Dear Readers,


El Gouna is enriched by the gifts of the people who make the town part of their lives for a visit or for many years. Recent events have showcased some of those gifts, including a first-ever talent competition at El Gouna International School, where the audience was awed by the skills of some of our youngest residents (p. 18). A different set of talents was on display in the Miss Scuba UK competition, a beauty pageant that brought 20 young women from Great Britain to El Gouna to highlight diving safety and marine conservation (p. 10).


Talented athletes also find their way here to train and to show off their skills. World class kitesurfers use Sliders Cable Park to train on windless days (p. 20), and rally raid racers recently came to town for the Pharaons Rally, which began here and traversed a rough desert track to the finish line in Cairo (p. 14). El Gouna was also the site of the Middle East’s first-ever spinning marathon, an intense stationary bicycle event organized by LAX Gymnasium (p. 28).


Local residents often use their talents to serve others, including students at El Gouna Technical Nursing Institute who gave free health exams in honor of International Nurses Day (p. 26). Students at Technische Universität Berlin’s El
Gouna campus drew upon their skills to present ideas for developing a business park in town.


Enjoy El Gouna and the people whose talents give it life,

The El Gouna Magazine Team