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articles
Where will you buy a dream overseas home?
Crown Butterflyfish
15 years of diving with Emperor Divers
Pride of the Nile
Reptiles found in Saudi's Luggage
Med Red Rally 2008 Kicks Off!
Egypt: How bazaar
Hurghada - a water paradise in Egypt.
whats on, whats new
Les BonBons International Nursery
Bullboy Magazine
Drifter will be getting a facelift to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary
Escape to Soma Bay
Villa Kunterbunt - Musical & Dance Show
Freds Swim Academy
Spot Red Sea.com
amusement
Pretty wrapped headband.
Nutrition Facts : Garlic
classifieds
Westar watch for sale.
Emperor divers seeks full time administrator.
Real Estate sales executives.
Dive Equipment for sale
Geoby Baby Car for sale

 

 

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Where will you buy a dream overseas home?

El Gouna Real Estate.

Featured article
  El Gouna
Click to complete the form and receive your invitation ticket to either shows.

With such a wide choice of developments it’s difficult to know where to start your search. If you will be in the UK next month, you can meet Gianna and Carol face to face in either Birmingham or London to discuss the options. Click to request a meeting time.

Located in desert surroundings, El Gouna has also already caught the attention of overseas property purchasers. "Thanks to its many amenities El Gouna has now become a self-sufficient tourist reality or, even better, a residential area attracting buyers, investors and tourists from all over the world", explains Gianna Righi of El Gouna Real Estate. "There are various types and sizes of villas and apartments spread right across the El Gouna territory", Righi adds.

Gianna is currently focusing on 3 developments within El Gouna:

1.
South Marina Project
A walled and gated development with an Italian village atmosphere. All properties being set into large private landscaped gardens with communal pools within 5 mins walk of the Red Sea. One bedroom apartments from USD 133.000 (GBP 66.000) & fully furnished Town Houses from USD 302.500 (GBP150.000)

2.
New Marina Project
A spectacular new Marina with incomparable views on the shores of the Red Sea. Individually designed apartments with Italian / Yemeni architecture, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments from USD 255.000 (GBP 127.000)

3.
Golf West Phase 3
With stunning desert mountain views behind & turquoise lagoon in front, this development presents Egypt at its best. These 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with communal pool are priced from USD 97.000 (GBP 47.000) to USD 265.000 (GBP 138.000)

For more information, click here to receive your free entrance ticket to the Property in the Sun Exhibition, or the Property Investment Show in the UK in September.
If you can't make either show, contact us to receive more information.

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Crown Butterflyfish
 
Red Sea marine life
  crown butterflyfish
Crown butterflyfish

Description & Behavior

Can be seen between 4 and 30 m in pairs or groups. Not shown in the photo is its distinctive red rear. It's key identification feature, though, is the yellow stripe through the eye. The Crown Butterfly fish feeds on coral polyps, algae and crustaceans. It is only found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The Butterfly fish family or Chaetodontidae are small, colourful fishes with a continuous dorsal fin. Chaetodontidae means Greek bristle teeth and indeed they do have small, brush-like teeth. Most species are active during the day, resting among corals or rocks at night. Some species feed on coral polyps, and these tend to be territorial. When part of a coral is attacked in this way, the surrounding polyps often withdraw as far as they can into their protective skeletons. The fish then has to move further along the reef.

Most species of butterfly fish patrol a home range. Many species are heterosexual pairs that may remain together for years, if not life.

 
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15 years of diving with Emperor Divers
Anniversary Celebrations
Featured article
 
Emperor Divers
15 years of sharing our Red Sea Experience

To celebrate 15 years as one of the Red Sea’s leading dive centres and liveaboard operators, Emperor Divers will be offering guests 15th Anniversary Special Offers from this October and throughout 2008.
From opening in Hurghada 15 years ago, the company now operates dive centres in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Nuweiba and, coming soon, Safaga. Emperor Fleet is now one of the largest in the Red Sea offering nine vessels from Platinum luxury to highly comfortable Bronze categories, some of which can travel twice as fast as competing liveaboards.
With an environmentally focused vision to the next 15 years, the company has recently joined in a unique partnership with the conservation group, ReefCI, to provide valuable research and conservation projects to help protect the Red Sea's marine eco-system.
Throughout the 15th Anniversary year, promotions and special give-aways are planned along with a fabulous chance to win a luxurious liveaboard holiday at the NEC Dive Show.

 
Happy Divers
'Happy Divers' taken by D Brinckmann

The 2008 Annual Red Sea Bash next July promises to deliver even more to guests in resort as the dive centres gear up to give guests the time of their lives.
There are 15 dive packs to give away when each month, from October 07 to December 08, a booked guest will be picked at random and get their diving for free. There are 2 for 1 offers, big savings on liveaboards and when guests book an Open Water course, they get a free 5-day dive package on selected dates. Check out the website for more offers and full information.www.emperordivers.com


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Pride of the Nile.
A stone throw from Africa, on the banks of the mighty Nile is Aswan, an Egyptian jewel, sun-baked, yet enjoying the lush advantages of life on the water's edge.
News
 
Banks of Nile
The lush banks of the Nile

It starts out of nowhere, a sweet humming noise, which slowly builds to a powerful crescendo. Dressed in the traditional, long, dress-like costume of the region, the musician beats his hand on the side of a small hand-held drum as he sings. Oh la lei li – he repeats it, and we are invited to sing it back to him, each time louder than the first.

Such a simple, but powerful tune. One by one, we get up and move our hips to the beat of the drum, oblivious to our surroundings. The beautiful voice echoes around us, it bounces off the rugged desert dunes flanked by palm trees and reaches out across the powerful waters. All the while, our felucca, or traditional Egyptian sail boat, moves effortlessly along the mighty river, as other boats have done for centuries before.

As the music dies down and the dancing stops, we get lost in private thoughts, humbled by the history of this powerful waterway – the majestic Nile.

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Egyptian British Real Estate
Reptiles found in Saudi's luggage
Police had become suspicious when X-ray machines at the departure gate gave odd readings. Among the reptiles they found was a cobra, squirming to escape.
News
 
Baby Crocodile
Baby crocodiles

Snakes, chameleons and baby crocodiles were found in the 22-year-old's bags as he tried to board a Saudi-bound flight.The animals were confiscated and turned over to Cairo Zoo.

Brief panic

The passenger, who said he was unaware that transporting live reptiles was illegal in Egypt, was later allowed to return to Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

He had claimed the animals were needed for scientific research.

Witnesses told Egyptian state news agency Mena how the discovery triggered a brief panic among security personnel at the airport.

Mena reported that the haul included about 250 baby crocodiles.

"This is the largest smuggling attempt of Nile crocodiles in the whole of aviation history," the agency quoted airport vet Yusef Mamduh as saying.

In May, another Saudi national was caught carrying 700 live snakes in his hand luggage at the Cairo airport.

At the time, he told authorities that snakes were often kept by shopkeepers in glass jars or used as pets. '

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Coppa Cabana Ice Cream

Med Red Rally 2008 Kicks Off!

The Med Red Rally, in its 4th year, once again welcomes seasoned and new sailors to explore the Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea,African Coastline and Sinai Peninsula.

News
Tawila island

Tawila island

Tel Aviv, Israel – Rally Commodore Easy Swissa and Rally Co-Founder Eitan Fridlander announce the routes of MedRedRally 2008, the fourth annual MedRedRally, and welcome sailors to register for this fun and exciting sailing experience. Highlights include hot air ballooning in Turkey, exploring the Cypriot coastline, visiting the Holy sites of Israel, tranzit the Suez Canal, and walking among the wonders of Egypt. Participants have a choice of 4 diverse routes:

MedRedRally (May 10 – June 19)
MedRace (May 10 – 15)
MiniMedRed (May 10 – May 22)
MedFunTurkey (June 6 – 19)

MedRedRally 2008 will set sail May 10th from Tel Aviv heading towards Port Said. There the yachtsmen have a choice to continue down the Suez Canal to the Red Sea stopping i along the African coast for scuba diving, and visiting the wonders of Luxor or staying in the Mediterranean and sailing to Alexandria and El Alamein to visit the Siwa Oasis and the WesternDesert with the MiniMedRed group. Sailors with a taste for racing can participate in the MedRace. The MedRace, governed by IRC rules, combines a friendly competitive spirit with site seeing of the pyramids and Cairo.

May 30th, all the yachts will return to Herzliya for a week of touring Israel; the Dead Sea, Massada, Jerusalem and Jaffa. Then on June 6th they will set their compasses northwest for Kyrenia, Cypress to be followed by a number of Turkish delights…Finike, Kekova, Fethiye, Marmaris and more. The MedFunTurkey leg, like the other routes, will be marked with a series of parties, jeep tours, nature hikes and visits to historical sites.

For more information please contact

Ruth Schilling
Med Red Rally Coordinator
P.O.Box 26302 Tel Aviv 61262, Israel
Tel: ++972-54-4413080
Fax:++972-153-77-4661896
Skype:ruthschilling
www.med-red-rally.com
email: info@med-red-rally.com


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Egypt: How bazaar

When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do.

Feature Article
Khan-Al Khalili Souk in Cairo

Khan-Al Khalili Souk in Cairo

Continued from last weeks issue. click here to read no 1 of "When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do."

2. Learn to haggle

Egyptians are natural barterers. They will charm you in a remarkable array of foreign languages (often without a hint of an accent) in order to sell you their wares perfumes, papyrus, jewellery, rugs, scarves and spices. As a result, even the least gullible of tourists can find themselves being relieved of exorbitant amounts of cash. One way of avoiding this is to learn the rules of haggling - and have fun with it.

The basic barter rules are:
1. Determine your starting price (a third of the seller's opening bid is usually a good gauge)
2. Be patient, and never negotiate without a smile on your face.
3. Learn to say no (la shukran) if you're not interested.
4. Once you are invited to share a cup of shai (strong minted tea), negotiations are seriously under way.
5. Be prepared to walk away - the moment you do, you'll often get the price you're happy to pay.

Great places to indulge in a haggle are the Aswan bazaars and the Khan-Al-Khalili souk in Cairo.

No. 3 on the list of things you absolutely must do in Egypt will follow next week.


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Hurghada, a water paradise in Egypt.
Featured Article

Hurghada

The city of Hurghada is one of the best know coastal cities in Egypt. Mainly if the intention is to do leisure activities in the water. Located in the southeast of the country, on the shore of the Red Sea, there are over 20 kilometres of beaches there. The different tones of blue of the sea, which range from dark to turquoise, attract the attention of visitors.

"A series of leisure activities are proposed to local visitors. The main one is diving", explained Aziza Osman, of the Tourism Office at the city. This sport is not, however, the only sea activity practiced in Hurghada. The city is renowned worldwide for other sports like windsurf, sailing and deep-sea fishing.

"In truth, the fact that the water on the coast of Hurghada is naturally warm causes the sea to be ideal for the breeding of rare fish and for the growth of coral reefs of incomparable beauty," stated Hanz Weber, a German tourist who has been visiting Hurghada regularly for almost 15 years.

According to him, the authorization of an excessive number of tourist complexes has affected the reefs, but the government of Egypt, according to Weber, has become aware of the matter in recent years, considering the effects that disorganized urbanization can have on nature..

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whats on, whats new
 
 
Les BonBons International Nursery
Caring for your children.
Community News
Les BonBons

Les BonBons International Nursery

Les BonBons is the ideal place for the care, safety and education of young children. We cater ....for all ages between 8 months up to school age.

We will help them develop English, French and Arabic language skills plus Art & Music.

Les BonBons is happy to care for your child from an hour to a full day.

Our opening hours are from 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week and othertimes by special arrangement.

If you are busy Les BonBons is happy to help you look after your child for 1 hour for FREE!

Please call us at : 010 570 70 19 or 010 344 41 21


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Bull Boy Magazine
Bullboy Magazine
Community News
Bullboy

Bullboy

We are proud to announce the launching of the all new “Bullboy” magazine.

This is a magazine for all the friends of Egypt, business owners and managers.

Bullboy is inviting all of you to become apart of this undertaking and to introduce your own unique an personal concepts.

We would like to establish a solid foundation for this magazine right from the start, to enable its success and growth in the future.

If we all contribute our ideas and plan together the success of this magazine is unlimited and we can all profit from each others experiences.

I’d say it is a smart choice to work together in order to fulfil our goals and dreams.

I thank God for everything I have acomplished so far and for everything I am able to do.....

Contact Mohamed Abdallah Tel: 065 344 44 14 or 010 663 31 61

Email: bullsman7@gmail.com


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Drifters will be getting a facelift
Closing for 2nd Anniversary Renovations from Sunday19th August and re-opening on Saturday 25th August 2007
Community News
  Drifters

Drifters

On Saturday 25th August DRIFTERS will re-open to celebrate their Second Anniversary, a special barbecue will be served for the occasion and Osama may even be spotted wearing a suit.

The evening barbecue menu will also include pork products so if you fancy pork chops, cumberland sausages etc book early to avoid disappointment.

Reservations Tel:010 522 6413

Come join the Anniversary Celebration Party

Drifters is the official distributor for Marsden Pork Products in the Red Sea. For wholesale enquiries call: 010 522 6413 or email:drifters_redsea@yahoo.com


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Escape to Soma Bay
The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea
Community News
Soma Bay

Soma Bay

  • Award winning 18 hole Championship golf course
  • 9 hole Challenge course and golf academy
  • State of the art thalasso-therapy centre and spa
  • Luxurious treatments at our Leading Spa of the World
  • Superior diving and snorkelling at our spectacular house reef
  • World class water sports including sailing, wind and kite surfing
  • Pristine sandy beaches with stunning panoramic view
  • A choice of 5 star hotel resorts and fine cuisine
  • Day, weekend and weekly special rates for residents

    Visit our oasis of tranquillity, just 45 minutes south of Hurghada

    Tel: +20 65 354 2333
    Email: info@somabay.com
    www.somabay.com

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Villa Kunterbunt
Musical & Dance Show
Community News
Villa Kunterbunt

Villa Kunterbunt

Alla Sabirowa

Dance Company Hurghada

Music & Dance Show

Friday 17 & 24 August 2007

From 8.30pm till late


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Freds Swim Academy
Little Frogs Wanted
Community News
Freds Swim Acadamy advert

Freds Swim Academy

"Swim like a frog not like a dog!

Little Frogs Wanted!


A special occasion we offer from
23 - 26 August 2007 (Thurs/Frid/Sat/Sun)
the possibility to join our famous swimming courses for:-

Water babies (3-24 months) - daily 9am

Aqua Tots (2-4 years) - daily 10am

Splashing Rascals (4 years +) - daily 11am


Information & Application

At our desk in Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort.

Tel: 010 136 4404 / 012 345 9004

info@swimtrainer-egypt.com
www.swimtrainer-egypt.com


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amusement
 
Pretty Wrapped Headband

Headbands are hot accesories this summer, so your little fashionista is sure to want one. Use your imagination to change the colors and pattern of this easy-to-make headband..

parents & kids
Headband

This project is rated EASY to do.

What You Need

  • Embroidery floss in your favorite colors)
  • Buttons
  • Plastic headband
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

What You Do

1. Place a small dot of hot glue at one end of the headband on the inside. Place the starter end of your embroidery floss on the hot glue and start wrapping it tightly around the headband.

2. If you want to change colors, snip the thread you’re using and then put a dab of hot glue to tack the new thread into place. To get the effect in our picture, double up with two colors.

3. To add buttons, simply run the embroidery floss through the buttonholes and position the button on top of the headband. Then, continue wrapping with floss.

4. When you reach the other end of the headband with your floss, tack it in place with hot glue.

Notes:

1. Embroidery floss is available near the sewing, knitting and cross-stitch items at your local craft supply or discount department store.

2. Use buttons, pony beads, or other jewelry beads to decorate your headband.

3. If you plan to use this headband frequently, run some white craft glue around the bottom ends of the headband, across the floss, and let dry completely. This will hold the floss in place even more securely.ou will need help from an adult or adult to punch the holes in the juice cans and cut the rope.

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Garlic
Nutrition Facts
Article
Garlic

Garlic

Although garlic may not always bring good luck, protect against evil or ward off vampires, it is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience.

Fresh, dried and powdered garlic are available in markets throughout the year, however, fresh varieties from California are in season from June through December.

Garlic is arranged in a head, called the "bulb," averaging about 2 inches in height and diameter consisting of numerous small separate cloves. Both the cloves and the entire bulb are encased in paper-like sheathes that can be white, off-white or pinkish. Although garlic cloves have a firm texture, they can be easily cut or crushed. The taste of garlic is like no other-it hits the palate with a hot pungency that is shadowed by a very subtle background sweetness. While elephant garlic has larger cloves, it is more closely related to the leek and therefore does not offer the full health benefits of regular garlic.

Health Benefits

Garlic is an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C and a good source of selenium.

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Westar watch for sale.

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Westar

Westar watch for sale

Westar watch in very good condition for sale.

Price as new : 700 LE.

Selling price: 350 LE.

For more information: tamermokhtar_@hotmail.com

 


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Emperor divers seeks full time Administrator
Sharm El Sheikh
job vacancies
A vacancy has arisen for a full time Administrator to join our busy Reservations Team at Emperor Divers based in Sharm El Sheikh, starting straight away!

If you have experience of working in administration, IT skills would be advantageous, but excellent customer service / interpersonal skills and plenty of initiative and drive are essential. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the day diving reservations process, from answering initial enquiries to taking bookings, so we need someone who is confident in dealing with our guests as well as being a great multi-tasker. What's more, you would also have an integral role with regards to our Computerised Reservations System which will include maintenance and updating.

There will be a lot to learn and that's why we would prefer a certified diver to join us, ideally with experience of working within the diving industry and as we want someone to join the team as soon as possible, it would be great if you are already in Egypt.

We would prefer the successful candidate to be native English. Alternatively you must be able to speak and write English fluently.

If you fit the bill for this full time role then we would like to hear from you.

Please send your full CV including salary expectations to Sarah Harvey, Human Resources, Emperor Group ( human.resources@emperordivers.com ) and quote reference number ED027 by Thursday 23rd August.

 


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Real Estate Sales Executives
Soma Bay
job vacancies

 

Soma Bay, the Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea, is searching for Sales Executives to promote its increasing range of luxury resort homes.
Prospective candidates should have:
• Fluency in German or Italian, and English
• Additional languages also preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Professional presentation and interpersonal skills
• Ability to organize and schedule workload and appointments
• Previous experience in sales or customer-focused environment

Positions are based at Soma Bay but may offer some flexibility in working hours. A motivating salary is available for the right candidates.
For more information please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to:
info@somabay.com
www.somabay.com



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Equipment for sale
for sale
  •   For Sale

    For sale

  • Double Bladder BC Inflated 94 lb Lift (price: $400)
  • Stainless Steel Back Plate 5.5 lbs (price: $160)
  • Primary Reel - 330 ft (price: $85)
  • Regulator (prise: $882.30)
  • Submersible Pressure Gauge (price: $302.60)
  • OMS Emergency Deployment System (price: $128)
  • Regulator (price: $552.50)
  • Submersible Pressure Gauge (price $231.20)

 

Contact: Hesham 010 680 9680 or Email: indalito@intouch.com


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Babycar Cosco "Geoby"
Childs Pushchair
for sale
  Babycar

For sale

Only been used for 6 months, in very good condition. Comfortable to use and easy to transport.

Price 1200 L.E.

 

Please contact Elena on

mobile: 0161611571

 



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