Dear Readers,


This issue of El Gouna Magazine celebrates the diversity of people and possibilities in our town by the Red Sea. The breadth of opportunities and activities here has never been greater.


We continue to be a wonderful place to go on holiday, which shows in our article on romantic weekend getaways (p.12). No matter how you like spending time with your significant other, there is something on offer for you. The town also remains at the forefront of watersports offerings in Egypt, as our piece on Stand Up Paddleboarding in the lagoons reveals (p.28).


But there are other, more unexpected things going on as well. Motorcycle tourism is  beginning to get a foothold in the Red Sea region, and the local Skull Pharaohs Motorcycle Club is doing its best to encourage other bikers to explore the area (p. 22).


The art scene is sponsoring its own unique programs, including a recent graffiti led by artist Amr Diwan (p. 26). New sports also continue to find a venue in El Gouna, as the recent hosting of an international rugby tournament demonstrates (p. 18).


Despite their involvement in these and many other activities, the people of the community are never too busy to help people in need. Recently the Rotary Club of Red Sea-El Gouna hosted its second annual medical convoy to benefit the Bedouins of the Eastern Desert, providing a wide array of high quality healthcare to 200 patients (p. 30).


Try something new, help each other out, and enjoy life as it should be,


The El Gouna Magazine Team