The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 24
7 July 2003

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El Gouna

Outstanding restaurants, trendy bars, exclusive boutiques, beach-front hotels…
El Gouna has it all!

Hotels - Indulge and enjoy your vacation with special summer offers in a variety of hotels. El Gouna offers a wide range of accommodation from comfortable guesthouses to luxurious beach-front 5-star hotels. More...

Long Stays: Attractive summer packages and discounts offered by El Gouna's hotels for long-staying guests. More...

Golf Packages - Enjoy "Unlimited Golf" in El Gouna with very special packages offered by a variety of hotels to suit all your needs. More...

Rent Apartments in El Gouna - Special summer prices for those who prefer the private and cozy atmosphere of an apartment. Book now, space is limited! More...

Little Gounies - Our little Gounies' parents can escape and relax with the full knowledge that the little rascals will be in good hands and kept busy with many interesting specials this summer. More...

Sports & Leisure - Special summer discounts and many new activities tailored especially for you. Countless opportunities for fun, fitness and fresh-air are scattered throughout El Gouna to satisfy every age group and inclination. More...

Dining at El Gouna - Don't miss our special discounts offered by a variety of dining outlets and night spots. You will be pleased by the variety and excellence offered by over 60 restaurants and bars at El Gouna. More...

Palladium Specials - For the real action at night, visit our Palladium. The hottest European DJ's hit El Gouna… Denzil in Motion, Johnny Hey, Fabio Elle, Lady Chris, DJ Louca. More...

Shopping at El Gouna - Attractive summer discounts! Shop till you drop, from local souvenirs to fine jewelry and international brands, you will find all your needs only at El Gouna.

Orascom Aviation - You have the option of booking an air taxi! Orascom Aviation makes flying easy and comfortable with its 10 seater aircraft. More...

Tel: +20 2 305 7843/41/40 & E-mail : [email protected]

Local News

"Maya for Diving Equipment" Officially Open for Business!

Local production factory producing all neoprene products.

Opening of Maya

Maya provides a full repair service for wetsuits, plus local production of wetsuits, mask straps, eye glass holders, head bands and other neoprene accessories. Stay tuned for more updates in the near future!

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Thanks for modeling, Yehia!

Maya wetsuit

Red Sea Dive Guide Contributes to Big Fish Television SHARK SPECIAL

The June issue of the UK Dive Magazine includes a free one-off Shark Special -140-page collectors edition with free DVD. A 75 minute main feature packed with fantastic pictures and informative commentary on the wonderful and mysterious world of the shark including extremely rare footage of sharks such as the great hammerhead and thresher, not to mention great whites leaping clean out of the water. As well as exciting pictures of the British basking shark. Grant Searancke, a Red Sea Dive Guide and partner in Gpnet Ltd (powering the useful Guide and Search Engine website) and the underwater
video shooters Scubazoo, give a rare glimpse into the life of the graceful thresher shark. As a special treat, there are also breathtaking pictures of baitballs filmed on Cocos. To cap it all, music maestro Dominic Beeton has captured the mood of the shark magnificently with original work for each of the top ten.

Useful Web Site of the Week

World Time Server provides the most accurate current local times of any world clock on the Internet. It makes real time adjustments for Daylight Saving Time. No matter what time zone a country or city is located in, this site provides your best resource for determining any time, anywhere.

What's On

... In Cairo

Summer Entertainment at Le Peking
Located in the heart of Zamalek, Le Peking is not just a restaurant. With live entertainment every night delicious and just the right atmosphere Le Peking is the place to be!

Tuesdays: Talaat Zein
Wednesdays: Azza Balbaa
Thursdays: Ayman Abou Youssef “Transit band”
Fridays: Shamel
Mondays: Rula & Ihab
Saturdays and Sundays: DJ Garo

The summer entertainment-taking place at 23B Ismail Mohamed St., Zamalek. For reservations and more information please call 02 7363894 / 7366167.

... In Alexandria

Planetarium Shows
The Alexandria Library has started its Planetarium shows. There are three different shows: The Universe Show, Oasis in Space & Return to the Red Planet. The shows start at 9,30am or 5,30pm. For more info call: 03 4839999

Kitchen Korner

(Toasted Bread Salad)


4 pieces of toasted pitta bread
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 red pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
(stems discarded)
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF), Gas mark 6. Cut the bread into small 2½ cm (1 inch) pieces and place on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp and light brown.

2 In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, parsley, spring onions, mint, garlic and cucumber. Next add salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Now add the toasted bread and mix well.


Find out more at :

Job Title: Personnel Assistant
Languages: German & English
Location: Hurghada
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Job Title: Secretary
Languages: Good English essential

Contact: Ahmed Kamel 010 120 0342
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Job Title: Administration Assistant
Location: Hurghada
Languages: English. German and/or Dutch
Skills: Good computer skills
Contact: Essam 012 316 3245
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Job Title: PADI/CMAS Instructor
Location: Sharm el Sheikh
Languages: English/Dutch/German
Skills: min 500 dives, min 25 certifications & Red Sea experience
:  [email protected]
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Looking for new or second hand aluminium, 11.2 liter tanks, with valid hydro test.
With or without valve. Please contact: 012 452 1086 or [email protected]
German female, 32 years, fluent German & English, very good computer & communication skills, CMAS open water diver, is looking for a job in the Red Sea (Hurghada, El Gouna, Sinai), beginning Autumn 2003 for 6 months or longer – as Secretary/Assistant/Guest Relation/Kids care. Please contact: Katja: [email protected] or 00 49 (0) 170 890 28 00
Looking for a good company to manage and operate windsurfing school in Lotus Bay, Safaga. Please contact: Mahmoud 012 224 2527 or email [email protected]
Wanted - A Copy of Tai-Pan by James Clavell, Please call Injy 012 718 6276 New or second hand dishwasher. Please call Julie 012 718 6276. Hurghada.
For Sale
Aladin Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book (English) and face guard, good condition - 1100 LE o.n.o. Oceanic Versa Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book, only made 10 dive, unwanted present - 1800 LE o.n.o. (was 2600 LE new). Brand new Oceanic Console with hp hose, depth gauge, air gauge and compass - 700 LE o.n.o. Tiguullio mask with side windows, brand new - 180 LE o.n.o. Sherwood split fins as new, size medium/small - 400 LE o.n.o. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
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