Dear Readers,


Life in El Gouna flows with the tides and the seasons, and each holiday and time of year brings its own special set of events and activities. As we say our final goodbyes to summer, we provide a retrospective of some of the wonderful things that happened in town during the hottest days of the year (p. 30). The summer months included many events never held before in El Gouna, including the town’s first triathlon (p. 22). Also new on the sports scene was the 2014 Arab Under Tens Tennis tournament, which was held in El Gouna in June (p. 26).


Children from all over the world came to town for the month of July to take part in a camp run by Children’s International Summer Villages (p. 18), and their joy and enthusiasm were infectious. Laughter of another sort came in the guise of a Ramadan prank show that was filmed in El Gouna and directed by none other than Ramez Galal (p. 14).


As the year winds down there are plenty of events to attend, activities to try, and milestones to celebrate.

El Gouna received a prestigious Green City award honor its efforts to be a sustainable destination (p. 10), and various components of the luxurious Ancient Sands community continue to be completed (p. 34). The town’s restaurants are as delightful as always, and we try out the delicious Mediterranean cuisine at the Turkish House Restaurant (p. 6). If you want a glimpse of what’s in store for the winter holidays, have a look at our Updates section (p. 38).




The El Gouna Magazine Team