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your sharm lifestyle advisor Issue No. 89 Mid March ‘12 - Mid April ‘12 FREE COPY

Diver Awards 2011 Kids LOVE Easter! Sharm News,Views & previews Know • Dive • Life • Eat • Out • take ten • list

welcome to the march/april 2012 issue of mix... This issue of Mix magazine aims to kick start you into spring… after an unusually cold winter, Sharm’s infamous sunshine is finally beginning to warm our days. As always, the Mix team has been out and about in order to bring you the very best bits of Sharm community life and also keep its finger on the pulse to ensure we tell you what’s hot for this coming month. We have an extended Dive section this issue to celebrate Egypt winning DIVER magazine’s prestigious ‘Dive Destination of the Year’, plus a great article on Puffer fish and Porcupine fish. With Easter just around the corner, both the Life and Eat sections have hints and tips as to how your whole family can enjoy the holiday season. Don’t forget to check out our monthly pet corner article and of course, new for 2012 the “TAKE TEN” section at the back of the magazine. See who’s been out and about in our famous party picture pages and plan your diary using our up to date events information... Remember you never know when you might bump into the Mix magazine camera so smile your way through spring and leave the winter days behind!

Managing Director Rebecca Holmes tel. +2 0122 1617 944 Editor In Chief Gamal Abdolah Sales Manager Sherif kamal tel. +2 0127 1668 822 Editing and Proof Reading: Ali Hill Special Mix thank you to: Clara Mucklow, Moira Tune, Sean Cooper, Emilia Shehata, Theresa Khalil, Morad George, Mohamed Farid, Ameer Tareef, Joe El Gamal, Shaun Bell, Valentina Verbenko, Cadash Cort, All Little Buddha Staff, Character Illustration: Victor Bailey Character Copywriter: Mostafa Farid


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4. 6. 8.

WWW - What Where When Zane’s Visitors Guide to Sharm el Sheikh Luca’s What to do?

DIVE 11. 12. 14. 15.

Diver Awards 2011 Don’t Puff Me UP Dahab Festival 2012 Over come scuba diving fear!

LIFE 16. 17. 18. 20. 22.

Sharmer Film Review British School Carnival SharMaWeYa Live Kids LOVE Easter MIX Pet Corner! I believe I Can Fly!...

EAT 31. Mix RECIPE - Hot Cross Buns Sponsered by 247 Supermarket

OUT 34. Easter OUT News 35. MIX Party Pictures

TAKE TEN 42. TAKE TEN - Beauty Secrets! 43. Mix Quiz Page

LIST 44. List Mix - Useful Info

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What? Where? When? Live Sports @ Union Jack Bar, Nabq - DAILY Monday Party @ Terrazzina Too ALL YOU CAN DRINK PARTY NIGHT @ Little Buddha 23.00 Ladies Night, Buy one cocktail & get the next free @ Monty’s Bar from 22.00 Party Night @ Pangaea, Soho Square 23.00 Acrobatic CIRCUS DISCO @ El Fanar 23.00 MELT, Eastern European House @ Pacha 24.00 Chill Out Tunes @ Delta Sharm Beach - DAILY Chinese Circus Show @ Soho Square, main stage 21.30 Twisted Tuesday Party @ Pataya Beach, Nabq 23.30 CHERRY DROPS, Juicy sassy House @ Pacha 24.00 Karaoke @ Viva Bar, Nabq & Naama Bay - DAILY ladies Night, 50% off all drinks @ Tavern Bar 23.00 - 01.00 La Dolce Vita Party @ The Desert 23.00 GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN @ Little Buddha 23.00 HITS MANIA, for RnB & Hip Hop Lovers @ Pacha 23.00 Free Shot with every drink @ Monty’s Bar 22.00 Crazy Luca’s Karaoke @ Tavern Bar 22.00 Bus Stop Goes live with Singer Karen @ Bus Stop, Nabq 22.00 Party Night @ Pangaea, Soho Square 23.00 V.I.P. Night @ Little Buddha 23.00 HOUSE NATION, The Famous Foam Party @ Pacha 23.00 BIKINI Friday Party @ Terrazzina Too 14.00 DJ Katia on the Roof @ Camel Bar 22.00 La Dolce Vita @ Taj Mahal, Alf Wa Leila 23.00 Space TERRACE @ Space Nightclub Sharm 23.00 Hedkandi @ Pacha 23.00 LADIES FREE COCKTAILS NIGHT @ Little Buddha 23.00 Family Day @ La Strada, Nabq 15.00 Beer Lovers Night, buy 2 beers & get 1 free @ Monty’s Bar 20.00 - 24.00 Buddha Resident DJ @ Little Buddha 23.00 Toda Joia Party Night @ Toda Joia Lounge Bar & Club, Hadaba 23.00 Traffic Night Party @ Bus Stop, Nabq 24.00 Traditional Carvery @ Tavern Bar, 19.00- 21.00 reservation required Karaoke with DJ Cat @ Camel Bar 22.00 Weekly Party @ Caligula Night Club, Savoy Hotel 23.00 SMOOVE from Ministry of Sound @ Pacha 23.00 Party @ Hard Rock Cafe 23.00



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Zane’s Visitors Guide to Sharm! VISITOR

Taxis – blue and white saloon cars holding a licence number are the official taxis licensed to carry foreign passengers. They are meant to have a working meter but I wouldn’t count on it! Thus, the best practise is to agree on a price before you get in. There is a minimum charge of 10 EGP. Going from Naama Bay to Old Market (approx. 5 km) costs a maximum of 15 EGP and never agree on an AC supplement. Once you agree on the price and reach your destination, leave the taxi first and then hand the money over through the window. Try to carry small notes such as 10 or 20 EGP to avoid waiting or negotiating for change. I don’t advise ladies to sit in the front passenger seat and if alone, always sit in the back and try not to answer any questions concerning your name, marriage status or nationality etc. Never accept a lift from a private car even if the driver offers you a taxi service.

Hi Mix magazine readers, I’m Zane. I’ve been working here in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh as a tour guide for many years. My job means I am responsible for ensuring my guests take home the best possible memories of our beloved Sharm. I have been kindly asked by Mix magazine to share some of these insights with you. So here goes… Below is a quick and easy guide to make sure your holiday runs smoothly, trouble free and most importantly enjoyable!

Travelling:The safest way to reach Naama Bay, Old Market or any other destination is to use your hotel’s shuttle bus. However, when shuttle buses are not available there are three alternative ways of travelling: Rent a Car – you can rent a car by day, week or month and with or without a driver. Rates start from 150 EGP per day depending on the rental company, the car’s kilometer limit, make/model of the car and the rental period. International companies are usually more expensive than the local ones, but please always ensure if using a local company, that the car is fully insured. This option is best for those who like to discover the area by themselves and are aware of the driving style in Egypt. Cars drive on the right hand side. Please put on your seatbelt at all times although it is only compulsory for the driver and the front seat passenger. The speed limit is 60 km around town. Don’t use a mobile phone whilst driving and stay fully focused as the behaviour of other drivers in Egypt can be rather erratic! 6

Mini-bus – also blue and white. They go up and down the main Peace Road for as little as 1le. They must be hailed from the roadside as there are no designated “bus stops”. The Mini-buses go all the way to Old Town Sharm and then onwards to Hadaba. On the inward bound trip they go from Hadaba direct to Naama Bay and onwards towards Sharks Bay, the Airport and Nabq. The Mini-buses are generally used by the Egyptian staff but tourists can still use them. Expect each bus to be full by the end of the journey. Please dress appropriately as you will need to bend to get in and out. Simply shout ‘Henna Kwais’ (“here’s good”) when you need the Mini-bus driver to stop anywhere along the route.

The People:Take a look around you. You will notice more Egyptian men than women living in Sharm. This is because most of the men’s wives and families live in Cairo, Alexandria, or the country. Sinai is home to many Bedouins. These people are historically nomadic and have a rich culture different from Egyptians. The Egyptian and Bedouin societies are conservative when it comes to dress sense and public behaviour. Women will wear clothes to cover themselves, sometimes wearing a head scarf (hegab). Even the men are fairly covered, sometimes wearing a Galabeyia (an ankle length long cotton shirt).

Love and romance:Oh the bliss of a holiday romance – but here are just a couple of tips which might help. First, if you meet an Egyptian local and fall head over heels, you cannot simply head off into the sunset. Egyptian law states that an unmarried Egyptian cannot share a hotel room with you unless he/she can present your marriage papers. MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12

Street smart:-

Simple rules:Just think before you drink when walking in the street. Egypt is not a drinking nation; however alcohol is acceptable in bars and clubs. Public displays of affection: Egyptian men often greet each other by giving a kiss on each cheek; this is usually for family and close friends and is culturally acceptable. However, it is unacceptable for couples to have an amorous kiss, grope or clinch on the street or the back of a taxi. Get a room!

Mobile and internet:There are three main telecommunication companies in Egypt which provide both telephone services and internet services. These are Vodafone (with the red logo), Mobinil (written in orange) and Etisalat (which is branded with a lime green sign). Whilst on holiday, instead of using your foreign sim card which may have extraordinary high rates, you can simply buy an Egyptian sim card and credit (this way you can easily manage your expenditure rather than receiving a large mobile phone bill when you arrive home). If you want to stay in touch online you can buy a prepaid USB modem from any of these companies for only 99 EGP. Simply plug it in your laptop, recharge using a top-up card and surf away. Credit costs around 30pst / MB and all three companies have competitive rates and good coverage in and around sharm. Please note you will need to take your passport with you when purchasing a sim card or USB in order for your number to be properly registered. This way, it will stay connected even if you only use it once a year whilst on holiday! If you are not asked for your ID, this means you are probably not getting the standard charges. All three companies have branches in Sharm, however they also have many franchises. In order to get the best service and standardised rates, it is best to go to the actual branches, all of which can be found at the shopping district of Il Mercato (Hadaba). Please note the franchise store will take a fee when you buy a top-up card. They can charge up to 50% more than the credit you will receive! Whereas at the companies’ own stores, a 10le credit costs 10le!


Currency Exchange Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks, exchange offices and some ATM’s. Major credit cards and well known brands of travellers cheques (preferably in US dollars, sterling or Euro) are honored almost everywhere. ATM machines are abundant and you can withdraw money using your credit card or international ATM cards.


If you don‘t want attention or stares... Bikinis and speedos are for the beach and the pool, not the street. Hot pants, minis, and barely there tops are for clubbing, not the Souq (shopping areas). Don’t walk along the street or go to the supermarket in swimwear – take a sarong with you and wrap up.

0.50, 1, 5, 10 (two different versions), 20, 50 (two different versions), 100, and 200 denominations. Coins come in 0.25, 0.50 and 1 LE. The 0.50 piasters and 50 pounds notes can be mistaken and easily confused. To avoid handing over too much money, please memorise them.

Shopping:Sharm el Sheikh offers a wide choice of shopping districts where you can find bazaars and also branded shops. The most popular are Old Market and Naama Bay. In most bazaars and shops you must ask for the price. Egyptians are excellent in judging the value of your wallet and therefore the first price will be at least triple the value of the product. Offer 30% of this first price and if you hear “no” just leave the shop. The shop assistant will then probably follow you and eventually say “yes”. If not, simply try in another shop where you are highly likely to find identical items. There are also shops with fixed prices where you can buy not only typical bazaar products but also local

artists’ small and large masterpieces. Fixed prices are found in all of the branded shops in Il Mercato (Hadaba) and also Soho Square (White Knight Bay). These locations are recommended for “no hassle” shopping where you can also enjoy a nice ambiance and a great dining experience. When going to the Old Market area, I highly recommend you avoid wearing provocative clothing such as miniskirts, shorts, transparent tops and uncovered arms as this will help you enjoy hassle free shopping! Pay attention to the quality of the souvenirs. For example, for the light papyrus to be an original, you should see a crisscross pattern when looking at it under the light; whereas the darker one with no crisscross pattern will not be an original. For grocery shoppers, I recommend local supermarket chains such as 247, Metro, Carrefour and Sheikh Abdullah. Prices are fixed and you can find plenty of imported products but also good quality locally sourced items. Here would be the best place to buy Egyptian delicacies such as tahina paste, sweets, dates etc. If you are a fruit lover you must visit Old Market and its “Veggie” stores to try the rare, fresh and chemical free fruits such as mango, guava, dates, caca, green melon, water melon and many more.

Monetary unit: Egyptian Pound (LE or EGP) 1 pound (LE) is worth 100 piasters. Notes come in 0.10, 0.25, MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12



Luca’s “What to do? What to see?”

Yo yo yo, Luca here! Goodness what a month! I came to Sharm on a one week’s diving holiday and do you know what? Exactly 29 days later and I’m still here… oops! It’s been crazy; I have met so many great people and have done so many cool things. I thought Sharm was just sun, sea, sand and fish! But there are loads of activities for all ages in this city I call “Sharm el Fun”! Ok - I don’t actually say that but… it’s true!

Motor sports:Please stand up, turn your back to the sea, and what do you see? Desert and mountains. Experience the desert at its best while off-roading in or on the vehicle of your choice, be it a motor bike, quad bike or 4x4 jeep. I took a wicked day trip exploring the desert one late afternoon. We then chilled and enjoyed the sunset followed by a show and dinner. There are many different companies providing desert excursions as an alternative to your travel reps selection, but as my buddy Zane always says: check they have insurance or that your holiday insurance fully covers your trip. Oh, and make sure you get a receipt when booking any trips! Believe me… running around town trying to find “Mohamed” to get a refund for an excursion that he never picked you up for is not fun; been there, done that, never again ;-)


Here are a few useful numbers Riders Safari 012 2774 230 Sahara Express 010 1794 907 Sand Action Safari 010 8854 086 Sinai 4x4 Extreme 010 9334 144

Water sports:Apart from snorkelling and diving, I have discovered there are many new and exciting activities available for enjoying the sea here in Sharm. You can learn to wake board, water ski or kite surf, go parasailing, try a banana boat, or if you prefer to stay dry, how about a cruise or a glassbottom boat trip. Wake boarding and Cruises 012 2182 614 Bobos Water Sports Glassboats and parasailing 069 3600 931 Sharmania Water Sports parasailing, water ski and water sports 010 1314 152 Sun ‘n’ Fun Hilton Fayrouz, all water sports and glass bottom boat trips 069 9601 623 United Submarines glass bottom boat trips 069 3662 252/0255

Ice skating:Escape from the Sharm sun in one of the two ice rinks located at Concorde El Salam Hotel or Soho Square. Skating lessons are available. Concorde El Salam Hotel 069 3601 460 Soho Square 069 3602 752

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Improve your game with a lesson from a golf pro, or enjoy a round of golf with friends on an 18 hole PGA Championship Golf Course at Jollie Ville Golf 069 3603 200

Wander the seafront shops, relax and watch the world go by in one of the cafés. Find cheap accommodation in one of the simple but comfortable camps.

Bowling:Enjoy family fun at one of two fully automated Bowling Alleys at Mas Bowling, Na’ama Bay and at Soho Square, White Knight Bay Mas Bowling 069 3602 220 Soho Square 069 3602 752

Horseback riding:Take a riding lesson if you are a beginner, or for the more experienced, enjoy a ride along the beach or through the desert on horseback. Concorde El Salam Hotel 010 5340 028 National Park 010 3050 052 Omar Riding Club 012 3493 830 Sofitel Equestrian Centre 069 3600 081

Aqua Parks:-

Mount Sinai:Inextricably linked to the biblical story of Moses and the Ten Commandments. It also has religious significance to Islam as the place where Mohamed’s horse, Boraq, ascended to heaven. The 7,497 foot mountain has 3,750 stone steps made by the monks of St Catherine’s Monastery.



St Catherines:Sits at the foot of Mount Sinai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, run by Eastern Orthodox monks and one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world. It was built between 527 and 565. In one of the holiest parts of the building is the Chapel of the Burning Bush where a living bush, said to have come from the bush that Moses saw burning, still grows today.

Sharm is a great place to enjoy Aqua Parks, especially as the weather means you can jump in and out of the water all day. There are two main Aqua Parks in Sharm. Cleopark which is located in the heart of Naama Bay’s hotel strip, with a Pharonic theme offers a wide variety of attractions and slides from the Scorpio Attack ride, The Solar Boat, The Snake Terror, The Unfinished Temple, The Queens Trophy and last, but not least, the amazing Lost Pyramids with its three different type of slides. There is also the Aqua Park City located on the cliff of Ras Om El Seid, close to Alf Laila Wa Laila Entertainment Centre. Aqua Park City spreads out over 133905 m², and consists of an Aqua Park, two hotel buildings with 260 rooms, and a 450 m long promenade with cafés, restaurants, bazaars, a supermarket and a bakery. The huge water paradise offers 20 water slides and games, and wildly wet fabulous fun for you and your family. In addition, many hotels have their own mini parks with slides and games , two of the largest are the “Aquablast” which is located at the Park Inn hotel and also the Sunrise Tirana Aqua Park Resort and Hotel, both located in Nabq.

The Red Sea:Ranked at the top of the world’s most rich and varied aquatic environments; swim, snorkel, dive in it or view it from a boat. A definite must do!

Old Sharm:Meander the streets filled with towels, leather goods, fruit, Galabeyas, scarves, perfumes and restaurants. Eat freshly baked flat bread, or try koshari. Dress modestly and get ready to barter. MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12



Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino Naama Bay tel: 010 – 11 74 400 tel: 010 – 11 75 500

Emka Divers

Blue Lagoon EmKa Divers are a group of Diving Instructors with more than 20 years of experience. Services cover Diving Courses, Diving Safaris in addition to Professional Diver Courses.

C Fun Divers

Bay View Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 734 tel: 012 – 35 02 433


Sheraton Sharm tel: 069 – 3602 070


La Perla Hotel tel: 069 - 3663 180 Iberotel Palace Sharm el Maya tel: 069 - 366 3393 CAMEL DIVE CLUB Naama Bay Tel: 069 3 600 700 Grand Rotana Resort & Spa Sharks Bay Tel: 010 688 30 344 Royal Grand Sharm Resort Ras Umm Sid Tel: 010 688 30 341

Dive Africa Water Sp Sharm Holiday Hotel Peace Road Sharm el Sheikh tel: 012 - 4521 086

Diving & Discovery Fanara

Iberotel Fanara Ras Umm Sid tel: 069 – 3664 324

Divers United

Coral Hills tel: 012 - 7445 833

Diving World Red Sea The Rock Hotel tel: 069 – 3660 065 divingworld@

Emperor Divers

Extra Divers

Melia Sina tel: 010 - 5837 986

Hotel Regency Hadaba Sharm el Sheikh tel: 012 – 48 88 298

ONly Six DC

Ghazala Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 697/150 fax: 069 – 3600 158

Oonas Hotel Sonesta Beach Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 581 fax: 069 – 3600 582

Sun Set Hotel City council street.Hadaba tel: 012 - 2887 398

Oonas Dive Club

Pirates Dive Club

Naama jetty Hilton Dreams Sharm Resort Naama Bay tel: 012 – 22 49 828

Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 145 fax: 069 – 3600 144

Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 939 eg

Red Sea Waterworld Hyatt Regency Resort tel: 069-3600145 RED SEA WATERWORLD The Ritz Carlton Hotel tel: 069 – 3620 533

Holiday Service Diving College

International Divers

MAgic Divers

Magic Life Hotel tel: 012-7334 500 ext. 8125

Millennium Divers

Crowne Plaza Hotel tel: 069- 360 4266

Moon Divers

Falcon Inn Hotel tel: 069- 366 3298


Polish Diving Center,

Sinai Divers

Turquoise Hotel Sharm el Mayah tel: 012 - 7963 155

Sol Verginia Hotel Motel Street Sharm el Sheikh tel: 012 - 2442 148

Free Style

tel: 012 – 24 63 754 fax: 069 – 3601 040

Red Sea Diving College

red sea Waterworld

Sharks Bay Umbi Diving & Camp P.O. Box 275 South Sinai tel: 069 – 3600 942 fax: 069 – 3600 944

Sinai Scuba Diving Centers

Subex Red Sea Maritim Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 122

sunshine divers club sharks bays tel: 012- 783 1388 email:

The WAVE DIVING CLUB El Kheima Sharm el Maya tel:012- 778 7004 hotline: 012- 3 428 409 Fax: 069-366 4161 thewavedivingclub@gmail. com

Werner Lau

Helnan Marina Hotel tel: 069-3600 456

Sheikh Coast

Domina Hotel tel: 069- 360 1713 tel: 069- 360 1713

Sinai Blues

Four Season Hotel tel: 069-3621145 fax: 069 – 3603 550 sinai.blues@

Sinai Dive Club

Novotel Hotel, Hilton Sharks Bay tel: 012 – 28 15 210


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DIVER Awards 2011 Egypt - Dive Destination of the Year!

The DIVER Awards are democratically voted for by the readers of Dive Magazine and since the awards first began 14 years ago, dozens of statuettes have been cast and presented, and the deserving winners always carry them away with pride. DESTINATION OF THE YEAR DIVER magazine officially announced the winners of the prestigious DIVER 2011 annual awards at the end of February. The political upheavals of the Middle East have done little so far to dissuade British divers from choosing EGYPT as their favourite diving destination. Mix Magazine wants to congratulate and encourage all those who help and work hard to make Egypt the world’s best dive destination. Egypt, Maldives, Indonesia – this is the order in which the places were taken, and this is a regular occurrence. Go Egypt! DIVE CENTRE OF THE YEAR Camel staff were thrilled to learn last month that Camel Dive Club is the winner of the Dive Centre of the Year 2011 award! A delighted Hesham Gabr, Camel Dive Club & Hotel Chairman, commented: “We’re especially proud to have won the Award for 2011, as this is the same year in which we celebrated Camel Dive Club’s 25th birthday and in which Sharm El Sheikh received the accolade of the World’s Leading Dive Destination in the World Tourism Awards. Our guests from both Sharm and abroad have shown us huge loyalty during what was also a momentous year for Egypt, and we’d like to thank all who have supported us.”

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Camel staff will be awarded the gold diver statuette at the London International Dive Show on 30 March, after which it will be put on display at Camel for all to admire! Red Sea Diving College have been awarded a huge collection of trophies in past years but were relegated to second place, with Emperor Divers Sharm always up there among the top places, winning a worthy runnerup third position.


The Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the BAFTA Awards, the Brit Awards; there are so many awards nowadays that it can get confusing at times. Rest assured however: there is only one set of awards in the world of diving that really counts and that is the DIVER Awards.

LIVEABOARD OF THE YEAR M.Y. Whirlwind steps up on to the red carpet or maybe that should be the glistening blue waters of the Red Sea to accept the coveted ‘Best Liveaboard of the Year’ 2011 award. Our local Tornado Marine Fleet are very proud and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Captain and crew of M.Y. Whirlwind who keep her posh and polished, the Engineering department who keep her purring, and the Food and Beverage and Saloon staff who serve the best liveaboard food ever from her galley. Special thanks go to the CEO of Tornado Marine Fleet , Ayman Mousa, who made it possible, Operations Manager Carrol Flowers for running her, the Marketing Team Moira Tune and Ramy Youssry who pushed everyone to vote, and of course last but not least, our wonderful Dive Guides who make our divers happy with their talented guiding, expertise of spotting the amazing, their professionalism and care and attention. Blue o two’s blue Horizon, a regular winner in the past, came a close second in this category, while VIP One, recently rebuilt after a fire, came third. recently rebuilt after a fire, came third.

text contributed by Clara Mucklow and Moira Tune


Dont Puff me


by Sean Cooper


They look like organic dirigibles of the sea, have a cute smiley face and pose no threat to humans, yet each year these wonderful and diverse fish are subjected to abuse by divers, snorkelers and swimmers alike. At best, they are caught and handled until they inflate themselves into an almost spherical shape and, at worst, they are caught, cleaned, dried and then inflated to make “attractive and unusual” lamp shades which, were they to know their ultimate fate would be as a talking point on someone’s coffee table, would probably provided them with little comfort. What are we talking about? Puffer fish and Porcupine fish of course.

Puffer fish are generally believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog of Columbia. Certain internal organs such as the liver and sometimes the skin are highly toxic to most animals when eaten. Nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan, Korea and China when prepared by chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity. Some species of porcupines are also poisonous, having tetrodotoxin in their internal organs, primarily in the ovaries and liver with smaller amounts in the intestines and skin as well as trace amounts in muscle. This neurotoxin is at least 1200 times more potent than cyanide and with no known antidote. It does not always have a lethal effect on large predators such as sharks, but it can kill humans.

PUFFER & PORCUPINE FISH As their scientific family names suggest, puffers (family Tetraodontidae) and porcupine fish (family Diodontidae) are closely related. Their form and structure are similar, but whilst the porcupine fish have large external spines, puffers have hidden spines which are only visible when the fish has puffed up. The scientific name of the puffer (Tetraodontidae) refers to the four large teeth, fused into an upper and lower plate, which are used for crushing the shells of crustaceans and molluscs, their natural prey. Unlike the four-toothed puffer, porcupines have only a single plate of fused teeth in each of the upper and lower jaws, which explains the name “didontidae” or “two teeth”.


Puffers and porcupines have unique and distinctive natural defences to help compensate for their slow speed. They move by combining pectoral (the fins on the side of the fish), dorsal (located on the top of the fish), anal (located on the underside of the fish behind the anus) and caudal fins (the tail), making them highly manoeuvrable. The tail fin is mainly used as a rudder, but it can be used for a sudden evasive burst of speed which, if you have never seen either a puffer or porcupine fish do, can come as a startling surprise. Both fish have excellent eyesight and combined with this speed burst, is the first and most important defence against predators. Their backup defence mechanism, used if successfully pursued, is to fill its extremely elastic stomach with water until they are much larger and MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12

almost spherical in shape. Due to their spines, a hungry predator may suddenly find itself facing a spiky ball rather than a slow, tasty fish. Some predators may die from choking after swallowing a slow tasty fish that suddenly balloons in their throat, whilst other predators that successfully swallow one of the fish may find their stomachs full of tetrodotoxin making puffers and porcupines an unpleasant and potentially lethal choice of dinner.

The star puffer or giant puffer (arothron stellatus) is the largest species of puffer, reaching a maximum length of 120 cm. There have been reported cases of defensive bites by the giant puffer on humans causing serious damage.


Both types of fish are able to move their eyes independently and many species can change the colour or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes, like a chameleon. Although most puffers and porcupines are drab, many have bright colours and distinctive markings and make no attempt to hide from predators. This is likely an example of aposematism (from apo- away, and sematic sign/meaning), in other words a warning colouration. Sharm’s Puffers

Sharm’s Porcupines

The masked puffer (arothron diadematus) is an olivegreen/grey fish with a black mask over the eyes and pectoral fins. During the mating season you can see these fish on the reefs in large groups, the rest of the time they are mostly solitary.

The Yellowspotted Burrfish (cyclichthys spilostylus) is a solitary fish that uses its strong tooth plates to open shells of its prey. Up to 34cm long with short, rigid spines over the body. The colouration of the body is dusky above and light below, the spines arising from contrasting spots (lighter above and darker below). Porcupinefish (diodon hystrix) Up to 65 cm are often found hiding inside coral or rocky reefs and are usually very timid. The porcupinefish feeds mainly on gastropods and bivalved shells (clams).

The whitespotted puffer (arothron hispidus) is a medium sized puffer fish, light grey in colour with small white spots. It also has concentric contrasting white and dark grey lines that radiate around the eyes and pectoral fins. MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12



Fish are friends, not footballs! Some people believe that, as nature intended the puffer to puff, then it is okay to make a puffer (or porcupine fish) puff up. As has already been mentioned, the puffer’s ability to puff itself up forms part of its natural defence. It is, however, its last line of defence, i.e. when the fish has been unable to escape from a predator and is only performed when the fish is very distressed. Also, during inflation, air can become trapped inside the fish’s body. If the trapped air prevents the fish from deflating, the puffer will die. If a puffer is frightened when out of water it will suck in air instead of water and this is also dangerous for the fish. Puffers will also inflate themselves to keep their skin supple and to remove debris but this is only a partial inflation and is more common in juveniles than mature specimens. The picture on the right shows a snorkeler playing a game of football with a distressed burrfish that has inflated itself. Thankfully for the fish, two divers came along and removed the poor fish from the (let’s be kind here...) uneducated snorkeler and then shepherded the fish to a nice overhang. Just because a puffer fish can puff up, there is no reason to make one do so. Everyone should respect the marine environment and that respect should include its many inhabitants. Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but bubbles. Kill nothing but time.

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Due to the success of last year’s event, coverage of which was seen in the June 2011 issue of Mix magazine, the organisers of the Dahab Festival are planning to make it bigger and better for 2012, show casing that Dahab is not just a world class destination for diving and water sports but culture too.

ing, as well as taster sessions for yoga and healing arts. Performances from both local and international bands are billed at a number of live venues throughout the week, as well as a selection of events and competitions such as underwater photography, buoyancy challenge, treasure hunt, a homemade kite competition and much, much more.

The annual Dahab festival will take place from April 14th – April 20th. Over the course of 7 days and 7 nights, the 2012 Dahab Festival invites you to experience activities such as free diving, kite and wind surf-

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Overcome Scuba Diving Fear by Emilia Shehata, EmKa Divers Owner/Founder


The word SCUBA is an abbreviation for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Scuba Diving is a different type of sport that takes you to another place on earth; it gives you the experience to see and learn different environments of the underwater world and broadens your way of thinking when comparing life above and below the surface.

Thinking that Scuba Diving is a “life threatening sport”:

It’s a completely different world underwater! What you see on the surface is totally different than what scuba divers get to explore below the surface.

You have full control in scuba diving when following rules correctly. Read a lot and gain all the information required. Check your gear before any dive, never dive alone, and remember never to break the rules of diving taught by your Diving Instructor.

It’s very normal to fear doing something you haven’t tried before. Think logically; get some professional information and these fears are simply imaginations. Here is a list of the most common Scuba Diving fears... Not being able to breathe underwater: This is a common feeling for any non diver. Most non divers feel safer breathing from a snorkel while snorkeling on the water surface. The fact is that when scuba diving, you breathe normal air, not oxygen as most people think. The air you breathe from the tank is pure air compressed 200 times, so if you think you will not have enough air to breathe, that’s simply not true. In your diving course you will learn how to breathe underwater... Just breathe normally, continuous and never hold your breath. Fear of sharks:

Thinking that you are putting your life in danger when Scuba Diving? Fear of dying or getting serious injuries? The fact is, the chance of acquiring a Scuba Diving injury is lower than any other adventure activity such as snow skiing, snowmobiling, sky diving...etc

Lack of Scuba Diving knowledge: Many people believe when starting a diving course they will be conducting the course in deep water and be expected to do difficult skills making them feel uncomfortable. The fact is that when starting a scuba diving course, you will start in confined water of a maximum depth of 1.5 to 2 meters. As a non diver, you will practise swimming in shallow water and get used to the feel of the diving suit and the Scuba gear until you are comfortable swimming with the new equipment. This is the way to make you, as a non diver, comfortable and relaxed performing your skills and practices whilst in shallow water. Later on, you will be performing the skills in open water with more confidence and without fear…

Hollywood movies like the film “Jaws” have caused a fear of sharks to many people. The fact is, sharks are normal sea creatures. They are not aggressive or harmful. Many divers have never even seen a shark while diving. Sharks species are typically shy and unwilling to approach divers. Sharks actually leave you alone if you will do the same for them. Divers actually search for sharks for the excitement and experience of seeing them. Sharks see divers as another fish and therefore sharks are not interested in divers.

All of the above Scuba Diving fear points are very easy to overcome and cure. However, people with lung diseases, respiratory or circulatory system disorders and claustrophobics should not be allowed to Scuba Dive. Scuba Diving is great fun and can become an addiction too. Take the chance and become a Scuba Diver with the assurance that you will never regret it for a moment, thinking “Why haven’t I learned Scuba Diving a long time ago?”

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If kids can Scuba Dive…Why can’t you?!



Film Review!


She thought “what we really need is a film away from the touristic view of the city and the resorts, beaches and excursions... and instead a film to tell the new generations how this city began”. The film discusses eye opening issues and answers questions which we all ponder, but very few of us actually talk about.

On Friday 9th March Mix magazine took up the warm invitation to attend the preview of the film “Sharmer” directed by Theresa Khalil. The 90 minute film is a documentary containing interviews from some of Sharm’s favourite residents. The film tells the story of how Sharm developed from a dive shack in Israeli Sinai to the bustling city it is today. The film is witty and entertaining and successfully looks at some of the serious issues which affect Sharm. Theresa is a great story writer; her stories have won many competitions among the Arabic world. She tells Mix “I studied script writing and in 2005 after I won a workshop from the Spanish embassy for low budget documentary film making, I got the courage to hold a camera and started shooting. It was at this time I made my first film “Kids talk” with a mobile camera. The film was shown in Sakia film festival in Cairo, in Chashama film festival in NY-USA 2008 and was published on the BBC website for around six months. The film discussed how children in the Arabic world think”. Theresa originally moved to Sharm in 2007 with the hope of escaping the pollution and the crowds of Cairo, in search of a place that would match her liberal way of thinking and she thought at that time that Sharm was a liberal city. When Theresa came to Sharm she started to discover things about the nature of the city and its people.


Theresa started making the film in 2009; being a Sharm resident helped her get close to the people and thus she successfully recorded the changes the city has gone through. The film took three years to complete, she described them as “three years of discovering Sharm and Sharmers”. Mix magazine asked Theresa if the film had an aim or a message for the viewers. “The film is like a book, it has an introduction and chapters, each chapter discussing an issue; mixed relationships between Egyptians and foreigners, Bedouins and their role in Sharm’s society, old Sharmers and their success stories, the contradictions between the west and the east in this cosmopolitan city and many other issues which I hope will be informative and inspiring for both Egyptians and foreigners”. For those who did not get a chance to see the premier viewing of “Sharmer” at the Kirosiez Cinema last Friday, the film will be shown in film festivals and will be available for purchase on DVD. You can follow the films news through the facebook page “Sharmer Film” 2012 Theresa would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who shared their stories and visions in the film, Kiroseiz Cinema for showing the film and Sharm Pro for advertising and supporting the film. Also, thanks go to all the people who watched the YouTube video, which had over 4000 views in just a few days.

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British School PTA Annual Carnival! photos by Shaun Bell

Sharm British School PTA held their annual Carnival at Akuna Matata in Soho Square on 2nd March 2012. Children and adults all dressed up in imaginative costumes for this popular event, ranging from Snow White to a Pharaoh!

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The face painting team were kept very busy, adding creative features to match the fabulous costumes. The children and parents enjoyed a tasty lunch from the Akuna Matata food court. Later in the afternoon there were competitions for the best costume, after which Naomi from Flash Forward Dance Company held several dance contests, which all the children enjoyed so much – the judges had a hard time choosing, everyone was so good! The Carnival was rounded off with piñatas for each year group – when a “smashing” time was had by all and the children went home with hands full of goodies.



SharMaWeYa Live at Little Buddha!

Friday 2nd March saw the Sharmaweya team launch their Sharmaweya Live event. From 1pm till 6pm Little Buddha in the heart of Naama Bay saw families, friends and local businesses celebrate the very best of Sharm commerce in the comfortable surrounds of Little Buddha’s stylish and welcoming venue. The event kicked off with a children’s party, free entertainment and buffet lunch for local mini Sharmers. The big kids took the opportunity to browse the stalls which sold branded clothes, accessories and local services. Concrete showcased their high quality menswear and Hyundai presented a new line in automotives. Children played and adults enjoyed the carnival atmosphere, groups sat together and shared lunch, while others chatted and shopped amongst Egypt’s very best products at Sharmaweya Live special discounts. The event will be running monthly on the first Friday of every month. Mix Magazine looks forward to seeing you all at the next event. For more information visit www. or call 0100 99 88 544


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Kids Love Easter – Mix Top Tips for keeping your little Bunnies Busy! Some families may have observed the Lent period but even if you have not and regardless of whether it falls on the first weekend in April or later in the month depending on your homelands calendar, Easter represents a time for children to anticipate having a break from school and eating plenty of chocolate Easter eggs. For those lucky enough to be in Sharm, the warmer weather means the pool and beach become the children’s play ground, but their enthusiasm will only last so long! So here are some tips for keeping your children entertained for the remaining 23 hours of the day…

Egg Treasure Hunt The egg hunt is always the most exciting part of Easter. Let your kids be fully involved with the planning and decorating of this like colour the eggs, write their names on them or drawings...But not hiding the eggs.

Make Your Own Eggs This is such a good way to get your kids creative juices flowing and it saves money on buying expensive eggs at the shops. Your child can decorate them any which way they want with paint or crayons or even pictures that they glue on. For the eggs, you could either used boiled eggs or you could hollow them out yourself by making a hole in each side and them blowing out all the yoke.

Picnic Get everyone to suggest what they want to eat. Maybe involve them in making it. It does not matter what the dishes are, simply eating outside is often an adventure. If the picnic is at home it can be fun laying out a cloth on the balcony. Children often enjoy things that are out of their normal routine. These are the times they remember with affection.

Bunny Masks and Hats Bunny masks can be really easy and fun to make. You can use things in the house like paper plates and just glue on some ears and whiskers. For the hats, it could either be made from scratch using some card board or you can just take an old hat and have them decorate it to their hearts content.

Play Dates Maybe share with another family. It is sometimes easier to manage a few children together. They tend to entertain each other, play games and do things together rather than one or two children needing to be entertained by a single adult.

Group Games Group outdoor games can be like football, cricket etc. Involving other children can help them form friendships with local children and they can add an extra dimension to the day. Keep an eye on inequalities of age and skills as children can become intensively competitive if they are not supervised. This can also include teaching them about respect and fair play. Finish with an Easter egg hunt with clues that take the children around the garden. Board Games Board games are popular for indoor games. Children are often surprised at how much fun a board game can be. They are often so used to computer generated games that playing Ludo, Snakes and Ladders or even some older children’s games is a revelation to them. Craft Works Craft days can be fun for kids. Children love being creative, especially if they get messy. Making Easter cards and pictures can occupy an afternoon and provide hours of fun. Neighbours, grandparents, aunts and uncles will be thrilled with their efforts and treasure them.


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Make Dinner Being a little organised with meals can take the pressure off. Children often enjoy sharing the cooking. A barbecue can be fun where older kids can put food onto skewers and younger kids can hand out plates and help with the salads. Also, have some meals in the freezer so that after a busy day it can be straight forward to put something into the oven and have it prepared quickly.

Easter in Egypt – The Facts

A little advance thinking can ensure that Easter 2012 does not need to cost a lot of money. Children can be entertained and have a fun and memorable time by simply organising their time.

The name of the holiday is derived from the Egyptian name of the Harvest Season, known as Shemu, which means a day of creation. According to journals written by Plutarch during the 1st century AD, the Ancient Egyptians used to offer salted fish, lettuce, and onions to their deities on this day.

1. Soho Square – Sharks Bay Entertainment includes a children themed restaurant Akuna Matata, soft play, ice skating, bowling and much more 2. Nabq Pataya Beach has a child friendly kids play area and safe swimming pool right by the sea. La Strada situated over the road from the beach front provides a great area for kids to run around. Also at La Strada there is a kid’s area, serving mums who need a little time out to attend any Sharm Community Centre Classes. 3. Il Meracato – Hadaba With electric toy cars, bouncy castle and kids arcade, it’s a great place to grab a bite to eat and watch the children play. 4. Go Karting As a special treat why not take your children go Karting. Try Ghibli Raceway for professional Karting from 5 years upwards. 5. Aqua Park A day at an aqua park is a day of endless fun, both the Cleo park and Aqua park here in Sharm have flumes and water rides that guarantee to keep all ages entertained.

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Top Five Sharm Fun days out for Children this spring…

Sham El Nessim is an Egyptian national holiday marking the beginning of spring. It always falls on the day after the Eastern Christian Easter (following the custom of the largest Christian denomination in the country, the Coptic Orthodox Church). The holiday is celebrated by Egyptians regardless of religion.

Traditional activities these days include painting eggs, taking meals outdoors and eating feseekh (fermented mullet). Sham El Nessim this year will be celebrated on 16th April in 2012 in Egypt.


Mix Pet Corner I believe I can fly! by Morad George

Birds are Hope!


What is better in the morning than seeing a couple of birds singing on the swing enjoying the sunshine and hoping for a good day…? They sing, they flirt, and they kiss. I personally believe that watching cute creatures while having a family is very good inspiration, we can learn from all of God’s creatures. You never feel alone if you have birds as a pet and many feel more secure with birds, especially if living alone in a quiet and secluded place. Some people think that having a bird requires a great deal of care and time but this is not true.

Pet Birds, Birds sold in pet shops have been bred in captivity. This is the home they know and that’s their family they live with. If they grow up with a family they appreciate that family and life they have. Even if the windows are open many pet birds don’t fly away. If you feel pity for a bird in a cage and set it free, you expose it’s life to a great deal of danger as they don’t know how to fly and can be easily attacked by a cat or anything on the ground.

Feather facts!


All birds have feathers and birds are the only animals that do! Feathers do many jobs for birds. Soft down keeps them warm, wing feathers allow flight and tail feathers are used for steering. The colour of the feathers can be used to hide the bird or to help the bird find a boyfriend or a girlfriend!

Lovebirds are small, compact parrots about 5-6 inches in length. They live around 15 years or more when they are well looked after. Lovebirds are very active, curious, and playful; lovebirds pack a lot of personality into a small package. They are also feisty little birds. They are very social and form deep bonds with their owners and are sometimes very cuddly birds, but their intense personalities can also make them prone to nipping and territorial aggressiveness and jealousy. Hand-raised babies make the best pets. Some experts believe that females are more prone to jealousy and territoriality than males.

Some interesting facts about birds: - There are around 10000 different species of birds worldwide. - Birds have hollow bones which help them fly. - The oldest bird was known as an Archaeopteryx and lived about 150 million years ago. It was the size of a raven, covered with feathers and had wings. - The most yolks ever found in a single chicken’s egg is nine. - The Royal Albatross’ eggs take 79 days to hatch. - The egg of the hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird’s egg; the egg of the ostrich is the world’s largest. - Air sacs may make up 1/5 of the body volume of a bird. - A bird’s normal body temperature is usually 7-8 degrees hotter than a human’s. Up to three quarters of the air a bird breathes is used just for cooling down since they are unable to sweat. Birds as pets! Extinction or rebreeding? Some people are against birds in captivity, other points of view say that if it wasn’t for captive rebreeding many bird species would have been extinct long ago.

Lovebirds can produce a loud high pitched screech but not as loud as some larger parrots, especially if looking for your attention. Their normal chirps and squawks can be nice to have in the background of your home, but beware they do like to chatter. As a general rule, they are not known for their ability to mimic speech or sounds, although there are exceptions. Some say females are more apt to mimic sounds or speech than male. Lovebirds were so named because of the way they snuggle together on a branch or perch often preening each other. Ideal Home for Lovebirds A big variety of cages are available in the local pet stores but I personally recommend a big home where they can easily fly, either a part of one room at home or a custom built house or ‘cage’ , 1m3 space recommended for 1 bird, they also like tree branches, swings, toys and chews . Bird Food - A mix of seeds and it’s very cheap.

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EAT mix El Masrien Old Market tel: 069 – 3662 904 Traditional oriental grill, with all the Egyptian barbecue classics. Fayrouz Ritz Carlton tel: 069 – 3661 919 Authentic Egyptian and Lebanese cuisine in an exotic ambience. Try El Khan terrace area for a true feel of 16th century Cairo. Saffron Middle Eastern restaurant Soho Square White Knight Beach Open from 6.30pm – midnight Dress code: Smart (no shorts or slippers) tel: 069 – 3602 752 Grill House Horus Mall Il Mercato Tel: 010 001 6143 All kinds of freshly BBQ grill meats, plus traditional Egyptian dishes.

Blue Ginger Ritz Carlton tel: 069 – 3661 919 Authentic Japanese cuisine with an open Sushi kitchen and authentic Makimono rolls. Dragon Group Restaurants China House Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 012 2250586 Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 010 39 99 416 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View (15% Discount For Delivery & Take Away) Tiran Branches ThaiHouse Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 010 54 60 195 Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 010 3997526 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View


India House Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 010 54 60 195 Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 010 3997526 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View Sushi House Namma Center Tel.: 010 54 60 195 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View Eest Savoy Hotel tel: 069 – 3602 500 ext. 8604 Open: 19.00 – 23.00 A rich mix of Asian cuisine with a breathtaking sea view and outdoor seating.. Kona Kai Marriott Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 190 Set in a modern environment, Kona Kai offers great sushi at very good prices. Tepenyaki show cooking nightly. Little buddha Naama Bay Hotel tel: 069 – 3601 030 The Sharm branch of the world famous Buddha Bar. Offering Sushi and a unique fusion cuisine in an elegent atmosphere. MAI THAI Soho Square tel:069 – 3602 752 Authentic Thai cuisine. Open: 18:30 – midnight Dress code: smart casual Mandarin Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open for dinner. Chinese Buffet every Saturday indoor and outdoor, overlooking the main swimming pool. MIKADO Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open for dinner. Teppanyaki Restaurant &

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tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open for dinner. Sushi Belt Conveyor

BOMBay Soho Square Savoy Hotel, White Knight tel: 069 – 3602 752/3 Open: 6:30 – midnight Mughal Mahal Rosa mall, above 24-7 peace road Hotline +20 014754 5590 E-mail: sharmeg mughalmahal. com Tandoori Camel Dive Club and Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: 18.00 - 23.30 Tandoori is a favourite with locals and guests alike. This atmospheric award winning restaurant in the heart of Naama

19th hole Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open until sunset. At the golf club house, overlooking the 18th hole golf course. CAL fresco Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open until sunset. Fresh, healthy & light meals with calorie counts. At the beach overlooking the Tiran island. Ghazala Beach Bar & Grill Ghazala Beach Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 150 A la Carte grilled items & sandwiches. Fresh Seafood daily “Sold by weight” Best Seafood in Na’ama Bay with a large selection, Charcoal grilled

fish right on the beach (as if the name didn’t say it all) Hard Rock Café Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3602 665 Apart from the waiter dancing sessions, the place has good service and decent food. Hard rock café is one of Sharm’s hottest nightspots, especially on weekdays. JOLIE BISTRO Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open for lunch and dinner. International a la carte restaurant with live entertainment. In the lobby. La Fleur Maritim Jolie Ville Resort Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 100 Fine French cuisine in a cozy elegant setting by the beach promenade. Terrazzina Sharm el Maya tel: 012 – 27 35 119 tel: 010 – 50 06 621


Sushi Lounge (soon with Sushi-Belt). Siam Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel & Resort tel: 069 – 3604 200 Open daily for dinner Authentic Thai restaurant with our award-winning Thai Chefs preparing your favorite dishes. Sala Thai Hyatt Hotel Tel: 069 - 3601 234 Quite arguably the most elegant restaurant in Sharm, with a majestic sea view, excellent cuisine, and good service. Silk Road Grand Rotana Resort & Spa tel: 069 – 3602 700 Where eastern cooking meets western cuisine, Silk Road is the signature restaurant of the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa sushi lounge Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort



Beach bar restaurant with new international menu including exclusive Russian Kitchen, Italian menu, Egyptian traditional dishes, as well as seafood


Al Forno Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel & Resort tel: 069 – 3604 200 Open daily for dinner. Fine Italian restaurant with open kitchen, live cooking station and original woodfire pizza oven. CHARLESTON Il Mercato, Shopping Mall tel: 069 – 3666 318 www.charleston-sharm. com Fresh home-style italian food with all of the classic italian dishes. Great menu, great venue and BYO option for drinks. El Fanar El Hadaba by the lighthouse

tel: 069 – 3662 218 With Italian management, El Fanar seduces you with good food, a chill out beach and a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. Fernando Tuquoise Hotel Sharm El Maya tel: 010 – 50 64 964 The signature restaurant of one of Sharm’s most famous restaurateurs. With fine Italian cuisine and the freshest home made pastas and bakes. IL PALIO Renaissance Golden view Beach Resort tel: 069 – 3664 694 Pool view, a la carte restaurant. Indulge your self with dishes from Italy’s most celebrated regions. Reservation is recommended La Favola Delta Sharm tel: 069 – 3665 146 Open 7.00am – 2.00am

Genuine Italian food in a traditional atmosphere with both air-conditioned and terrace area La Luna Ritz Carlton tel: 069 – 3661 919 Casual refined Italian dining in a Mediterranean villa atmosphere. Mezzaluna Grand Rotana Resort & Spa tel: 069 – 3602 700 A refined version of the typical Italian trattoria, Mezzaluna offering a casual yet chic selection of Italian cooking. The terrace dining area overlooks the swimming pool and stunning Red Sea. Melodies Old Sharm by the market entrance tel: 069 – 3662 240 ext. 315 For anyone who appreciates standard Italian food the way they make it in Italy, this is definitely the place to go,

with super thin pizzas and hard to find menu items like rice Suppli. Great value for money. Parmizzano’s Marriot Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 190 Open: 12.00 noon to midnight Experience the Italian mood at Parmizzano’s Restaurant at the promenade of Marriott Sharm serving a la carte Italian menu. Pomodoro Camel Dive Club and Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: Lunch 12.00 - 15.30 Open: Dinner 18.00 - 24.00 Stylish Italian indoor and outdoor restaurant with Italian specialties and a perfect view of the lively promenade. Romantica Delta Sharm, shop 119\ tel: 016-969 6975

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Delivery Table 247

Super Market

069 360 3504



012 7880 224



012 69 73 727

El Masrien

Oriental BBQ

069 3662 904


Fast Food

069 3663 330


Fast Food

069 3603 036


Il Mercato

069 3661 179

La Favola


069 3665 146

Gino’s Pizza


010 361 1056

Fast Food

069 3664 422

Fast Food

069 3604 421/2

Manchow Wok


069 3661 720

McDonald’s (Il Mercato)

Fast Food

069 3665 462

McDonald’s (Rosa Mall)

Fast Food

069 3602 111

McDonald’s (Naama)

Fast Food

069 3602 110



069 3664 044



069 3600 050


Fish and seafood

012 11 37 000



069 3603 306

Pizza Caliente


010 56 55 313

Pizza Hut (Il Mercato)


069 3663 350

Pizza Hut (Naama)


069 3603 035

Red Sea Fish

Sea Food

069 3664 250

Thai House


010 546 0195

Sadiki Cafe


012 11 98 780


Sea Food

069 3660 474


Super Market

069 3661 193

Grill House

Oriental BBQ

014 400 4552

Sharm Sports Cafe


014 400 4553


Makani (Hadaba) Makani (Roza Mall)

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Fresh Italian food, great variety of pizza and pasta. Rosmarino Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel tel: 069 – 3602 500 Elegant atmosphere, with unique specialties including Zuppa di Pesce and Lasagna with veal and mushrooms. Zigolini Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 100 Fine dining with great views over the Naama Bay promenade. Extensive menu with traditional italian cuisine.


Dar El Qamar Sheraton Sharm tel: 069 – 3602 070 Open: 13.00 – 15.00 / 19.00 – 23.00 Lebanese cuisine, with a nice Arabic Decor

and a beautiful terrace. Fairuz & Sidi Wadie Restaurant Naama Center 2nd floor, sharm el sheikh , Egypt 018802 1418 018 914 88 13 069 360 4358 Zahle Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort tel: 069 – 3663 232 Open: 19.00 – 22.30 Deluxe Lebanese restaurant and terrace serving authentic mezzeh and traditional delicacies. ZAMAN Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Tel: (069) 3603 200 - 214 Daily open for dinner, Lebanese Buffet every Wednesday At the Royal Club, overlooking the golf course.

Mexican Bar Naama Bay Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 570 Very creative Mexican cantina decor, with a commanding view of Naama bay’s main two streets. Tex Mex Restaurant and Grill Hilton Sharm Dreams tel: 069 – 3603 040/53 Indoor and poolside Tex Mex (dah!) food with a la carte menu.

Abou Hamada Old Sharm Market tel: 069 – 3663 016/7 Traditional Egyptian seafood and grilled meat. Soup only 2 LE! Dananeer Restaurant Shamandora Mall King of Bahraen Street Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 321 Open: 12.00 – 24.00

One of the old time favourites for Sharm locals, with good sea food in the heart of Naama Bay. dolphin Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort tel: 069 – 3603 200/214 Daily open until sunset. International seafood restaurant with hot-stone cooking. At the main pool, overlooking the Red Sea coast. Fares Old Sharm Market next to the bakery tel: 069 – 3663 076 Hadaba Horus mall tel: 010 - 929 0090 Take away: 069 - 663 076 Excellent quality fresh sea food. Open: 13.00 – 24.30 Laguna Beach Laguna Vista Resort. Nabq Bay Tel: 010 907 8752 Open from 11:00am everyday until late. Unique Seafood Restaurant on the beach.

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Hilton Fish Restaurant Hilton Fayrouz Resort, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 137/8 Open air restaurant serving seafood specialities. On Deck Iberotel Lido Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3602 603 Open: 19.00 – 1.00 Fresh Seafood in the middle of the water on a jetty right in the heart of naama bay. Red Sea Fish old market city center beside exit gate tel: 069 366 4250 Mobile: 016 53 88833 www.redseafish-sharm. com Sea Food Island Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Tel: 069 – 3602 500 Open: lunch: 12.00 – 17.00 dinner: 19.30 – 23.00 With unique dishes like Madagascar lobster tail, and jumbo shrimps. Shark’s Bay Coral Beach Rotana, Tiran tel: 069 – 3603 444 Open: 12.00 – 16.00 / 19.00 – 20.00 Signature dining with fresh seafood and spectacular Shark Bay views. Sinai Star Old Sharm Market tel: 069 – 3660 323 For a long time, the number one spot for die hard sea food lovers, this transformed old market hangar is still popular, with good food at reasonable prices. Terrazzina Sharm El Maya tel: 012 – 27 35 119 tel: 010 – 50 06 621 More known for its laid back private beach, Terrazzina offers good sea food meditteranean style, with daily imports from Alexandria.

Don Panino Camel Dive Club & Hotel, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: 12.00 – 4.00 Serves hot and cold wraps and sandwiches, paninis, gourmet burgers, pizzas, salads. Draught beer available. Makani Bakery Gazia Mall, Hadaba Peace Road, Rosa Mall tel: 069 – 3604 421/22 Inspired sandwiches, delicious donuts, and great coffee, and now offering great sushi and home delivery. Panino restaurant 161 Delta Sharm Delta internal tel: 8207 tel: 0100 6731 758 Pizza, Pies, Sandwiches, Pasta. eat in or take away. Free delivery to all Sharm. Picasso Café Go Kart Centre Majlis Al Madina St Hadaba tel: 010 – 92 66 913 tel: 012 – 14 66 873

Maritim Jolie Ville Bakery Maritim Jolie Ville Resort, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 100 Open: 11.00 – 23.00 Pastry, breads, rolls and delicious almond muffins. Take away and café area. Marriott Bakery Marriott Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 190 The Sharm El Sheikh branch of this highly successful bakery chain. Nice sandwiches in fresh bread. Their cheese salad is particularly noteworthy. Vanilla Camel Dive Club & Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: 14.00 - 01:00 Serves delicious homemade ice cream, cakes and pastries, bread, and freshly squeezed juices.

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All ingredients available at 247 Supermarket!

MIX Recipe - Hot Cross Buns!

Ingredients 450g strong white flour , plus extra for dusting 2 x 7g sachets easy-blend yeast 50g caster sugar 150ml warm milk 1 egg , beaten 50g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp mixed spice ¼ tsp grated nutmeg 100g currants Makes 12 Preparation time: 45 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Plus rising and proving Freezable Method Put the flour, yeast, caster sugar and 1 tsp salt into a large mixing bowl with the spices and dried fruit and mix well. Make a well in the centre and pour in the warm milk, 50ml warm water, the beaten egg and the melted butter. Mix everything together to form a dough - start MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12

with a wooden spoon and finish with your hands. If the dough is too dry, add a little more warm water; if it’s too wet, add more flour. Knead in the bowl or on a floured surface until the dough becomes smooth and springy. Transfer to a clean, lightly greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean, damp tea towel. Leave in a warm place to rise until roughly doubled in size - this will take about 1 hr depending on how warm the room is.


During Easter in many historically Christian countries, buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the Crucifixion. Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if “Half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be” is said at the time. Whether religious or superstition this recipe will produce a delightful Easter treat.

Tip the risen dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for a few secs, then divide into 12 even portions - I roll my dough into a long sausage shape, then quarter and divide each quarter into 3 pieces. Shape each portion into a smooth round and place on a baking sheet greased with butter, leaving some room between each bun for it to rise. Use a small, sharp knife to score a cross on the top of each bun, then cover with the damp tea towel again and leave in a warm place to prove for 20 mins until almost doubled in size again. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. When the buns are ready to bake, mix the plain flour with just enough water to give you a thick paste. Spoon into a piping bag (or into a plastic food bag and snip the corner off) and pipe a white cross into the crosses you cut earlier. Bake for 12-15 mins until the buns are golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. While still warm, melt the granulated sugar with 1 tbsp water in a small pan, then brush over the buns.


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Bars & Clubs


Bar One Horizon Hotel, Nabq, infront of CIB Grand Azure tel: 017671 78 78 New international restaurant and lounge bar BUS STOP NABQ La Strada mall, facing Oriental Resort Hotel, Nabq Bs_nabq@busstopnabq. com Tel (02) 01516005908 Opening from 1:00 PM till 3:00 AM Caligula Savoy Hotel tel: 069 360 2500 CHAMPIONS Aqua Park Hadaba Bar serving local drinks and food. Pool table, and flat screen TV for sport. Camel Bar, Terrace & Roof Camel Dive Club & Hotel, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: Open 15:00-late, Sat/ Sun 13:00-late Karaoke, resident DJs, divers nights, full dinner menu, cocktails and more. El Fanar Hadaba tel: 010 134 8226 Open: 21.00 – 24.00 (Except Party Nights) Ghazala Beach Bar & Grill Ghazala Beach Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 150 Happy hour for three hours every day on all alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages at the bar from 5.30pm – 8.30pm Live music with Zaki starts at 8.30pm HARD ROCK CAFé Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh tel: 069 – 3602 665 This famous international chain is one of Sharm’s hottest nightspots. Great music, great selection of beverages, food and cocktails.rock tunes. ICE BAR Soho Square White Night Beach tel: 069 – 3602 752 Truly unique in the Middle East. It is the coolest place to have a drink. Its walls, seats, tables and even glasses are made of real Ice. Open: 19:00 - 02:00 Little buddha Naama Bay Hotel tel: 016 350 6077 The Sharm branch of the

world famous Buddha Bar. Early chillout music with late night dancing in a classy atmosphere. mexican bar Tropitel Hotel, Naama bay tel: 002 069 3600570 ext. 6093 Traditional cuisine set in sharm el shiekh’s only and original mexican bar & restaurant MIRAGE – Sharm Mind Club Amarante Garden Palms Resort All kinds of games, wide-screen TV’s, Food and drink 12.00”noon” till 04.00am Tel: 0101004415 0197182602 Montys Naama Bay Restaurant and Bar tel: 016 9688 766 tel: 016 0493 192 Oxygen Bar Soho Square White Night Beach tel: 069 – 3602 752 Sited on the ground floor below the Pangaea nightclub, this bar creates that exciting feeling of anticipation for a good night ahead.Open: 19:00 – 04:00 Pacha Sanafir Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 197 The Sharm branch of one of the hottest Ibiza clubs. The premier place to party. Pacha lounge all week long and Weekend outdoor mega parties. Panorama Naama Bay tel: 069 360 06 05 mob: 0122 7390 664 PANGAEA Soho Square White Knight Beach tel: 069 – 3602 752 Luxury African themed club. Pirates Bar Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort tel: 069 – 3600 137/8 Pirate’s is Sharm’s very own version of the popular TV series “cheers.” With a regular local clientelle and a laid back atmosphere. Pulse Grand Rotana Resort & Spa tel: 069 – 3602 700 An eye-catching place to party or chill-out with lavish visual effects, resident DJ and a classy style. QUEEN VIC PUB Soho Square White Knight Beach tel: 069 – 3602 752 Open: midday - 01:00a.m

space sharm el shiekh Behind Naama Heights Hotel Info line: +2 0110 122 020 VIP Table Reservation: +2 0110 123 123 The first franchise of THE Worlds No.1 Club (SPACE IBIZA) Savanna Beach Club Old Sharm, Sharm el Maya - before the uphill road for Habada Tel: 0110800500 www.savannabeachclub. com facebook Savanna Beach Club. Sports Café Horus Mall – Il Mercato (Dolphin Show Side) Tel. 010-001-61-43 StELLA BAR Il Mercato Um Sid Hill Open from 12.00 to late. Creative Stella design with quirky chandeliers made from bottles. Great place to relax while the wife goes shopping. Sugar Huts Alf Leila wa Leila, Promenade No. 15 tel: 069 3660 554 tel: 010 6031 331 Great drinks and very friendly staff! TAJ MAHAL Alf Leila, Hadaba Open air venue with a unique castle style. “Dolce Vita” Friday & “Desert Part” Wednesday parties are not to be missed. The Blue Fountain (Formerly Palazzo) Next door to Carrefour rear exit, Naama Bay. tel: 0169 360 1117 mob: 0114 400 4401 The Tavern Naama Bay tel: 012 7785 509 tel: 012 7652 800 Traditional British Pub and sports bar featuring Big Screen footie and rugby. Sunday Carvery. Karaoke and DJ nights. Tavern 2 (T2) Rock Hotel, Hadaba Great place to chill out and enjoy good pub grub. Outdoor terrace and on site parking. Toda Joia Lounge bar and Nightclub Alf Leila-Hadaba lounge bar and club tel: +20 19 321 9735 tel: +20 19 620 5833 Union jack bar and restaurant Next to the Sharm Bride Hotel, Nabq tel: 019 670 9302 tel: 010 461 1426 Open All day till late. Live sports, fully aircon, great british food, ice cold beer! Daily happy hours. Vampire Delta Sharm mob: 0100 13 41 091 VIVA BEACH Naama Bay Promenade, in front of the Red Sea Diving College tel:010 456 9483 Viva “La Vita”Lounge: Roof Top Lounge and Night Club 50 Bar: Karaoke and Disco. British bar that serves food as well. Windsor Bar Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel & Resort tel: 069 – 3604 200 Open: evening until midnight. Elegant English style bar with classic leather sofas and fire place, serving the best cognacs and cigars.

Casinos Casino Royale Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino tel:069 - 3600 100 Open 24hours. Black Jack, Roulette, Poker. Naama Bay Casino Naama Bay seafront opposite Naama Bay Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 704/5 Open: 14.00 – 6.00 150 reel slots and video slots machines. American Roulette, French Roulette, Black Jack, Oasis Poker, Daily Texas Hold’em. Sharm Casino Hilton Dreams Resort, Naama Bay All classic casino games. Open: 17.00 – 5.00 Sinai Grand Casino Sonesta Beach Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 050/55 Open: 20.00 – 4.00 Las Vegas style casino offering Blackjack, Roulette, Stud Poker and Loose Slot machines. Dinning with live shows.

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Easter OUT News... THE BIGGEST NEWS IN TOWN - privilege As you will see on page 48 we have an amazing new lounge club opening up in La Stada, Nabq - Privilege! For those who don’t know, Privilege Ibiza is the world’s biggest night club and for fourteen years, Privilege Ibiza hosted Manumission, one of the island’s most famous events. The Sharm venue will be a smaller boutique version of its bigger sister in Ibiza. Mix Magazine will be at the grand opening on Saturday 7th April and will keep you up to date with the latest news from Sharms hottest new venue.

FUTURE SOUND OF EGYPT @ Space Future Sound of Egypt are also back in Sharm at Space on Friday 13th of April, the lineup is bigger and better than ever. Mohamed Ragab, Ruben de Ronde, Max Graham, Susana (vocalist) and the legandary Aly & Fila.


Bob Sinclar @ Pacha

If you didn’t get the chance to go and see Quentin Mosimann at Dolce Vita on Friday 11th November (coverage seen in Nov ’11 issue of Mix magazine) do not fret... he is back... in the desert on Wednesday 21st March – NOT TO BE MISSED.

When Mix magazine asked Pacha what their Easter lineup was, we were told “it’s a special surprise”. A few days later just as we were about to hit the print button, Pacha announced that the dj heavy weight, Grammy Award nominated Bob Sinclar is headlining at Pacha for Sham el Nessim’s celebrations on Saturday 14th April, offering you the dance dream with his new Disco Crash album!

The Swiss performer, who was the winner of the seventh season of the hit reality TV show Star Academy France, dances, sings and plays his keyboard; his magnetic performance is a pure crowd pleaser.

Also this coming month @ Pacha Thursday 12th April: House Nation host guest DJ Thursday 26th April: PACHA SHARM 8th Anniversary





Also this month at Dolce Vita – Italian guest DJ and producers ANDREA T. MENDOZA on Friday 23rd March at Dolce Vita, Taj Mahal and CIUFFO DJ in the desert on Wednesday 28th March.


01. David Guetta Feat Sia - Titanium

01. Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego

02. Flo Rida - Good Feeling

02. Laurent Wolf, Jonathan Mendelsohn - Love We Got

03. Labrinth Feat Tinie Tempah - Earthquake

03. Michael Mind vs. R.I.O. - How Does It Feel

04. Avicii - Levels

04. Chadash Cort Ft.Iossa - Freak Me

05. Coldplay - Paradise

05. Chuckie - Who Is Ready To Jump

06. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It

06. Dada Life - Kick Out The Epic Motherfckr

07. Maroon 5 Ft Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

07. Tristan Garner - Raven

08. Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris - We Found Love

08. Fugees - Ready Or Not

09. Skrillex & The Doors - Breakn’ A Sweat

09. Nicola Fasano Steve Forest Ido Shoam - Captain 747

10. Pitbull Ft Chris Brown - International Love

10. Federico Scavo - Walking On A Dream

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Whats on @ little buddha!




VIP Night – Clubbing in Style with Little Buddha – Contact us to book a VIP table for a very special, unforgettable night out!

ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI ROLLS for 150LE only inclusive of tax and service charge - from 4pm – 9pm A Sharmers favorite…



LADIES FREE COCKTAILS NIGHT – Ladies get free entrance and a selection of mind blowing cocktails for free from midnight until 2am and guys get a club full of very happy ladies – a great night out Saturday Buddha Resident DJ’s spinning some awesome mixes – perfect for an all nighter… Sunday Buddha House Party – The only place to be seen in Sharm! Monday

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Little Buddha INDIAN SET MENU – 150LE inclusive of tax and service charge from 5pm – 9pm

ALL YOU CAN DRINK PARTY NIGHT – Little Buddha Sharm offers their famous ALL YOU CAN DRINK tickets – call us for the prices and package or contact your Holiday Rep Tuesday Let Buddha tempt you on Temptation Tuesdays with our sensational Resident DJ’s Wednesday GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN – Ladies Night – Free entrance to ladies + 1 free drink MIX - March ‘12 - April ‘12




Saturday 25th February saw Singer Dave Gee perform live at Camel Bar (as seen above). Dave Gee, a professional singer was taking a working vacation in Sharm while visiting family and friends and the Camel were quick to book the Motown and Northern Soul singer. Dressed in a tux, his natural relaxed voice filled the bar and gave the locals a reason to come out for a bevy!

Whats on @ camel bar! - All major Sports LIVE -Karaoke with DJ Cat every Friday and Sunday Starts @ 10PM -DJ Katia playing on the Roof every Thursday , Friday and Saturday Starts @ 10PM - Happy Hour Monday till Friday from 5 till 8 PM - Weekend Drinks Specials, every Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY TILL 7PM - St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th: Karaoke DJ Cathy D. and DJ Katya playing on the Roof 38

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photos by Shaun Bell

Whats new @ TERRAZZINA! Terrazzina Too Beach has launched some amazing new PRICE Promotions to help kick start us back into the beach season. FREE ENTRY for all Sharmers Friday – Sea Food Open Buffet for just 120LE – Eat as much as you can! Economy Lunch – Rice, salad, oven cooked vegetables and your choice of meat, chicken or fish, plus oriental sweets – ALL for just 35LE! YOU CALL IT TERRAZZINA… MIX MAGAZINE CALL IT HOME!


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TAKE TEN Beauty Secrets... We are all aware of the benefits of natural and organic beauty products in favour of chemical or artificial perfumed products and although the value of Avon and Nivea can never be down played, a little home spa session with the help of a little history lesson may very well save you some cash and get your skin ready for spring! The History: The ancient Egyptian women took pride in their attractiveness and devoted much time to maintaining their appearance. In pursuit of external godliness, they celebrated the discovery of any novel beauty treatment and would eagerly add it to their intense regime. Making use of a variety of natural oils, soaps, creams, and organic substances such as salt, they utilised the materials around them to create effective recipes for beauty. Cleopatra recognised the benefits of adding Sea salt (1-2 cups) into her bath, which is now known to combat stress and ageing. It is no wonder that Egyptians pioneered the spa industry, as their ancient beauty routines and lavish bathing were paramount back then and still widely revered today.

An application of fresh ripe avocado to the face was not uncommon, left on for 20 minutes while avocado slices could be used to reduce eye puffiness. Another treasured substance was Aloe Vera used both for soothing skin and healing minor cuts and burns. For one’s complexion, Balanos oil, Behen oil and Almond oil were used to prevent dry skin and ageing. Ancient Egyptian Beauty Recipes: Skin Cream (To be massaged on clean face nightly) One Teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil Two Drops of Essential oil of Frankincense Facial Mask (Make it into a paste and apply it as a mask, leave on for 15 minutes. Wipe off with wet towel) 1 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup yogurt Sandalwood Mask (Mix as a paste, apply to face and wash off after 3-5 min) Sandalwood powder Turmeric Powder Milk Hair Tonics (to encourage growth) Fir oil, rosemary oil, (sweet) almond oil, castor oil and fenugreek.


Additionally, Egyptians cleansed their skin with milk and honey, followed by an application of almond oil, fragranced with Frankincense and Myrrh. In fact, the principal ingredients to most of their perfumes were lavender, lily, myrrh, thyme, marjoram, chamomile, peppermint, rosemary, cedar, rose, aloe, olive oil, sesame and almond oil. These perfumes were also an additive

to a hot bath as well as flowers like jasmine, gardenia, hibiscus, magnolia, and rose.


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Mix Quiz! Wordsearch!

In the grid opposite there are ten words hidden inside. HOLIDAY RED SEA DIVING TAKE TEN SPRING DESTINATION EGYPT PUFFER SHARMAWEYA SHAM EL NESSIM The object of the puzzle is to find and mark all ten words. The words may be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

Dot-to-Dot! Using a pencil or pen join up the numbers in sequence... Don’t eat too much chocolate this Easter kids! EASTER - TRIVIA The most famous decorated eggs are those created by Peter Carl Faberge. These eggs were originally created for the Czar of Russia in 1883. These eggs are still created by the company in Russia today. Easter egg painting has a term associated with it, it is officially called pysanka. 78% of people prefer to eat the ears off of their chocolate rabbit first. Easter has been named after Eastre, an Anglo-Saxyon goddess. The symbols of the goddess were the hare and the egg.

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The custom of giving eggs at Easter dates back to the time of the Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans.


LIST mix Air Con & Satellite Electro House Old Market tel/fax: 069 – 3664 800 mob: 012 – 31 58 883 Sales and service center. Sharm Air Mall El Farana Lot n.27 - Office #2 Hadaba beside Travco Company Open: 10.00 – 15.00 and Fridays: 13.00 – 22.00 Repair and installation for satellite dish For quick serve and good price Mr. Mohamed Tel: 0122 840 1840 Email: mo_mo52054@

Radio Shack Mall 8, Naama Bay Hadaba Center tel/fax: 069 – 3601 152 Popular international chain with a big choice of electric accessories, phones, TV & Audio equipment and connections. Rapido Group 121 Delta Sharm tel:069-366-5040 - 016-554 0667 27 Aqua Park, Hadaba, 069366-5717 - 016-552-3585 Computer Hardware & Software Repair ST Furniture & Accessories

Alcohol Karma Old Market facing City Center tel: 069 – 3661 969 Home delivery available.

Appliances & Furniture BTEC Ritz Carlton Mall downstairs in the Kian Shop All major appliances from washing machines to flat screen TVs.

Head Offices: Peace RoadRoyal Gate Mall, Shop #’s.25 - 26 Next to South Sinai Hospital ST Furniture inquiries 01006344593 Email: Sally@

Sama Mega Shop No. 113 Delta Sharm tel:002 0100 970 628 Computer Hardware & Software Repair

Banks & Money Transfer al rawda exchange Foreign Currency Exchange, Infront of al Mawardi Coffee Shop, Old Market tel: 0117 588 488 Arab African IntERNATIONAL Bank tel: 069 – 3600 125/7 (ABC) – Egypt tel: 069 – 3603 742/3 fax: 069 – 3603 741 Banque Misr tel: 069 – 3660 508 Barclays Bank Peace Road Criss Compound tel: 010 – 01 21 216 Commercial International (CIB) tel: 069 – 3601 571/602 Credit Agricole Egypt tel: 069 – 3601 424 HSBC Egypt tel: 069 – 3600 614/5 National Bank tel: 069 – 3660 667/337 BNP Paribas Egypt Il Mercato, Hadaba tel: 012 – 77 03 131 fax: 069 – 3660 804 Peace Road, Criss Village Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3603 872/3 fax: 069 – 3603 874 Thomas Cook tel: 069 – 3601 808 Western Union tel: 069 – 3640 466

Car & Motorbike Rent Avis Car Rental Morgana Mall, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3602 400, 069 – 3600 979 Open: 8.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 22.00 Hertz Bank st, Hadaba tel: 069 – 3662 299 mob: 010 – 18 08 490 Thomas Cook El Gafy Land, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 808/9 Thrifty Car Rental.


Car Sales & Service


Bridgestone Peace Road near Mobil Gas Station tel: 069 – 3662 273 Sales and service outlet for tires EIGCO TOYOTA Rowaysat tel: 069 – 3664 900/901 Full service and Toyota authorised center and

dealership. El Masria Aida Street, Hadaba tel: 069 – 3660 796 tel: 069 – 3665 837 hotline: 19095 Sharm Automotive Peace Road next to Mobil Gas Station tel: 069 – 3663 900 Open: 9.00 – 21.00 Sat/Thur Authorized service center for Opal, Chevrolet, and General Motors.

Digital Printing imagine PRINT in front of aqua park-hadaba tel: 012 – 74 32 106 High quality digital printing for flyers, business cards and menus. Same day delivery for most orders.

Graphic Design Solo Graphic Design 56 Hey El Nour tel: 010 – 66 92 571 Sharmer Artist tel: 069 – 3663 458 mob: 010 - 0490 990

Health & Beauty Credo In Deja Mall, IL Mercato Nail Care Beauty Salon + 2012 212 79 78 + 2012 214 71 34 Swiss original products Fish cure Old market, Tiran Mall, In front of Ibrotel Palace Tel: 069 3666 085, 0152 3882 323 Hyatt Regency Resort tel: 069 – 3601 234 Open: 8.00 – 21.00 Club Olympus: a complete indoor gym and aerobics studio with five massage and aroma therapy rooms plus a spa with sauna, steam bath, whirlpool, and plunge pool. Thai Massage. Oasis Health Club Renaissance Goldenview Hotel tel: 069 – 3664 694 Fully equipped Gym offering Cardio vascular, resistance and Free weight equipment. Massage, Aroma therapy, Reflexology, Sport Massage, Sauna and swimming pools. Oriental Spa Oriental Resort Hotel Peace Road, Naama Bay tel: +20 693 604 530 -31 - 32 016 89 21 881 SKE Savoy Beauty Salon tel: 069 – 3602 500 Open: 10.00am – 9.00pm

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Wellness Center and Spa: facilities including Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Bath in addition to a wide range of body massages: Classic Swedish, Anti Stress, Thai (Acupressure), Aroma therapy (Lymphatic Drainage), Vacuum (Banking), Facial and Foot Reflexology as well as a variety of facial treatments. Venera Beauty Center & Spa Horus mall, Sharm Elysee St. Hadaba tel: 017 - 13 33 111 Neat and elegant interior, providing highly professional

hair and cosmetics brands to meet the top requirements for products and service quality.

Hospitals & Doctors Nabq Dental Clinic Dr. Ahmed Sherif Amwaj Hotel Mall, In Front of Arab Sat, Nabq. tel: 0100 546 900 tel: 0100 547 900 dentist.ahmed.sherif@gmail. com 1st Care medical service Medical centers. Specialised Clinics. Dental Clinics.


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Hot Line tel: +20125 628202 Delta Sharm Resort Medical Clinic: Delta Sharm Resort Building 1 tel: +2069 3665916 Domina Coral Bay Medical Center: tel: +2069 3601610 Ext.18 Sharm Lab: Delta Sharm resort Villa 22 tel: +2069 3660216 Ext. 2242 Royal Rojana: Montazah area tel: +2069 3660216 Ext. 8226 The Three Corners Palmyra: Nabq Bay tel: +20123 999257 Ext. 880 Conny Lammers Montazah Osteopathy A unique set of very focused manual techniques that address pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. call 016 7959016 for appointment. Dentoart clinic Hadaba, Banks Street, In front of South Siani Protectorates Dr. Amr youssef Dental Clinic For reservation Call: 012 115 7559 - 010 460 6508 Dura Lab Fully automatic lab tel/fax: 069 – 3666 161 mob: 010 – 95 02 295 Hadaba Dental Clinic Dr. Karim El Baz A brighter whiter smile in about an hour with “Zoom!” professional whitening system mob: 012 – 16 86 603 HYPERBARIC MEDICAL CENTRE (Recompression Chamber) tel: 069-3660 922/3 Hotline: 012 212 42 92 012 333 13 25 Sharm lab Delta Sharm resort villa 22


Tel: +2069 3660216 ext: 2242 St. Peter Medical Services Dr.: Ashraf Samy Hot line: 012 27 71 770 Emergency, Trauma, Specialized Clinics, Highly equipped 24/7 ICU Ambulance car * Delta Sharm Medical Center Tel: 0182018045 – Ext. 70 * Tropitel Naama bay clinic The only 24 Hours clinic in Naama bay area Tel: 0100395951 * Laguna Medical Center Laguna vista hotel- Nabq bay Non hotel guests are welcome Tel: 0100289194 South Sinai hospital Kennedy Mall, Peace Road Open 24 Hours 7 Days Tel 069 920 57 90 / 4 012 000 35 33 / 44 Our Patient and Inpatient Clinics, A&E, Operating Theatres Investigational Facilities and ICU. Sharm Dental Clinic Mall 8, Naama Bay La Strada Mall, 3rd floor, Nabq Dr. Hassan El Sharkawy tel: 069 – 3602 302 mob: 012 – 12 06 078 Sharm Local Hospital tel: 069 – 3660 425 Sharm Int. Hospital tel: 069 – 3660 894 Sharm Medical Centre tel: 069 – 3661 744

Pet Care Miro’s pet shop 44 Tiran Center, Old Market. tel: 012 7385 881 Open from 12.00 - 12.00 Sells a vast selection of Dog and Pet food, at affordable prices. Full aquatic store and pet accessorises. pet home clinic Dr. Mamdouh Magdy Vet. Surgeon tel: 0100 - 624 15 81 address: 127 Sea Street

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apartment 7, Hadaba, Sharm el Sheikh

Pharmacies El-Ezaby Il Mercato tel: 069 – 3665 256 mob: 012 – 16 16 130 Al Khan Nabq mob: 012 – 16 16 190 Home delivery service available Omar & Omar King of Bahrain Street in front of Falcon Hotel Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 960 7 days per week. Medecine plus a wide variety of cosmetics. Local and imported brands (i.e. Avon, Oriflame). Towa Pharmacy City Center Old Market tel: 069 – 3660 686 Open 24 hours. Towa Pharmacy Naama Bay in front of Bus Stop tel: 069 – 3600 779 Open: 10.00 – 2.00

Private Schools L’Ecole Francaise de Sharm el Sheikh

French School tel: 069 – 3665 892 fax: 018 – 88 70 757 iwww.ecolefrancaisesharm. com St. Joseph’s International School Bank Street, Hadaba tel: 01003111220102103173 Sharm British School Halomy St. Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601237 mob: 010 – 04 64 175 Open: 2.30 – 4.00pm Monday - Friday. www.sharmbritishschool. com Sharm El Sheikh College Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3603 780 mob: 010 – 17 53 226 tel: 069 Real – 3660 400 Estate realty sea view Agenzia Immobiliare 214-A, Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh tel: 0106 2190 051 To make an appointment and for more information please call or email us.

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