An active life has many benefits and has been shown to improve physical and psychological health. El Gouna is a place that makes such a life possible, and the town has activities to offer people of all fitness levels and preferences. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking top athlete or an average person looking for no more adventure than what can be found in a quiet walk along the beach, you’ll find something in the following pages that will inspire you to get out and get moving.
This issue celebrates the onset of spring by featuring many of the people, venues, and activities that make El Gouna one of the top sports and fitness destinations in the region. We look at events that recently taken place here, including an Egyptian dance festival (p. 34) and a stand up paddle (SUP)championship sponsored by Ancient Sands (p. 20). We also look at some of the new activities available in town, including ultralight flights (p. 36), new yoga opportunities (p. 28), and a cable skiing park set to open this summer (p. 12).
We’re also pleased to announce an expansion of the town’s cultural scene in the form of live screenings of Metropolitan Opera performances at the El Gouna Campus of Technische Universität Berlin (p. 24). Mohamed Ashraf, a champion Egyptian archer and a graduate student at that same campus, shows how the life of the mind and the body can intersect in one very talented individual (p. 16). We also cheer on the El Gouna Football Club as it forges ahead in the current season (p. 18).
The El Gouna Magazine Team