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Special Hotel Offers
Diving with Whale Sharks in the Red Sea
Meteb explains Bristol snub, agent answers back
Justice ministry denies rumors of hiked marriage fees
Concern among Drivers and Limited Violations on the First Day of Traffic Act Enforcement
Add your classifieds online
whats on, whats new
Madinat Makadi Golf Resort
Spot Movie Guide
Parents & kids: Beach Games
Body and soul:Hot mamas - how to keep your cool!
Management Opportunity in Nuweiba jobs
Instructor Couple wanted in Marsa Alam jobs
Staff wanted in Nuweiba Jobs
Customer Service Coordinator jobs
Furniture for sale
Household sale due to move back to Europe For Sale
Lady Mares full suit + shorty 7 mm For Sale
Indian HandiCraft For Sale
Genius Tablet Real Estate
003 - apartment close to sea in Hurghada Real Estate
Semi detached villa - Mob 7 Real Estate
Looking for flat with garden Real Estate
Lux 3 br beach/pool/gym For Rent Real Estate

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Special Hotel Offers


Living in Egypt and want to spend your holiday at a Red Sea Resort? We have gathered some great offers only valid for Egyptians and residents. If you wish to book please contact us at

Ali Pascha, Captain’s Inn and Turtle’s Inn – El Gouna

Season Standard room H/B
01/09 – 30/09/2008
09/10 – 31/10/2008
01/08 – 31/08/2008 Single
01/10 – 08/10/08 Single

Above rates are per person, per night on Bed Breakfast basis, inclusive of service charge and taxes.

- No triple rooms in Turtle's Inn
- The above taxes are current and subject to change.

Children Policy (max. 1 kid in room pf parents)
- Children from 0 to 11.99 years old – 100% free of charge on BB basis only..
- 12+, full adult rate

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Emperor Divers Liveaboard

Diving with Whale Sharks in the Red Sea


Photo by Roger Jenkins

Photo by Roger Jenkins

Did these lucky divers witness the best ever Scuba dive in the Egyptian Red Sea? Four massive whale sharks chased a huge bait ball all day long at the Middle-Garden dive site - it was witnessed by both wide-eyed holidaying divers and incredulous dive guides.

There are many experienced professional divers in Sharm el Sheikh who will swear that 30th July 2008 saw the best days diving they have ever experienced - and this is some claim as the diving just in this part of the Red Sea can be very, very spectacular.

In the past, two dives sites have tended to monopolise the après-dive argument as to which is the best dive site in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula.

Some lucky divers have experienced the thrill of diving with the school of usually shy scalloped hammerhead sharks that congregate at the back of Jackson Reef in the Straits of Tiran. The ultimate hammerhead dive - in the warm summer months - can involve up to 40 of these powerful yet majestic predators. The other contender is the famed Shark Reef at the very tip of the Sinai Peninsular. At its best, Shark Reef can be an incredible place to be with massive schools of barracuda, jacks and snappers and perhaps a silky or grey reef shark sweeping in to feed.

Write by :Mark Fraenkel - Red Sea Diving College

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Meteb explains Bristol snub, agent answers back

Sport News

Emad Meteb

Emad Meteb

Emad Meteb claimed on Wednesday that he was misled by his agent prior to the collapse of his move to English side Bristol City.
The Ahly striker was set to complete a 1.5-million-English-pound move to Bristol but the deal subsequently fell through.

Bristol officials were infuriated by Meteb's participation in Ahly’s Champions League victory Zamalek on July 20, one day before he was due to link up with his new teammates.

The 25-year-old frontman blamed his agent Mohamed Hamid for the deal's cancellation. "Bristol manager Gary Johnson initially rejected my request to play against Zamalek. He told me not to feature in the game," Meteb told Dream TV.

"But I was keen to take part in the match. Ahly fans were hoping to see me step onto the pitch against Zamalek and I couldn't let them down. "I then contacted Johnson once again through Hamid, who told me that the manager still refuses to give me the green light to play one last game for Ahly.

"I eventually informed Hamid that I'm ready to pen a contract which takes effect on July 21 in order to have a chance to play with Ahly one day earlier. "Hamid consulted Johnson and later told me it was ok if I participated in the game.

"But I found out that my participation caused problems and that Johnson did not agree to let me play against Zamalek."

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Justice ministry denies rumors of hiked marriage fees


Marriage rings

Marriage rings

Rumors of a LE 4,000 fee for issuing marriage contracts to be applied starting yesterday, Aug. 1, had couples diving head first into matrimonial bliss, dodging what was to be an additional sum to the already hefty cost of marriage.

News had circulated throughout Egypt that the Ministry of Justice issued a decree stipulating the extra fee, but sources inside the marriage registrars department at the ministry denied the rumors.

“This is simply a rumor that has no basis whatsoever,” a ministry source told Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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Concern among Drivers and Limited Violations on the First Day of Traffic Act Enforcement


Remember the seatbelt

Remember the seatbelt

The Director General of Traffic started yesterday applying the new traffic. As usual on Fridays, the internal streets, and agricultural and desert roads witnessed relative quiet movement of vehicles, thereby leading to flow of traffic and limited violations.

Traffic officials declared emergency state, while traffic leaders were present in streets since the early beginning of the day.

On the first day of enforcing the law, al-Masry al-Youm observed the concern of some drivers over the new penalties, while others lacked information on the new law; they just 'heard' about it. On the other side, traffic officials implement the law articles and others say they did not 'receive any instructions'.

Traffic Directorate officials assured the citizens on the first day and denied enforcing strict penalties except on deserving violators. In Oroba Street, General Mohammed Mansour, director general of traffic, was standing on the platform beside a number of traffic leaders observing the flow of traffic.

Mansour stressed that the first day of enforcing the law was successful so far, as streets witnessed cooperation of drivers and locals with traffic policemen. He said that although the first day of enforcing the law was Friday, in which the traffic state is usually quiet, everyone adhered to the new traffic law

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Add your classifieds online

Add Classifieds

Add Classifieds

Finally the time has come where our readers are able to add their classifieds to

You will be able to:

- Add description
- Add multiple images
- Answer questions from people intrested in your classified
-Check out classifieds that may be interesting to you.
- besides selling and buying stuff, job search and real estate, users can now add their events in the new section
– completely free of charge.

Simply click here, sign up as a user and start adding.

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Madinat Makadi Golf Resort
Golf “par excellence” on the Red Sea!
only 15 km south of Hurghada
Community News
Madinat Makadi

Madinat Makadi

Touch golf, learn golf & play golf!

Golf Academy

• Driving Range (80 – 100 T-boxes) with target greens & bunkers
• 3 Championship practice holes
(Par 3/4/5/)
• 9 hole PAR 3 Executive Course
• Rental service – trolleys & golf clubs
• Pro- Shop
• Bistro Bar with sun terrace
• PGA Pros for single & group lessons

Summer 2008

• Opening 18 Hole Championship Course (Par 72)
• 6 Tee’s per hole , artificial lakes and fantastic view to mountain chains and the Red Sea
• Clubhouse with 1st class Restaurant, pool bar,
Pro-Shop and complete equipment rentals
• 5 star Boutique Hotel at the golf course

Multinational professional Management.
Service languages: Arabic, German, English, Spanish, Italian, French.

To View the full Brochure for Madinat Makadi, click here

Madinat Makadi Golf Resort
Tel. : 0020- 010 00725 78
Fax : 0020- 65- 3590038

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

TV Guide

Tuesday :

Action The Fugitive : MBC2 at 12:00 GMT/ 15:00 KSA
Action Ladder 49 : MBC2 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA
Horror The Grudge : MBC2 at 03:00 GMT/ 06:00 KSA
Romance One Special Night: MBC4 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA


Thriller Hannibal Rising: MBC2 at 01:30 GMT/ 04:30 KSA
Action The Terminator: MBC2 at 03:00 GMT/ 06:00 KSA
Drama One Hour Photo: MBC2 at 08:00 GMT/ 11:00 KSA
Comedy Double Take : MBC2 at 12:00 GMT/ 15:00 KSA

Thursday :

Comedy Meet the Fockers : MBC2 at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Thriller Open Water 2 - Adrift : MBC2 at 22:00 GMT/ 01:00 KSA
Action Mission: Impossible : MBC2 at 16:00 GMT/ 19:00 KSA
Romance Bed of Roses : MBC2 at 06:00 GMT/ 09:00 KSA
Drama The Stepford Wives : MBC2 at 00:00 GMT/ 03:00 KSA

Friday :

Drama Someone Like You : MBC2 at 10:00 GMT/ 13:00 KSA
Comedy 10Things I Hate About You : MBC2 at 16:00 GMT/ 19:00 KSA
Action Road to Perdition : MBC2 at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Drama What Lies Beneath : MBC2 at 22:00 GMT/ 01:00 KSA
Romance Punch-Drunk Love: MBC4 at 11:15 GMT/ 14:15 KSA

Saturday :

Horror Bless the Child : MBC2 at 22:00 GMT/ 01:00 KSA
Comedy Head Of State: MBC2 at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Action Swordfish: MBC2 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA
Drama Sense and Sensibility: MBC4 at 11:15 GMT/ 14:15 KSA

Sunday :

Romance Meet Prince Charming: MBC4 at 11:15 GMT/ 14:15 KSA
Comedy Head Of State: MBC2 at 12:00 GMT/ 15:00 KSA
Comedy Employee of the Month: MBC2 at 18:00 GMT/ 21:00 KSA
Horror The Grudge 2: MBC2 at 21:30 GMT/ 00:30 KSA
Thriller City of Ghosts: MBC4 at 20:00 GMT/ 23:00 KSA

Beach Games

Parents & Kids

Beach Games

Beach Games

Keep the kids busy on your beach vacation with plenty of fun games, toys, crafts, and learning activities. These ideas for beach games and play are easy for parents and fun for kids.

Beach Games:
Plan a Pirate Treasure Hunt. Use a plastic or wooden toy treasure chest. They're in the discount stores right now with the Pirates of the Caribbean toys. Bury the treasure box in the sand for an authentic treasure dig. You can do the treasure hunt one of two ways. Make a map with landmarks and an X for the treasure box. Or, write clues on slips of paper that lead the children from one clue to the next until they reach the treasure chest. Put a surprise in the treasure box, such as a note for the finder to get a special treat.

Beach Sports. Most don't require a lot of expensive equipment. Pack heavy-duty water guns and a beach ball for Water Squirtball. Family Fun describes the backyard version, but this is a great game for the beach. Simply draw your zones with lines in the sand. Use the big water guns to squirt the ball into your zone and keep your opponent from squirting it into his. Rubber horeshoes on the beach can be played by all ages together. Find an inexpensive set for kids and adults to play during active beachtime. Another classic beach game is kite-flying. Find one that is sturdy enough to hold up to strong ocean winds.

Wave Racing. Kids usually invent this game themselves. But, if they don't think of it, have them line up at a safe spot with floats in the ocean; catch a wave; and race to be the first to hit the beach.

Beach Darts. Use a stick to draw a huge dartboard in the sand. Put points in each ray with the most points in the small center, just like a dartboard. Use bean bags to toss and play; keep score in the sand. Family Fun recommends this game using shells and other beach finds to throw at the board.

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Hot mamas - how to keep your cool!

Body and soul

Pregnant woman

Pregnant woman

Being pregnant in the summer has its advantages and disadvantages. You can float (if that's the right word!) around in feminine, floral clothes rather than being draped in the Chairman Mao-like black suits of winter. The longer evenings mean you can take relaxed strolls at a cooler time of day, and the sunny weather (we hope!) will add a nice colour to your pregnancy glow.

However, if you are quite far on in your pregnancy, the summer can prove to be a very uncomfortable time of year. That's why we have compiled a series of tips, with the help of some of our antenatal clubs, to help you make the most of the longer days and shorter nights.

At Work:
1) It’s easy to become dehydrated, so drink plenty of water; if you prefer hot drinks, try herbal tea or decaffeinated coffee to avoid the diuretic effect.

2) If you’re travelling, or if you don’t have a fridge at work, fill a plastic bottle to around the three-quarters mark with water and freeze it overnight. Keep it next to your water bottle during the day so your drink stays cool, and when it melts you’ll have another supply of cold water.

3) Hold your wrists in cold water for 30 seconds – it’ll cool you down.

4) Spritz your face with water.

5) Negotiate flexible hours with your boss

1) Check out which supermarkets have air conditioning and try to shop at off-peak times.
2) Use a home delivery service such as an internet supermarket to save you the hassle.

1) If you already have a busy toddler, rushing around with him means you won’t get a chance to relax – organise reciprocal babysitting with friends to give yourself a break.

2) At home, join in with your toddler’s paddling pool to cool your feet down; try to stay in the shade in the garden and invest in a large umbrella.

3) Try cool food such as jelly and ice cream for hot days (though make sure the ice cream is pasteurised and doesn’t contain raw eggs).

Clothes - Bare what you dare!:
1) Looser styles let the air circulate, and natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk let your skin breathe better.

2) Your feet get hotter in warm weather and may swell, so wear flat comfy shoes and use a cooling foot gel or spray.

3) If your hair’s long, keep it off your face and shoulders to cool you down.

For more tips click here .

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Management Opportunity in Nuweiba


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For Sale

Furniture for sale


For sale in Hurghada:
3 pers + 2 pers sofa,Hyndai tv,Reciever......... Click here


Household sale due to move back to Europe


Due to my move back to Europe at the end of November 2008, I want to sell my belongings ..... Click here


Lady Mares full suit + shorty 7 mm


Mares full suit 7 mm + shorty with short sleeves 7 mm for sale. Size 6 or L. Top quality with special layer on inside ..... Click here


Indian HandiCraft


Copper, Wooden, leather and Metal handicraft and decorative stuff imported from India for sale at very good prices. ..... Click here


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Real Estate

For long Term Rent Golf apartment or for sell


Nice apartment at the Golf Aria in El Gouna. Around 77 Sqm one bedroom and big living room, bar Kitchen. Full furnishing ....... Click here


003 - apartment close to sea in Hurghada


This 3-roomapartment is situated in El Waffa Area, at 5 minutes walk from the beach......... Click here


Semi detached villa - Mob 7


Semi-detached villa for sale.
Planned 4 bedrooms large open living area kitchen ,......... Click here


Looking for flat with garden


Flat for long-term rent (minimum 1 year) in Hurghada, preferred area Hadaba, El Helal or Dahar, wanted ,......... Click here


Lux 3 br beach/pool/gym For Rent


Wonderful 3 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all equipment......... Click here


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