The Red Sea Newsletter

Issue 83
23rd August 2004

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Mall 8 - Naama bay - Sharm El Sheikh - South Sinai - Egypt

phone/fax: 069 603103 - mobile: 012 3399334


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Features & Articles

Threading (Khite)

Called khite in Arabic and fatlah in Egyptian, it's a less common method in the West for removing hair at the root, used primarily on facial hair. Rows of stray hairs are yanked out with twists of cotton thread. article

The practitioner holds one end of the cotton thread in his or her teeth and the other in the left hand. The middle is looped through the index and middle fingers of the right hand. The practitioner then uses the loop to trap a series of unwanted hairs and pull them from the skin. There are also devices made that can hold the thread during the procedure.

The advantages of removing hair by this method are, it is inexpensive, fast, neat and considered less painful than plucking for many. Good for eyebrows and facial hair. Like plucking, results can last up to two to four weeks.

The disadvantages include it being hard to find a professional practitioner outside large cities. It can be painful and cause itching afterwards. Side effects can include folliculitis, a bacterial infection in the hair follicles, skin reddening or puffiness, and changes in skin pigment.

The history of threading is not clear, with some claiming it began in Turkey. Threading hair is so basic to women in the Middle East and India that it can be compared to girls learning to braid each other's hair as children. Traditionally, threading is used on the entire face, including upper lip, chin, eyebrows, sideburns and cheeks.

Local News

Egypt Air

Egypt Air has announced a L.E. 5 million call center project to improve its customer’s service operations. According to Mr. Mohamed Mounir, head of Egypt Air Commercial Division, the center is located at the company administrative complex, at Cairo Airport, and occupies 500 M2 office space. He added the center would be equipped with most modern communication facilities, operated by highly trained staff. It is scheduled for inauguration in September 2004.

Excerpt Al Ahram

Mall 8 - Sharm El Sheikh



MOBBY'sNEW this year: DIVEX will market MOBBY's Dry Suits exclusively in Egypt. Starting from September 2004, in time for the winter season, DIVEX will launch its amazing promotional offers to all Diving professionals

For more details, please don't hesitate to contact the DIVEX staff
[email protected]

What's On ... in El Gouna

The 7th Anniversary Program in The Club House
Tel: +20-12-3113434

Tuesday August 24th:
Beach BBQ with Live Music: DJ'N'SAX
Starting 20:00
DJ Ramsi of Sundial lays down the groove with his discs & dials for Nour to do his Saxaphon Thing!! absolutely superp performance

Thursday August 26th:
20:00 Cocktail Party (invitations only!)
21:30 Live Music with
Arrangements of Pop & Rock favorites like you've never heard before. Don't miss it!

Friday August 27th
Pool Party from Noon til Sunset with DJ Momo
spinning those beach tunes ...
Children's entertainment with games, arts & crafts & face painting.

Saturday August 28th
Pool Party +2 With More of DJ Momo
more for the kids Plus...Kids Olympics!

Sunday August 29th
Volleyball Tournement Finals

The Club House
Sponsored by Sakara Sakara

Parents & Kids

Parents & Kids

Things for families to do in Cairo

Jacob's Island - In Giza
3 El Bahr El Aazam St Cairo,
Phone: +20 2 571 8675
(summer phone: +20 2 571 8675)
Email: [email protected]
Open Hours: 9am-5pm daily (winter); 9am-9pm
Accessible only by boat, this private tourist project on an island in the Nile south of the Giza Bridge attempts to simulate life and work in ancient Egypt.

Cairo Land
1 Salah Salem Street
Old Cairo Fostat area, Cairo,
Phone: +20 2 364 0430
Open Hours: 6pm-1am daily.
This is a fantastic theme park, which offers slides, merry-go-rounds, a flying carpet, carousels, cable cars, shooting, a haunted house and much, much more..

Sayyed Zeinab Cultural Park
Qadri Street
Off Port Said Street, Cairo,
Phone: +20 2 391 5220
Open Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Thu & Sat & Sun
This fantastically-designed park provides a huge area in which children can roam, run and explore its village and structures. There is also a computer section and a painting department .

Gabalaya Park and Aquarium
In Zamalek
Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street Zamalek Cairo,
Open Hours: 9am-3.30pm daily.
This is a wonderful little park in the heart of Zamalek, just minutes away from the downtown area. It's a great place to take the kids as the park is pleasant and the aquarium is interesting.

Dream Park In Maadi
Oasis Road
6th of October City, Cairo,
Phone: +20 11 400 887
Neighborhood: Maadi
This fantastic 150-acre theme park is one of the largest recreational facilities in the Middle East. There is certainly plenty to do with three areas for children, teenagers and families.

Fustat Garden (Al)
Salah Salem Street
Next to Cairo Land, Cairo,
Phone: +20 2 363 9229
Open Hours: 11am-midnight daily
This delightful theme park has vast green areas and a variety of games including slides and carousels. Thanks to its low price admission Al-Fustat Garden is a favourite spot for families during weekends.


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent
FOR SALE - Camera: Canon Optura, Mini DV (very small and easy to handle), American NTSC system. Housing: Amphibico Explorer (one of the best brands in the world), Model MV 1 (exactly the same size of the camera), goes to 99 meters max depth. Accessories: 2 Power supply chargers, 2 remote controls for the camera, 3 batteries, extra O-ring for housing. Carrying Case: Pelican Case 1600, protective, shock proof, water and pressure proof, very robust. Carries all the above plus the digital still camera included in this offer. Digital Still Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A201, 2.0 Mega Pixels with small carrying case, included are 2 memory cards 16MB and 32 MB.
The total for the above package U.S.$2,500. They all have been used no more than 10 times and are less than 3 years old. Please contact Omar El-Naggar. Mobile:
010-105-0545 or Work: (202) 705-7044 10am-8pm Sun-Wed, Thur 10am-6pm and Fri & Sat closed. Cairo Resident.
Range Rover for sale. Beautiful black, 1986, Range Rover 3.5 V8 with leather interior, full option including AC, electric windows, power steering. For more information call: 012 311 3434 (El Gouna)
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.
Russian speaking sales person wanted (male or female, any nationality) to work in a tourist gift shop. Telephone : 010 520 8368. Hurghada.
Speed boat or glass boat wanted to buy, around 7 meters in length, with or without engine. Please contact [email protected] (Safaga)
Apartment wanted urgently to rent in Sakala, Hurghada. Minimum 2 bedrooms, fully furnished & phone connection. Please email [email protected]
Chef wanted - local or international - for The Club House, El Gouna. For more information, please call 012 311 3434 or email [email protected]
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
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