Dear Readers,


The El Gouna community said good bye to 2013 and welcomed 2014 in style. December was filled with holiday events including concerts, charity functions, tree lightings, and a Christmas market, while the New Year was ushered in with a series of parties, including a lavish Great Gatsby-themed event at Ancient Sands. Several noteworthy events have already taken place this year, including the third installment of Community Forum El Gouna 2030, as well as the grand opening of Sliders, a world-class cable skiing park.


This issue also takes a look at some of the town’s new businesses. We review Puddleduck, a welcome addition to the El Gouna dining scene, and tour Finger’Secret Downtown Healthclub and Spa. We also highlight the opening of the Club Paradisio hotel, and give an overview of a fascinating weather station located here in town. Our series on wedding venues and services continues with an article on planning your event at the Steigenberger hotel.


One of the best things about the New Year is the potential it holds for positive change, and here at the magazine we’re looking at changes of our own as we move to publishing six issues per year rather than four. As always, our goal is to serve the community we know and love.


Best wishes,


The El Gouna Magazine Team