The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 47
15th December 2003

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Features & Articles

Visit your second home in Hurghada! Rosi, Uschi & Mohamed invite you to their cosy bistro offering:
  Excellent European snacks
  Elegant English sandwiches
  Beautiful breakfasts
  Delicious desserts
  Very 'fruity' fruit cocktails

THE best cappuccino in town and ... coming soon ... German bread!

Planning any events - birthday parties, engagements, candlelit dinners - than
Cafe au Lait is the perfect place for you.

"Soft" opening ... NOW. Grand Opening ... to be announced!

Located at Cafe au Lait

down the side street going to the beach
behind McDonalds

in the Esplanada Bay Mall

Local News

Egyptians Turn to Holy Medicine

"Hejama", a centuries old medical alternative practiced by the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, involves evacuating air from cups placed on parts of the body, mainly on the back, to suck tissue and stimulate blood flow.

The treatment is cited several times in a narrative, known as the "hadith", about the deeds and sayings of Mohammad. Some practitioners say it may even date back to Pharaonic Egypt. Alongside hejama, a diet including dates and honey, believed to be similar to that of the Prophet Mohammad, is used to treat conditions including diabetes.

Egypt's Doctors' Syndicate does not approve of alternative medicine. Doctors who are found using treatments which had not been scientifically proven could face a disciplinary council. The council could punish them by warning them or suspending their licenses. Hejama is permitted in some other Arab states including Lebanon and Syria.

What's On ... in Hurghada

Seagull Cinema

from Wednesday 17th for one week

Call for confirmation and times before you go!

Tel: 012 313 2009

What's On ... in Cairo

Le Pacha 1901 Christmas Carols Event

For the 2nd year on board Le Pacha 1901, the beginning of the season will be celebrated with a grand Christmas Tree Lighting to the tunes of the famous “Prière Vivante” Christmas Carols Choir headed by Mr. Rafik Attallah. To be held at La Terrace on Thursday 18th December, from 7pm to 9pm.

Lightning of the Christmas Tree

"Les Petits Anges” of the Notre Dame d'Heliopolis Basilique, a choir of children aged 8-16 years, will perform this year's Christmas Carols at the Nile Hilton on Sunday 21st December.

Silver Exhibition

Sakiat El Sawy Centre is hosting a Silver Exhibition from 18th to 20th December, from 7pm to 9 pm. Taking place at 26 July Street (in front of telephone exchange), Zamalek. For more information please call ( 02)7366178.

Parents & Kids Guide

Snow City, Cairo.

Snow City offers 6000 square meters of "cool" fun. Situated on Salah Salem Street on the Cairo Fair Grounds it is centrally located and easily accessible. There is ample parking space and visitors need not worry about winter clothing. The center has a full stock of snow jackets, ski and rubber boots, skis and sleighs. Together with its Dubai-based sister called Snow World, Cairo’s Snow City is the first on the African Continent.

The attraction consists of two giant "freezers" separated from the main entrance hall by heavy "vault-like" doors. The main entrance hall contains wardrobe and ski rental sections, a video game arcade and a cafeteria on the second floor with bay windows opening onto the "ski-slope". This is located inside the first "freezer".

Inside the ski area, the first thing that hits you is the cold, -15 degrees Celsius, the second is the depth of the snow. There is approximately half a meter of snow packed onto an insulated floor sloping upwards in various steps. Any ascent up the slope has to be done by foot. The snow itself is almost the real thing. Not powdery and soft and quick to melt in touch with one’s skin. It consists of finely ground solid ice, which explains its slow melting rate.

The second "freezer" is a world of enchantment. It contains a magical museum of ice sculptures specially commissioned from a team of Chinese artists who used 750 tons of crystal ice and four months of non-stop labor to produce glistening reproductions of the world’s wonders in an arctic setting compete with icicles, foxes, bears, penguins, igloos and furnished ice castles.

After such icy encounters, nothing tastes better than a cup of hot chocolate at the center’s cafeteria!


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Languages: English and German
Location: Hurghada
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For Sale/Rent
Car for Sale - Dawoo Lanos 2, white, 5.000 Km, 6 months old, Red Sea plates, for sale immediately. Please contact: 010 687 9961. Hurghada.
Apartment for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
For rent or sale. El Hadaba area, close to the International Telephone Central, quiet 82 sqm furnished flat, 3rd floor with lift, living area, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with tub, balcony, satellite, TV. Rent 800 LE monthly or nearest offer. Contact Tel/Fax: 00 49 681 685 0407 or email [email protected]
Car for Sale - BMW 530i, 1988 (new model "1990"), full option, tax free car, technical and optical in a very good condition, 4500 Euro. Please contact : Chris 012 380 1551 [email protected]

Apartment for Sale in Abu Tig Marina (front line), El Gouna. For more information please contact: Roberta 012 2223573 or [email protected]

Villa for rent. Located in Old Vic, Hurghada. Next to Marriott Hotel with private beach. Three bedroom, three bathroom, kitchen, balcony overlooking the sea, living room and sattelite television. Fully furnished with A/C. Beach 20m away from terrace. Long and short term rental. Please contact: Tamim M. Kaddah 010 140 2878, e-mail: [email protected].

Apartment for rent - two bedrooms, two bathrooms, American-style kitchen , livingroom, private roof terrace, air-conditioning and a lot more. Location - EL GOUNA, Abu Tig New Marina Town. For long-term rent. Please contact: Gamal Nassif [email protected]
Responsible person required to look after 7 year old girl. Please contact: Ahmed, Andreas Hotel, Hurghada. Tel: 010 538 2869
Lady required to work as Nursery Assistant, to work with children aged 3-4 years. Must speak fluent English. Nursery experience preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. Salary dependent on experience. Please contact: Marika
012 393 4407
German Managerial Secretary/Project Assistant, German & English speaking,
with experience as Guest Relation in El Gouna, is currently looking for a new
position, e.g. Secretary, Management Assistant or Guest Relation.
[email protected].
Looking for a FOOTBALL-TRAINER !!! We are 10 international boys between 6 and 10 years of age who play football once a week. Is there anybody in Hurghada who loves to play football and would like to coach us, show us some tricks, tell us the rules and have fun with us on the football court? We all speak English and Arabic and we are very enthusiastic about learning great football. Please call 444925 or 012 224 4041
Looking for a Music teacher. Samir (7 years) and Junis (almost 5 years) are looking for someone nice who loves music and kids. We would love to learn drums and/or guitar once a week. Just call our mum Kiki: 444925 or 012 224 4041 
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