Dear Readers,


As the summer heats up, El Gouna is as appealing a destination as ever. The events, activities, and places we cover in this issue of our magazine provide a glimpse of how our home on the Red Sea is committed both to tradition and to exploring hot new trends.


Kiteboarding is a tradition here in El Gouna, and on page 22 we cover the IKA Kiteboarding World Championship, which was held in town at the end of March. El Gouna was also home to an international squash tournament in April (p. 12). In a newer development, the Red Sea Coast has become a center for bicycling in Egypt, and we highlight the GBI Red Sea cycling tour that recently took place (p. 14). Cyclists who like sticking closer to home on their workouts may be interested in our coverage of the town’s third annual spinning
marathon (p. 26). In another new athletic development, water yoga classes are now on offer here (p. 40).


Visitors and residents have celebrated special occasions in style over the course of 2016, and we cover the town’s Easter festivities on page 30 and Earth Day celebrations on page 44. El Gouna also remains an ideal destination for weddings, and we check out some of the options for couples on page 32.


The local community continues its commitment to helping both humans and animals in need, and the region’s Rotary Club recently organized an event to assist orphans (p. 38). The town also celebrates the grand opening of Dubieland Pet Centre (p. 18).


Stay cool this summer, and enjoy life as it should be,


The El Gouna Magazine Team