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Issue No. 101 April 2013

HIKING IN ST KATHERINE

Family Fun At Soho - Kona Kai Asian - Star Gazing in the Desert

YOUR SHARM LIFESTYLE ADVISOR


MIX CONTENTS A publication of Artmix LLC.

Editorial Director Samer Elgamal Editor in Chief Gamal Abdullah Sales Manager Sherif Kamal Contributing Editors Hedvig Jeney Chantelle Wilson Dorothea Reinecke Financial Controller Carole Camille Design by Amged Mohamed (Colorful Designs ) CTP and Printing - Sahara Printing Co. 80,000 - 84,000 Copies Distributed yearly Produced under license from MIX, the United Kingdom Address: P.O box 300 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt For all Sales inquiries : Tel: +20 12 7166 8822 sales@mix-mag.com For news please email: news@mix-mag.com

4 Spotlight 10 Activities

Family Fun at Soho

15 Dining

Chilli con carne Kona Kai

26 Nightlife

DJ.Gareth Stirling

34 Nostalgia

7 Good Reasons to Hire a Private Dive Guide

Star Gazing in the Desert

37 LIVING

Hiking in St.Katherine

44 Shopping


SPOTLIGHT

SHARM EL SHEIKH HOTEL PRICES HIGHEST RISER GLOBALLY According to the latest Hotels.com© Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), a biannual report based on actual prices paid in 2012 compared with 2011, UK travellers faced price hikes in over half of the international destinations in 2012, despite a strong Pound Sterling. Of the 116 cities included in the report, prices were up in 63, flat in six and down in 47. Hotel rates overseas now look set to rise higher in 2013 as the Pound is weakened by the strengthening Euro and US Dollar, and the downgrading of the country’s AAA credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s. However, UK travellers found money went further in many major European cities in 2012, as the Euro Crisis caused prices to fall. Athens suffered the biggest drop, with prices paid down by 10% to £72, with visitors put off by protests across Greece. Italy, which entered its fourth recession since 2001 last year, saw

hotel rates in the capital of Rome fall by 9% to an average of £106 per night. With the Spanish economy shrinking by 1.4% in 2012, prices in Madrid fell by 8%, with UK travellers spending an average of £82 per night to stay in Spain’s capital city. The Netherlands also saw prices fall, with prices in the capital city of Amsterdam dropping by 8% to £106, as the country entered its third recession since 2009. Hotel prices in London also dropped for domestic travellers, despite the summer of celebrations. With many Brits choosing to watch the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Games at home and international visitors staying away due to concerns over inflated hotel prices and transport problems, UK travellers paid 7% less to stay in the capital in 2012 at an average £110 per night. The USA was one of the big winners in the 2012 HPI, with UK travellers paying more in all 15 US destinations included in the report. The west coast saw some of the biggest rises, with prices in San Francisco growing by 20% to an average of £136. Seattle and Los Angeles both reached £125 following respective increases of 14% and 13%. Elsewhere, big rises were seen in Orlando, where prices gained 18% to £73, and New Orleans where the average price per night rose to £106, up by 16% on 2011. Looking across the globe, 2012’s biggest riser was Sharm el-Sheikh, where prices were up by 34% to £92 as travellers’ confidence in the Middle East returned following the Arab Spring turmoil in 2011. Dubai was another big winner in 2012, with prices rising by 14% to £137, driven by high occupancy rates in the region’s most popular destination. However, the picture in Egypt’s capital was less than rosy though with the average price paid falling by 7% to £98 per night.

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EGYPTAIR EXPRESS LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHT ROUTES BETWEEN SHARM AL- SHEIKH AND RIYADH Egypt Air is set to launch two new flight routes beginning 17 April through its Express subsidiary, both leaving from Sharm Al-Sheikh. The first route will head to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia while the second is planned to go to Kuwait City. Halmi Rizq, Chairman of Egypt Air Express, stated that new flights headed from Sharm Al-Sheikh to Riyadh would leave Tuesdays and Fridays, with those going to Kuwait City leaving Saturdays and Thursdays, weekly. He added that the company sought to expand its regional network and increase the frequency of flights going to coastal cities in order to increase tourism.

During the peak of Egypt’s tourist season, the company has been known to host up to 14 flights a day, going into Cairo, Hurghada and Sharm Al-Sheikh. The company seeks to expand the number of services offered to its clients, by facilitating direct flights between a number of Egypt’s tourist cities and Arab and European capitals throughout the region. It is hoped that these measures will help to increase the amount of tourist traffic going both in and out of the country. He added that the company is expecting to host a total of 85 flights per week during the summer 2013 season, set to start 31 March, representing a 7% increase compared to summer 2012, which saw an average of 64 flights per week to 10 different locations within Egypt. Egypt Air Express’s airline fleet currently consists of 12 Embraer and 170 commercial jets.

ADMISSIONS START AT THE FRENCH SCHOOL The French School is Hadaba has opened admissions for the coming school year 2013/2014 For information/appointments: +20693665892 or +201202307076Email: info@ecolefrancaisesharm. com Facebook

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ITALIAN ALPITOUR DOUBLES EGYPT INVESTMENTS Italian tourism operator Alpitour SpA is doubling its investments in Egypt in spite of the country's political turmoil, company officials made known on Tuesday. Already present in the country of the pharaohs with its Alpitour, Francorosso, Villaggi Bravo, and Karambola brands, the group is opening new resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurgada, Marsa Matruh, and Mars Alam, as well as adding a new cruise along the Nile river. ''These are market-driven choices, i.e., demanded by travel agencies and clients,'' Alpitour brand manager Giancarlo Macchia explained to ANSAmed. The decision to stay in Egypt was taken a year and a half from the January 25, 2011, revolution that ousted former strongman Hosni Mubarak, Macchia said. Along with Tunisia, the Egyptian market makes up 35% of Alpitour's turnover, so disinvestment on grounds of political instability is not an option. ''Egypt is too important,'' Macchia remarked. ''Competitive prices and local beauty make the country a must destination, where you can work 360 days a year''. It's a two-way street, for Egypt cannot do without the Italian market either, and authorities are aware the country cannot afford to lose its tourist industry. ''Since the revolution, every single one of our interlocutors at the tourism ministry has made it very clear that the sector is essential to the country's economy,'' Macchia said. Of course, the company is closely monitoring the evolution of fundamentalist tendencies that might eventually shut the country down to Western tourism, Macchia added.

EGYPT TO PROBE ILLEGAL SHARK HUNTING Egypt's tourism minister says he's ordered an investigation into shark hunting in Red Sea protected waters following a complaint from a conservation group. Hisham Zazou says a conservation organization in the Red Sea city of Hurghada complained of a tourism agent in the city allegedly advertising shark fishing activities on coral reefs and in nature reserves, which is illegal, Ahram Online reported Friday.

''The reality is that the Red Sea and the Mediterranean coast are still untouched by the turmoil,'' he said. ''We will back to pre-revolution levels soon.'' In the past four months, the only program change involved an excursion to Luxor, where the next annual conference of the Italian Federation of Travel and Tourism Operators (FIAVET) is being held in April. ''With these new investments, we are betting on an Italian product with quality services. For example, we doubled our investments in our Bravo villages in Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam, making them 100% Italian'', Macchia explained. Meanwhile, related companies are also keeping a foot firmly on Egyptian sand. EasyJet, for example, is adding three weekly flights from Milan to Sharm El Sheikh this summer. and endangered whale shark," a release from the organization said. "Whale sharks are one of the most beautiful and timid of the shark species, which feed on plankton and pose no danger to humans whatsoever. They are internationally classified as an endangered species and hunting them is a violation of environmental law."

The Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association said they also had reports of illegal shark hunting in the Suez Governorate. "HEPCA and the Red Sea community are outraged at the disturbing news coming out of the Suez Governorate; the recurring slaughter of the gentle

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SHARM EL-SHEIKH TO HOST AFRICAN TOURISM BOURSE IN 2015 Egypt's Ambassador to Germany Mohamed Hegazi said that Egypt has signed an agreement to host the African tourism bourse in 2015 in Sharm El-Sheikh. Hegazi told MENA on Thursday 07/03/2013 that this comes as part of the government's efforts to promote Egypt's tourism. On the sidelines of the current International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Hegazi met with a number of key German tourism figures. Tourism Minister Hisham Zazou and Hegazi inaugurated earlier Thursday Toutankhamon replicas exhibition in Germany. Hundreds of German families flocked to see the exhibition.

SNOWY FORECAST PROMPTS RECORD EASTER ESCAPE FROM EUROPE

ROAYA FIRST PENTAGONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The first pentagonal football championship in Sharm El Sheikh was held at the Indoor hall in the period from The atrocious weather has prompted the ‘biggest March 5 to 31 March 2013. Easter getaway ever’, according to The Daily The tournament was under the patronage of the GovTelegraph. It said millions of people are planning to escape the ernor of South Sinai, Major General Khalid Fouda Parsnow and freezing temperatures in Britain by taking ticipation of 26 teams from South Sinai, Were divided a break in the sunshine, and travel agents recorded into 7 groups. bookings up 50% on last year. The tournament was a great opportunity to bring out ABTA estimated numbers leaving the UK could be 2m the energies of young workers in South Sinai and the – it’s usually about 1.5m – and popular hotspots for opportunity to acquire new sport talents among parlate bookings include the Canary Islands, Greece and ticipating teams. The tournament was also a chance for coworkers to cheer for their colleagues players and Tunisia. Thomas Cook said the forthcoming weekend will be encourage them during matches with different teams. its busiest of the year so far as more than 28,000 holidaymakers are travelling with the operator over the Bank Holiday weekend. Lastminute.com told the Telegraph it has seen a surge in demand for hot destinations just a few days before the holidays start with 88% more bookings for Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt and 118% more for the Algarve. Oliver Broad, chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators, said this Easter could break records. He told the Telegraph: ‘Our 120 members have had a significant increase in last-minute bookings due to the cold weather, as people want to get somewhere warm. ‘We’re also confident passenger numbers will increase after some people stayed home last year for the Olympics, Paralympics and Diamond Jubilee.’

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Hard Rock Cruiser

Mix Magazine caught up with Bernd Pulaski and his girlfriend Vicky Kind at Hard Rock Naama Bay as they were celebrating their latest achievement … 100th Hard Rock Cafés visit across the world! Extraordinary right? Bernd has been travelling far and wide on his mission to visit every Hard Rock Café there is. The 48 year old German Plumber started his quest in 1991 during a visit to his sister in USA. They went to Hard Rock for dinner and from the moment he stepped foot inside he was hooked, he told us that ‘it was like a home from home’. Along with his other interests of Judo, Wrestling and American Football, Hard Rock has become one of his passions and hobbies or in his words ‘it’s an addiction’. We were interested in how he plans his vacations, he told us, ‘I choose my next destination based only on where there is a Hard Rock, then when I arrive there, I will check out the place to see what else I can do’.

By Chantelle Wilson

Media they were assured that Sharm El Sheikh is a perfectly safe place. Bernd mentioned that they do have other plans to visit the touristic sites such as snorkeling in Tiran Island and they had already travelled to Petra by bus. After we asked him what the main point behind all of this travelling was, He explained that from when he started up until now is that his main interests is not only to see the world but to buy, swap and exchange Hard Rock pins with other Hard Rock members, this helps him meet new people with same interests as him and keeps him actively focused on planning his next trip. His next visit planned is Hard Rock Japan, this like many of the other Hard Rock Cafés, is not his first visit. Once Bernd and Vicky have completed their mission of visiting all the Cafés he will then be happy and content to retire, he said ‘who knows, maybe we will set a new challenge to complete’.

Mix was intrigued to know why Sharm for the 100th visit? And would he not of thought to come here for diving or for historical interests? Vicky explained that they have never been to Egypt before and a friend had recommended them here, they were told the weather is perfect all year round and although Egypt is under watch from all the News and

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Even though Hard Rock Naama Bay would be his most memorable being the 100th Hard Rock he had visited, his favorite Hard Rock to date is Hawaii. But who wouldn’t love Hawaii? They told us that they will definitely return to Sharm El Sheikh and of course back to Hard Rock Naama Bay because after his Limo ride to the Café and his applauded entrance he felt ‘like a Rockstar’. He had no comments for improvement as the food, staff, service and atmosphere was ‘Awesome!’

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FAMILY FUN AT SOHO By Hedvig Jeney

Hakuna Matata One of the most popular attraction of Soho Square is the Food Court for children and families, called Hakuna Matata, located in the heart of the Square, designed for a quick bite from 8 different restaurants, offering dinner to every taste. Beside the Food Court there are plenty of electronic shooting games and fun fair-style rides, where the little ones can play while waiting for the food to arrive. There is a central stage with daily entertainment or parties for the children. The Food Court is open from 4 PM until Midnight and for an average price of 35 EGP per person it is the perfect dinner choice in a safe environment to play and dine. Poisson Marche – fresh fish dishes ; Noodles – a great choice of pasta Mana Pizza – italian pizza; La cantina – mexican food ; Casablanca –moroccon style Falafel – typical Egyptian menu; Egyptian Feteer – oriental specialities BBQ Bar – grilled meat dishes. Culturama A large screen surrounding the audience in a curved

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shape, where the images are coming from 9 projectors united in one workstation, giving an almost 3 dimensional experience of entertainment for an hour, taking you on a journey to the ancient world of Egypt, the Coptic and Islamic times, until the modern Arabic life of today. Every hour they have a show in different languages, at 8 PM in Russian, at 9 PM in English and at 10 PM in Italian. The price per person is 35 EGP for an hour of entertainment of the cultural and natural heritage of Egypt. Ice Skating Who needs winter to enjoy a cool spin on the ice, when you can have some unforgettable family fun at Soho Square’s indoor Ice Skating Rink in the summer! They are providing you with skates (plus protection by knee and elbow pads) and courses, which can be either individual or you can join a class with a professional couch. Lessons start from the age of 5, when children are physically and psychologically ready for balance. 90 EGP for adults and 45 EGP for children (private lesson for 120 EGP) or packages for a long term training and learning, you can slide on a huge sheet of groomed ice.

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Twice a year they organize shows of the children, who are learning there.There is a waiting area with toys and seats, created for the family members, who want to enjoy the show, but not on skates. Open from 4 PM until Midnight. Soft PlayZone Right beside the Ice Skate Rink there is a Play-Zone for the smallest kids offering a lot of fun. A labyrinth of nets, pillows, a ball pit, plenty of hiding and climbing ways and toys for physical activities in a very safe environment, under the watchful eyes of the very kind supervisors. For 25 EGP the kids can have this exciting fun for 2 hours, the play- zone is open at 4 PM until Midnight. Outdoor Play Zone Close to one of the ends of Soho Square, there is a small amusement park for children with colorful Merry Go Rounds, slot machines and games. It’s a well protected area with fence and always open. The cheerful music of the carousels and the laughter of the children we can hear from distance. There are many kinds of rides for all ages of them, on horses, in tiny cars, and so much more. Bowling Center One of the most popular places for entertainment for families is the Bowling Center at Soho Square. The American style ten-pin bowling alley is fun for all ages, especially in the evening when a special kind of blue illumination gives the place an eerie but beautiful atmosphere. In an air-conditioned area with great music, on 6 lanes, more than 30 people can be hosted at a time for gaming. You can rent bowling shoes right on spot. With the automatic scoring it’s a game for all ages, groups and families. The Bowling Center is open from 4 PM till Midnight, and the price for 3 games in a row is 100 EGP. The ones, who go for real sports and activities, can find the Tennis and Squash Courts in the Racquet Center. Others can enjoy the free Wi-fi Zone all over the Square. If you wish, you can also apply for a VIP card for residents, for discounts all over Soho, all you have to do is fill out a form and in a few days you’ll be a full member of the Club. On major holidays they organize special events, the next one will be for Easter. Soho Square provides also Free Transportation, which you can order before 5 Pm on phone, they have plans for time zones and district of all around the city. Call 01000109109 for order or information.

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THINGS TO DO IN SHARM MAS Bowling & Entertainment Center Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3602 220 Open: 7.00pm – 1.00am With bowling, billiards and a licensed bar! SOHO BOWLING Soho Square, White Night Beach Open: 7.00pm – midnight tel: 069 – 3602 752 www.soho-sharm.com

GO KARTING GHIBLI RACEWAY Naama Bay near Hyatt entrance tel: 069 – 3603 939 A world class racing track, with karts to suit different driver levels.

GOLF

ATTRACTIONS AQUA PARK 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. Tel : +2 069 366 5993 /7 Fax : +2 069 3665998 CLEOPARK Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3604 400/2 fax: 069 – 3604 403 www.cleoparkegypt.com Open: 10.00am – sunset every day. Pharaonic themed water park. CULTURAMA White Night Beach Soho Square Journey through time 180 degree nine panoramic screens. Daily show at 21.00. www.soho-sharm.com

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tel: 069 – 3602 752 DOLPHINA Nabq-Beside Travco tel: 069 – 3710900 / 012 25001900 Dolphin shows as well as special sessions where guests can swim with the animals. CROCODILE & SNACK SHOW Excursion to live snakes museum ,poisonous and non poisonous snakes & For the first time in Africa & middle east. Thrilling show with 10 wild crocodiles . Performed by 2 show men on the stage. Dangerous plays and tricks with huge reptiles.. ALF LEILA WA LEILA Come and enjoy the magic with a great variety of restaurants, bars, shops, sound- and lightshows about Egypt’s glorious history, fantastic folklore shows with belly dancers Ras Om El Seid, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt Tel : +2 0 69 3664281 Fax : +2 069 3664280

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JOLIE VILLE GOLF tel: 069 – 3603 200 18 hole PGA Championship golf course International Golf Academy Programs: - Golf Clinic Everyday - One hour Golf instruction, with the highest rated PGA golf trainers in Egypt! SINAI HEIGHTS GOLF CLUB Tel. (012) 0559 2664 www.sinaigolf.com STELLA DI MARE Tel. +20 69 360 4646 www.stelladimare.com

GYM AND FITNESS FIT AND FUN Viva Mall, Peace Road Sharm El Sheikh tel: 0109 – 12 63 840 www.fitandfunsharm.com Dance and fitness classes for Adults & Children with professional instructors covering aerobics, ballet, bellydance, pilates and more. SINAI PRINCESA PERSONAL TRAINING AND FITNESS FOR LADIES Marina Sporting Club, Hadaba

tel: 010 117 88 906 ALDO GYM Located in Hay el Nour , Villa 36, Eastmar area near Delta Sharm Open 24 hours , Ladies from 7.00-11.00 am Daily Tel : 011 -1904 0680 WORLD CLASS SPA Tropicana Rosseta Hotel in Namma Bay Fish Pedicure, Turkish Bath , Beauty Salon , Massage , Gym Spa opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00 Gym opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00 Tel : 0100 1296 394 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.

HORSEBACK RIDING EDELWEISS EQUESTRIAN CENTER Concorde El Salam Hotel White Knight beach tel: 0100 – 53 40 028 Impressive grounds for training and competitions. With desert excursions, as well as dressage and jumping. Lessons available for kids and adults. MANGROOVY HORSES RIDING Nabq Bay, right before the Nabq National Park Unforgettable trips into Nabq National Park, its desert, mountain and beach, full moon trips, horse therapy, lessons and more... www.mangroovy-horses. com Tel: 01201 807 802 OMAR RIDING CLUB El Bayarat Road behind Ring Road tel: 0122 – 34 93 830

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ACTIVITIES tel: 0122 – 35 86 470 tel: 0122 – 79 47 973 SOFITEL EQUESTRIAN CENTER Sofitel Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 081 Situated on the grounds next to the hotel. Programs for leisure or sport, including desert trekking, dressage and jumping. Instructors available for kids and adults.

ICE SKATING EL SALAM ICE SKATING Concorde El Salam Hotel White Knight Beach tel: 069 – 3601 460 An impressive 16x18 meters skating rink, with real ice, in the middle of the Sinai desert! SOHO ICE SKATING Soho Square White Night Beach Open: 7.00pm – midnight tel: 069 – 3602 752w

www.soho-sharm.com

MOTOR SPORTS BOBOS HONDA SAFARI Sharm El Sheikh El Safari Parts 12 behind El Waha Hotel boboshondasafari@yahoo. com tel: 069 – 3600 931 mob: 0100 – 00 24 20 RIDERS SAFARI Naama Bay behind El Waha Hotel tel: 0122 – 27 74 230 amr_riderssafari@yahoo. com Guided quad bike excursions in the desert with Great views. SAHARA EXPRESS - KTM Tel : 01001794907 01001794707 www.egyda.com Sharm El Sheikh - New Safari area - Second

building on the right side from the main entrance SAND ACTION SAFARI Tropicana Tivoli Hotel Sharm el Sheikh mob: 0100 – 88 54 086 mob: 0100 – 39 47 836 fax: 069 – 3661 380 sandactionsafari@hotmail. com Desert safaris by 6x6 Argo vehicles - new in Sharm.

WATER SPORTS BOBOS WATER SPORTS Sharm El Sheikh Concord El Slam Hotel, Royal Rojana Resort, Al Bostan Hotel, Baron Resort, Coral Beach Tiran, Coral Beach Montazzah, Glass Boats and Parasailing boboswatersports@yahoo. com tel: 069 – 3600 931

tel: 0100 – 00 38 669 KITE JUNKIES Regency Plaza Resort, Nabq Tel: 0122 010 6831 Opening time 07.30am IKO & BKSA certified Centre info@kitejunkies.com www.kitejunkies.com SUN’N FUN Hilton Fayrouz, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 623 fax: 069 – 3600 602 The largest excursions and water sports operator, with land and Boat itineraries, Glass Bottom Boat, and a big variety of Water Sports activities. UNITED SUBMARINES Villa n.220, Ard El Mazad Hadabet Um Sid Sharm El Sheikh South Sinai – Egypt tel/fax: 069 – 3662 252/0255 mob: 0100 – 00 59 507 info@unitedsubmarines.com www.unitedsubmarines.com

Horse riding at Mangroovy stables

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This great chilli has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together or for a warming family meal. All ingredients can be found at your local 24/7 supermarket. Cooking time 50 mins - 1 hour Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves , peeled 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder (or 1 level tbsp if you only have mild) 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 500g lean minced beef 1 beef stock cube 400g can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 410g can red kidney beans Preparation method 1. Prepare your vegetables. Chop your onion into small dice, about 5mm square. Cut your pepper in half lengthways, remove stalk and wash the seeds away, then chop. 2. Put your pan on the hob over a medium heat. Add the oil and leave it for 1-2 minutes until hot. Add the onions and cook, stirring fairly frequently, for about 5 minutes. Tip in the garlic, red pepper, chilli, paprika and cumin. Give it a good stir, then leave it to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Turn the heat up a bit, add the meat to the pan and break it up with your spoon or spatula. Keep stirring and prodding for at least 5 minutes. Make sure you keep the heat hot enough for the meat to fry and become brown, rather than just stew. 4. Crumble your stock cube into 300ml/1⁄2 pint of hot water. Pour this into the pan with the mince mixture. Open the can of chopped tomatoes and add. Add a good shake of salt and pepper. Squirt in about 2 tbsp of tomato purée and stir the sauce well. 5. Simmer it gently. Bring the whole thing to the boil, give it a good stir and put a lid on the pan. Turn down the heat until it is gently bubbling and leave it for 20 minutes. You should check on the pan occasionally to stir it and make sure the sauce doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pan or isn’t drying out. If it is, add a couple of tablespoons of water and make sure that the heat really is low enough. After simmering gently, the saucy mince mixture should look thick, moist and juicy. 6. Drain and rinse the beans in a sieve and stir them into the chilli pot. Bring to the boil again and gently bubble without the lid for another 10 minutes, adding a little more water if it looks too dry. Taste a bit of the chilli and season. Now replace the lid, turn off the heat and leave your chilli to stand for 10 minutes before serving and relax. Leaving your chilli to stand is really important as it allows the flavours to mingle with the meat. Serving Suggestions Pile the chilli mixture onto a bed of plain, boiled rice, with a spoonful of soured cream on top. Or eat with tortilla chips and a sprinkle of grated cheddar. Alternatively wrap it up in a tortilla with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and guacamole for a great burrito. Yummy!!

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Garden of Paradise The Kona Kai Restaurant By Hedvig Jeney How about dinner? Hmmm‌ Today I want something different. Something special. Something extraordinary. I have chosen to have sushi, but maybe in another way. When decided, I knew exactly where I can find it. In Marriott Red Sea Resort in Naama Bay, the Kona Kai Sushi Bar and Restaurant. Why? Because they not only offer excellent quality and variety of sushi, but also Teppanyaki and Polynesian dishes, which is a very curious and delicious combination.

runs cheerfully between big rock boulders and the leafs of a lush green garden with gentle waterfalls, giving an instant exotic atmosphere. It is like stepping into the distant world of the Far East, right around the corner in Sharm El Sheikh.

On arrival I was marveled by the beautiful indoor landscaping, where the restaurant is situated. A little creek

Once upon a time, legend says, one day Tiki, the great South Sea God of Abundance and Joyous Comfort has

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I wonder what the name, Kona Kai, hides for a story. Our host, Mr. Herbert Damboeck, the Director of Food and Beverage of Marriott red Sea Resort, kindly told me an amazing story.

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By the Teppanyaki bar one has a great chance to learn to know other people, sometimes even business meetings are conducted and contracts are signed during a dinner in this laid back atmosphere with great show and food. But you can have the variety of sushi, Teppanyaki or Polynesian at any table in the restaurant, if you wish. We have settled for the Tepanyaki Bar, because I know the show is worthy and the food is super delicious. While waiting, we had a Saketini, a cocktail made of sake – Japanese rice wine – and Premium Vodka, then the Chef’s choice of sushi has arrived, which alone is an experience. Sushi is known about the raw fish and the carefully selected ingredients. Some say a piece of sushi is a culinary orgasm, while in one bite you tickle all the senses of taste in your mouth, salty, sweet, sour and bitter, in a perfectly composed balance. Adding the spicy taste of wasabi (Japanese horse radish paste) and the soya sauce this experience is increased to the max. What a delight. We have met the Executive Chef Mr. Amgad El Nemr, who explained, that the fish sorts arrive to the restaurant fresh from all over the world. Toro, the fatty tuna from Japan, smoked eel from Thailand and lobster from Oman, the other fish sorts from Alexandria, Egypt. All are sustainable fishes, which means self reproducing resources, consuming them is not effecting the global ecosystem. The rice is traditional Japanese round grain rice, steamed and added rice vinegar. All enveloped in a crispy alga leaf or inside out (rice outside), maybe cone shaped or covered with Tobico, the tiny eggs of flying fish. The variety of sushi is endless. In the meantime the Teppanyaki Chef has prepared the large iron griddle in front of us and when he started to prepare our food, the show began. Knives flying, sauces pouring, sizzling meat and fish, smell of garlic and grilled vegetables, roasted meat and spices has filled all our senses. All of a sudden big flames embraced the finely chopped ingredients and at the end the perfect fried garlic rice with vegetables, ginger beef filet and chicken in sweet sauce was steaming in our plates. decided to create a little corner of Heaven on Earth. He set on a journey to find the perfect place for this tiny garden of Paradise. Traveled through splendid mountains and misty rainforests, he found peace, silence and lush life, but he never stopped searching for the perfect place of joy and merriment. Until he finally arrived to a bay called Kona Kai, where the gentle waves of the ocean, brilliant flowers in the breeze and the soothing voices of a waterfall enchanted him and knew, he found the garden of tranquility and joy. When I looked around, I knew, Marriott with all the landscaping around has achieved to give me the feeling of this legend, I have arrived to that little paradise of the great god, Tiki. Kona Kai is a concept, that Marriott Hotels all over the world follow since 20 years, introducing South Pacific cuisine to all. Here, in Sharm, we find Sushi, Teppanyaki and Polynesian dishes all in one place. When you call to reserve your table, all you need to tell to the AYS (At Your Service) reservation service, which kind of food you wish to have, while the Teppanyaki Bar is limited seating, but offers a great show of sound, sight and fragrances.

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Wide eyed watching the show, it was an amazing experience. The Australian beef was tender, spicy and melting in the mouth. The chefs on Teppanyaki bar are perfectly trained and experienced, and although we have received a Japanese kimono coat by sitting, the show is perfectly safe and extremely precise. It’s a tradition to have brilliant chef’s by this bar in Marriott. You can chose any menu in the restaurant to try all three kinds of cuisine let it be the Emperor’s choice or the Sea Supreme, maybe the Empress’ delight. The restaurant is open from 7 Pm till 11 Pm, and by the Teppanyaki Bar you can spend an hour to have your dinner, mingle with people and watch the show. There are 10 seats by each of the 3 T bars. Otherwise one can be seated at the sushi bar or tables for a longer dinner. The menus are constantly changed, to offer all variety to try for everyone, when you decide to dine frequently by them. Every Tuesday and Friday they also have “All you can eat” sushi nights. The restaurant has a second entrance from the seaside Promenade of Naama Bay, for an easy access. An S/T (Sushi/Teppanyaki) set menu, is the Chef’s Favorite Dinner, starting with a selection of sushi, followed by a Teppanyaki cooking show and finished with dessert, all costs LE 225 per person.

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w/View SUSHI HOUSE Namma Center Tel.: 0100 54 60 195 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View www.dragon-group.org EEST Savoy Hotel Al carte Restaurant 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.. ZEN Soho Square White Night Beach Tel : 069-3602752 Open: 18:30-01:00 Indian Cuisine Dress Code : Smart ( no shorts or slippers)

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EL MASRIEN Old Market tel: 012 -24177500 Traditional oriental grill, with all the Egyptian barbecue classics. FAYROUZ Ritz Carltontel: 069 – 3661 919Authentic Egyptian and Lebanese cuisine in an exotic ambience. Try El Khan terrace area for a true feel of 16th century Cairo. Open daily: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Attire is smart casual, long pants are required for gentlemen 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 FAR EASTERN

BLUE GINGER Ritz Carlton tel: 069 – 3661 919 Authentic Japanese cuisine with an open Sushi kitchen and authentic Makimono

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rolls. Open daily: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Attire is smart casual, long pants are required for gentlemen. WHITE ELEPHANT Sushi and Thai Cuisine Royal Albatros Moderna Tel : 069 3710400-408 DRAGON GROUP RESTAURANTS CHINA HOUSE Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 0122 2250586 Open: 12-12 pm Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 010 39 99 416 Open: 12-11 pm Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View (15% Discount For Delivery & Take Away) Tiran Branches THAIHOUSE Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 0100 54 60 195 Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 0100 3997526 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant w/View INDIA HOUSE Na’ama Center (Na’ama Bay) Tel. : 0100 54 60 195 Tiran Center (old Market) Tel. : 0100 3997526 Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant

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 www.soho-sharm.com 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 & Sushi Lounge (soon with Sushi-Belt). KIWI MODERN ASIAN CUSINE Hilton Fayrouze –Namma Bay tel: 069 3600137 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

INDIAN

BOMBAY: Soho Square Savoy Hotel, White Knight tel: 069 – 3602 752/3 Open: 6:30 – midnight www.soho-sharm.com TANDOORI Camel Dive Club and Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: 18:30 – 23:30 Tandoori is a favourite with locals and guests alike. This atmospheric award winning restaurant in the heart of Naama TAMR HINDI Sheraton Sharm Tel 069-3602070 Open: 18:30 – 24:00 Indian Cuisine with nice atmosphere and beautiful terrace

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DINING INTERNATIONAL 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. LA CAFÉ Ritz Carlton Tel 069-3661919 Add Open daily: 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Dine indoors or outside on an exquisite terrace facing the pool and garden. Attire is smart casual MANDARIN BISTRO Soho Square White Night Beach

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Tel 069-3602752 Open: 18:30-01:00 Dress Code : Smart ( no shorts or slippers) MORGANA Al Carte Restaurant Savoy Hotel White Night Beach Tel 069-3602752 Open: Lunch : 13:00-16:00 Dinner : 19:00-23:00 Beach Side restaurant HOT ROCK CALIGULA Al Carte Restaurant Savoy Hotel White Night Beach Tel 069-3602752 Open: Dinner : 19:0023:30 International dining on hot stone L’ENTRECOTE British House Soho Square White Night Beach Tel 069-3602752 Open: 18:30-24:00 Dress Code : Smart ( no shorts or slippers) SUSHI British House

Soho Square White Night Beach Tel 069-3602752 Open: 18:30-24:00 Dress Code : Smart ( no shorts or slippers)

place has good service and decent food. Hard rock café is one of Sharm’s hottest nightspots, especially on weekdays.

TEPPANYAKI

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.

British House Soho Square White Night Beach Tel 069-3602752 Open: 18:30-24:00 Dress Code : Smart ( no shorts or slippers) GHAZALA BEACH BAR Ghazala Beach Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 150 010-14286666 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

JOLIE BISTRO

TERRAZZINA Sharm el Maya tel: 012 – 27 35 119 tel: 010 – 50 06 621 Beach bar restaurant with new international menu including exclusive Russian Kitchen, Italian menu, Egyptian traditional dishes, as well as seafood

ITALIAN AL FORNO Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel & Resort tel: 069 – 3604 200 Open daily for dinner. Fine Italian restaurant with

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open kitchen, live cooking station and original wood-fire pizza oven.

Namma Bay - promenade between Hilton and Novotel Hotels tel: 0114999974801002786465

by the market entrance tel: 069 – 366 4044 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.

EL FANAR

PARMIZZANO’S

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.

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.

DELTA BEACHAMIRASINAI GROUP

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 LUNA Ritz Carlton tel: 069 – 3661 919 Casual refined Italian dining in a Mediterranean villa atmosphere. Open daily: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Attire is smart casual, long pants are required for gentlemen MARIKA Sinai Grand Casino Tel: 01068449000 Italian typical Cuisine, handmade pasta &pizza Every Sunday Karaoke Night Delivery service 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

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POMODORO Camel Dive Club and Hotel tel: 069 – 3600 700 Open: Breakfast 06:30-10:30 Lunch 12.00 - 15.30 Dinner 17:30 -24:30 Stylish Italian indoor and outdoor restaurant with Italian specialties and a perfect view of the lively promenade. ROSMARINO Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Al Carte Restaurant tel: 069 – 3602 500 Working hours: 18:0023:30 Elegant atmosphere, with unique specialties including Zuppa di Pesce and Lasagna with veal and mushrooms.

LEBANESE PARADISE Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort Lunch from 11- 4 pm Dinner from 6-11 pm ( with prior reservation) tel: 069 – 3663 232 Open: 19.00 – 22.30 Deluxe Lebanese restaurant and terrace serving authentic mezzeh and traditional delicacies. ZAMAN

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DINING 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 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

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Indoor and poolside Tex Mex (dah!) food with a la carte menu.

SEAFOOD 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.

tail, and jumbo shrimps.

MARHABA FISH

TERRAZZINA

Hilton Fayrouz Resort, Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3600 137/8 Open air restaurant serving seafood specialities.

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.

RED SEA FISH Old market city center beside exit gate Tel: 069 3664250 01065388833 01223404331 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

FAST FOOD 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. tel: 0100 6731 758

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HOME DELIVERY

Ralph’s German Bakery

Coffee House

069 36 622 99

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Super Market

069 36 035 04

Onion

Naama Bay

069 36 000 50

El Masrien

Oriental BBQ

069 36 629 04

Hardees

Fast Food

069 36 633 30

KFC

Call Center

19019

KFC

ill Mercato

069 36 611 79

La Pentolaccia

Hadaba

0114 874 5022

Gino’s Pizza

Italian

0100 361 1056

Makani

Fast Food

069 366 4422

Makani

Fast Food

069 360 4422

Sweet Star McDonald’s

Kennedy Mall

0106 775 3888

Il Mercato

069 366 5462

McDonald’s

Rosa Mall

069 360 2111

McDonald’s

Naama Bay

069 360 2110

Melodies

Italian

069 366 4044

Fares

Old Market

069 366 3076

Fares

ill Mercato

0100 929 0090

Peking

Chinese

069 360 3306

Pizza Hut

ill Mercato

069 366 3350

Pizza Hut

Naama Bay

069 360 3035

Red Sea Fish

Sea Food

069 366 4250

Thai House

Asian

0100 546 0195

Sadiki Cafe

Italian

0100 499 4434

Cosa Nostra

Italian

0122 788 0224

Marika Just Noodles

Italian

0106 844 9000

Asian

0106 826 3410

Metro

Super Market

069 366 1193

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NIGHT LIFE

Inside The Mind Of ....

By Chantelle Wilson What was your first inspiration to become a DJ? I suppose I have always been into music, my father was a

What are your views about Egypt’s clubbing scene?

guitarist so I was surrounded by music from an early age.

I think over the last few years it’s just got bigger and better

I had guitar lessons and attempted to play the saxophone

there are many new venues opening up in all over the

but I was terrible. I stumbled into Deejaying by accident

country not just in the touristic cities. All big name DJ’s

as I was working for an entertainment company 10 years

want to come and play in Egypt now, but I think Sharm El

ago and was asked to play music at a Pizza Hut’s Christmas

Sheikh is definitely the clubbing capital of Egypt. I think

party.

Sharm has the potential to rival Ibiza. Space Sharm is the best venue I have ever played at and I am proud to be part

Where was your first residency and how did you get that?

of the team.

First residency was 2 years later when a new venue opened in my hometown and I sent my demo CD. I was

What are your future plans here in Sharm?

asked to play the opening and ended up staying there for

I think more young people need to know just how good

3 years. At the time I was part of a DJ Duo ‘The Groove

the nightlife scene is here in Sharm. The Space team

Syndicate’ with a good friend of mine Greg Lister, he was a

is working on promoting Sharm globally as a clubbing

big inspiration to me becoming a DJ.

destination, by doing live broadcasts from the venue which are aired worldwide, also doing weekly Podcasts which are

Why did you decide to come to Egypt?

downloaded across the globe and advertising campaigns

I came here to Sharm on holiday in 2008 and enjoyed

outside Egypt.

Egypt so much that when I got back home I started looking for jobs in Egypt straight away. A year later I was offered a

What do you think of the general Sharm lifestyle?

residency for Ministry of Sound and Hedkandi in Hurghada

Sharm El Sheikh is a beautiful place to live, I would highly

where I stayed for 3 years.

recommend it to anyone looking to live and work abroad. It has a lot to offer and will the current expansion pro-

What made you leave Hurghada and come to Sharm El

grams that are happening at the moment it will rival many

Sheikh?

major cities in the next few years.

The nightlife scene is much bigger in Sharm, with big name brands such as Space, Pacha and Privilege, along with the

Mix Magazine joined Gareth at Space Sharm’s Terrace

other name brands already in Hurghada such as HardRock

Fridays where he entertained the crowd with his pumping

and Little Buddha, it was the obvious decision for me as

Progressive House mixes. The dancefloor was ecstatic as

a DJ to move here. Plus Sharm is a much bigger city and

Gareth blared out the latest tracks but it was his great

there is much more to see and do here. When I saw Space

enthusiasm and high energy that kept the atmosphere

was opening in Sharm I made it my mission to become a

in the club up to the level of standard it is known for. A

resident DJ at the club and I have been here for over a year

great night was had all round by the Mix Team and all that

now so I must be doing something right.

attended the party.

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Bars & Clubs BAR ONE Horizon Hotel, Nabq, infront of CIB Grand Azure www.bar1sharm.com tel: 017671 78 78 New international restaurant and lounge bar 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

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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 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 oneof 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 lai d back atmosphere. 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) 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. 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 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. 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. 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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SEVEN GOOD REASONS TO HIRE AN UNDERWATER PRIVATE GUIDE by Sarah Woodford

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Originally Published in 2007 For a number of years Underwater Private Guides have had a poor image, with anyone requiring their services being considered ‘not good enough’ to dive with the rest of the group. Now, that view is changing and those in the know realize a Private Guide holds as much cachet as private tennis and ski lessons, or having a personal trainer! Here are seven good reasons for hiring an underwater private guide: 1. You’re a photographer – divers often groan if they get teamed up with you, and who can blame them! Nowadays, the advent of budget underwater cameras has made everyone a wannabe photographer but ten divers fighting over one fish certainly isn’t a pretty sight. If you are Billy-no-mates or want to avoid ‘cameras at dawn’, a private guide will feel like a breath of fresh air. They won’t ever get bored watching you take a hundred photos of a lesser spotted sea slug (honest!) and they certainly won’t be trying to compete! 2. You don’t like going deep – not everyone wants to go shark-hunting in the blue to 30 metres and if the idea makes you quake in your fins, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The fact is that almost every reef in the Red Sea can be dived at less than 10 metres, and the prettiest and most colourful corals are to be found at shallow depths. A private guide will respect any request and give you a nice, relaxing, gentle, shallow dive. 3. You’re not as young as you feel – the nice thing about diving is that it is open to most age groups. I know a couple in their seventies who always book a private guide. They’re both superb divers, but appreciate a helping hand for simple tasks such as putting on dive boots and climbing back into the boat. Above all, they like the idea of not ‘feeling rushed’, as they always jump in before or after the other divers, when the dive deck is less busy. 4. You would like to improve your diving technique – your private guide can also be your personal trainer, or a kind of underwater Trinny & Susanna; offering tips and hints to improve your

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dive skills and adjust your weighting. It’s easy to improve without the pressure of rushing to keep up with a group. You could even be bold and complete the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course. Divers are often quoted as saying it’s the best thing that ever happened to them and it could change your life too (underwater at least!) 5. You want to escape the crowds – it’s a known fact that bubbles, together with the vibration caused by divers swimming will disturb fish, but most divers don’t realize how much more the fish are disturbed by a large group of divers. Two or three divers will generally get to see far more on a dive, especially if they jump in earlier, later or go in a different direction from the herd. 6. You are fed up with getting the ‘Buddy from Hell’ – you are a single diver and over the last few trips have been paired with Captain Chaos (I think my weight-belt’s fallen off), Billy the club diver (to make sure we don’t get separated, we can use my buddy line), and The Photographer (groan). You are checking in and soon realize this year will be no different…….the only other single diver is Mr Chav (I’ve bought the most expensive kit, because it’s the best, right?!) Run back to that counter and book yourself a private guide; it will be the best decision you’ve ever made! 7. You want to go to places you’re not supposed to! – Many Dive Centres recommend that Open Water Divers do not dive in Ras Mohamed, Tiran, Dunraven and Thistlegorm; and rightly so. The currents and sea conditions could be quite daunting to a newly qualified diver and it’s not safe to expect a dive guide taking a group to thirty metres to look after you at eighteen. If you don’t have time to take the advanced course and are a fairly capable diver, you might be able to book a private guiding service to these destinations, giving you a chance to see some of the best corals and sea life in the area.

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THE BIGGEST SHOW IN THE WORLD Star Gazing in the desert By Mark Fraenkel I remember as a kid once asking my dad why there were no stars in the London sky. Well take this trip to the desert and you will see why. With little or no light pollution to hide the light of the stars this desert stargazing trip will fascinate many. The evening starts with a moonlit drive through the mountains into the desert where nestled away around 40 kilometres behind Sharm lies a cluster of tents with only the faint glow of candles lighting them. We are directed to one of the Bedouin tents where we are served sweet tea and shisha pipes while watching the local Bedouins making bread on the fire. This bread is then used as an accompaniment to the hot dinner that is served before Nader Kobaissy, the owner of the company, comes and introduces himself. He is a well spoken man who entertains the audience with his own quirky style. Heckling is welcome and all questions are answered. He makes various interesting observations before we move over to the telescopes. The Islamic year is based on the Moon and is 355 days long. The Christian calendar is based on the Sun and is 365.25 days (plus the Leap year day). This approximately 11 day difference means that Ramadan shifts 11 days earlier each year. The Fifth pillar of Islam is the Haj. This took place on 8 January this year. Very unusually, the next will be on 30 December this year, which will mean 2 pilgrimages to Mecca in one year. He invites us over to the 10 inch computer guided telescopes where he explains the science behind what we are seeing. If sound takes time to travel then so does light, but it travels much more quickly. We all know that we see lightening before we hear thunder. Therefore a view into the sky is a view into the past. Reflected sunlight from the moons surface

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takes about 1.3 seconds to reach earth. It takes 8.3 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth. The nearest known star, other than the Sun (Proxima Centauri), is 4.22 light years away. Hubble telescope in deep space can look back 11 billion years! The universe is estimated to be 15 billion years old! We learn which is the polar star, and the location and description of the planets we will look at through the telescopes, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter. The light pollution in the desert is minimal, giving the best conditions for the trip and the atmosphere is tranquil and slightly eerie. Nader used to take tourists on desert trips. He met a German who sold telescopes and they were the first to put the two together. They came up with the idea 9 years ago while camping out in a Bedouin settlement. The business started with a 6 inch telescope and one client a week, and has been built up into the Sharm el Sheik Gold Award winning excursion for Thompson’s in 2004/5. The reason for the success is clear; the view given by the current computer steered telescopes is breathtaking. You can see the bands of Jupiter and four of its moons and the rings of Saturn. Most spectacular however was that view of our nearest neighbour, our moon. Through these telescopes the moon becomes much more than a disc in the sky. We see clearly the craters that impact asteroids have made over billions of years. It is only our atmosphere that protects Earth from a similar fate by burning up most asteroids before they reach our planet. Nader tells us that every day they assess at 1.30 pm whether cloud cover means they have to cancel. It will not surprise you to hear that this is uncommon. For more information, visit: www.spaceobservers.net

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HIKING IN ST.KATHERINE Beyond The Standard Excursion By Dorothea Reinecke

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Bedouin garden owner Although many have climbed Mt Sinai, they usually do it the dark, suffer exposure and see nothing. If they have visited the monastery, it’s only to check out the Burning Bush and see the relics of St Katherine before hopping back onto the bus to Sharm. In their rush to tick off the monastery and mountain before as a ‘must see’, these people are missing out on one of the most spectacular landscapes in South Sinai. The mountain peaks thrust up like the Land of Mordor, dark and formidable, while between them nestle beautiful wadis with gardens of olives, apricots, almonds and pomegranates. After rainfall, water runs down the mountains and through the wadis, collecting in rock pools and behind dams. This is an ancient landscape where you still find hermit cells hidden behind boulders and Byzantine ruins turned into goat sheds and Bedouin shelters. All these areas are only accessible by foot with camels to carry food, tents and bedding. Intent on breaking into this little known landscape, twenty Sharmers, aged between 8 and 70, left Sharm in the early morning to spend a day exploring Wadi Itlah, a stunning wadi behind the village of St Katherine. Access was down a gully called wadi Bugeya with boulders, creaks and narrow defiles. The kids scrambled like goats while the tough old dive guides and Sharm’s best known pub owner slid and stumbled to the bottom, where they found the stunning wadi Itlah, with palm trees, streams in the sand and shade under a huge old carob tree. By midday, the intrepid group had reached a Bedouin

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garden where an amazing lunch was prepared with black olives, bread fresh from the fire, melted goat’s butter and more amazing food. Once refreshed, the group continued up the wadi, past more gardens and boulder zones as the precipitous rock walls of the High Mountains closed in until tall palm trees behind some water pools indicated the entry into Wadi Talah which opened out into one of the largest gardens of the mountains, cultivated by the monastery. The group had a choice now, of either following the easy path out of Wadi Itlah, or make a longer detour through Wadi Talah. And as the wadi floor in Talah was now full of gurgling streams from the winter rains, the group decided for the longer and beautiful way. The way back to the village from Thala is a narrow and steep path zigzagging up over a ridge, which put some strain on leg muscles… But the fantastic views in the evening light helped to compensate for tired muscles and aching joints until reaching the ridge at 1700 m, from where the stone houses and courtyards of the town of St Katherine can be seen, and a quick descent let to the comfort of the Sheik Musa Guest house. There Monty, the owner of Sharm’s T2 Pub, still had the power to drag out a jumbo sized cool box full of his tavern’s frothing ale which he generously donated to his thirsty mates. The next morning, after a hearty breakfast in a Bedouin tent, everyone was expecting nothing more challenging than a visit to a crafts centre run by an old Greek monk, Father Musi, and then discovered that the old buzzard lived in a garden hermitage half

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way up a mountain besides the monastery. It was nothing like Wadi Talah but it was a good half hour walk up a steep path into an amazing terraced garden that seemed to overhang the monastery. Here the monk had built a shrine into the mountain and erected a wooden den hung with fine embroidered bags of Bedouin women. In the quiet of the garden, Gordon Wilkinson, told stories about Saint Katherine and then led the group down to the monastery and into the icon gallery for more stories of icons and manuscripts. Meanwhile, another group of Sharmers had arrived for an expedition into the very heart of the High Mountains. As the first group settled down for a well earned lunch at Sheikh Musa’s Guest house, the second loaded up a camel and headed off up Abu Giifa, “the father of all stenches”, a suitable expletive to describe the experience of climbing the zigzag path that is the only camel route into the High Mountains. But once over the ridge, a beautiful wadi opens up where the path became a stream, a spring became a waterfall, the gardens flaunted their blossoms and the leaves were as green as fresh lettuce. After setting up camp in one of the Bedouin gardens, the group climbed to the black granite summit of Gebel Abbas Pasha, higher than Mt Sinai, where the demented and ill son of Mohamed Aly had once planned to build a palace. From the rubble of his dream, the group was able to survey the whole of the High Mountain region. As the twilight faded and the shadows deepened the group made its way back to the camp where the guide had prepared dinner round a fire made from the wood of an old almond tree that had been uprooted by last month’s rains. The following day, the group frolicked in the

waterfalls, streams and rock pools of the High Mountains, even swimming in a mountain lake formed by a dam, though at 10 degrees, they may have been as demented as Abbas Pasha. “ I heard about this trip by chance and loved to join, as I have visited St Katherine only once 20 years ago. I was surprised to see that the little Bedouin village has become a town, with a beautiful and clean guest house.” Said Nadja (70 years) the oldest of the group, “The walk was quite difficult for me, but the Bedouin guide and the others helped me a lot. 20 years ago I only saw the village and the monastery, and I was very surprised now to see so much green in the desert and so much live in the mountain, I would never have expected that! I thought of Bedouin always as being desert dwellers, I never expected them to live in the mountains and built gardens. It is amazing what wonders that nature has in store for us. Of course I hope that even more people can get to know this nature and this way of life, but hopefully in a healthy measure. Materialism and greediness should not be allowed to destroy something so wonderful.” The youngest participants; Luna (12 years) & Noura (8 years) were equally impressed; “We loved the healthy and delicious food with the Bedouins with the cute baby and to see how the Bedouins actually live in such an area. And we could fill our water bottle with running water, we could not believe our eyes!” Both trips were organized by Wilderness Ventures Egypt (http://www.wilderness-ventures-egypt. com/) via the new Facebook group ‘Sharmers Discover Sinai’, which should give a platform to those Sharmers, who want to see more of Sinai than beach and sea.

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The Marketplace AIR CON & SATELLITE AL-ALAMYA SHARM Kendly Mall – Jamak Mall In front of Egypt Air – 2nd floor, Office 6. Mob. 0100 22 88 037 0122 525 9900 ELECTRO HOUSE Old Market tel/fax: 069 – 3664 800 mob: 0122 3158 883 Sales and service center. SINAI AIR CONDITION COMPANY Marine Sports Club St. – Hadaba, in front of Petrol Station Mr. Mahmoud +2 0122 3 797 340 Mr. Esam +2 0100 148 3 727 ACCESSORIES AREENA SHOP Assesorities, Bags IL Mercato Mall, Shop A 05 tel: 0100 6130 112

Open: 12.00 - 24.00 DA VINCI Naama Center no. 277 & 323 Sultan Kaboss St. no. 22 & 33 Tiran Center no. 85 & 86 SAN MINA ARGENTO SILVER Tiran Center 42 – 2nd floor Tel. 0122 825 2911 ALCOHOL ALEX’S FOOD & DRINK STORE Aqua Park – El Hadaba Home Delivery / 24 Hours Mob. 0100 7775 905 AMIR SUPERMARKET Millenium Oyoum Hotel, Nabq Mob. 0100 950 2330 0100 49 11 852 BRILIANT BEVERAGE SHOP Alcohol & Beverage Old Sharm Market Tel. 069 366 06 10

DRINKIES El Hadaba Tel. 069 366 31 33 DUFRY Duty Free – Terminal 2 – Airport KARMA Old Market facing City Center tel: 069 – 3661 969 Home delivery available. MARRIOTT BEVERAGE COMPANY Old Sharm Market Tel. 069 366 22 80 AIRLINE INFO AIRPORT SHARM EL SHEIKH El Salam Rd. – Nabq T. +2 069 362 33 057 +2 069 362 33 04 EGYPT AIR Sharm Old Market tel: 069 – 3661 056/8/9 Call Center: 1717 from Mobiles Open: 9.00 – 21.00 THOMSON Office: 069 366 1653 THOMAS COOK OVERSEAS LTD. Inside Gafy Mall Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3601 809 tel: 069 – 3601 808

Kitchen and home furniture mob: 0122 396 6926 mob: 0122 45 84 122 0100 616 7846 Open: 12.00 – 23.00 www.divanoegypt.com INTERIOR MOTIVES Viva Mall – Peace Road Tel. 069 366 5714 INTERNATIONAL COMPANY FOR LINEN Old Market City Center Mob. 0100 1791 1041 www.dawleya.com IN & OUT FURNITURE La Strada Mall, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh Hot Line 16663 Mob. 0106 000 6337 0122 122 6027 www.inoutfurniture.com KIAN FURNITURE Il Mercato - Hadaba Mob. +2 0106 55 444 89 MIAC Naama Bay Tel. +2 069 360 2127 Mob. 0100 791 2222 www.miac-eg.com ORIENTAL WEAVERS Peace Road, In front of Sharm El Sheikh Hospital Tel. 069 920 58 74 – 5 - 6 www.orientalweavers.com PRINT SHOP Il Mercato - Hadaba Mob. +2 01000 3700 91 +2 0100 342 4838 Tel. 069 920 5708 / 19 printshopssh@gmail.com

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BTEC Ritz Carlton Mall All major appliances from washing machines to flat screen TVs. COCCOLE E COLORI Di Barbara Orsi Teirah shop@ The Rock Hotel Hadaba – City council St. Mob: 01223234534 Call for appointment DIVANO La Strada, Nabq

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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 www.rapidosharm.com info@rapidosharm.com

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Computer Hardware & Software Repair ST FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Head Offices: Peace RoadRoyal Gate Mall, Shop #’s.25 - 26 Next to South Sinai Hospital ST Furniture inquiries 01006344593 Email: Sally@ stpropertyservices.net www.stpropertyservices. net SAMA MEGA Shop No. 113 Delta Sharm tel:002 0100 970 628 www.megasama.com msafwat@megasama.com Computer Hardware & Software Repair WOODHOUSE Shahd Village – Peace Road – Naama Bay Mob. 0100 176 9003 sales@newwoodhouse.com 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 AHLY UNITED BANK Oriental Resort Hotel – Nabq Bay Tel. 069 3710 571 / 572 Fax. 069 371 0264 ALEXANDRIA BANK Tel. 069 366 03 55 / 6 / 8 BARCLAYS BANK Mob. 01000 1212 16 BANQUE DU CAIRE Banks Area – Um El Sid Hill Tel. 069 36624 79 BANQUE MISR tel: 069 – 3660 508 BARCLAYS BANK Peace Road Criss Compound tel: 010 – 01 21 216 BNP PARIBAS EGYPT Il Mercato – El Fanar St., El Hadaba tel: 012 – 77 03 131 fax: 069 – 3660 804 Peace Road, Criss Village Naama Bay

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tel: 069 – 3603 872/3 fax: 069 – 3603 874 Essam.heikal@africa. bnpparibas.com COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL (CIB) tel: 069 – 3601 571/602 CREDIT AGRICOLE EGYPT tel: 069 – 3601 424 HSBC EGYPT tel: 069 – 3600 614/5 NATIONAL BANK OF EGYPT tel. 069 360 03 37 NATIONAL BANK OF ABU DHABI Naama Bay Tel. 069 360 26 94 NSGB Naama Bay Mall Tel. 069 360 16 68 PIRAEUS BANK EGYPT Salah el Din St. – Um el Sid Hill Tel. 069 366 53 25 SUEZ CANAL BANK Tel. 069 360 07 25 THOMAS COOK tel: 069 – 3601 808 WESTERN UNION Rosetta Hotel tel. 069 360 22 22 CINEMAS CINEMA PANORAMA Soho Square Tel. 069 360 2752 CINEMA KIROSIEZ Kirosiez Hotel – Naama Bay Tel. 069 360 1210 ELECTRONICS & STATIONARY

BTEC Beside HSBC Hot Line : 19966 Tel. 069 366 5593 Mob. 0100 818 25 48 ETISALAT Il Mercato Sunny Lakes Tel. 0111 250 6102 MOBINIL Il Mercato Naama Bay Tel. 0122 322 382 RADIO SHACK Mercato Mall RAPIDO Mob. 0106 554 0667 22 Pyramids Mall, Sharm Elyzee St. next to Vodafone, Hadaba Tel. 069 3666 079

Mob. 0106 55 23 858 SAMA MEGASTORE Mob. 002 0111 2831 646 VODAFONE Il Mercato Naama Bay, Radio Schack Mall 8 Tel. 069 360 1152 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 CRC Naama Bay,Mall 8, No.12, beside Carrfoure tel: 01001811035 EURO CAR 112 delta sharm- +2 01004333349- zikino@ hotmail.com EUROPCAR Rosetta Hotel peace road Namma Bay +2 01066611021 +2 01006690316 sharm@europcar-egypt. com 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. COURRIER SERVICES ARAMEX Mall 8, Second floor Tel. 069 3665 305 Mob. 0100 3422 154 DHL Tel. 0106 5501 412 EMS COURIERS Tel. 069 360 05 18 EL ZAFER Old Market Tel. 069 366 1135 FEDERAL EXPRESS Tel. 069 360 02 00 MIDDLE EAST COURIER Tel. 069 366 30 75 FASHION SHOPS

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Mob. 0122 555 8493 0122 555 8407 0122 220 3787 grey_moray@yahoo.com SINAI FLOWERS Um El Sid Mob. 0122 2111 164 GIFTS 911 GIFTS Toys, Decorations assesorities, Gifts IL Mercato Mall, Shopo A 05 tel: 0106 9801698 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 GRAPHIC DESIGN

AL EMBRATOR Cotton home wear and underwear IL Mercato Mall, Shop A05 tel: 0100 2215 719 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 CONCRETE Casual wear & Suits for men Kids section IL Mercato Mall beside Lotto tel: 0122 4976673 0109 8200875 CAPRICE LINGERIE Swim Wear, Home Wear Pijama IL Mercato Mall, Shop 5,6, Zone A tel: 01000 930085 open: 13.00 - 01.00 DALYDRESS Casual wear, Classic wear

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COLORFUL DESIGNS Kendy Area, Mall 7 Peace Road, Close To Metro Market Mob.: 012 2163 3873 Office : 069 366 11 36 e-mail: info@ colorfuldesigns.net High quality digital printing for flyers, business cards and menus. Same day delivery for most orders. HEALTH & BEAUTY

FISH PEDICURE 42 Tiran Center – Opp. Iberotel Palace – Old Market Open Hours 10 am to 11 pm Tel. 069 3666 085 Mob. 011 23 88 2323 GOLDEN SPA El Khan Mall (next to II Mercato) Open: from 9am to 9pm tel: 010 9555 9008 010 9555 9005 M&H Delta Sharm, Shop 143 Mob. 0100 1511 879 0100 1275 276 N STUDIO Sunny Lakes, main entrance Tel.01026260127 SAN STEPHANO Delta Sharm Tel. 069 366 0212 Ext. 8152 SKE SAVOY BEAUTY SALON tel: 069 – 3602 500 Open: 10.00am – 9.00pm 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 Mob. 0127 1333 111 0122 8997 766 Neat and elegant interior, providing highly professional hair and cosmetics brands to meet the top requirements for products and service quality. HOSPITALS & DOCTORS

1ST CARE MEDICAL SERVICE Medical centers. Specialised Clinics. Dental Clinics. Hot Line tel: +20125 628202 www.first-care.net 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 AHMED SHERIF Nabq Dental Clinic Amwaj Hotel Mall, In Front of Arab Sat, Nabq. Mob. 01000 546 900 01000 547 900 dentist.ahmed.sherif@ gmail.com CONNY LAMMERS Nabq Osteopathy A unique set of  very focused manual techniques

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that address pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. call 0106 795 9016 for appointment. CITY CLINIC- DENTAL CLINIC El Mashrabeia Mall, Il Mercato St., El Hadaba Mob. 01111 353 7023 www.cityclinic-eg.com dentist@cityclinic-eg.com DENTOART CLINIC Hadaba, Banks Street, In front of South Siani Protectorates Dr. Amr youssef Dental Clinic For reservation Call: Mob. 0122 115 7559 0100 460 6508 DR. MOHAMED AL SAEED DENTAL CLINIC Il Mercato, Central Venue, Opp. Mcdonalds Tel. 069 3666 963 Mob. 01111 580 7799 DR. ADEL TAHER Consultant diving Hyperbaric medicine Mob. 0122 212 4292

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DR. MAURICE FAHMY English General Medical Practioner South Sinai Hospital Tel. 069 3666 020 Mob. 0122 9777 073 DR . AHMED SAKR Hyperbaric and diving medicine specialist Mob. 0122 333 13 25 DR. VICTOR SAMY Psychiatrist & Neurology Mob. 0122 310 9211 DURA LAB Fully automatic lab tel/fax: 069 – 3666 161 Mob. 0100 95 02 295 lab@duracaregroup.com HYPERBARIC MEDICAL CENTRE (Recompression Chamber) tel: 069-3660 922/3 Mob. 0122 212 42 92 0122 333 13 25 HYPERBARIC MEDICAL CENTER Sharm El Sheikh Tel. 069 366 0922 / 3 MARINA DENTAL CLINIC Dr. Ashraf El Mahmoudey Mall Kalila, Peace Road, between Ramada Hotel &

Fun Town, beside Shahd Limousine Mob. 0100 54 333 41 marina_dental@hotmail. com PROF. DR. ATEF KHALIL Villa no. E83 Hadaba Mob. 0122 2223 397 0122 2110 182 SHARM LAB Delta Sharm resort villa 22 Tel: +2069 3660216 ext: 2242 SOUTH SINAI HOSPITAL Kennedy Mall, Peace Road Open 24 Hours 7 Days Tel. 069 3666 020 / 30 / 40 Mob. 0100 04 3666 1 / 2 0122 00035 33 info@southsinaihospital. com www.southsinaihospital. com SHARM LOCAL HOSPITAL tel: 069 – 3660 425 SHARM INT. HOSPITAL tel: 069 – 3660 894 SHARM DENTAL CLINIC Mall 8, Naama Bay La Strada Mall, 3rd floor, Nabq Dr. Hassan El Sharkawy

tel: 069 – 3602 302 mob: 0122 12 06 078 SINAI CLINIC Banks St. – Hadaba Tel. 069 3666 850 Fax. 069 3666 854 SHARM WOMEN CLINIC Khazan St. - Hadaba Mob. 0100 5404 646 010 100 22 717 iynasr@yahoo.com SHARM PEDIATICS NEONATES CLINIC Khazan St. - Hadaba Mob. 0122 2382 127 ST.PETER MEDICAL SERVICES Dr: Ashraf Samy Hot line: 012 227 71 770 Emergency, Trauma and Specialized Clinics X-Ray, Ultrasound, ECG, oxygen, etc…24/7 Highly equipped ICU Ambulance car under call * Delta Sharm Medical Center Delta Sharm resort Building 75 24/7 resident Doctor for all

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residents Tel: 01282018045 – Ext. 70 * Tropitel Naama bay clinic Tropical Naama bay hotel The only 24/7 Hours clinic in Naama bay area Tel: 01004083043 * Laguna Medical Center Laguna vista hotel- Nabq bay Nabq Residents are welcome Tel: 01000306671 LAWYERS HASSAN EL SANGRY LAWYER Tel. 069 377 4155 Mob. 0100 186 7652 NBC Nabil Bamieh, MBA Business Consultant and Financial Advisor Tel. 069 366 43 13 10 am to 6 pm, closed Friday OPTICS BARAKA OPTICS Sun optics, Glasses IL Mercato Mall, Shop A3 tel: 0100 002 9566 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 OMERA OPTICS & SUNGLASSES Old Market, shop no. 106, Tiran Mall Mob. 0100 7271 251 RODANA OPTICS Naama Bay, Plaza Mall Tel. 069 360 13 04 PHARMACY AMR PHARMACY Sharm Trade Center Mall, Naama Bay Mob. +2 0100 545 44 92 Open 24 Hours El Salam Hotel Mob. 0100 751 3369 0100 393 5104 ASHRAF PHARMACY Beside El Haram Hospital, El Nour District Tel. 069 366 3980 Open hours 9 am / 2 am EL-EZABY Il Maercato – Hadaba Tel. 069 366 525 6 069 366 548 9 069 366 548 6

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Mob. 0122 16 16 130 24 hours – Free Delivery Al Khan - Nabq Tel. 069 920 548 6 069 920 548 7 Mob. 0122 16 16 190 Home delivery service available EL ALFY PHARMACY Beside Sandy Hotel, El Souk El Kadim Tel. 069 366 1881 MINA PHARMACY Delta Sharm Tel. 069 366 0830 Ext. 2355 NADA PHARMACY Gate 2 – Old Sharm Tel. 069 366 0914 OMAR & OMAR Maritim Shops – Naama Bay Tel. 069 3600 830 Maritim Hotel – Naama Bay Tel. 069 3600 960 Hilton Fayrouz Naama Bay Tel. 069 360 3766 7 days per week. Medecine plus a wide variety of cosmetics. Local and imported brands (i.e. Avon, Oriflame). REDA PHARMACY Old Sharm Tel. 069 3661 434 TOWA PHARMACY El Hadaba (Management) Tel / Fax 366 04 47 Gazia – El Hadaba Tel. 366 43 88 Sinai Clinic Pharmacy Tel. 3666 850 Hay El Nour Tel. 366 43 50 Coral Bay Hotel Tel. 360 1610 El Baron Hotel Tel. 367 0100 Savoy Hotel Tel. 360 5000 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 PETS DR. ALBERT GABRA Rowaissat Mob. 0100 706 7508 MAY’S PET SHOP Gazia Mall, Ground Floor Under El Sheikh Abd Allah

Super Market, Hadaba. tel: 069-3665162 012 2311 5716 012-23115045 Open: 11 am-3pm / 5pm -10 pm MIRO’S PET SHOP 44 Tiran Center, Old Market. tel: 0122 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 apartment 7, Hadaba, Sharm el Sheikh PRIVATE SCHOOLS L’ECOLE FRANCAISE DE SHARM EL SHEIKH French School tel: 069 – 3665 892 Mob. 0128 88 70 757 fax: 018 – 88 70 757 iwww.ecolefrancaisesharm. com ST. JOSEPH’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Bank Street, Hadaba Mob. 01000 3111 22 0100 2103 173 sjis_sharm@yahoo.com SHARM BRITISH SCHOOL Halomy St. Naama Bay Mob. 0100 04 64 175 Open: 8.00 – 3.00pm Sunday - Thursday. office@sharmbritishschool. com www.sharmbritishschool.

com SHARM EL SHEIKH COLLEGE Naama Bay tel: 069 – 3603 780 Mob. 0100 17 53 226 tel: 069 – 3660 400 REAL ESTATE HARMONY ESTATES Sales office next door to Chili’s Restaurant Naama Bay. Property inquiries 002- 01018644949 www. harmonyestateagents.com info@ harmonyestateagents.com PIONEER PROPERTY Head Office: Viva Mall, Peace Road tel: (002) 069 366 5575 Open: 10.00am – 7.00pm Jolie Ville shop No. 14 (Sultan Qabous St., shop 14) Open: 10am - 1am info@pioneer-property. co.uk www.pioneer-property. co.uk REALTY SEA VIEW Agenzia Immobiliare 214-A, Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh info@realtyseaview.com www.realtyseaview.com tel: 0106 2190 051 To make an appointment and for more information please call or email us.

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