The Red Sea Newsletter

Issue 73
14th June 2004

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Features & Articles

Bluemoon Animal Center, Hurghada

The Bluemoon Animal Center in Hurghada is currently operated on a small scale by Monique and Salah Gad el Karem. However, a much larger operation is under development and due to open in the near future.

The new center will house all types of rescued, unwanted animals, from dogs to donkeys. The new center will not only house the animals but will also be a place of education for everyone to visit and spend time. The center will operate a cafe and will have an open petting area for children. Monique and Salah wish to take the education side of the center further, by visiting schools to educate the children on good animal care.

In the meantime, The Bluemoon Animal Center is very busy re-housing currently unwanted dogs, cats and birds, and currently has 5 dogs, 3 cats, and 16 birds. The center also has a very strong castration programme. Each animal brought into the centre is castrated and tagged before being released.

Monique is concerned about the amount of animals being brought into Egypt from overseas that are not equipped for the harsh Egyptian climate. Many of these animals are difficult to care for and become a burden when their owners wish to go on holiday and so they are just driven to a different location and let loose on the streets to fend for themselves.

If you would like to help the Bluemoon Animal Center the center is always looking for volunteers. The center can be contacted on (065)
543492 or 010 5460049 and by email at [email protected]

Local News

Just Cleared from Customs!
Imported Quiksilver Bikinis

Get the Aloha Beach Style!

Aloha Surf Shop, Hurghada.
Hostmark, Grand Seas Resort
(after Beach Albatros Resort)
Mobile : +2 010 134 2723
Open everyday 1 - 9 pm

What's On ... in El Gouna

Garage Sale
Kids Summer Party

Les Petites Nursery, Downtown, El Gouna.

Friday 18th June 2004

mini disco,kids fashion show,
pinata, face painting, fun & games.

Bring your family and friends!

012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03, ext. 2225

El Gouna

Parents & Kids

The Zoo at Giza
is densely inhabited by various animal and plant species, in an area of about 83 acres. It is located near the west bank of the Nile and it's northern tip overlooks Cairo University. It is not far from down town Cairo and is linked by numerous buses. The Zoo is under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt.

The Zoo is
a habitat for many species of animals and birds which are now extinct in Egypt. Among these are mountain goats and rams, Egyptian gazelles and heron.
The zoo is comprised of five hilly areas; the greatest called the Citadel Hill which was constructed in 1867. It is decorated with various statues of the extinct Fayoum rhinoceros, crocodiles and strange birds. Its plateau is covered with a small park that could be reached by means of a spiral path. It comprises plant-covered walks, a number of streams, a hall in its center as a resting place and various statues of birds and reptiles made of cement and pebbles. The streams flow through caves and into waterfalls that lead to a lake with two islands connected with a wooden bridge. In front of the lions' house there are two artificial hills connected with a rare iron suspended bridge, the only one in Egypt.

There are now several activities, suitable for all ages. There is a children’s playground beside the Children’s Cinema Theatre, donated by the First Lady Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, and the Children’s Library, for 4 to 8-years-old, consisting of computers specifically for animal, environment and nature education, with electronic books that give sounds of various animals at the touch of a button, as well as displays their images in the books.

You can visit the zoo at any time during the year. Tickets cost 25 piasters per individual and the entrance fee is the same for everyone. The Zoo is open to the public in summer from 8am to 7pm and in winter from 8am to 5pm. During Ramadan, the hours differ - the gates open to the public from 9am to 3pm or 4 pm depending on the season.

Giza Zoo
Egyptian Association for Conservation of Natural Resources
22 Murad Str., Giza Zoo, Giza, Cairo.
Tel : 02 5708895

Other National Zoos in Egypt:

1. Alexandria - El-Nozha Garden
2. Fayoum - El-Fayoum Garden
3. Beni Suef
4. Tanta - The Andalus Garden
5. Kafr El-Sheikh - Sanaa Garden
6. Sharkaya - Zagazig Garden
7. Wadi El-Rayan - still under construction and soon to open.
8. El-Arish
9. Cairo - The Fish Garden


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent
Flat for sale. 1st floor in El Opour City, Nacer City, beside Alfa Market, Cairo. 130 square metres. Super luxury with telephone & private entrance. Price 165,000 LE. Please contact Mr Gamal Elraay. 010 601 5514. [email protected]
Apartment for sale (upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly almost new furniture. Please call : 010 500 0625.

Camel Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh, is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager to join our experienced management staff. The successful candidate must be:
• A native German speaker fluent in English. Other languages an advantage.
• An experienced & renewed PADI instructor with at least 300 certifications
• Highly motivated with a commitment to customer service
• A skilled communicator with exceptional organizational skills
• Available for a minimum of three years
Management experience preferred but not essential. Work experience in the Red Sea an advantage. Salary Package on application. Applications with C.V.& Photo to [email protected] or by fax +20 69 600 601

Les Petites Nursery, El Gouna, is looking for a female from overseas who can speak & read English or an Egyptian English Teacher. For an appointment please call: 012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03 ext 2225.

Wanted - Home in El Gouna. Looking to purchase or rent a villa/house in El Gouna. Furnished or unfurnished. Please contact: Wendy 012 243 9945
Camel Dive Club & Hotel is looking for 2 young, dynamic SALES PERSONS to join our busy Reservation Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai. The applicants must have: Minimum 2 years travel sales experience /Ability to work within a team/Excellent communications skills/Basic computer skills – MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd language preferred/ Native German with English requested. Please send applications by Email to: [email protected], or call 069/600 046.
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