite and uniquely displayed collection offered at mod-erate prices. Aladin displays a large collection of distinctive Egyptian arts and crafts, from 100% hand-woven Egyptian items, leather bags, to fused glass items and hand made desert style jewelry and accessories. Kenooz Antique Shop is for antique collectors. Although the shop is very small and packed with items in a disorganized and chaotic manner, yet it is worth the stop. Baraka Carpets has seventeen years experience in carpet-making and it is clearly demonstrated in this shop. Even those who are not even considering one, will probably end up buying one of those little Bedouin style pillow covers or small wool Bedouin kil-ims. If you go to El Mercato, keep an eye on the man who has an open dis-play of all kinds of trinkets that you can pack in your suitcase such as old wine jugs, old doorknockers, and other flea market types of items.At the Old Market, you will love the col-orful display of souvenirs, beachwear, Egyptian crafts and brics and bracs, that you will want to take back home with you. Of course, a belly dancers’ outfit displayed in many shops, should be on your list too.
Bars and Nightlife There are lots of venues where you can hang out. If you only stroll the Ne’ama Bay promenade, you will find all types of authentic restaurants, ice cream shops, nightclubs, and fast food out-lets. It is a bustling place that almost never sleeps. Hard Rock Café and Sanafir are among the popular places there. Little Buddha restaurant, sushi bar and lounge, is the sister venue of the Buddha Bar - Paris. The restaurant opens from 3:00 pm- 2:30 am, offering an assortment of Asian dishes. The bar opens from 1:00 am- 4:00 am, while the lounge opens daily from 11:30 pm with an entrance fee of around US$25. Girls shouldn’t miss the girls’ night out every Wednesday (for the moment), which includes free entrance and one free
drink. Also, don’t miss Little Buddha gift shop located next door. Reservations are highly recommended. El Fishaway Café is another popular place to visit, for a Shisha and their famous hot drinks.At Soho Square, located next to the Savoy hotel and not far from the air-port, you will find anything your heart desires, among which are Pangaea or Caligula Night Clubs, and the Ice Bar, where you will literally be seated on ice stools, surrounded by ice everywhere. If you haven’t packed your snow jacket, don’t worry, you will be provided with one by the staff.Terrazzina Beach Party is on every Friday. Displaying the best beach music from 1 pm until late at night.
CasinosSeveral casinos are located all over Sharm, one of the most famous and attracting is Sinai Sharm Grand Casino, located on the main road- Peace Road.
Dining ExperienceFish lovers shouldn’t miss Fares – a local restaurant at the old market (souk). It is around 10- 15 minutes away by taxi from Ne’ama bay. The restaurant is on the go, day and night. Choose your fish and shrimps fresh from the net and enjoy dining in their modest and inexpensive restaurant. No reser-vation is required. El Masreen is also in old souk and serves Kebab and Kofta, the aroma of the grilled lamb meat will make you pay a second visit. Dananeer is a first category restaurant in Sharm
located on the very tip of the Sinai Peninsula probably represents some of the most famous diving sites in the Red Sea with 800-metre (2,600 ft) deep reef walls and pounding current and coral gardens. Other great div-ing sites include, Ras Om El Sid, Tiran Island, the Straits of Tiranand wrecks like the Thistlegorm and Dunraven. An interesting place is El Fanar, an ecological diving site all surrounded by the sea, located in Ras Um El Sid. Any kind of aquatic sports is available in Sharm, from Snorkeling and Scuba Diving, wakeboarding, waterskiing, windsurfing, para-sailing and canoe-ing, to glass bottom boats to explore the marine life of the red sea with-out getting wet. Diving centers are located everywhere, at Ne’ama Bay, El Hadaba, Nab’q BayIt is advisable to check various excur-sions and reserve with your tour operator prior to your arrival, or the concierge at your hotel can assist you to find a reliable tour agency, or you can check with the tour agency at your hotel, if any. You can also enjoy an exciting camel ride in the desert, or a dining experi-ence with a Bedouin family, where you can get introduced to their different customs and traditions. A desert safari in a 4WD Jeep, and hike up the col-orful rocky mountains in the colored canyon, which is located at a distance of around 240 kilometers from Sharm, nearby Noweiba, is another exciting and unique activity.
Sharm is a hub for divers and diving centers. In every corner, all around the city or even in your hotel, you will find one. Centers usually provide train-ing for beginners or amateurs as well as training certificates. Ask your hotel concierge for the best and well-known centers in the vicinity.
Recreation and Entertainment Aqua Park- El HadabaCleo Park is the first pharoanic-themed water park to open in Sharm. It is located in the heart of Ne’ama Bay.You can purchase your tickets at the door. Opening hours: daily from 10:00 am until sunset.
3D CinemaThe only 3D movie experience in Sharm that will introduce you to the Red Sea life, without having to go through a real diving experience. The show is for around 45 minutes. You can make your reservations at the Jolie Ville Golf and Resort desk or from the main office. Operating hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
United SubmarineExplore the Red Sea life with United Submarines. You can reserve from the Savoy Hotel, Soho Square or from their address at Hadabet Um El Sid. The trip lasts for around an hour and a half.
Soho SquareThis area is an entertainment of its own. Visitors will love the ice skating rink, where professionals are there to help you. Open daily from 7 pm to midnight. The Bowling Alley is the first of its kind, with its disco style phosphoric lanes, bowling pins and lanes. Open from 7 pm to midnight. The Culturama is an interesting and fun way to know more about the whole of Egypt’s history through a 180 degree, nine panoramic screens, then you have an entire mile of fun shopping, and for the kids, there is a special arcade reserved for them. Shopping There are shopping malls galore in Sharm. Visitors will find all sorts, from Egyptian crafts such as hand woven rugs, kilims, hand-blown glass, desert style jewellery and accessories, to
Sharm by night
The Ice Bar
Pangaea Night Club
The Desert’s Spices
Flea Market Style antiques
Bombay Indian Restaurant
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Sharm El Sheikh is the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, a quintessential resort town that caters to about everything you might think of. It will certainly leave you breathless. But what if you want to gasp some fresh air, away from the crowded beaches and the hip night-life? Nabq is your long pursued quest.
Located just 25km north of Sharm El Sheikh, it doesn’t take more than ten minutes to reach the natural protec-torate of Nabq. The 600 km² marine reserve offers a unique opportunity to experience Mother Nature at its best. With varying terrain, Nabq interiors are dotted with high chain mountains while its coast plays host to a five kilometre stretch of mangrove; the most northerly in the Red Sea. Mangrove is not just an atypical tree that grows out of the sea! It plays a pivotal role for the surrounding ecology; acting as a natural nursery for small fish and crustaceans, providing nestling locations for birds and forming natural tsunami wave breakers. Put on your sneakers and go mangrove wad-ing, it is spectacular. In one particular location, El Gharqanah The Drowned, you can have a peaceful stroll, or rather a wade, midst the mangrove trees, and all the way to a nearby shipwreck. No need to bring your div-ing gear, the walk is waist-deep and the shipwreck is visible from the shore. If you are a nature lover but not that
into trees, Nabq is an ideal place for bird watching. Located right on sev-eral species migration route, some stop for a break, while others call the place home. Grab your binoculars and look out for herons, plovers, gulls, terns and the Red Sea endemic White-Eyed Gull with its vibrant yellow legs, blood red bill and a crescent-like white ring around the eyes. Tired of staring through your binoculars? Get in your diving suit and take a plunge; the reefs are mind-bog-gling to say the least, especially those at Ras Tantur and Nakhlet el-Tal. And if your still waiting for your PADI open water certificate, put on your snor-kelling gear; there are a plethora of underwater life to behold without get-ting too deep. And after all said and done, if you still feel the urge for some good adrenaline pumping activity, no need to worry; certain areas are desig-nated for quad biking and four-wheel off-roading. Enjoy the thrill as you bash through the roving dunes. Thinking out of the box, Nabq Natural Protectorate is not all about enjoying nature and the great outdoors, it can also make up for a good team building activity playground; especially if you are hav-ing your company’s year-end meeting held in one of Sharm El Sheikh copi-ous hotels. A Summer Camp at Nabq sounds enticing as well.
Without a doubt Nabq Natural
Protectorate is great place to have fun; lest we forget that it is a fragile ecosystem that we have decided to safeguard and protect. Such a notion has to be carefully regarded when we pay the place a visit. Take as much as you want of photographs, but please leave only footprints behind. Haphazard littering and trashing can have a devastating impact on the ecology. Equally destroying can be your own four-wheel drive; driving out-side the designated areas and tracks can squash plants and blossoms. Locals are part of the grand ecosys-tem as well, and in Nabq there are two main permanent Bedouin settle-ments; the villages of Khereiza and El Gharqanah. Please be respectful to their conservative culture and don’t flash your camera before asking for permission first.
Reaching Nabq from Sharm El Sheikh is straightforward; just follow the airport road heading north. The tarmac ends right before the protectorate main entrance gate. From there it is dirt track all the way; hence, it is much advisable to have your 4X4 in mint condition before you venture. Inside the protec-torate there is a rather small rest house that offers soft drinks and a limited vari-ety of sandwiches. Grab a light lunch with you; after all it is a picnic into the wilderness at your footsteps.
as per www. traveladvisor.com web-site. A reasonably priced seafood and steak house restaurant. The restaurant has a unique arabesque setting, with wooden chairs and tables inlaid with mother of pearl, as well as Mashrabeya style windows enabling the guest to look over the Ne’ama promenade. It is recommended to reserve if the num-ber is 10 or more. Abou El Sid is known for its assortment of appetizers, such as tahini, hummus, cold vine leaves stuffed with rice, kobeba (lamb meatballs) besides typical Egyptian dishes. Zaman, the Lebanese restaurant, serves an authen-tic cuisine. Open buffet is only on Wednesdays. It is located at the Jolie Ville Royal Club/ Jolie Ville Golf and Resort. Dine whilst enjoying a remark-able view of the hotel’s golf course. Reservation is highly recommended. Soho Square’s Indian restaurant, Bombay and Savoy’s Rosmarino are a little on the expensive side, but are highly recommended. A new Steak House opened called La Parrila Steak house is under Italian management and offers pasta specialties, grilled dishes, hamburgers and a variety of sandwiches. Take-away and catering service is available. Another Italian restaurant that opens from noon to midnight is Da Maria is unique as it is perched on a terrace on a reef over-looking the Red Sea. Method of payment at most of the restaurants is in Egyptian and foreign currency, as well as, credit cards
Conventional TourismSharm is equipped with different con-ference centers, and most hotels are specially equipped with ballrooms and meeting places for conference settings. Among the many are the Savoy Conference Center, Egypt Hall and The Maritim Jolie Ville International Congress Center on Peace Road next to Jolie Ville Hotel.
Real EstateSharm’s real estate is booming, as many tousists find the city a resort to return to, more than once. Home val-ues are excellent for investment, also renting an apartment or family chalets can be as little as LE 1,000 or US$500 - 600 a month. There are many repu-table real estate agencies that can
show you the home of your dreams, perched around the city.
TransportationTaxis (white and blue) are your best transport. You will have to negotiate the price first, but it is approximately 10 dollars more or less from one site to another, and drivers accept any kind of currency.Free Shuttle Buses: Usually hotels pro-vide a free shuttle bus service from the hotel to Ne’ama Bay and back as well as airport pickups and transfer. Rent a Car: The concierge at your hotel can connect you with nearby car rental service agencies, or you can check the car rental service desk at your hotel.
How to get thereBy land from Cairo is around a five to six hours drive, or by air, since Sharm has an international airport attracting both internal and international charter flights.
The booming Nabq Bay CityNabq bay stands out; it is a tranquil bay 20 minutes away from the bustling Ne’ama bay. It is highly recommended for families and seekers of a peaceful and relaxing vacation. At Nabq, you can enjoy a nice stroll at La Strada and the nearby El Khan promenade. You can also enjoy a relaxing morning coffee at Starbucks (El Khan, infront of Beach Resort Laguna Vista Squash and Tennis). El Khan has its unique style of hut-shaped buildings denoting a charming ambience on the site.Nabq is equipped with different facili-ties such as supermarkets, one of which is METRO next to Oriental Resort and in front of La Strada shopping arcade. For any emergencies, El Ezzaby phara-macy operates 24/7 and is located at El Khan entrance promenade, infront of Laguna Vista Hotel. Do not miss La Strada free bus ser-vice, a good way to get an overview of the whole area. Check its pick up and drop points with your hotel. If you opt to purchase some spices to take back home, you will find what you are looking for at the Nubian Beauty shop at La Strada. The shop has a nice col-lection of spices, herbs, olive oil and natural products. You should try and take back home at least 250 grams of
the Sinai green tea, mixed with desert herbs of habuck and marmaraya. Nabq Protectorate:
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Zen Chinese Restaurant
One of many Conference centres
Zaman, Lebanese Restaurant
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Solely and invisibly positioned in a serene and tranquil area within the confines of Salah Al-Din citadel, and particularly at the very far eastern end of the northern enclosure, exists an extraordinary Ottoman style mosque - the mosque of Sulayman Pasha El Khadim, remarkably known by Sariyat El Gabal. Years before the construction of the citadel as a fortress and a residence for the rulers and their garrisons in the 12th century, Prince El Mortadi Magd El Khalaafa Abu Mansur Kesta El Aamiri built the first marks of the current mosque in AD 1141, which was dedicated to Sidi Sarayyah, a companion of the prophet whose shrine is incorporated within the mosque. In AD 1528 Sulayman Pasha El- Khadim – a court eunuch who became wali or governor for the janissary corps of the Ottoman army that were quar-tered in the northern enclosure of the citadel restored the mosque; thus con-sidered the first Ottoman mosque to be erected in Egypt.
A visit to the mosque is highly recom-mended and it is advisable to take a cab, as parking is a major issue. Upon arrival stroll up the ramp leading to the citadel from the street level, stop to purchase your ticket for around LE 50 for tourists.
Pass through the security check point and enjoy a short stride surrounded by the citadel walls and towers until you reach the tourism police office on your right hand side and the stairs leading to the magnificent mosque of Muhammad Ali on your left; stop for a marvelous photo shooting that shows the entire mosque. Continue on the adjacent ramp till you find the mosque of Al Nasir Muhammad, turn right around the mosque and left until you encounter the military museum; consequently take another right and proceed till you find the royal carriage museum on your right. It’s then when you gaze to your left and pause for minutes to marvel at such a unique and unbelievable example of the early sixteenth century, which from the first glance you will sense some sort of similarity between it and the near by Muhammad Ali mosque; yet on a smaller scale.
Proceed towards the mosque, ascend the flight of steps up and pass through a plain façade and a small portal carried on a half dome with stalactites. The simplicity observed on the outside does not give any impli-cation of the extravagance to be witnessed in the interior, and princi-pally the prayer hall, which takes the shape of an inverse T with a marble mihrab impressively located in the stem of the T. The hall is covered by a central cupola surrounded by three semi-cupolas similar to the neighboring Muhammad Ali mosque. The cupolas are covered with green ceramic and inscribed with various verses from the Kuran. Smaller medallions interrupting the inscription, incorporate the names of God, Muhammad, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali, which is a typical fea-ture of Ottoman mosques. Domes in Ottoman mosques were used to cover the whole sanctuary of the mosque and not just the mausoleum or the part in front of the mihrab. Certainly, more time will be spent in this hall than the rest of the mosque just to admire the exquisite and intricate decoration of the ceiling with its surrounding cupolas. Among the other elements is the mar-ble pulpit or the minbar decorated by geometric motifs based on stars and polygonal forms and has a pointed top just like the minaret, which is a true Ottoman characteristic. Attached to the upper part of the wall facing the prayer niche- mihrab and reached by an inner staircase is positioned, a nicely painted and decorated Dekket El Mobaligh or the so called The Podium of the orator. A door in the western wall leads to the courtyard, surrounded by an arcade covered by shallow domes once covered with green tiles. To the left of the entrance on the south wall of the sanctuary lies the minaret, a tall and slender shaft with a pointed top that used to be covered with green tiles typical of the traditional Ottoman style. On the western side of the court-yard incorporated in the architecture of the mosque and covered by a dome larger than those around the courtyard is the shrine of Sidi Sariyyah as well as tombs of Ottoman officials
with cenotaphs covered with various types of turbans in marble. On the northern side of the courtyard a door leads to another courtyard incorpo-rating a building, which is probably a Kuttab.
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Tourism News Egypt receives first place In a poll conducted by the organizing committee of the London International Dive Show, Egypt received first place as the first tourist destination for diving and water sports of the year.The award was received by Mr. Hesham Gabr, Chaiman of the Egyptian Chamber of Diving & Water Sports. The award is an assurance of the continuous efforts conducted by the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Federation, to monitor and upgrade the level of services of the Diving Centres in Egypt, and in particular the high performance standards of the workers while abiding to the international outdoor sports standards. The exhibition is held yearly in Great Britain and is attended by a large number of Aquatic sports lovers, representative from tourism and sports media. The award confirmed that Egypt is making a huge effort in keeping good standards in this field and its strong presence in specialized exhibitions, quality standard of display at the exhibitions and excellent presentations at seminars, in addition to the intensive training courses to accredit snorkeling guides.
The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Zoheir Garanah has advised all tourism agencies to inform the Ministry of Health with a list of visitors coming from countries where there is a high rate of HINI flu outbreak. He also requested the Tourism Federation to report any cases of the flu among tourists, during their visit to Egypt, to the Ministry of Health.
Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort Opens Its Doors
Jaz Hotels, Resorts and Cruises announced the opening of its latest addition to the extensive Jaz portfolio, Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort, located in Ain Sokhna.
This Golf Resort encompasses 120 pleasantly furnished guest rooms, all with a balcony or a terrace overlooking the beach, golf course and pool, in addition to the standard modern day amenities. Having numerous culinary choices such as two restaurants, three bars and a pub, guests will surely be spoilt for choice. Additional facilities include wireless internet connectivity throughout the hotel, two swimming pools and a fully equipped health club. A banquet room is also available and well appointed to cater to a full array of events. Moreover, an international 9-hole golf course, fitness center, kids club and an outlet offering live entertainment is due to open soon after. For further information kindly visit www.jaz.travel
Six Senses Spa opened at InterContinental Hotels Group in Port Ghalib - Egypt
Egypt’s first Six Senses Spa has opened at InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort, in Marsa Alam, Egypt. The Six Senses Spa will service the three resorts located at Port Ghalib Resort.
The uniquely designed spa occupies 1,700 square metres, comprising sixteen treatment areas including two Thai treatment rooms, and one wet treatment room with classically designed stone beds. The spa includes a sauna, steam room, changing rooms, fully equipped gym, and traditional hammams. A separate wet room offers a steam room and shower, plus a state-of-the-art ice room.
The Six Senses Spa at Port Ghalib is located just five minutes from Marsa Alam International Airport on the Red Sea and is only two and a half hours by road, from the Valley of the Kings. It is an ideal destination for guests looking for a unique and enriching wellness experience to balance the senses, ensuring a positive impact on their well-being.Six Senses Spa: Tel: 065 336 0000/25. Ext. 7117Open 11 am - 9 pm
Revealing an Ottoman MosqueSulayman Pasha El –Khadim - Sariyat El Gabal
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10th Anniversary of the Egyptian International Modern Dance FestivalJune 16th to July 6th at various cultural centres
This year, the International Modern Dance Festival will be a huge event in both Cairo and Alexandria with many well-known international dance compa-nies participating. The performances this year are of the highest standards and not to be missed.The festival is organized byLebanese artistic director Walid Aouni who has dedicated years in finding the Egyptian Modern Dance Company and creating one of the best, not only in Egypt but has also been recognized internationally. Aouni has produced several shows that have landed favourably with the critics.This year, the Festival will honour several artists in different fields, among which are Minister of Culture, Dr. Farouk Hosni and veteran novelist Youssef Idris.
The program is as follows:16th of June: OthelloCairo Opera House / Main Hall
20th of June: Walid Aouni for the Egyptian Modern Dance Company – Opening EventSayed Darwish Theater (Alexandria) Walid Aouni for the Egyptian Modern Dance Company (EGYPT) opening Event
17th of June: Adham Hafes (Egypt)EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel
18th of June: Nacera Belaza Co. (France)Small Hall Theater- Cairo Opera House
19th of June: Plan B Co. (Spain) Gomhouria Theater
20th of June: Kamal Rabeea, (Egypt)El Sawy Cultural Wheel, Zamalek
21st of June: Aerites Dance Co. (Greece) Gomhouria Theater
23rd of June: Aerites Dance Co. (Greece)Sayed Darwish Theater, Alexandriaia)
24th of June: Mirette Mechail (Egypt)
EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel 25th of June: Dialogue Dance Co. (Russia) Gomhouria Theater
27th of June: Dialogue Dance Co. (Russia) Sayed Darwish Theater (Alexandria) 26th of June: Fadwa AL-Hanady (Egypt) Small Hall, Cairo Opera Houseairo
26th of June: Mohamed Habib (Egypt) EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel 27th of June: (Turkey) Gomhouria Theater
29th of June: (Turkey) Sayed Darwish Theater
28th of June: Wanted Posse Co. (France) Cairo Opera Houes (Out Door Theater)
29th of June: Salah AL-Brogy (Egypt)Small Hall, Cairo Opera Houseairo Opera House 29th of June: Mohamed Fowzy (Egypt)EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel
30th of June: TERENCE LEWIS CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY (TLCDC) IndiaGomhouria Theater
2nd of July: Kareem Khaleel (Egypt)EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel3rd of July: TERENCE LEWIS CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY (TLCDC) IndiaSayed Darwish Theater (Alexandria)
3rd of July: Sareyyet Ramallah Troupe for Music and Dance(Palestine)Gomhouria Theater
4th of July: Mohamed AL-Sayadi (Egypt)EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel
5th of July: Sareyyet Ramallah Troupe for Music and Dance(Palestine)Sayed Darwish Theater (Alexandria)
5th of July: (America) Gomhouria TheatreAll performances start at 9.00 p.m Tickets at: Cairo Opera House / Gomhouria Theater (Cairo)EL-Sawy Cultural Wheel)) Information: 739 81 44 - 739 81 32 Sayed Darwish Theater (Alexandria)) Information: 03 4800138 – 4865106
The Exhibition Complex (Hall 1,2,3,4)
Thursday 18th – Monday 22nd
Exhibition Inter Build Exhibition for Building and ConstructionTel.:+20-2-330-50898 – +20-2-3303-7257 Fax.:+20-2-3304-6007Website : http://www.agd-exhibitions.net, E-mail :[email protected]: Arab Group for DevelopmentCairo International Conference Centre : All CICC except Cheops hall
Music ConcertJirtik Band - Ahmed Sharhabiel and friends at 9 pmAfro beat and ReggaeAzhar Park, Geneina Theatre, Salah Salem St. Tel: +20-2- 2362 5057
Egyptian Modern Songs
3G band and Khaled YoussefRiver Hall, Sawy Cultural Wheel, end 26 July St. Zamalek. Tel: +20-2- 2736 8881
Saturday 27th – Monday 29th
Conference and ExhibitionInternational Conference and Exhibition of Medical and Veterinary SciencesTel.: +2-02-2454-5313 – +20-02-2452-8528, Fax.: +20-2-2256-6653website: www.massivegroup.com, E-mail: [email protected]: Massive Co. for Conference and ExhibitionCairo International Conference Centre :: Mycerinos Hall - Salon 600/800
ConferenceInternational Conference for Health and Beauty - HEBEXTel.: +20-2-2393-9193 – +20-2-2393-9895, Fax.: +20-2-2393-6530website: http://www.greenlinefairs.com, E-mail: [email protected]: Green Line Fairs Co.Cairo International Conference Centre :: The Gallery - Chefren hall
ConferenceGlobal Research Conference For Medicine, Sera Vaccines & Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug industries, Vaccine Production, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Supplies Trade Show (Medipharma Expo 2009)Tel. : +20-2-2452-8528 – +20-2-2450-1591, Fax: +20-2-2256-6653
What’s On This MonthMonday 1ST
Art Stock (Paintings & Sculptures) until October 8thFeaturing works by veteran artists: Adam Henein, Adel el Siwi, Ahmed Nosseir, Fathy Afifi, Hamed Abdallah, Omar El Fayoumi and othersDowntown Gallery, Karim Francis Contemporary Art Gallery, 1 El Sherifein St. off Kasr El Nil. 2nd floor.Tel: +20 -16 -849 -3509
Music and Song concertCubanason Band - Latino & Modern songsRiver Hall, Sawy Cultural Wheel, end 26 July St. Zamalek. Tel: + 20-2-2736-8881
Classic MusicCairo Symphony Orchestra at 9 pmWeber: “Oberon” Overture, Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3Schumann: Symphony No.3, Soloist: Mohamed Saleh, Conductor: Hisham GabrCairo Opera House, Small Hall
Thursday 4th – Monday 8th
Exhibition Furnex ExhibitionFurniture ExhibitionTel.: +2(02)5271010, Fax.: +20-2-2527-015Organizer: Expolink Egypt, www.expolink.orgCairo International Conference Centre : all halls except Cheops hall
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th
Ballet“Odysseus - Hero of Troy at 9 pmCairo Opera Ballet CompanyMain Hall, Cairo Opera House. Tel: + 20-2-2736-1043
Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th
Ballet (Canada)Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Troupe, presenting TooT and Noces Main Hall, Cairo Opera House
Friday 12th Sunday 14th
ExhibitionEmployment and Training Fair - Bank ExhibitionTel.:+20-2-2273-2237, Fax.:+20-2-2273-2055Website : http://www.artlineplateau.comE-mail : [email protected], Organizer: Art line Plateau Co.Cairo International Conference Centre :
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Cairo News:Downtown Cairo to become a tourist attraction area
Cairo’s local council started efforts to renovate the downtown area of Cairo.
Renovations will include wash-ing down the buildings, re-painting historical heritage buildings, and closing down a shopping mall in the center of downtown, which causes traffic jams. In the plan to restore the buildings to their original heydays, the local council is plan-ning to review all encroachments and illegal rentals. Also public transportation within the down-town area will be re-routed.
All this will be in junction with the completion of a four-storey parking garage in Tahrir Square, where another shopping mall will be removed to make way for smoother traffic flow.
Don’t Miss This While in CairoOne of the very traditional song
and music places to visit and to witness the true colors of folkloric Egyptian music is at Makan.
Set in a heritage home, visitors can be seated on chairs, or better still, on pillows and kilims. A very casual setting, while sipping hot sugared tea. The concerts are held every Tuesday and Wednesday of the week starting at 9 pm.
You will enjoy listening to Mazaher ensemble, Mawawil Baladi, Jaafra (Arabic tribes from Aswan), Nubian music & songs, zikr & Sufi songs, Sudanese music & songs).
MakAn: Saad Zaghloul Street, 11461, El Dawaween, Cairo. (on the corner of across Saad Zaghloul and Mansour street)E-mail: email@example.com. Tel: +20-2-2792-0878. http://www.egyptmusic.org
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Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority News letter
Aladin Art Gallery•The shop opens daily from 7:00 am – 2:00 am, which is one of the few shops to open that early. Location: In front of the Pacha Club, Ne’ama Bay. Sharm El Sheikh. Shop Cellular: +20-10-094-6454. E-mail: [email protected]..
Baraka Carpets• : Sharm Mall, Opposite Pacha •
Club, Ne’ ama Bay, just next door to Sharm El Sheikh Real Estate.Tel:+20-12-218-1597 or +20-12-372-2540
Little Buddha Bar•Contact InformationSharm El Sheikh Naama Bay HotelTel: +20-69- 360-1030Fax: +20-69- 360-1588E-mail: reser[email protected]: www.littlebuddha-sharm.com
Dananeer Restaurant:• Shamandura Mall, King of Bahrin St, Ne’ama Bay. Sharm El SheikhTel: +20-69- 360-0321
Abou El Seid:• right behind hard rock café on the upper floor. Sharm El Sheikh.
Operates daily from 12:00 pm- • 2:00 am. Reservation is highly recommended Tel:+20-12-406-1260 or +20-69-360-3910
Sharm El Sheikh Real Estate•5 El Guindy Mall, Opposite Pacha ClubPresident: Mr. Tarek El SaadiTel:+20-12-767-6650Fax: +20-69-360-0926Mobile:+20-12-216-6101E-mail: [email protected]: www.sharmelsheikhrealestate.com
3D Cinema Tickets•214 A El Salam Road (Sunny Lakes), Sharm El SheikhTicket prices: $15 for adults, $10 for childrenOperating hours:10:00 am – 12:00 pm4:00 pm- 10:00 pmTel: +20-69-360-4500
Fax: +20-69-360-4499+20-11-666-6167+20-11-666-6168E-mail: r[email protected] or at the Jolie Ville Golf and Resort
United Submarine•Ticket prices: US$35. There are different prices for European Union and British citizens For reservation contact:[email protected]: www.unitedsubmarines.comAddress: Villa #220, Ard El Mazad, Hadabet Um El Sid. Sharm El SheikhTel:+20-10-005-9512;+20-12-778-4638; +20-69-366-2252
La Parilla Steak House• , Dahab Mall 35, Hadaba. Sharm El SheikhTel: 019 489 8288
Terrazzina Beach• , Sharm El Maya, beside Iberotel Palace, Sharm El SheikhFor information call: +20-10-500 6621
Da Maria Hadaba Sharm El •sheikh. Salah Taher St left of Anphoras Hotel.
Call: +20-10-008 9496 or • +20-10-259 8108•
Metro Supermarket• at Nabq Bay, Sharm El SheikhCall: +20-19619 or +20-69-371-0597
El Ezaby Pharmacy• . Sharm El SheikhCall: +20-19600 or +20-12-161 6190
Amanda Beach Garden Hotel. • Sharm El SheikhTel: +20-10-426 3088. [email protected]
Cleo Aqua Park• - Peace Road Sharm El SheikhTicket prices: Adults US$35, Children US$20, Children 0-4 years old are free.Prices for entrance and park usage only +20-69-360-4400, www.cleopark.net
Soho Square, for reservations at •all outlets, call: Royal Savoy Hotel, White Knight Beach, Sharm El Sheikh. Tel: +20-69- 360 2777
Jolie Ville Golf Resort• , Sharm El Sheikh
Tel: +20-69-3600 630/1/2 •
Kan Zaman Restaurant• , Na’ama Bay. Sharm El Sheikh
Tel: +20-69- 360 4488 & • +20-10-131 9021•
Azhar Park, Geneina Theatre• , Salah Salem St. CairoTel: +20-2- 2362-5057
Cairo Opera House•Gezira, CairoTel: +20-2- 2739-0132
SuperJet Bus ServiceTel: +20-2-2290-9017
West Delta Bus ServiceTel: +20-2-2415-6597
EgyptairTel: +20-2-2393-0381Tel: +20-2-3347-5193
East Delta Bus ServiceTel: +20-2-2574-2814