The Red Sea Newsletter

Issue 70
24th May 2004

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Features & Articles

Olympic Torch Relay Passing Through Egypt

The Athens 2004 Torch Relay, the first truly global Olympic Torch Relay, will travel around the world in 65 days. The Olympic flame begun its journey from Olympia and, having travelled across the globe, will return to the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 13th, where it will signal the beginning of the great celebration of the 2004 Olympic Games.

Outside Greece the Flame will travel for 35 days, covering a distance of approximately 78,000 km, 1,500 of which in the hands of 3,600 Torchbearers. A total of 260 million people will have the opportunity to see the Flame in their city. For the first time in history the Olympic Torch Relay will bring the Flame to Africa and Latin America. The Flame will also reach all past Olympic cities.

?ore than 11,000 people will participate in the Athens 2004 International Olympic Torch Relay.  The Torch will be carried by athletes, public figures, and thousands of individuals, who were selected for their own ability to inspire and overcome challenges within their own local communities.

The Torch Relay is travelling along the following route from Ancient Olympia/Athens (Panathenian Stadium):


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Local News

Hard Rock Cafe to Open in Hurghada

Although the date of opening and exact location are top secret, we have been reliably informed that a Hard Rock Cafe is to open in Hurghada in approximately 2 months time!  Watch this space for more information.

Road to be Pedestrianised

Rumours have been circulating for some time now that the road in Hurghada from the Esplanada Mall to the roundabout near the EAB & Banque de Cairo is to be pedestrianised in the very near future, allowing only residents car access, with all other traffic being re-routed.  Further reliable information about this change has been difficult to obtain, therefore, if anyone can contact us with more information, it would be very much appreciated.  Again, watch this space for more information!

Hilton to Open 10 New Properties in the Middle East

Hilton International forges ahead with a major expansion programme, that will see the opening of 10 new properties in the Middle East including a new hotel in the UAE, with another 50 hotels planned around the world. 
Egypt alone will see five new openings – Hurghada Long Beach, Sharm Nabq, Ain El Sokhna, Marsa Alam Coral Beach Resort and Heliopolis.

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Parents & Kids

Days Out in Cairo

Now that the summer holidays are fast approaching, here are some ideas of where to go with the family:

Cairo Land
1, Salah Salem St.Tel: 364-5251/364-0430

Dream Park
6th October City. Tel: 840-0887

Fun Planet
Arkadia Mall, Downtown. Tel: 579-2076
Huge indoor funfair with lots of rides to keep your child entertained for the whole day. Open 3pm-11pm (1pm-11pm on Fridays).

Geneina Mall
Badrawi St, off Abbass El Akkad St, Nasr City. Tel: 263-0745
A children's area on the top floor of the mall has a soft play area for babies, arcade games, a fun train ride and lots more.

Gero Land
Obour City, Ismailia Rd. Tel: 477-1435/33/34
Open 10am to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Open 10am to 8pm on weekdays. Closed on Wednesdays.

Magic Land
Media Production City, 6th October. Tel: 835-7166
Open 10am to 6 pm all week.

Pharaonic Village
Jacob's Island, Saqiet Mekki, Giza. Tel: 571-8675
Open 9am to 6 pm all week. Entrance fee includes lunch.

New Nozha, Heliopolis

Behind Wonderland Mall, Abbass El-Akkad St, Nasr City

*Above information taken from


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