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15/12/2008
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And Then There Were Three
Egypt puts a stop to tourist convoys
Egypt's real estate market catches global attention
Egypt stun England to take women's squash team title
Add your classifieds online
Press Release
Cheeky Monkeys Hurghada has now relocated into Hadaba
 
whats on, whats new
Noël Party
El Gouna Mirage Cinema
Spot Movie Guide
Hurgahada Wind Forecast
Wind Forecast in knots
 
amusement
Parents & Kids :Little Christmas Tree Decoration
Lifestyle :How To Stop Over Eating
classifieds
Polish and swedish
Accountant needed
Teaching German to you
Sales Person
Piano Teacher needed
Mares Ladies Tropic 3mm Wetsuit
boat for sale
Apartment Cleaning
Dodge Durango for SALE
Diving Fins
Villa for rent
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And Then There Were Three

Travel News
 

Officially set to open next month

Officially set to open next month


Before renovations to Terminal 1 were completed in 2003, travelers passing through Cairo International Airport were often plagued by crowded gates and long lines at check-in counters. Five years after the upgrades, which upped the airport’s capacity to 11 million, crowding is still a problem due to steady increases in the number of travelers over the last seven years.

During busy periods, travel-weary tourists find themselves frustrated by the full waiting lounges, chaotic arrival and departure halls, and narrow corridors. And they aren’t afraid to say so.

Alice Bocco, visiting from Italy for the second time, says her arrival experience definitely tried her patience. “There were so many people and the corridor before exiting is narrow, so it took us forever to get out. That’s not a good [reflection] on an international airport.”

The troubles aren’t so much a result of poor planning or management, say airport authorities, but the lack of funding for new facilities. The funding shortage was solved when the World Bank agreed to give the Cairo Airport Company a loan to complete the project.

Mohamed Rahma, Egyptair’s communications manager, is certain Cairo International’s new Terminal 3, officially set to open next month, will solve crowding issues despite the fact the project’s completion was delayed three months. Egypt’s tourism industry is hoping the move could also help the nation achieve its tourism target of 14 million visitors per year by 2009 instead of 2011, as forecasted by the Ministry of Tourism.

The new terminal could also help the country deal with the repercussions of the global financial crisis, which may slow tourism here as Europeans and North Americans tighten their belts. Airport authorities hope that offering travelers quicker transfer times, more flights in and out of the region and greater luxury through new facilities will give them another reason to visit or change flights in Cairo.

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Egypt puts a stop to tourist convoys

Tourism News
 

Long outlived its usefulness

Long outlived its usefulness


End of security convoys will result in more freedom to explore Egypt independently and see obscure sights. For the past 10 years, if you wanted to see the treasures along the Nile and you didn’t want to go by boat, you had to travel in an armed convoy. Not any more.

In the wake of the 1997 attack at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, the Egyptian government obliged all foreigners travelling overland between the country’s main tourist centres to join armed convoys. This visible security was intended to dissuade attacks and reassure visitors, but it has long outlived its usefulness.

Ironically, in the absence of any attacks, the convoys have become the biggest danger: in high season, as many as 100 coaches and minivans have raced across the desert from the Red Sea resorts every day.

The effect of this rally on the antiquities, particularly in Luxor, has been disastrous. In spite of new parking facilities, neither the Valley of the Kings nor Karnak Temple is able to cope with the simultaneous arrival of thousands of visitors: when I visited the Valley of the Kings just ahead of the convoy a couple of weeks ago, there was only one guard on the gate to check tickets.

Things should be very different now. Even if you are only visiting Luxor, the end of the convoys should mean a (slightly) calmer visit to the main sights. Coaches will still arrive from the Red Sea, though, one hopes, not all at the same time.

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Egypt's real estate market catches global attention

Property News
 

It is a tourism superstar

It is a tourism superstar


Sam Zell, the property moghul who made billions in 2007 when he sold his Equity Office Properties (EOP) portfolio to Blackstone for $38 billion, recently shortlisted the top three property investment destinations - Brazil, China and (surprise!) Egypt.

After years of state-built housing, in the early 1990s, the Egyptian government allowed private housing projects. Soon, there was oversupply, developers went bankrupt, and from 1997 on there was a property crisis. Now the market is booming again.

House prices are rising strongly in Egypt. There are three key areas in Egypt - Cairo, Hurghada and Sharm Al Shaikh. Most appreciation has been in the new developments, such as New Cairo and in the new Red Sea projects.

Why Egypt?

For one, it is a tourism superstar. Traffic doubled between 2001 and 2006 and Egypt forecasts 13 million visitors in 2008, 19 per cent more than in 2007. Tourism and investment has been boosted by the free float of the Egyptian Pound in 2003, which suddenly made Egypt and Egyptian property much more affordable and popular. A benefit of tourism is that property investment for short-term rentals is a very viable proposition.

The incredibly low prices are another plus at an average of Dh220 per square foot. For prime residential property in a major city, comparable Middle East prices are Dh2,438 per square foot in the UAE, Dh760 in Lebanon, Dh536 in Morocco and Dh393 in Jordan. A new three-bedroom villa in New Cairo can cost Dh600,000. One-bedroom beachfront apartments in the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh go for average Dh150,000 and Dh260,000 respectively.

In 2001, the mortgage law was passed and this has ignited the mortgage market as banks can now repossess properties and evict defaulting owners. This has been positive for the property market.

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Egypt stun England to take women's squash team title

Sports News
 

Women's world team championship title

Women's world team
championship title


PARIS (AFP) — Egypt beat defending champions England 2-1 to win the women's world team championship title for the first time here on Saturday.

Egyptian number one Omneya Abdel Kawy, ranked seven in the world, saw off Jenny Duncalf, crushing the world number six, 11-1, 11-6, 11-9.

Third string Raneem El Weleily then lost to England's world number eight Laura Lengthorn-Massaro, 11-8, 5-11, 15-13, 6-11, 11-4. The decider saw England's Alison Waters twice taking the lead against Engy Kheirallah, who lost her world top 20 ranking this month. Kheirallah three times came from behind in the decider before facing a match-ball against her at 9-10.

But the 27-year-old won the point on a stroke, before moving on to her own match-ball at 11-10 which she won when a ball off the back wall from Waters failed to reach the front wall and Kheirallah celebrated a 4-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-0, 12-10 win.

Fourth seeds Malaysia claimed the bronze medal following a 2-1 win over third seeds New Zealand which was kickstarted by world number one Nicol David beating Shelley Kitchen 13-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3.

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Press Release
 

Cheeky Monkeys Hurghada has now relocated into Hadaba

 

CHEEKY MONKEYS PLAY & PRE-SCHOOL


The new venue has been re-branded as ‘Cheeky Monkeys Play & Pre-School’. The new venue is a 3 storey building which hosts a number of classrooms, music room, arts & crafts room, bedroom, TV room and a large dining room and playroom plus 700 square meters of outdoor garden space. Cheeky Monkeys popular play items still exist – only now they are in our huge garden.

The pre-school has a daily schedule for every child and accommodates for children ages 3 months to 6 years. The children have daily activities such as painting and mini disco along with English and Arabic classes. Our English teachers are from the UK.

We also offer daily cooked meals as part of the pre-school package if required.
For a full price list, menu and daily schedule please pass by the venue or email us on info@cheekymonkeysegypt.com

Please pass by and check us out
Cheeky Monkeys – +20 (0)16 883 3555

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whats on, whats new
 
 

Noël Party

 

Noël Party


Hurghada French School opens its doors to celebrate it's Christmas party

on Friday 19th of December 2008

From 11 am to 6pm

Tombola with more than 100 prizes including hotel nights and boat trips

Animation and Games for Kids – Classes show

Noël Market
Buffet
Santa Claus coming for Kids

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El Gouna Mirage Cinema
Community News

Who doesn't love going to the Cinema? We at Spotlocal do, and now we all can, free of charge !


Loction: Down Town, Next to Arena Inn Hotel
When: Sunday & Tuesday @ 8:30 pm , Thursday @ 8:30 & 10:30 pm
Entry: free

Max Payne

Week 1
( December 7th - 11th )

The Women

Week 2
( December 14th - 18th )



Mirrors

Week 3
( December 21st - 25th )

Body Of Lies

Week 4
( December 28th - 01st January )

 
 
 
Spot Movie Guide
No Teletext or Movie Guide? Find below great movies showing this week
Tv Guide

TV Guide



Spot Recommends: Tristan and Isolde - Monday @ GMT 18:00 (MBC2)

Monday:

Action Acts of Betrayal: MBC2 @ 14:00 GMT / 17:00 KSA
Drama Danger Zone: MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Action Reindeer Games: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Drama Thirteen Days: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA

Tuesday:

Sci-Fi Memoirs Of An Invisible Man: MBC2 @ 14:00 GMT / 17:00 KSA
Mystery Sphere: MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Comedy Crime Spree: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Horror Ghost Ship: MBC2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA
Comedy One Night at McCool's: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA

Wednesday:

Comedy Stir Crazy: MBC2 @ 14:00 GMT / 17:00 KSA
Action U-571: MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Drama The Good Shepherd: MBC2 @18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Action Belly of The Beast: MBC2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA
Crime Once In The Life: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA

Thursday:

Sci-Fi STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN: MBC MAX @ 12:00 GMT / 15:00 KSA
Comedy The Fighting Temptations : MBC MAX @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Adventure Tristan and Isolde: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Action Tears Of The Sun: MBC2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA
Action Kiss Of The Dragon: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA

Friday:

Drama Head in the Clouds: MBC4 @ 01:20 GMT / 4:20 KSA
Crime U.S Marshals: MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Comedy Brown Sugar : MBC MAX @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Action Mission Impossible 2: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Sci-Fi Unforgettable: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA

Saturday:

Adventure Silverado: MBC2 @ 14:00 GMT / 17:00 KSA
Thriller Runaway: MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Crima City of Ghosts: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Thriller Hannibal Rising: MBC2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA
Action American Kickboxer: MBC2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA

Sunday:

Romance I Capture the Castle : MBC MAX @ 09:00 GMT / 12:00 KSA
Action Coronado: MBC2 @ 14:00 GMT / 17:00 KSA
Comedy Dumb And Dumber : MBC2 @ 16:00 GMT / 19:00 KSA
Drama Resurrecting the Champ : MBC MAX2 @ 20:00 GMT / 23:00 KSA
Action Texas Rangers: MBC2 @ 18:00 GMT / 21:00 KSA
Drama One Hour Photo: MBC2 @ 22:00 GMT / 01:00 KSA


 
Hurgahada Wind Forecast
 

Wind forecast in knots


Days Ave AM Ave PM Direction Max temp
Monday 15 Dec 8 6 Northerly 24
Tuesday 16 Dec
10 11 Northerly 24
Wednesday 17 Dec 8 4 Northerly 20
Thursday 18 Dec 6 5 North-easterly 21
Friday 19 Dec
4 4 North-easterly 22
Saturday 20 Dec 7 5 Northerly 24
Sunday 21 Dec 9 6 Northerly 23

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Little Christmas Tree Decoration

Parents & Kids

Decorate your Christmas table

Decorate your Christmas table


This craft is very simple to do and you can really go to town with decorating it! Prop the little Christmas tree decoration up on your mantelpiece, use it to make a Christmas card, or hang it from your real Christmas tree. You could even plant it in a tiny pot and use it to decorate your Christmas table.

You will need:

- Lollipop sticks (popsicle sticks), green (or plain, painted green)
- Green pipe cleaners (chenille stems)
- Beads (optional)
- Glitter glue (optional)
- PVA (white) glue - for making a card or hanging decoration
- Ribbon - for hanging the decoration

Instructions:

1- For a simple Christmas tree:
Place the pipe cleaner on top of the lollipop stick, at right angles to it, and about 1 inch down from the top with about 1 inch protruding to one side. Holding it in place with your thumb, wrap the pipe cleaner tightly round the lollipop stick and then trim. Do the same 2 or 3 more times down the lollipop stick, each time making the "branches" slightly longer.

2- Make a Christmas card:
Run a thick line of PVA glue along the lollipop stick and place the tree onto a folded card. Weight it down while the glue sets. We added a gel star sticker above our tree.

3- Beading your tree:
Even the youngest kids will find it easy to push little beads onto the branches of the tree. We used pearly beads on our glittery pipe cleaner tree, and bright plastic beads on our plain pipe cleaner tree.

4- Make a hanging Christmas tree decoration
To make a hanging decoration, you will need two lollipop sticks. Make a loop of ribbon and sandwich it between two lollipop sticks, gluing it in place. Younger children should wait for it to dry and the continue as before. Older kids should be able to continue straight away if they hold the sticks firmly in place while they wind the first loop of pipe cleaner around the lollipop sticks!

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How To Stop Over Eating

Lifestyle

Stop when you’re satisfied

Stop when you’re satisfied

What’s very important to implement into your lifestyle is to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re satisfied.

So how can you relearn how to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full? Follow the 5 tips below and you’ll be enjoying your food a lot more with the added bonus of losing a few pounds in the process.

Slow Down

Honestly, this isn’t rocket science over here. Anybody can start eating a bit more slowly…even you. If you’ve been reading my newsletters for the past year you might remember some other eating tips I recommended such as “sip water between bites” or “chew your food before swallowing”.

These tips are all aimed to slowing you down when you eat. What’s interesting is that it takes 12 or more minutes for food satisfaction signals to reach the brain of a thin person, but 20 or more minutes for an obese person. By eating slowly, this ensures that these important messages have time to reach your brain so you feel satisfied and not stuffed like a turkey.

Awareness

Take your eating to a whole new level. Instead of just eating while you work or drive sit down and enjoy your meal with no distractions. If you do eat while you work, or drive this distracts you and most importantly your body will tend not to register the food (calories) and you’ll begin to over eat.

Try and find a quiet place with no distractions to enjoy your food. I enjoy eating my meals outside, it’s peaceful and there isn’t anything to distract me from my meal.

It’s all about the first bites

Believe it or not, food enjoyment comes from the first few bites. After the first few bites your taste buds start to lose their sensitivity to the chemicals in your meal that make it taste good. Nourishing your taste buds by really savouring those first few bites can help you stop eating.

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Real Nubian design from the school of Eng. Hassan Fathy the famous architect , ......... Click here

 
 
 
 

HOT OFFER !!

 
 

Villa for sale in Mubarak 7 - Hurghada,......... Click here

 
 
 
 

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AL WAFAA.( King Tut Area ) 90Sq mtr, 2 Large bedrooms,living room, kitchen & large bathroom.,...... Click here

 
 
 
 

shop to rent in dahar

 
 

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new finished and furnished

 
 

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Christmas Party @ the French School

 
 

Christmas Party at the French School on Friday 19 December from 11am to 6pm.,......... Click here

 
 
 
 

IMAGE- NEW DELIVERY!

 
 

NEW Stock Delivery! Once again we have a new stock delivery more winter wear available ,......... Click here

 
 
 
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