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Feature Article

Capriccio is a newly opened Crêperie-Bistrot situated in Dahar, Between Mubarak library and Shedwan Hotel. Its menu includes a wide variety of healthy light meals and drinks.

In the salad section for instance we have an exquisite Salade Niçoise, a typical Lebanese Fattouch, as well as the better known Hommos, Babaghanough and Mozarella salad.

The appetizers are mainly from the Lebanese cuisine: stuffed wine leaves, kobeiba, labna with oregano and olive oil are among the choices.

Our crêpes come in a variety of unique flavors: emmenthal cheese and smoked roast beef or the sweet crêpes with mutella, banana and honey or ice cream and chocolate sauce.

But the “pièce de résistance” is our unique chocolate fondue for 2 persons, provided that you wouldn’t forget to order it at the start of your meal.

A wide choice of drinks completes the menu: cold (fresh orange juice, fresh lemon juice with mint, shakes, etc…), hot (the best capuccino in town, tea, coffee, etc...) or alcoholic and drinks (wine and beer) are awaiting you.

As the name suggests, music is a main feature of Capriccio: a state-of- the- art sound system plays soft and relaxing music. And from the beginning of March there will be light live music every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m

Capriccio is open every day from 1 p.m.
For reservations call 0106237070


News ...

The Yolanda: a world record in a world-class venue

by John Keanby

Sharm El Sheikh has played host to many important events and functions, which helps explain why a relatively new and small town consistently makes the international media. The latest item of news sparked global interest in the dive community - Leigh Cunningham and Mark Andrew’s dive on the Yolanda wreck.

‘What’s that?’ you cry. You have dived it also and never made it into any publication bigger than your logbook! Beginning at a mere ten metres lays wreckage of the ship, which sank in April 1980. Further scattered wreckage continues down to one hundred and twenty metres beyond which few had ventured before. Wishing to get to the bottom of things (literally!) old friends Leigh and Mark decided to see just how far it went.

The answer, as read from their dive computers, was over two hundred metres, which more importantly was the acclaimed new world record for diving on a sunken wreck.

They reached the wreck after many months of planning and with the help of an international support group of twelve. Following several training dives around Sharm, they dived to 145m in the summer of 2005 where Leigh saw the bow of the long lost Yolanda. There was clearly much more below. On the 9th December 2005 both divers made the final drop to the stern. Leigh had six tanks, Mark had five and between them carrying enough trimix and decompression gas to complete the three and a half hour dive

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UW Tunnel at Ras Mohammed: the Park views

The idea of an underwater transparent tunnel located in the very heart of one of the most famous marine parks of the Red Sea, the Ras Mohammed National Park, came from the realisation of the high number of tourists visiting Egypt who, for one reason or the other, cannot enjoy the beauty of our marine environment as scuba divers or snorkellers. The tunnel will help raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the underwater world by promoting guided visits to children, elder people and all those who prefer to stay dry on land.

The project initially raised some sceptical and even worried opinions. It was feared that its construction and implementation would cause damage to the delicate marine habitat of the park. But the forces involved are making sure that the tunnel won’t damage anything, on the contrary, re doing their best in order that it will help protecting the environment.







El Gouna, The Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination El Gouna, The Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination

Whats on... Sinai

North Sinai Diving

When:1 May - 31 Oct 2004 (annual)
Where:North Sinai,
Opening Hours:All day

North Sinai offers the diver a very different experience to the more developed diving areas further south. The clear waters offer perfect visibility and some of the least spoilt reefs off the Egyptian coast.

Luxuriant coral gardens and sheer offshore canyons make for a dense population of reef fauna and the reefs themselves play home to a wide range of life from huge Napoleon Wrasse to tiny sparkling anthias. It is also common to see sea turtles and dolphins just off the coast.


Whats on... Eilat

$10,000 SanDisk 2006 Red Sea Photo Competition

April 29, 2006 20:30 at Isrotel's Ambassador Hotel lawn

Normally underwater photography is not an easy way to get rich and and only a few people worldwide are lucky enough to make living from it. During the Boot Expo in Germany I met an enthusiast who might soon change the above statement for even the most common underwater photographer. His Name is David Pilosof (a.k.a Pilo) and his vision was to organize the mother of all underwater photography contests. Something David always was annoyed by the majority of photo contests he participated in, ist that many times you never win much stuff that could be useful. Actually organizers and sponsors could assume that most people already have camera and housing when they go to an underwater photo competition. His idea was to give real money to the winners. You won’t believe it but he succeeded and convinced SanDisk to sponsor 10,000 USD. The small catch is that the contest takes place in far Israel, Eilat. But if the money is not the right reason to go there: the 1,000 bottles of Beer for the best image might be it! We smirk and instantly booked our tickets.

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Body & Soul

Discover the pleasure of « Naturel Movement of Life »
Meetings reserved to women of all ages ,only

True Well-Being

Simple and natural movements on expressive and varied musical tones, especially selected to rehabilitate(rediscover) your energy and joy to live. The methodology of « Naturel Movement of Life » is the Biodanza® System. Biodanza® aims to promote personal development and a richer enjoyment of life. It is based on universal laws which allow the conservation and evolution of life in a healthy way.

1- Why participate in a “Natural Movement of Life” workshop ?

  • To add more life to your life…
  • To feel more happy and more enthusiastic…
  • To improve your health
  • To get better response to the stress of modern life…
  • To reinforce your self-confidence
  • To harmonise your thoughts, your feelings and your actions
  • To create and maintain harmonious relationships with others…
  • To awake the consciousness of a universal solidarity and of the respect of all life forms…

2. Who should attend a “Natural Moment of Life” workshop and what does happen ?

  • All women, of any age.
  • No prior knowledge or physical aptitude is required.
  • Everyone makes the movement to its own fashion, alone, in a pair or in a group.
  • What impress most the participants is the pleasure and the facility with wich everybody let themselves move naturally and freely.

3. Where,when and how much is “natural Movement of Life” workshop ?

  • Near the Hotel la Perla, in a private function room, comfortable and with air-conditioning. (Toilets, showers)
  • Every Friday from 7 till 9h 30 pm. (after we share a tea)
  • Participation to the rental cost of the room: 6O Egyptian pounds for 4 workshops or 20 Egyptian pounds per workshop.
4. Your animator:

I am Juliette Bémant, an accredited teacher of Biodanza from the Rolando Toro school of Paris. I have completed my schooling by various speciality courses and seminars. I carry on my continuous development in Brussels, Paris and London. I am a member of the Belgian teacher’s association of Biodanza®, as well as of the European association. Today, I put to the service of Biodanza® my entire experience acquired while teaching children and teenagers, some of whose were disabled. I am also leader of “ Laugh For No Reason” from Dr Madan Kataria School( www.laughteryoga.org)

Information and booking (compulsory)
Contact : Juliette Bémant
Tel: 010 6859771
E-mail: juliettebemant@msn.com
more information: http://www.biodanza.com






  • International Cuisine
  • T-Bone, Porterhouse and Filletsteaks
  • Incredible Delicious Salads
  • Daily Specials
  • Sandwiches to match a Main Course
  • Cake & Sweet of the Day
  • Variety of Bread from our Bakery
  • Catering & Party menu

Parents & Kids

Les touffus


  • 1 chemise cartonnée (ou 2 feuilles de papier cartonné)
  • 1 cd (cd-rom ou cd-audio)
  • 1 paire de ciseaux
  • 1 crayon à papier
  • des feutres de couleurs
  • 1 tube de colle liquide universelle
  • 1 pelote de laine ou de coton (environ 1 par touffu)


  1. Tracer au crayon le contour du cd sur la chemise cartonnée. Tracer également le centre du cd.
  2. A l'aide des ciseaux, découper ce cercle en prenant soin de bien couper les deux feuilles en même temps (afin d'obtenir 2 cercles de même taille).
    Découper ensuite le centre de chaque cercle. Attention ces trous doivent être larges de 2 ou 3 cm environ.
  3. Enrouler ensuite la laine petit à petit autour de ces cercles, en passant par le centre et ceci jusqu'à les recouvrir entièrement par une bonne épaisseur de fil.
  4. Passer alors les ciseaux entre les deux cercles de carton et couper la laine sur tout le contour du disque (demander à papa ou maman de le faire).
  5. Glisser alors le fil de laine entre les 2 cercles et serrer très fort. Faire un nœud très serré pour maintenir tous les morceaux de laine qui ont été coupés.
    Ôter les morceaux de carton. Voilà un joli pompon qui fera un adorable petit corps à votre touffu !
  6. Imprimer alors le pochoir ci-dessous, et découper les deux oreilles, les pieds ainsi que les yeux de votre choix.
  1. Les coller sur le reste de chemise cartonnée et découpez l'ensemble.
  2. Coller ensuite les oreilles, les yeux et les pieds sur le corps du touffu.
    Vous pouvez les colorier si vous en avez envie pour donner plus de couleur au personnage...

Voilà, votre premier touffu terminé. Il ne reste qu'à lui faire un ou deux petits amis. Amusez-vous bien !






Special Announcements
:::February 2006 :::

Opening Hours
from 10 am - 2 am

Chill Out Music

Cool Drinks

Great Food
iQ Night
on the 28.02.06 08.00 pm
Entrance fee 50 L.E.
Tickets at Cafe del Mar and iQ Stores
Every Saturday from 8 pm
Choose your real Cocktail from the menu.
Pay the first one and drink your favorite till midnight for free!
Also check our regular Menu for Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta and Desserts



Kebab with marinated meat


  • 1kg 500 of beef meat(filet or steaks)
  • 500 g of nodule grease
  • 2 slighty crushed onions
  • 1 bouquet of slightly crushed parsley
  • 1 soup spoonful of sweet red pepper
  • 1 coffee spoonful of hot red pepper
  • 1 coffee spoonful of cumin
  • safran
  • 1 soup spoonful of lemon juice
  • 5 soup spoonful of olive oil
  • salt


  1. Clean , drain and dry the meat and grease cut into big pieces, mix in a big container while adding onion, parsley, sweet and hot red pepper, cumin, safran, lemon juice andoil, leave it marinate for 2 hours
  2. String on kebab, intercalate pieces of meat with that of grease, make sure it's two kebabs for one person, grill on embers, serve as soon as they are cooked on a plate adorned with salad leaves and parsley add lemon with mint tea


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ending soon Start Bid: EUR 150,00 PADI Advanced Open Water Course
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