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NEW! Spot Red Sea Video Section!
Diving and Snorkeling in Nuweiba
Earth Day 2008 Highlights
Zamalek confirm Wigan's Zaki bid
Suzanne Mubarak opens 3rd branch of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Hurghada
whats on, whats new
Experience Golf at Soma Bay
Wüste & SternE
Spot Movie Guide
SUMMER SWIMMING with Freds Swim Academy
amusement
Education Tips:Creative Kids
Body and soul: Hair Care Secrets
classifieds
Qu'ran lessons wanted
Vacancy in Butcher Shop
Sales & customer service, administration, stock control, accounting
Guest Relations Officer
Volunteer or intern to teach German or Italian
Boat for sale
2nd Hand Clothes for Woman for Sale

 
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Red Sea Videos

Do you think photos are not lively enough? Or do you just believe that videos offer better insights?!

Our Spot Red Sea Travel Guide has been extended. A new lively feature has been created: Red Sea Videos . Here you can watch all treasures of Red Sea's underwater world.
New videos this week:"

 

Wild Dolphins in the Red Sea

Diving in erg Sabina

Diving in erg Somaya

Erg Abu Ramada

You will also find videos of famous ship wrecks here

Now your are able to contribute your own Red Sea Videos!
Did you take a nice video on a desert safari or of a nice time in one of the resorts here?! Share them with others! All contributions are welcome!
Be sure that your name will be mentioned in each video.

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Diving and Snorkeling in Nuweiba

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Nuweiba Diving

Nuweiba and its divesites are pretty different to other divesites on the Sinai. In the southern areas of the Sinai, like Sharm El Sheikh, you will find mostly wall diving. In the north east part of the Sinai a landscape with canyons and valleys mixed up with sea grass areas and underwater mountains is the typical surrounding.

Nuweiba diving centres and dive schools offer divers of all calibres very much in the way of diving and many shallow reefs - perfect for snorkelers, dive beginners and experienced scuba divers. In the national park of Nuweiba also drop off diving for those of you who like to go a bit deeper is offered.

The dive sites are not as spectacular as those in Dahab or Sharm El Sheikh, they do however offer a wider variety of life, and have ideal conditions for the underwater photographer.. you will rarely encounter divers other than those from your group, this allows you to take wide frame of makro photos in complete peace. There is one very special dive site here, "MFO - The Sinker", there is a buoy that has been sunk here, which reminds one of a television tower. The National Park Abu Ghalum, one of the three national parks of the Sinai, offers cave diving, drop off diving. some drop offs go down to 120m, what lies beyond that is still unknown.

The best known dive sites probably are:

* Ras Shatany (10 km north of Nuweiba)
* MFO - The Sinker (close to the port)
* Pipeline (close to the base of the MFO)
* Ma'Serik (10 km south of Nuweiba)
* Ras Mamlah (35 km south of Nuweiba)

These trips are offered by all Dive Centres in Nuweiba, as the prices differ for each centre, please inform yourself in advance. As well all dive schools and centres in Nuweiba teach diving according to internationally accepted standards and are checked regullary by the Egyption Underwater & Lifesaving Federation and the Ministry of Tourism in Cairo.

Complete dive safaris are offered, often in combination with diving, jeep and camel trips. Nitrox dives are currently offered by Emporer Divers and Diving Camp Nuweiba. Technical diving is still taking its first steps in Nuweiba, inform yourself in advance about how far the needed infrastructure allows this.

Wreck diving is not possible in Nuweiba due to the unfortunate (or fortunate?) lack of wrecks, boat diving is currently only offered at the Diving Camp Nuweiba.

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Earth Day 2008 Highlights
Environmental News
 
Hepca Celebrates Earth Day 2008

Earth Day, the largest annual environmental event worldwide, took place on April 22nd this year and HEPCA joined up with many dive centres, hotels, events, organizations and individuals in a series of special events throughout the Red Sea.

Over in Safaga, the Sol Y Mar Paradise Resort hosted a full day’s program involving staff and guests, which included tree planting, a walk-a-thon and an interdepartmental clean up competition. A special Paradise exhibition was organized with a presentation on the Resort’s environmental activities and conservation tips. Guests were encouraged to submit Earth Day messages of hope and also contribute to a special mural. The day ended with a special movie showing, animation show and the presentation of awards to the day’s most active participants.

Also in Safaga, diving centres including Menadive, Luts Bay, Orca Safaga, Safaga Paradise, Shams Safaga, Holiday Inn and Aqua Diving Centre joined together to clean up the Safaga reefs and beach areas.

In Hurghada, HEPCA joined a group of 15 Marriott employees on a boat trip to Magawish Island. This was not your average day out however, as the team collected an incredible 175 mesh bags full of rubbish. After an environmental briefing, the team separated into two groups, one collecting rubbish and the second sealing the bags and moving them to the meeting point. The rubbish was delivered to the Marriott marina and then taken away for sorting and recycling.

 

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Zamalek confirm Wigan's Zaki bid

Sport News
 
Amr Zaki

Egyptian club Zamalek says it wants around $12 million (£6 million) for striker Amr Zaki

The Egypt star is a target for English Premier League team Wigan Athletic.

Wigan manager Steve Bruce has already had an offer of more than $8 million (£4 million) turned down.

"We met with club officials, but we still need to decide on financial matters," Zamalek President Mamdouh Abbas said.

Zaki helped Egypt triumph at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, scoring four goals in the tournament.

He was also in the team which claimed victory on home soil in the previous tournament two years ago.
In all he has scored 21 goals in 40 international matches, on top of his impressive club form.

He scored twice in front of Bruce as Zamalek earned a 5-1 win over Aluminium on Friday.

Zaki himself is keen on a move to the Premier League.
"We know that Zamalek have other offers for Zaki," his agent Mohamed Saied said. "But the player wishes to play in the Premier League, rather than any other European competition."

Zaki had a short spell with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2006, before returning to Cairo to sign for Zamalek.

Steve Bruce has made it clear he wants his side to score more goals next season.
"I think the most important thing for a club like ours is to get a striker who can make a difference," he said, before his interest in Zaki was revealed.
"That's where I would spend the money if I could source one."

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Classifieds

Suzanne Mubarak opens 3rd branch of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Hurghada

News
 
Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak

First Lady Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak opened Monday5/5/2008 a library in el-Gona village in Hurghada that will offer a chance for Hurghada visitors to get acquainted with Bibliotheca Alexandrina activities. Mrs. Mubarak also laid the foundation stone of a nursing school in Gouna.

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development established the two institutions. The foundation was founded in April 2001, with an endowment from the Sawiris family, to serve the goals of extending grants to fund projects implemented by partners, fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and supporting the creation of self-employment opportunities in addition to providing seed money for the start up of micro and small enterprises.

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inspected the main hall of the Hurghada library where visitors could read on computers about 55,000 of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina books which were digitally registered.

She also visited a cultural panorama hall where the 5,000 old Egyptian heritages could be screened in an attractive way and Bibliotheca Alexandrina activities could be followed up while taking place.

Mrs Mubarak also opened a nursing school for tertiary education where students will study for three years to be able to join the labor market.

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Experience Golf at Soma Bay
The Cascades - awarded no.1 golf course in the world
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Golf Course
Soma Bay
  • 18 hole Gary Player designed Championship Golf Course
  • 9 hole Par 3 Challenge course, Gary Player designed
  • 65 bay double ended Driving Range
  • 5 practice Chipping/Bunker and Putting Greens
  • Golf Academy with 4 PGA qualified Golf Professionals
  • Golf Lessons available 7 days a week in English, German, French, Italian and Arabic
  • Weekly Social Golf Tournaments

    Soma Bay - The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea


    For more information or to make a booking, contact:
    James Shippey, Director of Golf on +2 018 277 7172

    www.somabay.com


Wüste & SternE
Teilen Sie mit uns die Faszination der Sterne
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Desert tour
Wüste & SternE

Haben Sie nicht auch schon einmal in die unendliche Weite des Sternenhimmels geschaut und sich gefragt, welche Geschichten sich dahinter verbergen?

Verbringen Sie einige Tage in der einmaligen Atmosphäre der
Weissen Wüste. Vergessen Sie Raum und Zeit und lauschen sie der Mythologie der Sternenkunde unter dem „Ein Millionen
Sternenzelt“.

Unter der Anleitung der Hobby-Astronomin Paula Müller erleben Sie unvergessliche Tage und Nächte in einer für uns neuen
Umgebung. Sie erhalten die Möglichkeit, einen grösseren Einblick in die Sternenkunde, die Menschen und die Schönheit dieses Landes zu erhalten.
Teilen Sie mit uns die Faszination der Sterne und für das uns
unbekannte Land.

nächster Termin vom
25. - 27. Mai 2008

Weitere Termine auf Anfrage

Organisation Peter Wirth
International Hot Spring Hotel
und Whitedeserttours
Paula Müller
Wüste & Sterne - Individuell Erleben
Email: sternenpaula@gmx.de
Tel: 0105769788A

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Spot Movie Guide
No Teletext or Movie Guide? Find below great movies to be shown in this week
News
Tv Guide
TV Guide

Tuesday:

Action The Prime Gig : MBC2 at 00:00 GMT/ 3:00 KSA
Horror Stay Alive : MBC2 at 01:30 GMT/ 04:30 KSA
Drama Looking for an Echo : MBC2 at 03:00 GMT/ 06:00 KSA
Comedy The Grinch : MBC2 at 14:00 GMT/ 17:00 KSA

Wednesday:

Action Standoff: MBC Action at 02:00 GMT/ 05:00 KSA
Action Cypher: MBC Action at 23:00 GMT/ 02:00 KSA
Horror Red Eye: MBC2 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA
Drama The Moment of Truth: MBC4 at 00:15 GMT/ 03:15 KSA
Romance Days Of Our Lives: MBC4 at 08:00 GMT/ 11:00 KSA

Thursday:

Action Knight Rider: MBC Action at 03:00 GMT/ 06:00 KSA
Romance Win a Date With Tad Hamilton: MBC2 at 10:00 GMT/ 13:00 KSA
Drama The Santa Clause 2: MBC2 at 06:00 GMT/ 09:00 KSA
Action Days of Thunder: MBC2 at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Drama Lion Of The Desert: MBC2 at 12:00 GMT/ 15:00 KSA

Friday:

Drama In America: MBC 2 at 00:00 GMT/ 03:00 KSA
Comedy Kingdom Come: MBC Action at 04:30 GMT/ 07:30 KSA
Action The Matador: MBC 2 at 08:00 GMT/ 11:00 KSA
Drama The First Wives Club: MBC 2 at 16:00 GMT/ 19:00 KSA
Action Blood in Blood Out: MBC Action at 23:00 GMT/ 02:00 KSA

Saturday:

Action Armageddon: MBC Action at 10:00 GMT/ 13:00 KSA
Action Prison Break: MBC Action at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Drama Almost Salinas: MBC 2 at 04:30 GMT/ 07:30 KSA

Sunday:

Action Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: MBC 2 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA
Romance Playing Mona Lisa: MBC2 at 14:00 GMT/ 17:30 KSA
Action Another 48 Hours : MBC2 at 01:30 GMT/04:30 KSA
Drama Duets: MBC4 at 16:00 GMT/ 19:00 KSA



SUMMER SWIMMING with Freds Swim Academy
What's On
Let's Go


The days are getting longer and school vacation will start. Soon time comes to stay at the beach or enjoy a day at the pool. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your child learn with us the safe & fun way of swimming!

Join our actual courses now:

• Water Babies course for early water habituation on Tuesday 9.30 am
• Aqua Tots course for toddlers with first intro to basics of swimming on Sunday 10.30 am
• Splashing Rascals course to become a swimmer on different times
• Floating Ladies women courses to become a swimmer on early mornings
• Swimming Frogs Club to train all basic water skills and further swimming styles on Friday/Saturday morning

All requests or inquiry for swimming courses from 3 months up to 99 years, vacation courses, intensive courses, private courses upon your personal needs, Swimming Frogs Club for swimmers and further info at our reservation desk in Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort – Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10am until 12noon.
Info line 011 303 17 24
email:info@swimtrainer-egypt.com

Website:www.swimtrainer-egypt.com

Swim like a frog,
not just like a dog!



 
amusement
 
Creative Kids

4 Ways to Spark Their Imaginations

Parents & kids
Creative Kids

Do you want to raise a creative child? One who can come up with amazing ideas, amuse himself, solve problems and enjoy the magical side of childhood? Thought so. Problem is, today it seems like every toy and every children’s program focuses on education, not creativity.

But you can still foster the creative spark. Start by tweaking your attitude: while rules and statements such as, "No, no, the sky should be blue," can halt creative thinking, being open and non-judgmental encourages it.

And don’t be concerned that focusing on creativity will leave education behind. In fact, creative children are often better learners. "Creativity lets children develop their skills in a way that works for them," says Karen Halpern, a speech pathologist and creator of Thumbprint Adventures, a creative play-based program in Toronto. Her own six-year-old, for instance, can do basic multiplication: she figured it out on her own through playing.

Whether your goal is to raise the next Einstein, or just have a youngster who can tolerate long rainy days, here are four ways to light the creative fire under your child.

Free Playing:
If you’re finding that every night of the week is packed with soccer practice, piano lessons and tutoring, consider opening up some time for free play. "Just relax and let your children play as children," says Halpern. Avoid toys that can only be played one way or come with a long list of instructions. Instead, opt for things such as building blocks, dough, crayons and paper or just kitchen utensils. "Free play is about letting children solve their own problems, as opposed to showing them what the answer is," she says.

Music:
The greatest thing about being creative with music is how much fun it is. "It’s immediate, the response kids have," says Mike Whitla, director of Rainbow Songs, a preschool music program. Encourage your child to sing (and make up their own words or use funny voices), dance and try their hand at various instruments. And remember that the more children learn about music — how it works, how to play an instrument — the more they’ll be able to creatively experiment with it..

Storytelling:
Every child loves books, and every parent loves a child who reads: they’ll do well in school. But books and stores are also a great source of creative fun. When children learn they have the ability to take stories off the page, they feel empowered to let their own amazing ideas take over. Children of almost any age have the ability to compose their own tales, they just need some encouragement from you.

Drawing, Coloring and Crafts:
Isn’t doing crafts just creative by nature? Not always. Choose hand-on projects that include a component that your child contributes. Sometimes that’s as basic as choosing the colors they wish (No, the sky does not have to be blue!), or doing a project where you don’t have to follow the instructions word-for-word to get a fun result.

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Hair Care Secrets
Body and Soul

Healthy Hair

The way your hair looks can make or ruin your appearance completely. Beautiful hair completes any appearance. Your hairstyle has to be perfect for you to look your best. There are a few of hair care secrets that are very handy and will help you make your hair look wonderful. Read these hair care tips to make your hair look and stay they way you want them to.

• Do not shampoo your hair everyday. Hair that has not been washed for a day or two is easier to style. Infact washing your hair once every two or three days will actually make your hair healthy. Washing your hair everyday robs hair of essential oils and dries your scalp and hair.

• If you have oily hair squirt water at the roots. Water adds lift to the hair roots. You can sprinkle some baby powder to the roots of the hair as well. For dry coarse hair condition the ends of your hair well every time you wash them.

• If you want to tie your hair up in a bun, keep the bun loose. Finger comb your hair into a low disheveled bun.

• For sexy wavy hair use a sea salt spray. Mix sea salts in water and fill a spray bottle. Squirt sea salt on damp hair, scrunch your hair and let it air dry. As most of us have hair that has a natural wave and the sea salts will bring it out.

• While blow-drying your hair finger comb your hair and separate the tangles with your fingers. Dry your hair in this manner till your hair is almost dry and then use a brush.

• Bangs are the in thing. Layering hair with bangs is the perfect hairstyle. Keep the bangs thick and heavy or choose side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs paired with long layers look beautiful.

• Coloring your hair is another hair treatment option. It is a nice change from the way you normally look. But choose a hair color that will suit your skin color. Ask a professional to help you choose the right color for your skin tone.

• Cut your hair in layers, this will make you look a lot younger.

• While curling your hair before using Velcro rollers use curling irons. Squirt your dry hair with styling spray and then use a medium curling iron to curl 2-inch sections of hair before rolling hair in Velcro rollers.

• Color your hair regularly. Color your hair every 28 days by doing this you may actually prevent your hair from getting damaged.

• For shiny hair add a few drops of shine serum to water and squirt it on to your hair.

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Qu'ran lessons wanted
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German is looking for Qu'ran lessons. I want to learn more about Islam,
the qu'ran and the prayers.

If you are able to give lessons in either German or English, please
contact me at angel@sunshineangel.de


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Vacancy in Butcher Shop
Hurghada
Jobs


We are looking for presentable women from Europe and Egypt for the sales in a Porkbutcher in Hurghada.

• some experiences in this field (food, kitchen) expected
• good level in spoken English and other languages (egyptian, russian) as a bonus.
• a confident team player with self-organisation, willing to take
responsibilities.

If you want to apply to this position, please send your CV to:
HurghadaPorkButcher@yahoo.com
Starting date: Any time, Part and Fulltime
Contact details: Harald Krueger
Phone: 0127 41 61 33


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Sales & customer service, administration, stock control, accounting.
Hurghada
Jobs
  • 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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Guest Relations Officer
El Gouna
Jobs


Moevenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna is looking for a female Guest Relations Officer with experience in the hotel industry, preferably minimum one year in same or similar position in a five star hotel.

You are guest oriented, outgoing with a professional appearance and attitude? You speak and write fluent English and French and preferably another language such as Spanish or Italian and possess good computer skills.

Please send your CV with picture to: Annekatrin.runge@moevenpick.com


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Volunteer or intern to teach German or Italian
Al Quseir
Internship


The Learning and Development Ctr is offering internship programs to language teachers or students to teach German or Italian. The internship is an exchange for the teaching language courses for private flat accommodations for a minimum commitment of 6 weeks.

Our focus is to empower the citizens of the region, due to the influx of tourism, with knowledge and skills in order to better their lives. To experience life within another country and culture is truly the element that weaves all people together to create a tapestry of peace and goodwill.

Al Quseir is a charming town located on the spectacular coastline of the Red Sea. As a small town, one can still experience the traditions of a culture lost to many of the more modern cities.This is a winning experience for all. For further information, contact Suzanna at the LDC 065 3330357 or email: Suzanna@carpevitam-eg.org


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Boat for sale
For sale

 

Boat for sale

2 DAY - DIVING BOATS WITH PERMISSION FOR HURGADA

18 meter long wooden boat with long sun deck. Dive deck for scuba divers. In use right now but might need some basic cleaning and fixing, as last dry dock was in July 2007. 350 hp marine engine in good working condition. Permissions for 30 persons.
Price: 30 000 euro.

18 meter long wooden boat in traditional style with long front. Big and comfortable saloon in two floors and sunbathing space in front. One 300 hp marine engine in good working condition. Permissions for 30 persons. my

On dry dock now, May 2008. Bathrooms are renewed and the deck has got a new fiberglass floor. Shiny and clean, ready for work! Price: 35 000 euro.

LIVE ABOARD UNDER CONTRUCTION

28 meter long, well built boat in wood. 2 brand new 400 hp Daewoo marine engines installed. The boat is finished from outside, but still needs to be finished from inside. Price as it is now 170 000 euro.

Call 012-705 1216 (English) or 012-248 4015 (Arabic) today. Serious buyers only, thank you!
E-mail: wakinna@hotmail.com


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2nd Hand Clothes for Woman
For sale

Second Hand Clothes for Woman for sale in Hughada:

- Starting from size 40
- @ Good Prices

For any information or question please call: 010 955 7699


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