Red Sea Newsletter
10th May 2004
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Electronics Distributor in the world
... in Hurghada / Esplanada Mall next to Sindbad
Running on Empty?
specialists are gearing up to compete for cash-strapped
customers of the passenger car market in the coming
year. Sales are in danger of falling flat unless
companies can introduce lower-priced models in a
to see more cars in the market with fewer options
and smaller engines for a lighter price tag. Potential
buyers should remember that "cheap" is
a relative term. The days of buying a new car for
less than LE 50,000 are over thanks to the decline
of the Egyptian pound.
There is some concern that consumers may have reached
their limits after digging deep into their pockets
in 2003. In response, marketing specialists from
Fiat to Mercedes-Benz see a great need to introduce
products that can come closer to meeting the needs
of their lower-end clients. Consumers look for cars
that meet their bottom line, even if in the process
they neglect their driving needs or overlook the
future cost of repairs and spare parts. Fiat is
therefore working hard to unveil a new model that
will meet the needs of the people.
Lowering prices is also a
priority as car dealers have been avoiding selling
cars in installments. Dealers had every reason in
the last year to forgo an LE 10,000 profit over
an installment period when they could simply wait
a few weeks for the same profit margins in cash.
faces a unique set of challenges by way of the foreign-exchange
market. Most of the country's importers deal with
the dollar, which is strengthening against the pound.
But the dollar is weakening against many other foreign
currencies, most notably the euro and the yen. In
Egypt, Fiat deals in euros, making it all the more
challenging to lower its prices.
To Develop Mass Tourism on the Red Sea's Giftun
Island Have Been Shelved -- for now.
surrounding the proposal by an Italian investor
to transform Giftun island into a flashy, high-tech,
Vegas-style tourist resort have been halted
by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, pending
a "comprehensive study of all islands in
Announced by Minister
of Local Development Mustafa Abdel-Qader this
week, the decision brought to an end weeks of
heated debate on the future of the 24 kilometre-long
island off the coast of the Red Sea resort of
The debate flared at
the beginning of last month, when Prime Minister
Atef Ebeid announced his meeting with a delegation
of visiting Italian investors for the establishment
of a "big project to develop one of the
Red Sea islands".
Before long, stories
on the details of the plan, the island itself,
and the finances behind the project hit the
local press, leading to a global outcry among
those familiar with the scenic diving-spot and
Find Halls of Alexandria's Great Ancient University
Polish-Egyptian team has unearthed the site
of the fabled University of Alexandria, home
of Archimedes, Euclid and a host of other scholars
from the era when Alexandria dominated the Mediterranean.
team has found 13 individual lecture halls,
or auditoria, that could have accommodated as
many as 5,000 students. The classrooms are on
the eastern edge of a large public square in
the Late Antique section of modern Alexandria
and are adjacent to a previously discovered
theater that is now believed to be part of the
university complex. All
13 of the auditoria have similar dimensions
and internal arrangements. They feature rows
of stepped benches running along the walls on
three sides of the rooms, sometimes forming
a joined "U" at one end. The
most conspicuous feature of the rooms is an
elevated seat placed in the middle of the "U,"
most likely designed for the lecturer.
is the first time ever that such a complex of
lecture halls has been uncovered on any Greco-Roman
site in the whole Mediterranean area. This is
perhaps the oldest university in the world.
Underwater Photography Competition
open international competition in:
Angle - Close Up - Marine Life
participation & information contact:
(+20) 065 444802
What's On ...
10th, 11th & 12th
(Nile Hilton Dinner Theatre)
Cash Bar-7pm, Dinner-8pm, Performance-9pm.
more information contact
02 5780444, ext.285/270
How to Build an Ant Farm
As there is no storage of ants in Egypt, why not
consider building an ant farm for your children
as an excellent way to hold their attention for
hours. It can also be a good educational tool
as it will teach your child the importance of
an eco system as well as responsibility in caring
for a creature that rely's on them for food and
make an ant farm you will need:
Large Glass Jar, Fish Bowl or Tank.
Smaller Jar or Tube
Start by placing the smaller jar or tube inside
the larger glass container. Using a small jar
will encourage the ants to build their tunnels
on the outside of the jar where your child can
see them instead of tunneling in the middle.
Next find lots of ants and dirt and fill your
jar within 2-3 inches from the top. Pack the dirt
firmly. Some ants can can bite so be careful!
If possible, also capture an ant that looks larger
than the others and a queen ant which may have
wings. You might also find little white eggs and
Ants like to eat small bread crumbs, or bread
dipped in sugar water or with a drop of honey.
They can also eat tiny bits of fruit and vegetables
but don't feed them too much or their tank can
get cluttered before they can remove it to their
underground storage space.
To water your new pets, drop a water soaked cotton
ball into the farm. Most of the liquid ants need
they can get from their food but it is a good
idea to add a new wet cotton ball every few days
ants probably will not be able to climb up the
glass walls of the jar but if there is a chance
the jar could be knocked over it is safer to include
a top with holes punched for adequate air supply.
The added darkness can also trick ants into feeling
they are underground.
Your new ants will immediately become busy working
on their new home. Discourage kids from moving
the jar as this could settle the dirt and cave
in the ants' tunnels.
cheap and they don't need to be house trained!
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. email@example.com
(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.
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.
Dive Club & Hotel is looking for
2 young, dynamic SALES
PERSONS to join our busy Reservation
Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai.
The applicants must have: Minimum 2
years travel sales experience /Ability
to work within a team/Excellent communications
skills/Basic computer skills –
MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to
Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd
language preferred/ Native German with
English requested. Please send applications
by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 069/600 046.
- 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
**** 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 email@example.com
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
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