Red Sea Newsletter
26th April 2004
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1st - Labour Day in Egypt
Egyptians will take a holiday on this day, so you
may find that some shops are closed and the majority
of government and official offices will be closed.
2nd - The Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad
In many Muslim countries,
the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad was and still
is celebrated. The celebration probably started
in Egypt in the 13th century, a time when Christian
crusaders were trying to take over the Holy Land
which came under the rule of King Saladin.
prophet's birthday was one of the most important
religious occasions where a lot of gifts were distributed.
Food stuff and sweets distribution were practiced
on different shapes such as animal, birds, trees
and fruits. The sugar manufacture covered all Egypt.
There were special markets for sweets, sugar statues
called Mouled market. Some of these models hanged
by threads on the shapes. Hundreds of laborers worked
in special sweet factories. Models of sweets were
provided, on 300 large tries made of cooper, to
senior officials, men of religion and others.
the birthday is still celebrated in the month of
Shahr al-Mawhid (the Month of Birth) of the Prophet
From Egypt the tradition
of celebrating the Prophet's birthday was spread
to Mecca the Holy City where Muslim peoples of different
nationals assembled during the hajj season each
year, the tradition was spread to the rest of the
on this day, special prayers are said in honor of
Muhammad, his name is praised in public sermons,
and in larger cities and towns lights and banners
decorate the streets. People eat sweets, meet with
friends and family, play games and just relax.
4th - President Hosni Mubarak's Birthday
was born in 1928 in Kafr Al Meselha, a Nile Delta
village in the Menoufiya governorate. On 6 October
1981, he became president of Egypt following the
assassination of Anwar Sadat.
April was a celebration of the environment all
over the world, reminding mankind to protect
and preserve what is left of our natural environment.
Red Sea Association for Diving & Water Sports
and HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection
& Conservation Association) seized this
opportunity as a befitting platform and organized
an awesome portrait of unity of vision and opinion
of all Red Sea stakeholders and visitors to
put across their message "Save Our Giftun
and Protect It's Natural Environment for Future
100 diving and snorkeling boats with their load
of almost 2000 divers, snorkelles and beach
lovers, waving banners and wearing "SAVE
OUR GIFTUN" T-shirts with a big "NOT
FOR SALE" on the back, all voicing their
strong opposition to the proposal to build thousands
of hotel rooms, villas and a massive bridge
to the main land currently being presented to
the government by some questionable Italian
was a wonderful show of solidarity for a common
cause and love for the environment.
Mummies Found in Egypt
mummies in wooden coffins dating back to the
7th Century B.C. have been unearthed at the
Giza Pyramids near Cairo. An archeological team
discovered a few ancient coffins with gold artifacts
next to them, all believed to be of Pharaonic
religious value. When one of the coffins was
opened the team found a perfectly wrapped mummy.
Another coffin is to opened soon which has a
human face engraved on it.
mummies were found in the ancient desert of
Sakkara near the Great Pyramids of Giza, on
the outskirts of Cairo a few days ago, he said.
new discovery would provide greater understanding
of the old Egyptian religious beliefs during
the 26th Dynasty of the Pharaohs, which ruled
in the 7th Century BC.
Largest Electronics Distributor in the world
soon in Hurghada / Esplanada Mall next to Sindbad
is a treat that is simple and can be fun to make
with your child for the upcoming festival, especially
nice to be given as gifts to Egyptian friends.
cups Rice Krispies
1 bag of white marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Non-stick cooking spray
the margarine in a non-stick pan and add the
entire bag of marshmallows. Stir over medium
heat until the marshmallows have completely
melted. Add Rice Krispies and mix together
well. Pour mixture into a 9" x 13"
pan that has been greased or sprayed with
no-stick cooking spray. Use a baggie that
has been sprayed with no-stick spray to spread
and flatten mixture. Cut into squares when
love making and eating these easy treats!
1st floor in El Opour City, Nacer City,
beside Alfa Market, Cairo. 130 square
metres. Super luxury with telephone
& private entrance. Price 165,000
LE. Please contact Mr Gamal Elraay.
010 601 5514. firstname.lastname@example.org
(upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna
resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,
1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large
reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea
and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly
almost new furniture. Please call :
010 500 0625.
your own business?
Salon America, excellent reputation,
great business - servicing foreign women
and men for 6 years - is offering complete
salon setup for rent (due to leaving
Egypt). 2 station salon, with shampoo
area , private bathroom and seperate
private back room. Located in Sekella,
Hurghada, beside El Souk Mall. For more
information or to view, please call
Wendy 012 243 9945.
sale - childrens
car seat, infant up to 2-3 years,
American Graco brand (new 800LE). Asking
250 LE. Please contact : 012 243 9945.
sale : GMC washing
washine, gas cooker,
30" Toshiba TV.
Please contact: 012 283 1020. Hurghada.
(large), arm chair with foot stool –
cream colour with teak wood (very comfy
for afternoon DVD viewing!) –
2000 LE. Please contact : Karim 010
EOS-50E with lens 19-35. Plus
lens 28-50. Plus lense 100-300. Plus
electronic strobe. Package deal - 1000
Euro. For information call: 065 444675.
New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub,
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black,
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
For information contact: 012 563 0130
Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle Lense
16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense 1:3
& 1:2, Color Filter 20mm, Lense
Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm S&S
160cm, Lense holder and Camera Case
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set,
Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call
: 010 546 8800. Hurghada.
GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission,
ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour
miters, dark red metallic, central locking,
rear wiper. Please
contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697
or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322.
Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C,
power steering, central locking, electric
windows. Excellent condition, contact
012 747 2899 (Hurghada)
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada.
Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with
3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone
and automatic washing machine. Please
contact : 012 747 2899
- Bridge players.
We would like to form a Bridge Club.
If you are interested, please email
me on: email@example.com
Belly Dancing teacher wanted
for intermediate level student. Please
contact Susann: 010 699 2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Club House, El Gouna, is looking for
If you are qualified for this position,
012 311 3434 or email email@example.com
wanted for a half breed Rhodesian Ridgeback
Needs lots of space and needs to be
walked daily. If you are interested
call : 012 273 7859
Nawas Resort, Marsa Alam, Egypt is seeking
a House Keeping
Manager for immediate employment.
Good work environment and good employment
opportunity. Please contact us by fax
at (2) 012 249 3448 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a current contact telephone
Middle East & Russia is looking
for an Administrative
Assistant for our Hurghada Office.
Would you like to apply? Forward your
c.v. to email@example.com
or call us at 010 546 7700 or 065-447520.
**** World Class Abo Nawas Resort
in Marsa Alam, Opening New Season
April 2004 - employment
opportunities in all departments.
For more info contact us by fax at
(2) 012 249 3448 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nawas Resort **** world class resort,
located in pristine Marsa Alam, Egypt,
is seeking foreign resident for public
relation & secretary position.
English a must and some Italian and
computer experience preferred. Good
work opportunity. Please contact us
by fax (2) 012 249 3448 or email us
wanted to rent
from June. Must have minimum 2 bedrooms
and balcony. Please contact : George
between 3 pm till 7 pm. 012 789 3992
wanted, in Hurghada, to rent from June
for long-term rental. Minimum 2 bedrooms
and must have garden. Please contact:
Julie 447 309
wanted. Must have A/C. Preferably 1997
or younger. Any make considered. Price
range between 20,000 to around 30,000
LE. Please contact :
396 0819. Hurghada.
and responsible Hair
Designer and/or Beauty Professional.
Want your own business? Tired of working
for others? Great business opportunity,
for more information, please call :
Wendy 012 243 9945. Hurghada.
Looking for physioterapist/personal
trainer. Please contact : email@example.com
: 2nd hand baby & children’s
in good condition. Please contact: Busy
Bees Nursery 447 314 or 010 308 3969.
is looking for a part-time
Secretary with a love for the
enviroment for the Hurghada office.
English language must be fluent, while
other languages are a bonus. Looking
for someone to start immediately. Salary
is to be discussed. Please email :
Amar or phone 012 398 8108.
for a Training
partner in sports, running, biking.
No competition. Just for fun. Running
distance from 5 km upwards. Biking to
Gouna or Safaga, maybe more. Please
call: 010 545 9991
property in El
Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price
range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson
required to work part-time as Nursery
speak fluent English. Nursery experience
preferred, but not essential as full
training will be given. Salary dependent
on experience. Please contact: Marika
012 393 4407. El Gouna.
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