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The Complete Guide to El Gouna A great advantage of vacationing or living in El Gouna is the myriad of options it offers as a complete community. Whether you are looking for the ideal place for dinner, the ultimate sporting experience, or simply where to fill a prescription, this guide will help you know where to go or who to call. In these pages you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the town’s services, sports, dining, entertainment and much more.

DIRECTORY Aqua Sports...................................................................................................................p 42 Banks.............................................................................................................................p 62 Beaches .........................................................................................................................p 42 Boat Charters................................................................................................................p 44 Dine Around .................................................................................................................p 41 Diving.............................................................................................................................p 44 Education.......................................................................................................................p 62 Hospital/Pharmacies...................................................................................................p 62 Housekeeping...............................................................................................................p 62 Info Center.....................................................................................................................p 62 Internet................ ..........................................................................................................p 62 Kids................................................................................................................................p 49 Nightlife .........................................................................................................................p 52 Real Estate....................................................................................................................p 60 Restaurants...................................................................................................................p 50 Services .........................................................................................................................p 62 Shopping........................................................................................................................p 54 Spa & Beauty.................................................................................................................p 46 Sports & Wellness........................................................................................................p 46 Transportation...............................................................................................................p 63 Travel Agency.................................................................................................................p 62

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Dine Around

Dine Around Restaurants A unique offering from El Gouna’s hotels. For program specifics and reservations, contact the Guest Relations agent at your hotel of residence, or call the Info Center / ext 32100.

Arena Inn / ext 150 / International Buffet

La Rotisserie / ext 130 / French

Decorated in a tasteful marine style and with a beautiful setting overlooking the lagoon, Arena Inn sets sail to international and themed buffets.

In the mood for a fine dining experience? Celebrating something special? This is the place where you can have it all! Enjoy our exquisite menu and pamper yourself with an unforgettable evening. We offer a daily 4-course gourmet menu or a la carte options for your own delight.

Bleu Bleu / ext 77928 / French With a top quality chef, the restaurant specializes in French cuisine served at an ideal location in the Abu Tig Marina. Enjoy a variety of seafood dishes either inside or on the marina boardwalk.

Captain’s Steakhouse / ext 144 / American Steaks If steak is what you like...then you’ve hit the jackpot! The Steak House offers a romantic setting overlooking the Abu Tig Marina. Great American style steak dishes are served in a beautiful atmosphere with a classical high standard of service.

Chez Pascal / ext 188 / 177 / Belgian Feast on wonderful culinary delights at our specialty Belgian restaurant and savor mouth-watering cuisine. Enjoy a fantastic meal of fabulous dishes from all corners of the earth accompanied by soft, live piano music while you dine.

Dolce Vita / ext 188 / 177 / Italian Authentic Italian cuisine with sounds, sights and aromas from the Mediterranian. Come visit us at our two distinct locations at the Rihana Resort and the Ocean View Hotel.

El Sayadin / ext 120 / Seafood

Mamounia / ext 77855 / Moroccan Moroccan cuisine that is a feast for the senses. The world famous couscous and a variety of tajines and authentic Moroccan specialties are enjoyed in a beautifully decorated restaurant on the marina promenade.

Oceana / ext 177 / International Buffet Feast on wonderful culinary delights from the nightly theme buffet dinners with local delicacies and international dishes. Most of all, have dinner with a unique view of the Red Sea unlike any other in El Gouna.

Orient 1001 / ext 110 / Oriental Enjoy Lebanese-Egyptian food in an authentic Oriental atmosphere with live traditional bread making and a variety of hot & cold mezzes and char-grilled seafood & meats. Live show every Friday night. Special set menu for Dine Around with optional additional dishes at extra charge.

Tandoor / ext 133 / Indian Enjoy fabulous Tandoori and Mughalai specialties at the only authentic Indian Restaurant in El Gouna located in the Ali Pasha Hotel at the Abu Tig Marina entrance. A la carte choice. Set menu also available.

The renowned a la carte restaurant for Oriental and seafood specialties boasts a unique location overlooking the crystal blue Red Sea. Spoil yourself in this breathtaking ambience for all romantic & casual moments while enjoying the finest delicacies from the menu.

La Piscina / ext 110 / Seafood Saturday seafood BBQ! Enjoy lavish international seafood delicacies in an exclusive atmosphere around the pool featuring live music and entertainment from 19:30 until 22:30 every Saturday. Free alcoholic welcome drink.

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Aqua Sports & Beaches Kitepower / ext 32506 VDWS-recognized kiteboarding school. Mangroovy Beach info@kitepower-elougna.com www.kitepower-elgouna.com

Kite People / ext 120 +2 012 2472 5972 IKO-certified kiteboarding school. Moevenpick info@kitepeople.at, www.kitepeople.at

Liquid Park / +2 012 7007 7379 Water park with inflatable toys, action tower, climbing wall, slides, and animation team. Airport lagoon, Facebook Liquid Park El Gouna

Parasailing / ext 77976 +2 010 0010 2952

BEACHES

Spend all day, every day of your holiday in El Gouna on the beach and you’ll never have to go to the same one twice!

Buzzha Beach / +2 012 2741 2100 Enjoy the feeling of being away from it all while only being 15-min from downtown. Soak up the sun and watch kitesurfers. Activities include billiards, table football, beach volley and a kids’ playground, all free of charge. North Mangroovy

Club 88 / +2 015 0739 3572 Circular pool overlooking the super yacht marina, beach, bar and restaurant. Abu Tig Marina North

Custom made parasailing winch-boat for single, double, triple side by side flights taking you 100m above El Gouna. The Orange Concept, www.theorangeconcept.com

Red Sea Zone / +2 010 0295 5209 IKO-certified kiteboarding school. Northern Mangroovy Beach info@redseazone.com, www.redseazone.com

Sports & Fun Aquacenter / ext 32241 Windsurfing, wakeboarding, glass bottom boat. Steigenberger, Mangroovy Beach

Stand Up Paddling / +2 011 4111 1978

Aqua Sports El Gouna’s beaches and lagoons provide the perfect opportunities to indulge in your favorite water sport or discover a new one! Experience water skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, catamarans, banana boats, and more!

Beach Volleyball Enjoy sandy courts on the beach at: Mangroovy Beach / ext 32260 Zeytouna Beach / ext 35317 or 140 The Club House / ext 32412

Dragon Project Windsurfing Moevenpick / ext 120 Kiteboarding Club El Gouna +2 012 2661 0878 VDWS-certified kiteboarding school. Buzzha Beach elgouna@kiteboarding-club.com www.kiteboarding-club.com

Kite Family / +2 012 2402 4688 Kitesurfing, windsurfing, small catamaran for three persons. Zeytouna Beach www.kitefamily-elgouna.de

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Lessons, rental, sales, lagoon trips, SUP yoga. The Club House, Sheraton TGI, Mangroovy Beach, Liquid Park, call for pickup service.

Swimming Lessons / ext 32412 +2 012 8274 1000 At The Club House, with Freds Swim Academy.

Wakeboard and Waterski / ext 77976 +2 010 0010 2952 The Orange Concept offers a range of water based activities including waterski, wakeboard, wakestate, wakesurf, fun tubes, and more for all levels and ages. www.theorangeconcept.com

Yellow Fin Fishing Safari / ext 77857 +2 010 0301 7200 Recreational and sports fishing. Abu Tig info@yellow-fin.net, www.yellow-fin.net

Mahmya / ext 32100 The beautiful Mahmya Beach on Giftun Island has been maintained true to its natural environment; it has virgin blue waters awaiting exploration and a white sandy beach inviting relaxation. Fine food, great music, and a fun crowd make for a memorable exotic escape. Located just over an hour from El Gouna.

Mangroovy Beach / ext 32260 Soak up the sun while enjoying the view. Sporting options include kite and windsurfing, snorkeling, volleyball and football. Look out for beach parties and summer BBQs. Shuttle bus Marina line departs on the hour between 9 am and 5 pm from downtown.

Marina Beach Club / ext 77966 At the heart of Abu Tig, free access with owner’s card and for guests of participating hotels. A massage parlor also does henna tattoos. Restaurant service is provided by Moods and the beach bar remains lively until late.

Zeytouna Beach / ext 35317 Lively and beautiful, Zeytouna Beach is located on its own island surrounded by the sea and lagoons. A 400-meter jetty provides access to deeper water and the coral reef plateau. Enjoy camel riding, volleyball, snorkeling, football, dancing and more. Beach Access: Shuttle boat from Downtown and Sultan Bey, or walking bridges from the Sheraton and Hill.


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Boat Charter & Diving Beyond the Pyramids / ext 33045

Dive Trek / ext 32381

Romantic raft rides around the lagoons, and speedboats for rent. El Balad

Instruction: PADI and CMAS-FFESSM. Snorkeling. Languages: French, English, and German. Sultan Bey

Fairline / +2 011 4500 0005 Fairline yachts sales and after-sales support with on-site service center. Abu Tig Marina

Easy Divers Academy / ext 32327

Sea Pros Yachts / +2 010 9127 1989

Instruction: PADI and CMAS-FFESSM. Features a boat suitable for disabled divers and is currently the only dive center with a boat licensed to visit the Thistlegorm. Night dives available. Snorkeling, glass bottom boat. Languages: Dutch, French, German, English, and Arabic. TTC Rihana

Exclusive dealers of Ferretti Yachts and other luxury and sports crafts. Abu Tig Marina

Emperor Divers / ext 120

Princess Yachts / +2 011 4001 1667 Princess yacht sale and after-sales services. Abu Tig Marina

Seascope / ext 77911 Yellow Seascope Semi-Submarine excursions. Abu Tig Marina

Sunseeker / ext 77961

Instruction: PADI and SDI for Scubility program for physically challenged divers with a boat suitable for disabled divers. snorkeling. Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Arabic. Moevenpick

Sells a range of luxury yachts and sports crafts. Abu Tig Marina

Diving Centers

Photo: The Dive Tribe

Calm reefs and world-class sites provide an excellent diving experience. As a protected area, dive sites offer frequent interaction with marine life, in particular, wild dolphins. Be sure to ask about Diving Specials for Kids!

Blue Brothers / ext 77975

Marina services Abu Tig Marina Office / ext 32249 or 32011, +2 065 358 0073, +2 012 2766 0185 North basin office / ext 75571 or 75573 Keeps a list of private and commercial charter boats in El Gouna. www.abutig-marina.com

Instruction: PADI, CMAS-Barracuda, and ProNRC. Night dives available. Snorkeling. Languages: German, English, and Arabic. TTC Ocean View

Colona Dive Center / ext 188 Instruction: PADI. Snorkeling. Languages: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, English, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian. TTC Rihana

Euro Divers / ext 100 Instruction: PADI. Snorkeling.Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. Club Med guests only.

Orca Dive Club / ext 77739

Yacht Club, North Basin +2 012 2001 0611, yacht.club@elgouna.com

Instruction: PADI, CMAS-VDST, ProNRC for Nitrox, and IANTD for closed rebreather Buddy Evolution. Snorkeling. Languages: German, English, French, and Arabic. Turtle’s Inn, Abu Tig Marina

BOAT CHANDLER & SERVICES

TGI Diving / ext 110

Fantasia Shipping Agency +2 010 9810 4886 Shipping agency and port services. Abu Tig Marina

Lodos Marine / ext 77965 Yachting equipment and supplies. Abu Tig Marina

Boat Charter & DEALERS Art Marine / ext 77926 The charter division of this boat dealer has several power yachts available for chartered day trips or overnight safaris, including crew. Abu Tig Marina

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Instruction: PADI. Features a boat suitable for disabled divers; all boats depart from the dive center’s own jetty. Snorkeling, pedalos and canoes. Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, and Arabic. Sheraton

The Dive Connection / ext 199 Instruction: PADI, CMAS-VDST, and TDI for advanced technical diving, trimix, semi-closed rebreathers Draeger Dolphin and Ray, and closed circuit rebreathers Buddy Evolution and Submatix. Snorkeling. Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, and Arabic. Panorama Bungalows


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Sports & Wellness  Quad Runners / ext 34044

Go for an exciting desert safari, a full moon trip, or a Bedouin trip on quads for 2 hour slots, half or full day trips. Guides and BBQ arrangements. Peak Safari, El Balad

Tennis Club & Academy / ext 32515

Four clay tennis courts, equipment rental, individual and collective lessons, sparring partner, weekly single tournament, and tennis and multisport camp. Next to the go-kart track

Angsana Spa A subsidiary of the Banyan Tree Group, Angsana Spa boasts two outlets in El Gouna. Both locations offer a wide selection of beauty treatments, massages, sauna and steam bath treatments for singles and couples alike.

Moevenpick / ext 120 Steigenberger / ext 130

Tennis & Squash Courts

Professional tennis and squash courts are available at:

Club Med / ext 100 Moevenpick / ext 120

Horseback Riding Ride horses and camels at:

Moevenpick beach / ext 120 Zeytouna Beach / ext 35317 or 140 Yalla Horse Stable / ext 32344

Yalla’s trained staff will help you enjoy their Arabian cross horses and ponies for children. Don’t miss their exclusive horse-drawn carriage trips!

Beauty Salons Massage services, hairdresser, nail treatments and more:

Sports

Body Care / ext 32260 Mangroovy Beach

Countless opportunities for fun, fitness and fresh air are sure to satisfy every age group and inclination. Relax and enjoy the best equipment with professional assistance.

Classic Steigenberger / ext 130 Abu Tig / ext 77918

Captain’s Inn / ext 144

Beach Buggy / ext 34024

Abu Tig

Race accross the sand with beach buggy excursions from Speed Devils. El Balad

Chinese Massage by Lin / ext 75532 Abu Tig North

Biking / ext 34044 Zoom around town with scooter & bicycle rentals. Crystal Bike Center. El Balad

Go-Karts / ext 32188 Burn rubber on the carting circuit on the road between the downtown area and the marina. Operated by German management. Open from 11am-11pm

Golf Course / ext 32285 The El Gouna Golf Club offers an 18-hole championship course with driving range, chipping and pitching area, and putting greens. Rental services for clubs, trolleys and carts available. Tee times must be reserved in advance. For non-golfers, check out the Golf Introduction with PGA professionals every Wed and Sat, 3:30-5pm

Fitness Most hotel health clubs and facilities offer aerobics, free weights, body building equipment, spas, saunas, steam baths, jacuzzis, and massage services

Dawar El Omda

Lax Beauty Center / ext 75501 Abu Tig North

Look at Me / ext 32340

Club Med / ext 100

Tamr Henna

LAX Gymnasium & Lounge / ext 75501

Moevenpick Salon / ext 120

Moevenpick / ext 120

Sheraton

Sheraton / ext 110

Tamr Henna Salon / ext 32157

Abu Tig North

Steigenberger / ext 130 Sultan Bey / ext 140 TTC Ocean View / ext 177 TTC Rihana / ext 188 Panorama Bungalows / ext 199

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Finger Secret Massage / ext 122

Nefertari / ext 110

Downtown Tamr Henna

Thai Scissors / ext 33039 El Balad

Thanita Massage / ext 32412 Club House, Kafr

TTC Ocean View / ext 33020


Kids

NURSERies Les Petites / ext 32225 +2 012 2502 0215 Nursery from 3 mo. to 3 yrs. Pre-School for 3+ yrs. Kids club with after school activities and homework assistance for 4+ yrs. Language classes. Babysitting service day and night. Birthday parties and events. Next to El Gouna Cinema, Downtown

Little Gounies / ext 32354 El Balad

Diving

Now your dive plans can include all family members. Ask your dive center of choice about discounts and tailored diving programs and courses for kids. See the diving section for Diving Centers.

Go-Karts / ext 32188 Let them get their engines going around the track.

Golf Champ / ext 32285 Hit the driving range with your kids.

Gounnes Paradise / ext 32231 El Bustan

PLAYTIME Cheeky Monkeys / ext 77012 This all seasons amusement facility has an indoor air-conditioned playground with trampoline, slides, and swings, as well as outdoor mini-golf, football pitch, and picnic area. Located next to Ali Pasha in the Abu Tig Marina, open daily from 12-9pm. Day use: 40 LE per child. Infants under 9 months enter free with one paying child.

ACTIVITIES Aquarium / ext 32408

HOTEL ACTIVITY CLUBS FOR KIDS Arena Inn / ext 150 Children’s activities and playground facilities. Ages: 0-6

Moevenpick / ext 120 Interactive sports and games both in the water and outdoors. Hours: 10:30-13:30 and 14:30-17:00

Rihana Trixie Kids Club / ext 188 Age-appropriate programs and themed days include Indian day, Party day, Pirates day and Handcrafts day. Hours: 10:00-1:30 and 14:00-17:00

Sheraton / ext 110 Complete program includes water polo, diving, beach games, balloon games and activities coordinated by the animation team. Hours: 10:00-17:00, 19:00-20:00

Steigenberger / ext 130 Kid’s Club, playground, activities and games indoor and outside. Ages 5-12 years old. Hours: 10:00-17:00

Sultan Bey / ext 140 Different activities led by a professional team. Ages: 4-12. Hours: 9:00-17:00

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From Spanish Divers and Picassos to sea horses and crabs, the aquarium will delight the whole family and especially kids. Kafr El Gouna

Horseback & Pony Rides / 32344 Yalla Horsestables offers pony rides for kids from ages 2-10 and kids of all ages can enjoy watching the horses and their foals. A special pony carriage is perfect for kids or a larger carriage can take the whole family.

Island Adventure / ext 35317 or 140 Take the jetty to Zeytuna Island for a day of snorkeling, horseback riding, and a photo-op on the back of a smiling camel.

Mini Golf / ext 77012 Try your luck at pint-sized golf in the marina.


Not Yet a Golfer?

Come over to the El Gouna Golf Club and enjoy our great summer offers* on golf lessons For bookings and information El Gouna Golf Club Extension 32285 Phone +2 0122 746 47 12 golf.club@elgouna.com * valid from May until September

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Restaurants Bua Khao / ext 120

El Sayadin / ext 120

Thai food in a fresh, open tropical atmosphere. Also offers a wide assortment of seafood dishes. Moevenpick

Fantastic Oriental and seafood specialties with a unique location overlooking the sea. Moevenpick

Buzzha Beach / +2 012 2884 2839

El Taybeen / ext 37225

El Gouna’s only wood-fire pizza oven. Theme evenings include Italian & BBQ. North Mangroovy

Assortment of sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and special salads. Live band on Thursday. Kafr El Gouna

Captain’s Steakhouse / ext 144 American-style steak dishes in a great atmosphere at Captain’s Inn on the marina boardwalk. Abu Tig

Fairways / ext 130

Ceviche / ext 33036

Fish Market / ext 32268

Tapas bar. El Balad

Catch of the day and Alexandrian-style seafood. El Balad

Elegant yet cozy with daily buffet themes and uniquely Egyptian fare. Steigenberger

Chez Chantal / ext 155 Belgian and international foods. Turtle’s Inn rooftop. Abu Tig

Chez Pascal Rihana / ext 188 Ocean View / ext 177 Specialty Belgian restaurant with mouthwatering cuisine. Live piano music.

China House / ext 32314 Great Pekingese and Shanghai food with authentic ingredients. El Balad

Dolce Vita

Rihana Resort / ext 188 Ocean View Hotel / ext 177 Enjoy the real flavor of Italian pizzas and pastas.

7th Star Restaurant / ext 77972

Drumsticks / ext 77907

Foool House / ext 32088

Special breakfast, superb pastries, coffees, international menu, and fondue. Abu Tig

Chicken wings and salad bar, as well as crêpes. Abu Tig

Abou El Sid / ext 38014

El Bustan Café / ext 807-2038

Authentic Egyptian cuisine at great prices. Home delivery available. Hours: 6am-3am. El Balad

Authentic Egyptian food served in old Cairo style atmosphere. El Balad

Egyptian coffee shop and shisha bar. El Bustan

Art Village Café / ext 34056 Open space arabian atmosphere. Work on your art or relax with a shisha or drink. Tamr Henna

Athena Greek Taverna / ext 32429

Garo’s Snack Stop / ext 32448 Lebanese and Armenian specialties along with delicious snacks and salads. El Balad

Head Coffee / ext 34012 Sample freshly roasted and ground coffee in a local coffee shop. El Balad

Greek specialties. El Balad

Hedra / ext 32150

Bella Italia / ext 77912

International & seafood cuisine served all day. Snacks and sandwiches. Tamr Henna

Authentic Italian pizzas, pastas and salads. Abu Tig

Benzini Juice Bar / ext 34053 Healthy, freshly-squeezed fruit juices and smoothies. El Balad

Biergarten / ext 32416 Restaurant bar with a unique atmosphere and terrace. Kafr El Gouna

Bleu Bleu / ext 77928 Well known for its delicious platters served on a romantic terrace facing the sea. Abu Tig

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Il Limone / ext 120 Mediterranean specialties with starter buffet and main courses served at the table. Moevenpick

Jobo’s Sports Bar / ext 32127 International and Scandinavian cuisine and live sports events. Tamr Henna

La Crêpe / ext 34027 French-style extra-thin pancakes and fresh seasonal milk shakes. Tamr Henna


La Luna / ext 32407 Italian cuisine including homemade pasta and pizza. Kafr El Gouna

La Piscina / ext 110 Exclusive Atmosphere around the pool with live music and entertainment. Sheraton

La Rotisserie / ext 130 Exclusive menu inspired by Mediterranean flavors. First class service in a glamorous ambiance. Golf Club

La Scala / ext 77933 Pamper yourself with high international cuisine in a classy atmosphere. Abu Tig

Moods Restaurant and Beach Club ext 77966 All-in-one international and typical Egyptian food and cocktail bar overlooking the beach. Abu Tig

Mori Sushi / ext not available Wide variety of sushi, maki, rolls, sashimi, and combination platters. Abu Tig

Nathan’s / ext 32131 100% all-beef chili, cheese hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and all-American steak sandwiches. Tamr Henna

Nubian House / ext 37306

Le Deauville / ext 77902

Authentic Nubian food, shisha, and souvenirs in a beautifully decorated locale. Next to the Fish Farm

Elegant French cuisine from a chef that keeps the offerings seasonal and varied. Abu Tig

Oasis Café / ext 24058

Le Garage / ext 77963 German-Swiss restaurant serving gourmet burgers, salads, and shakes. Abu Tig

English Breakfast and cream tea. El Balad

Orient 1001 / ext 110 Lebanese-Egyptian food in an authentic Oriental atmosphere with live bread making. Sheraton

Oriental Grill / ext 32261 Oriental atmosphere sets the mood for mezzeh, barbecue and oriental pastries. Kafr El Gouna

Pier 88 / +2 012 8410 8820 Champagne bar and seasonal European menu on a floating barge. Abu Tig

Rive Gauche / ext 75580 Restaurant, bar, and lounge. Abu Tig

Saigon / ext 77854 Maison Thomas / ext 77906 Signature sandwiches, salads, pizzas in great ambiance. Abu Tig

Mamma Luisa / ext 34004 Italian Trattoria serving salads, pasta and beef main courses. El Balad

Mamounia / ext 77855 Moroccan cuisine in an authentic atmosphere and ideal setting of the marina. Abu Tig

Mangroovy Beach Club / ext 32260 Scenic beach bar and restaurant. Beach party every Sun and Wed. Bedouin tent with shisha. Mangroovy

Maritim Restaurant / ext 77971 Seafood and Scandinavian specialties served in a unique atmosphere overlooking the sea. Abu Tig

Mini Saigon / ext 32187

This family-run Vietnamese restaurant’s menu features home-grown vegetables and herbs amongst other exotic delicacies. Abu Tig

Surf & Turf / ext 34105

Tamr Henna Food Court / ext 32145 Oriental food, kebab, pizzas, fresh juice, and fetir, among other tasty items. Tamr Henna

Tandoor / ext 133 Tandoori & Mughalai specialties of chicken, meats, and seafood at the only authentic Indian restaurant. Abu Tig

The Club House / ext 32412 Irresistible pizzas, pasta and salads in a lively atmosphere and popular meeting place. Kafr El Gouna

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf / ext 77852 All sorts of coffee specialties are to be had, together with pastries and snacks. Abu Tig

The Snack Shack / ext 34036

Selection of starters, as well as fish and meat main courses. El Balad

Sandwiches, salads and desserts, takeaway and delivery available. El Balad

Shawerma On Coal / ext 31717

Upstairs / ext 33050

Different types of shawerma sandwiches and dishes with meat, chicken, and sausage. El Balad

A fine dining experience awaits you in an elegant setting. El Balad

Vienna Café Servus / ext 32149 Varieties of coffee, cappuccino, lattes and chocolate. Austrian specialties, pastries, fresh salads and sandwiches. Tamr Henna

Waves / ext 110 International seafood delicacies in an exclusive atmosphere featuring live music around the pool. Seafood BBQ on Saturday. Sheraton

White Elephant / ext 32427 Thai specialties include curry dishes, stir-fried meat and seafood. El Balad

Steamed and fried dim sum and main courses to take away. Tamr Henna

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Nightlife El Gouna Cinema / ext 32100

Peanuts / ext 32326

Free entrance for big time blockbusters at the open air theatre. Movie showing every Thursday at 8:30pm. El Balad

Trendy bar and eatery; one of the marina’s hotspots! DJ music and regular themes keep the fun going. Abu Tig

El Gouna Oasis / ext 32100 The oasis features a natural grove of date palms with roofed huts, Bedouin tents, and gardens. Buffet dinner and oriental show every Wednesday from 7pm.

Kafr El Gouna Party / ext 32100 A fantastic party with live special entertainment every Saturday and Tuesday from 8pm.

Loca Loca / ext 77001 Weekly entertainment program and late parties on the island opposite Bleu Bleu. Abu Tig

Marina Street Festival / ext 32100 Don’t miss the biweekly party where guest DJs and live bands guarantee an outdoor extravaganza of fun. Every Monday and Friday from 8pm.

Moods / ext 77966

Angels Club / ext not available Glamorous décor, large selection of drinks, and DJ music until the early hours. Abu Tig

Barten / ext 77903 Egypt’s smallest bar with its modern, funky decor and exciting atmosphere. Abu Tig

Beach Party / ext 32260 Enjoy BBQ, bonfires, and great music every Sun and Wed from 10:30pm on. Mangroovy Beach

C-Bar / ext 77962 Specially created to bring live entertainment to the marina, C offers music, ambiance, and karaoke fun. Abu Tig

Café Vienna / ext 120 Elegant lounge and piano bar, a place to dance on classical revivals. Moevenpick Hill

Dunes / ext 32193 Indoor seating or relax in an open Bedouin tent. Music, appetizers and cocktails. El Balad

DuPort Pool Club / ext 177 The ultimate lounge experience. Cool tunes, private lounge beds, swimming pool, and delicious food. Guest DJs every Mon and Fri, closed in winter. Ocean View

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Sand Bar / ext 32123 Seriously cold beers, a full range of spirits and chilled wines. A selection of non-alcoholic cocktails is available. Kafr El Gouna

Lounge bar, oriental and international cuisine and cocktails by the boats or on the beach with great alcohol at good prices! Beach parties every Friday night during the summer. Abu Tig

Smugglers / ext 77927

Palma Karaoke Café / ext 32125

Tamr Henna Square Event / ext 32100

Live your dream of being a karaoke king! Choose from 3000 tunes in 9 languages in a chilled out atmosphere. Kafr El Gouna

Oriental show and entertainment every Sunday and Thursday from 9:30pm. Tamr Henna

The vibe is classic English pub meets Indiana Jones where Sussex-native Richard Boys serves up drinks. Abu Tig

Tambel Irish Pub / ext 32190 Cold beer, hot music, and good mezzeh. Selection of liquors including famous Irish whiskey and Irish cream. Kafr El Gouna

Tides Lounge Bar / ext 144 Billiard tables available until 3 am at Captain’s Inn Hotel. Abu Tig


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Shopping

GIFTS Ambiente / ext 34029 Tamr Henna

Art Village / ext 34056 Tamr Henna

Dandana / ext 32313 Khayameya

Dolphin / ext 77964 Abu Tig

Eben El Balad / ext 32162 Tamr Henna

Khan El Gouna / ext 32163 Tamr Henna

Kipling / ext 77973 Abu Tig

Little Palma City / ext 32125

Karibe / ext 75506 Abu Tig

Lightplan / ext not available El Balad

Marina Garden / ext 32496 Abu Tig

Nancy House / ext 38085 Tamr Henna

Print Shop / ext not available El Balad

Nile Kitchen / ext 32393 Hill Parking

Nile Water / ext 75542 Abu Tig

Safarkhan Art / ext 77934 Abu Tig

Khayameya

Oops / ext 32105 Khayameya

Wannas Gifts / ext 77922 Abu Tig

HOME DECOR, ACCESSORIES, & APPLIANCES EthniC Africano / ext 32117 El Balad

Art Life / ext 34025 El Balad

Art Of Form / ext not available Abu Tig

Bedouin House / ext 32276 El Balad

B.Tech / ext 34477 El Balad

Beit Sitti cottons / ext 34035 Tamr Henna

Carrier / ext 32128 Abu Tig

Bollywood / ext 77851 Abu Tig

Cookit Kitchen Supplies / ext 35000 Tamr Henna

Egyptian Handcrafts / ext 32246 El Balad

Cozy Casa / ext 75561 Abu Tig

El Beit El Noubi / ext 34015 El Balad

Delight / ext 77923 Abu Tig

El Nol

Abu Tig / ext 77919 Kafr / ext 32110

El Dar / ext 33333

El Pasha Kaftan / ext 32341

Finally Home / ext 32331

Kafr El Gouna

Tamr Henna

El Balad

Inside Out / ext 77968 Abu Tig

FASHION Ainedter Boutique / ext 77977 Abu Tig

Aisha / ext 32129 Tamr Henna

Casual Club / ext 75550 Abu Tig

Casual Wear / ext 32107 Kafr El Gouna

Cotton Land / ext 32102 Kafr El Gouna

Cotton T-Shirt / ext 77945 Tamr Henna

Elegant Sportswear / ext 34026 Tamr Henna

High Quality / ext 33047 El Balad

IQ Casual Wear / ext 32169 Tamr Henna

Italian Fashion / ext 77901 Abu Tig

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GROCERIES & BAKERIES

JEWELRY

7th Star Bakery / ext 77931

Black Diamond / ext 32410

Abu Tig

Tamr Henna

Citizen / ext 34028

Abu Tig

Best Way Abu Tig / ext 77777 Tamr Henna / ext 32181

Madian / ext 32156

Cheers / ext 32587

Tamr Henna

Jeans House / ext 32191 Kafr El Gouna

Kipling / ext 77973 Abu Tig

Lougeen / ext 77941

Tamr Henna

Drinks delivery

Mango / ext 32217

Drinkies / ext 32729

Tamr Henna

Beverages

Maya / ext 77921

Ebaid / ext 32197

Abu Tig

El Balad

El Mohandes / ext 32138 Tamr Henna

El Ezba / ext 32152 Tamr Henna

Farid Ateia / ext 32165 Tamr Henna

Fish Market / ext 32268 El Balad

Guergues / ext 32126

Queeny Boutique / ext 77917 Abu Tig

Quicksilver / ext 32362 Tamr Henna

Sabaya / ext 34002 El Balad

Sun & Moon / ext 77914 Abu Tig

T-Shirt Shop / ext 34034 Tamr Henna

Vigliacchi / ext 77853 Abu Tig

Vilebrequin / ext 75565 Abu Tig

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Abu Tig

High Style / ext 34770 Tamr Henna & Abu Tig

Jasmine Jeweler / ext 32133 Tamr Henna

Kiranos / ext 32167 Tamr Henna

Saint George / ext 32135 Kafr

Santa Maria / ext not available Abu Tig

Shiekh Mounir / ext 32112

Karakeesh Bakery / ext 34040

Valentino Silver / ext 32158

El Balad

Tamr Henna

The Butchery / ext 38060

Wannas Jeweler / ext 77922

El Balad

Abu Tig

Abu Tig

Abu Tig

Jewellux / ext 144

Steigenberger, Sheraton, Ocean View, Kafr, El Balad

Nervana / ext 34011 Norma J / ext 77909

El Fayrouz / ext 32153

Kafr El Gouna

Zanzibar Gourmet / ext not available

El Balad

Tamr Henna

HAND MADE El Warda Fine Arts / ext 32289 El Balad

Fine Arts / ext not available El Balad

Glass Style / ext 32104 Khayameya

Lana Leather / ext 32147 Tamr Henna

Leather Handmade / ext 32108 Khayameya

Malaika / ext 77929 Abu Tig

O. MamouhĂŠ / ext 77904 Abu Tig

Trend / ext 34013 El Balad


Offering a wide variety of specialty seafood and Oriental dishes, ‘El Sayadin’ Restaurant is a dining experience that should not be missed in El Gouna. Enjoy the finest delicacies, prepared by our expert chefs, and take in the breathtaking ambiance at El Gouna’s best location overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Red Sea.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna P.O. Box 72, Hurghada, Egypt Phone +20 65 354 45 01, Fax +20 65 354 51 60 resort.elgouna@moevenpick.com

www.moevenpick-hotels.com

El Sayadin

seafood delights.

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SOUVENIRS

OTHER

Isis Perfume / ext 32293

Alam Writing Materials / ext 77943

Abu Tig

Abu Tig

Jasmine Papyrus / ext 32101

Any Call / ext 34022

Khayameya

El Balad

Khan El Khalili / ext 32163

Book Shop / ext 77969

Tamr Henna

Abu Tig

Night Shop / ext 32121

Deep Blue / ext 77950

Khayameya

Abu Tig

New Khan El Khalili / ext 32106

Edrees / ext not available

Khayameya

El Balad

Print / ext 34003

Exc. DVD & Video / ext 37234

El Balad

Tamr Henna

Shisha Palace / ext 34017

Fun Days Excursions / ext 32184

El Balad

Tamr Henna

Tut Papyrus / ext 32161

Green Fingers / ext 32358

Tamr Henna

El Balad

La BeautĂŠ / ext not available El Balad

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Lotus Perfumes / ext 34078 El Balad

Phone Appliances / ext 34031 Tamr Henna

San Bola Embroidery / ext 32166 Tamr Henna

St Paul Book Shop / ext 34023 El Balad


Authentic Thai cuisine, appealing to your eye and palate. Exquisite flavors, fresh ingredients and exotic spices: The Thai Cooks of ‘Bua Khao’ restaurant invite you to a culinary journey to the “Land of Smiles”.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna P.O. Box 72, Hurghada, Egypt Phone +20 65 354 45 01, Fax +20 65 354 51 60 resort.elgouna@moevenpick.com

www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Bua Khao

Thai flavours.

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Real Estate Ancient Sands Resort / ext 77870 / +2 010 0068 0110 enquiries@ancientsandsresort.com, www.ancientsandsresort.com Abu Tig Marina

Commercial Property / ext 32000 Orascom Housing, orascom.housing@elgouna.com Tamr Henna

OHD Authorized Sales Agent

El Gouna Immobilien, Abu Tig Marina / ext 77794 +2 012 2160 9339, ralf.knippschild@elgouna-immobilien.com El Gouna Real Estate, Tamr Henna / ext 32194 El Gouna Real Estate, Abu Tig Marina / ext 32499 +2 010 6661 9567, enquiries@elgouna-realestate.com

Real Estate Office (OHD) Orascom Sales Office, marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com Downtown Kafr / ext 32005 / 32041 Abu Tig Marina / ext 77939

Resale, Rental & Property Management

El Gouna Prime Living, El Balad / ext 32339 El Gouna Vacation Rentals, Abu Tig Marina / ext 32552 Fulllstop Rentals and Management, Abu Tig Marina North Interhome, Abu Tig Marina / ext 32513 Magic Property Management, Tamr Henna / ext 32423 Orascom, Tamr Henna / ext 32006

Scarab Club / +2 011 4141 1111 www.scarab-club.com, Abu Tig Marina

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Services

FINANCIAL

COMMUNITY

Note: Most banks are closed Fri & Sat

Security 24/7 / ext 32060 / 32064

Arab African International Bank ext not available

ahmed.elgammal@orascomhd.com, El Balad

Church / ext 807-5005

El Balad

El Bustan

Bank Audi / ext 32728

Mosque / ext 32389

Tamr Henna

Behind Hospital

CIB

Gas Station / ext 32829

Marina / ext 77970 Moevenpick / ext 120

Credit Agricole / ext 32243

El Bustan

Recycling Factory / +2 012 2399 2774

Kafr El Gouna

El Gouna Farm / ext 32570

HSBC / ext 32421/22

For organic produce, open 8 am-5 pm daily for visitors and customers.

Abu Tig Marina

Misr Bank / +2 065 358 0202

Nature Park / ext 32251

Tamr Henna

COMMUNICATION EDUCATION Library / ext 32589 Open to the public Sat-Fri, 10 am to 10 pm; entrance 1 Euro. Located next to the hospital.

AUC Field Center / ext 34401 www.aucegypt.edu

INFORMATION Info Center / ext 32100

El Gouna International School ext 32224 www.elgounaschool.net, El Balad

Tamr Henna, 9am-11pm

El Gouna Technical Nursing Institute ext 32582

Customer Services (OHD) ext 34455 / 34466

German Hotel School / ext 807-5035

Homeowner concerns and Owner’s Cards. El Balad, customer.services@elgouna.com

Telephone, to connect to the El Gouna Operator: From inside El Gouna / 0 From outside El Gouna dial:

+2 065 358 0521 /22/23/24/25/26

MEDICAL Hospital / ext 32222 / 32201 / 32202 Emergency / ext 111 Hospital Pharmacy / ext 32073 9am-2pm, 6pm-9pm

Tamr Henna Pharmacy / ext 32600 9am-11pm

Abu Tig Pharmacy / ext 77920 10am-10pm

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El Bustan

Technische Universität Berlin ext 8420 www.campus-elgouna.tu-berlin.de

Magazine www.elgounamag.com editor@elgounamag.com advertising@elgounamag.com

Radio www.romolo.com/stream.htm

Event Planning / ext 34444 X-Nation. El Balad

Post Office / ext 32151 Hours: 9am-2pm, closed Friday. Tamr Henna

INTERNET Orascom Net

Internet café 2-11 pm / ext 77930 Tech services 9am-4:30pm / 32283 Abu Tig

/ 32198

Link Zone / ext 600 DSL service provider

HOUSEKEEPING

ProLink / ext 77000

Better Life / ext 32340

Abu Tig

Tamr Henna

Best Service / ext 32345

Romolo Club / ext 32170 /71 Tamr Henna

Tamr Henna

Orascom / ext 32052 Downtown

QStop / ext 75591 Abu Tig Marina North

TRAVEL AGENCY Pro Tours Arranges local excursions within Egypt and handles your international travel arrangements. For packages and tailored tours and excursions / ext 32175 / 6 Bookings also through Info Center / ext 32100


Transportation

Transportation

Airline: Orascom Aviation

Bus to Hurghada / ext 32100 Buses leave every 20 min (00, 20, 40 min after the hour). Departure from El Gouna between 07:00 and midnight. Departure from Hurghada (Dahar) between 06:20 and 00:00. LE 5 per person per way, tickets may be bought on the bus.

Air-taxi service within Egypt, to Europe, Middle East and Gulf Area. Day / +2 02 3304 1507 / 3304 1201 Night / +2 012 2655 1311

Segtours

/ +2 012 8821 9026 or +2 011 1099 3880

Abu Tig Marina

Limousine & Taxi / ext 38784 +2 012 2734 0166

Segway tours around El Gouna.

Car and limousine rental, private taxi service.

Sharm Ferry / ext 32175 / 6

Shuttle Bus & Boat / ext 32100 Tickets available at the Info Center, hotels’ front desk, Kafr boat jetty, at sales points around El Gouna, or with bus drivers. Daily ticket: 5 LE; Weekly ticket: 20 LE.

Tok-Tok 5 LE per person per way. Downtown / ext 32337 / 32338 Abu Tig Marina / ext 72338 El Bustan / ext 807 2338 / +2 012 2397 2806

Tuc Tuc / ext 77222 / +2 011 1900 4500 5 LE per person per way. (max. 3 passengers), Abu Tig Marina

Yalla Delivery / +2 012 0608 8800 10 LE per delivery, Tamr Henna

5:30pm (First), 1:30am (VIP). Cairo to EG: 8:30am (VIP), 5:30pm (First), 12:30am (VIP), 1:30am (First). Runs from Ahmed Helmy and Nasr City stations in Cairo. Tickets must be bought in advance.

Bookings through Pro Tours.

Bus Service to Cairo El Gouna Transportation Company ext 32287 / +2 02 2574 1533 First class service LE 100 per person per way VIP service LE 85 per person per way. EG to Cairo: 9:30 am (VIP), 2:00 pm (VIP), 4:30 pm (First), 7:30 pm (VIP), 12:30 am (VIP). Cairo to EG: 7:30am (First), 1:45pm (VIP), 12:45am (VIP). Runs from Tahrir Square and Nasr City stations in Cairo. Tickets must be bought in advance.

High Jet Company / ext 34555 First class service LE 65 per person per way, VIP service LE 55 per person per way. EG to Cairo: 2:00 am (First), 9:30am (VIP), 1:30pm (VIP),

el gouna

Limousine Service & rent a car

Only 15 LE for any trip within El Gouna Save with taxi cards:

10 trips within El Gouna for only 100 LE 24-Hour Service Hotline +2 0122 7340166 Tel. +2 065 358 0061 Fax +2 065 358 0060 http://staging.yellowpages.com.eg/el-gouna-orascom-limousine

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