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articles
Spend sunny winter days in Marsa Alam!
Sports: Egypt 3-0 Sudan
Tamer Hosni’s Big Heart
Sharm El Sheikh hotel 'best in Africa'
Top 5 Incredible Scuba Diving Destinations
Go, go, go
Popular Egyptian movie star files complaint in model pageant row
Egypt attracts German tourists
Happy to go a pharaoh way for a good cause
Top Rated Egypt Attractions
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Escape to Soma Bay
NEW! Pre-School section
amusement
Crafts: Puffy Heart
Nutrition Facts: Yogurt
classifieds
Foreign person for nursery required
Spa Receptionist wanted for 5* Leading Spa in Soma Bay
Office position available
Administrator needed
Diving instructor needed
Looking for a flat to rent
Live-aboard Yacht for sale

 
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Spend sunny winter days in Marsa Alam!

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The three Corners Fayrouz Resort
The Three Corners Fayrouz Resort

Are you tired of cold weather and gray sky?!

Spend your Winter holidays on the splendid Red Sea coast in Marsa Alam!
Enjoy the beautiful beaches and the breath taking underwater world of one of the leading diving destinations of the world.

Book an unforgettable vacation in Marsa Alam and experience the romantic ambience of The Three Corners Fayrouz Resort.

Special offers until the end of February starting from 29 Euro p.P/night, with All Inclusive meal plan.

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Egypt 3-0 Sudan

Aboutreika brace for holders

Sport News
 
Mohamed Aboutreika
Mohamed Aboutreika

Mohamed Aboutreika hit a brace as Egypt took a giant step towards quarter-final qualification at the African Nations Cup with a 3-0 victory over Sudan.

Aboutreika scored twice in the last 12 minutes adding to a Hosni Abd-Rabou penalty in the first half as the Pharaohs moved to six points in Group C, three ahead of Cameroon and Zambia in second place.

However, the defending champions were made to work hard for the win by the unfancied Sudanese, who started out strongly.

In the fourth minute Haitham Mustafa laid the ball on for Haytham Tambal on the left side of the penalty area, but goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary did well to hold on to a firm shot.

Six minutes later Mohamed Zidan created the first opportunity for Egypt when he managed to pull away from his marker down the middle, before Omer Bakhit did enough to put the striker out of his stride.

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Tamer Hosni’s Big Heart

News
 
Tamer Hosni
Tamer Hosni

It is unfortunately common for artists to be blinded by the limelight and forget what is happening around them and hence do very little about it. However, one man who hasn’t forgotten what his country did for him and that there are needy people everywhere is Tamer Hosni. In an attempt to make a change Tamer has decided to go on a tour with the title ‘Bahebek Ya Balady’ which will cover several cities in Egypt, what is special about this tour is that Tamer will make no financial gain from it. Tickets to his concerts will be priced at approximately 5 E.P and all the revenue will be donated to Egyptian charities.

In a statement made to the press Tamer says he has been considering this for a while and that he doesn’t care if this affects his career badly as long as he can help the needy children out there. Tamer will be visiting approximately 27 areas in Egypt and will be setting up an email and phone number for any companies wishing to make donations to his cause. I personally think this initiative is outstanding! If every artist decided to use their fame not to get into clubs but to help the needy then the world would be a different place.

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Sharm El Sheikh hotel 'best in Africa'

Sharm El Sheikh is home to the best hotel in the Middle East and Africa, according to Gallivanter's Guide

Travel News
 
Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh
Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh

The 2007 Gallivanter's Awards for Excellence named the Four Seasons in Sharm El Sheikh the best hotel or resort in the region.

Recent years have brought a number of accolades for the Four Seasons from the Gallivanter's Guide, including a spot in the top five resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2006.

As a brand, Four Seasons was named the best hotel group worldwide, with ten first-place listings across all categories.

Lyn Middlehurst, editor of the Gallivanter's Guide, described the chain as the "benchmark for excellence" in the 21st century.

Sharm El Sheikh is one of the world's most popular hotspots for luxury travel, with many people heading there to explore its famous diving locations..

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Top 5 Incredible Scuba Diving Destinations

The tourism sector is flying high into the new year, buoyed by new hotels, global alliances and a focus on human resources

Article
 
Red Sea Underwater
Red Sea Underwater

Scuba Diving in warm, tropical water is great enough, but when the combination of perfect water conditions with amazing visibility and underwater life will create an incredible scuba diving destinations.

The following destinations for scuba diving are worth saving for and traveling to:

1. Red Sea Egypt - The Red Sea is unforgettable. The underwater sea life is colorful, electric and diverse. The bright coral and 1000's of colorful fish are plenty. There are many eels, snappers, barracudas, sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, surgeonfish and much more.

Click here to book your Scuba Diving in the Red Sea.

Click here to view destinations ranked from 2 to 5.

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Go, go, go

The Middle East Karting Cup lightens up the path of discerning upcoming Arab champions in motorsport

News
 
Race
The race in Sharm

Sharm El-Sheikh, the city of peace, hosted the exciting Middle East Karting Cup 2008 (MEKC), the first event of its kind in Egypt, in Ghibli Raceway on Saturday. The race is certified by the International Automotive and Karting Federation (CIK-FIA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority, and under the supervision of the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt (ATCE), the official representative of CIK-FIA in Egypt.

Twenty-six countries participated in the three-day tournament. Ghibli raceway, which co-hosts the championship in conjunction with the Autodrome raceway in Dubai, is a three series tournament, beginning and finishing in Sharm El-Sheikh. The second series is in Dubai from 27 February to 1 March while the third and final round is scheduled for April.

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Popular Egyptian movie star files complaint in model pageant row
News
 
Alesandra Alores
Alesandra Alores

Popular Egyptian movie star Khaled Abul Naga has threatened to take action against a German hotel group in a row triggered by his anger over the outcome of a "top model" contest held in Egypt last week, Cairo media reports said Thursday. The daily al-Badeel newspaper reported that Abul Naga, who was one of the judges at the contest, has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Tourism in the wake of an incident after a German model was chosen the winner over a Brazilian contestant whom he had favoured.

The complaint accuses the German organising committee had forged the votes, while accusing Steigenberger hotel, one of the sponsors and the host of the event in Hurghada, of kicking him out of the hotel in the aftermath of the contest.

But Karim Boushra, the resident manager of the Steigenberger hotel, denied the allegations in remarks to Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

"We did not kick him out of the hotel. He stayed in the hotel two more days after the event and he asked us to book him a flight ticket to Cairo," he told dpa. Boushra also said that Abul Naga had been under the influence of alcohol at the top model contest.

Boushra noted that Steigenberger was not engaged in the selection process in the competition.

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Egypt attracts German tourists
Travel News
 
German flag
German flag

Egypt is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among German leisure travellers, new research has found. A survey by Urlaub Perfekt magazine found that the north African country was becoming a hotspot for holidaymakers from Germany.

Moreover Egypt was the only country outside of Europe that made into a list of the five most popular tourist destinations. The country's appeal was measured with a number of criteria, such as its affordability to visitors and the quality of its rental accommodation.

According to the BuyAssociation website, Egypt is especially popular with people who want to enjoy warm temperatures during the winter months.The online portal stated that its weather was 'guaranteed' to be good for the whole year, therefore making it a good option for foreign property buyers to consider.

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Happy to go a pharaoh way for a good cause
News
 
Cycling the Nile
Martin with his cycling mates

Riding by camel would be the norm for transportation when travelling alongside the River Nile in Egypt, one would presume, writes Simon Wesson.

However, a man from Panshanger decided to join 50 others and cycle along the 'longest river in the world' to help raise £2,700 for the Meningitis Trust.

Martin Reeve, 55, told the WHT that the 400km trek, from Esna to the Valley of the Kings, in desert terrain and 30 degree heat, was not a challenge just any 'Giza' could take on.

"I trained for seven months before the event and in this time I lost three stone, so I was prepared physically.

"It was really challenging though. It was so hot, a lot hotter than I expected it to be.

"It was a fantastic experience, but covering about 250 miles in five days is some going."

His bike, designed for all terrains, was the 'best he had ever ridden'.

"I trained on a bike that wasn't very good, so I was amazed how good this one was," he said. "At times the roads were awful and we were virtually cycling on sand, but it was so easy to use.

"Everyone was provided with a bike. I cannot believe how well organised the event was."

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Top Rated Egypt Attractions
Egypt
Egypt's Attractions
 
Abydos
Abydos

Abydos - Temple of Sethos

The chief feature of interest is the Temple of Sethos I, Strabo's Memnonium. This magnificent structure, completed by Sethos's son and successor Ramesses II, was almost completely excavated in 1859 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (1821-81) the expense of the then Viceroy, Said.

The temple complex is laid out on three levels. The walls are built of fine grained limestone, the columns, architraves and door posts of a harder limestone. The layout differs in many respects from that of other Egyptian temples. There are not one but no fewer than seven chapels, dedicated to Osiris, Isis, Horus, Ptah, Re-Harakhty, Amun and the deified Sethos. The front partof thetemple is thus divided into seven individual temples, each with its own doorway, and the chambers behind the chapels are not arranged behind one another, as in other temples, but side by side. Another unusual feature is the wing, containing various subsidiary chambers, which branches off the main structure at right angles structure at right angles.

whats on, whats new
 
 
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
News
Corporate Blogging

Corporate Blogging

Spot Local have been updating their own corporate blog which can now be viewed by clicking on the link spotblog The aim is to add interesting topics for our subscribers and to keep this updated weekly.


Topics

Living in Hurghada - let´s do some sports ... read more

How Internet is benefit to me and my family? ... read more

We invite you the subscribers to leave your comments
.

This concept as yet is an untapped source of advertising on the internet which is now gaining momentum.

The idea of blogging has been around now for a couple of years the most popular sites being Myspace, Yahoo 360, Blogger and Facebook. Now corporate companies are building blogs aimed at attracting additional advertising for low revenue expenditure.

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Escape to Soma Bay
The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea.
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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 snorkeling 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


NEW! Pre-School section
Community News
Les Petites
Les Petites

Our preschool is for kids from 3 years and up,
with National, International and European sections.
With our program your child will be prepared
for any school of your choice.

Contact Marika on 012 393 4407 for further information.

• Nursery from 3 months up to 3 years
• Pre-school from 3 years and above
• Kids club with after school activities and homework assistance for 4 years and above
• Language classes
• Babysitting service day and night
• Organising birthday parties and events

www.lespetiteselgouna.com
amusement
 
Puffy Heart

This fun craft project is perfect for the classroom setting. Few supplies are needed and it can be altered for younger age groups

parents & kids
Puffy Heart

Puffy Heart

What you will need:

• Pink and white tissue paper, cut into 1” squares
• White craft glue
• Scissors
• Piece of card stock or construction paper
• Pencil with an eraser

How to make it:

1. Cut out a heart shape from the construction paper or card stock.

2. Put white craft glue into the center of the heart, shaped like a heart.

3. Using the eraser end of a pencil, place the eraser into the center of a white tissue paper square. Twist the tissue paper square around the eraser and dot it onto the glue. Continue this process until entire middle of the heart is covered with white tissue paper. See photo.

4. Repeat the process from step #3 with pink tissue paper for the border of the heart.

5. Glue a hanger to the back if you like.

Tip:
Instead of a hanger, try gluing a magnet strip to the back and hang on your fridge!

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Yogurt
Nutrition Facts
Article

Yogurt

Yogurt

Not only is yogurt a wonderful quick, easy and nutritious snack that is available year-round, but researchers are finding evidence that milk and yogurt may actually add years to your life as is found in some countries where yogurt and other fermented dairy products (like kefir) are a dietary staple.

Yogurt is a fermented dairy product made by adding bacterial cultures to milk, which causes the transformation of the milk's sugar, lactose, into lactic acid. This process gives yogurt its refreshingly tart flavor and unique pudding-like texture, a quality that is reflected in its original Turkish name, Yoghurmak, which means "to thicken."

Health Benefits

Our food ranking system qualified yogurt as a very good source of calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin-vitamin B2 and iodine. Yogurt also emerged from our analysis as a good source of vitamin B12, pantothenic acid-vitamin B5, zinc, potassium, protein and molybdenum. These 10 nutrients alone would make yogurt a health-supportive food. But some of the most interesting health information about yogurt comes from a different context-its potential inclusion of live bacteria.

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Foreign person for nursery required
El Gouna
job vacancies
 
Les Petites
Les Petites

Les Petites El Gouna is searching for a foreigner to work in their nursery.

Do you like working with kids ages 2 - 3 years?

Do you speak and write good English?

We offer you a job for 6 days per week from 08.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Experience, residents of El Gouna and Hurghada do have priority.

Please contact us 012 393 4407 for further information
or write an e-mail: Marika@lespetiteselgouna.com.


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Spa Receptionist wanted for 5* Leading Spa in Soma Bay
Soma Bay
job vacancies


We are currently looking for Spa Receptionists for our Spa & Thalasso Center Les Thermes Marins des Cascades in Soma Bay.

Job profile
Be the first contact person for our guests
Make reservations with our special spa reservation software
Book packages
Different administrational work

Your profile
Fluent in English (German or French a plus, but not a must)
Good computer skills
Friendly, outgoing personality
Able to work in a team
Good organizational skills

What we offer
1-year contract
Net salary paid in Euro
Flight from home country in Europe to Egypt at the beginning of the contract
Flight from Egypt to home country in Europe at the end of the contract
28 days paid annual leave
6 days work per week / 8 hours per day
1 day off per week
3 daily meals at senior staff cafeteria
Free single accommodation in staff house in Soma Bay
Health insurance in Egypt according to company policy
Transportation from/to Hurghada can be organized

Please send your CV including photo to:

Swenja Schotte
Assistant Thalasso Manager
s.schotte@residencedescascades.com
or call us: +20 010 3400 352


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Office position available
Hurghada
job vacancies


Employee for following departments is required:
Sales & customer service, administration, stock control, accounting.

This position requires a person with


• self-organization
• willing to take responsibilities
• flexible to job development and who likes teamwork
• Previous experience in an administrative position is a must
• Very good level in both spoken and written English
• 2nd language spoken and written is a +
• Good computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat, Internet)
• Previous experience in diving business is highly regarded
• Egyptian or International Driving license is a plus

Send your CV to sales@skubba.com
Or call us on 012-1159541 to arrange an interview
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Administrator needed
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 as soon as possible.

We are looking for someone who has

• experience 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. In addition you'll be responsible for liaising with management regarding pricing of diving activities and then implementing these, along with other ad hoc duties

There will be a lot to learn and the position would be best suited to a certified diver ideally already living in Egypt. We would prefer the successful candidate to be native English, or alternatively 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 ED039.


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Diving instructor required
Sharm El Sheikh
job vacancies


Are you a certified Diving Instructor looking for work in tranquil location?


If so, you may be just what we’re looking for as an opportunity has arisen to join our small team in Nuweiba.

We're looking for someone who is preferably MSDT certified with Nitrox, who is passionate about both teaching and guiding and can give our guests the best holiday, bringing them back for more!

The location is a particular favourite for photographers, both professional and amateur.

If you are a fluent English speaker with additional EU languages we would like to hear from you.

We are offering the successful candidate a 12 month contract, monthly salary plus commission and accommodation/food.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to human.resources@emperordivers.com quoting reference ED041.


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Looking for a flat to rent
Hurghada
to rent


German male is looking to rent (long term) flat with garden in central Hurghada.

Please contact
Tel.: 0181 479 344


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Live-aboard Yacht for sale
Sharm El Sheikh
For sale
 
Yacht
Yacht

• 76 Feet (23meters) long
• 18 Beds (two triple rooms upstairs, four double bedrooms and one master
• bedroom with four beds downstairs)
• 2 Bathrooms with hot water
• 2 fresh water tanks (2 tons each)
• Sundeck which can take up to 25 persons
• Large sitting room

- TV, Video, CD player
- 35 life jackets
- VHF Radio
- 2 Air compressors and 20 tanks
- Scania Engine 420hp
- 2 Generators
- fully equipped kitchen
- Insurance on passengers and crew
- Search and Rescue Sharm Membership
- Dive Center License

Sale Price: 160,000 Euro

Contact: 010-100-4628 or 010-110-4628


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