Dear Readers,


As the summer heads into full swing, Goonies have taken advantage of the ideal weather by initiating new projects. Enticing summer visitors and reinforcing their position as an innovative bunch that thinks out of the box to make the Gouna experience more unique.


To keep in tune with the growth kiteboarding has enjoyed over recent years in El Gouna; we bring you, Land-sailing! A new trend in Extreme sports covered in-depth on page 6. Moreover, we cover a truly inspiring story of a legend in the kiteboarding world, and a lover of El Gouna and the wind that comes with it, Markus Pfisterer. Can a man kiteboard without


the use of his legs? Find out on page 38. To address the progressive influx of prospective real estate buyers: El Gouna now is home to a lot of new developments. We sit and have a chat with, Ibrahim Shawky, the man running the show at the new Ancient Sands Resort on page 14. Moving on, we celebrate the Rotary Clubs appointment, as they unveil some new faces in the handover of District Governor and Club Presidents 2015-16 to 2016-17 on page 24.


Eid was celebrated in style this year, take a glimpse at all the different activities that took place in El Gouna on page 18. Town residents have taken the festive period as a chance to launch a variety of new treats for food lovers. Notably, YA DALA3O! the new beach-oriented catering service taking El Gouna by storm! (P.28) and the new eco-friendly food haven, La Cantina, catering to an array of different tastes with one common ingredient, food cooked with love! (P.12)


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


The El Gouna Magazine Team