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5 Winter Destination For Beach Lovers

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Winter is coming! The season that many anticipates and others dread, the season of conflict between winter lovers and summer lovers. But there are indeed some valid reasons for team winter to prefer the season, and one of those reasons is that winter marks the time to explore other spots in Egypt.

For the summer lovers who say it is better because you get to enjoy the beach and sunny days, we introduce to you the following list of serene destinations that you could certainly enjoy in winter more than in summer.

1. Ras Muhammed National Park

For the adventurous part in you, Ras Mohammed is the ideal destination if you’re looking to disconnect to reconnect with yourself. It is perfect for campers and hikers, as you get to hike through the mountains and swim in the Red Sea. All you will need with you on the trip is a good book, speakers for good music and well, food.

2. Siwa

Who said you have to travel abroad in order to devour new cultures? Siwa is that kind of destination, where beauty meets their unique culture. In Siwa, you can enjoy cycling around while taking in the fresh and amazing weather, you can also blow off some steam by relaxing in hot springs that make a natural Jacuzzi.

An extra point is that the locals are very friendly and would make sure that your stay is a comfortable one.

3. Luxor&Aswan

A great place if you’re looking to escape the cold weather and go for a warmer, sunnier one plus tons of sightseeing to do. Aswan for instance is rich with Nubian culture and breathtaking scenes. The trip is your ideal way to reconnect with the old heritage and witness the magnificent ancient Egypt.

If you’re planning a trip, make sure you make it a cruise one because who wouldn’t love waking up in the middle of the Nile?

4. Dahab

Well of course our list will include Dahab, the destination has become very popular lately and not just during winter but all year long. The destination is perfect if you’re the kind of person looking to let go of the stress by reconnecting with the nature, it is your opportunity to just relax by the sea and enjoy the astounding scenery of mountains embracing you.

Dahab also combines between the city life and the camping one, where you get to do basically everything from scuba diving and hiking to clubbing at night.

5. El Gouna

If you think you need to travel far for the best beaches in the world, well think again because you probably haven’t seen Gouna beaches yet. El Gouna has several ones, all of which are amazing and the nightlife is one you don’t want to miss out on. Gouna has countless numbers of hotels and resorts that you can choose from, whether you want to spend your holiday luxuriously or on-budget.

So tell us, which destination appealed to you the most?

 

 

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Grand Egyptian Museum Granted Three ISO Certificates Reflecting Its Excellence

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Another reason to be proud of our Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), as if we needed more reasons!

Major General Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), received on behalf of the museum two ISO certificates: a certificate of accreditation of international standards for environmental management systems (ISO 14001: 2015) and certification of the international standard specifications for the quality management systems (ISO9001: 2015).

File: The three ISO certificates received by GEM.

Engineer Mohamed Habib, General Manager of OSS Middle East and Dr. Tarek Rizk, consultant of OSS Middle East and witnessed by Dr. Hussein Kamal, were the ones to present the certificated in the presence of General Director of the GEM Conservation Center, Dr. Eissa Zidan, Director of Executive Affairs of GEM Conservation and Transportation, and Dr. Elshimaa Eid, Head of Health and Safety at GEM.

This brings the total of certificated that the museum has been awarded to three, as the museum obtained the ISO certificate for occupational safety and health last September.

It’s also worth mentioning that this makes the GEM the only museum regionally and internationally to obtain three ISO certificates in less than 60 days!

These certificates resemble the positive impact that the museum have on the area and its surroundings, it also positions the museum as a sustainable and environmental museum.

 

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Diving & Scuba Activities to Resume in Parts of South Sinai

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As of December, diving and scuba activities for yachts on cruises will resume in six nature reserve diving sites in South Sinai, according to a statement made by Egypt’s Ministry of Environment.

The diving sites include: the Temple, North Laguna, South Laguna, White Island, Electricity, and Map.

The decision by Egypt’s Environmental Affairs Agency follows the cessation of diving activities that lasted for nine months, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt’s health ministry announced Wednesday that South Sinai, Minya, Suez and Ismailia have recently seen a drop in infection rates, unlike Cairo and Alexandria.

According to the statement, “These sites were chosen after carrying out a number of field studies and scientific surveys, and after ensuring that they are distinguished by all the appropriate environmental requirements for diving sites to achieve the enjoyment of those involved in diving activities,” quoting Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad.

 

 

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43 Floating Hotels & Nile Cruises Obtain Health and Safety Certificates

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So far, a total number of 43 floating hotels and Nile Cruise ships have obtained the government mandated health and safety certificates. 

These hotels and ships have started the resumption of their trips in October and ever since, they have been obtaining the certificates that are approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of Health and Population and the Egyptian Hotels Association (EHA). 

According to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, these floating hotels obtained the certificates for meeting the health and safety requirements set out by the Egyptian government and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The ministry’s inspection committees approved 26 floating hotels between Luxor and Aswan last week, including: Nile Dolphin Hotels; Solaris 1; Premium; Amo Boat; Abercrombie 2; Zaina; Medea; La Travita; Tosca; Beau Rivage 1; Château Lafayette; Esmeralda; Champollion 2; Abercrombie Nile Adventure; Crown Jewels; Royal; Regency Louvain; Miss World; Nile Plaza; Nile Shams; Emilio; Miss Beau Rivage 2; Nile Marquis; Blue Shadow; and Farah. In addition to these, the Nile Vision and River Boats in Cairo also received ministry approval to resume their trips.

The inspection committees will continue looking at the rest of Egypt’s floating hotels, the ones that submitted applications for the certificate.

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