SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Popular Red Sea liveaboards including MY Typhoon, MY VIP One, MY Hyatt and Sweet Dream have been destroyed by fire while undergoing routine maintenance in dry dock in the Suez.
No-one was injured in the 30 January blaze, which is believed to have started on MY Typhoon before spreading to other vessels in strong winds.
Firefighters tried to control the fires during fierce winds caused by recent storms across the Red Sea, however, they were unable to rescue the four boats. read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
A large cargo vessel,  the CSCL Hamburg has gone hard aground on Woodhouse Reef, in the northern Red Sea. read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Aqua park is a huge amusement park with water slides, splash pads, water playground, and other recreational bathing and swimming environments for all ages, even for infants, open year around with accommodation in unique and romantic over water rooms and bungalows which can be reached by gondola. (See Panorama)
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SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Are your flames as blue? = good gas!
...to a safer spot in the middle of nowhere. Remember to check the condition of the hose you use once in a while. Check for leaks after having changed the tank. read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Egyptian Medical Services (EMS) provides dialysis in a holiday setting. Eventually, your dream vacation - with our high standard of medical services - can easily come true without bothering about dialysis care.
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SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
The exciting new Ice Cream Factory is already serving some of the best homemade ice cream and sorbet in town and they are still only at the soft opening stage.
A lady visitor to Sharm, in her 80s, who has clearly travelled and eaten ice cream from around the globe … tasted the pistachio ice cream and the lemon sorbet.
She told us that she had never experienced such delicious ice cream! read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
British Airways has announced the launch of new flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt.   The new services will operate on a three-flights-per-week basis from Gatwick read more »...
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
An overview of the upcoming IDC courses in Sharm. A PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is divided in two parts. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor (AI) course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program, both conducted by a PADI Course Director, concluding with a two days Instructor Examination (IE) by PADI Evaluators. read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Much ocean, little land. The Pacific.
...the other side of the globe of Sharm is in the Pacific Ocean. The earth seen from that side shows the most of ocean and the least of land. It's the straight middle between Austalia and South America.
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Chamber of Diving and Water Sports

FREE online and downloadable Issue Four of BLUE magazine is essential reading for all Red Sea diving and watersports enthusiasts. Here's just a taster of what you will find in Issue Four:
* I Should Be So Lucky: Red Sea guides on their jaw-dropping dives of the year
* Red Sea Night Life: an in...
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source

By Anna Gouldman. Everyone has been talking about Sharm El Sheikh, The Red Sea Riviera, so I paid a visit to one of the region’s 5 star hotels, The Savoy, to find out why. In the past 10 years, Sharm El Sheikh has re-invented itself into a destination that caters for a diverse range of visitors, from diving fanatics to sun-...
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Dolphina (aka Dolphinella) Sharm El Sheikh is the first, finest and the only dolphin's amusement park in South Sinai. Our intelligent dolphins have been trained to perform a number of tricks, jumps, and making fun and many intelligent activities dolphins love to do in an open...

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SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
30-store flats in Cairo
...Egypt is the third country in population in Africa with over 77 million. Right behind Ethiopia and half the number of Nigeria with 154 million. Source: Wikipedia. Cairo is the most populous city in Africa with over 16 million. read more »
SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
A Panama oil tanker broke in two as it made its way through the Red Sea towards Egypt's Suez Canal spilling 60 tons of fuel. The vessel’s Filipino captain, said that crew members were cleaning up the cargo tanks when all of a sudden the ship "split in two for reasons yet unknown." The tanker was on its way to Suez for maintenance. The tanker was not transporting any oil at the time except for the 60 tons destined for its own usage.
Big News Network.com 1 year ago Source
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SharmWeb 4 years ago Source
Two tons of explosives hidden near the border with Gaza were discovered by Egyptian police. This marked the second discovery in three days in Rafiah, a town near the Egyptian Gaza border.

WN.com - Photo News 3 hours ago Source
updated 11:51 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014 (CNN) -- A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his "real killer'' is America. "I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again," he can be heard saying in the video. 'The world's most ruthless terrorists' Will ISIS attacks spread to U.S.? Who is James Foley? American journalist beheaded by ISIS W.H....
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EUR-EGP over the last 5 years:


Some notes:

The unit for Egypt currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). 1 EGP = 100 piasters. Notes are in denominations of EGP 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1, 50 piasters and 25piastres. Coins are in denominations of 50 piasters and 1 EGP.

Two interesting peculiarities of Egypt currency are that each note is written in two languages, Arabic and English, and that the smaller the note denomination, the smaller its physical size. The Arabic side of the note has engravings of architecturally and historically important mosques. The English side depicts the legacy of Ancient Egypt, with engravings of figures, statues and temples.

Currency exchange is available at Banks, Exchange offices, Hotels and ATM machines according to the current exchange rate.  Banks often have better exchange rates than Exchange offices or Hotels. All common international currencies are accepted. The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. The import of local currency is unlimited. The export of local currency is prohibited.

Is advisable to change the foreign currency directly in Egypt and not prior arrival in order to get a better rate and to avoid extra bank fees. Moreover is better to change little amount per time. Local currency can be withdrawn by credit card or international ATM card from any ATM machine.

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted, but generally only in hotels or big restaurants. You may avoid additional exchange rate charges by using traveler's cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling.

One-five pound note is a good tip for service. Be careful not to confuse the piasters notes with the Pound notes when you receive rest money back.

EL GOUNA TRANSPORT

Tel: 069 3664935
El Gouna office is located in Watania Mall (beside Delta Sharm) and in the Rowaysat bus station. The busses are departing from the main bus station located in Rowaysat.

Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo (1' Station Nasr City) 
TIMECLASSPRICE IN L.E.
9 am1' Class80
1 pmRoyal Class100
2 pm1' Class80
2 pm1' Class (to Alex)110
5 pmVIP70
9 pm1' Class80
9 pm1' Class (to Alex)110
11,30 pm3*45
1 am1' Class80
2 amVIP70
3 am1' Class80
 
Cairo (1' Station Nasr City) to Sharm el Sheikh
TIME
CLASS
PRICE IN L.E.
7,30 am1' Class80
9,15 am1' Class80
12,30 pm1' Class80
4 pmVIP70
6 pm1' Class80
10 pm1' Class80
12 am3*45
1 amRoyal Class100
1,45 am1' Class80
3,15 amVIP70
 

EAST DELTA BUS

East Delta office is located in the Rowaysat bus station.

Sharm el Sheikh to Dahab
TIME
PRICE IN L.E.
5 am15
6 am15
7 am15
8 am15
9 am15
2,30 pm15
5,30 pm15
8,30 pm15
 
Sharm el Sheikh to Taba
TIME
PRICE IN L.E.
9 am30
Taba to Sharm el Sheikh
TIME
PRICE IN L.E.
3 PM30
 
Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo (Abasseia station)
TIME
CLASSPRICE IN L.E.
7,30 am 60
9,30 am 60
11 amVIP80
12,30 pm 60
1,30 pm 60
2,30 pmVIP80
5 pmVIP80
11 pmVIP80
12 pm 60
1 am  60
   
 Cairo (Abasseia station) to Sharm el Sheikh  
 7 am 60
 8 am 60
 11 am 60
 1 pm 60
 4 pm 60
 6 pm 60
 8 pm 60
 11 pm 60
12 pm 60
1 am 60
 

SUPER JET BUSSES

Super Jet office is located in the Rowaysat bus station.
 
Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo (Al Masa and Down-Town Ramsis Square
TIME
PRICE IN L.E.
11 am
85
1 pm95
3 pm95
5 pm85
11 pm95
 
Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh
TIME FROM DOWNTOWN
TIME FROM AL MASA
PRICE IN L.E.
7,30 am8,15 am95
3,15 pm4 pm85
10,45 pm11,30 pm95
11,15 pm12 am85




 
M/V Red Sea Jet, from United Company for Marine Lines, covers the route Sharm el Sheikh - Hurghada - Sharm el Sheikh in about three hours each way. The motor vessel carries only passengers.
Tickets can be purchased directly at  the Red Sea Jet offices located in Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh international harbour minimum two hours before departure.
In Sharm el Sheikh tickets are also available at Menatour office, Mariott Mountain Hotel, Naama Bay. The office is open every day from 10 am till 9 pm, except on Friday from 2 pm till 9 pm. For more information call Menatour at 069.3600936.

Ticket price in Egyptian Pound (L.E.)

  • Egyptians and Foreign Residents (one way): Adult: 175 LE Child: 90LE
  • Egyptians and Foreign Residents (two ways): Adult: 300 LE Child: 175LE
  • Tourists (one way): Adult: 250 LE Child: 150 LE.
  • Tourists (two ways) Adult: 450 LE Child: 250 LE
  • Children’s rates apply to children from 3 to 12 years of age.

   Week Days   
   Sharm el Sheikh - Hurghada  
   Hurghada - Sharm el Sheikh  
Saturday5.00 pm9.00 am
Monday6.00 pm4.00 am
Tuesday5.00 pm9.00 am
Thursday5.00 pm9.00 am

Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.
Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
(IATA: SSH,ICAO), formerly known as Ophira International Airport, is an international airport located in Sharm el-Sheikh, just at 20 min. drive from Naama bay.
Opened on May 14, 1968, the airport was originally an Israeli Air Force base and also served the small settlement of Ofira, before the territory was returned to Egypt following the Camp David Accords.
On May 23rd 2007, the airport's second terminal was inaugurated with a capacity for 8 million passengers per year. The two-level 43,000 m2 terminal features 40 check-in counters and is designed to cater to a large number of international and chartered flights. It has two domestic and six international gates, all of which exit to remote stands. The terminal comprises three building components: two circular-shaped halls fused together by a wedge-shaped intermediate space dubbed 'the boat'. 'The boat' serves as a passenger transit hub housing passport control, duty free, and VIP areas as well as cafes/restaurants. The halls, in stark textural contrast to the solid mass of 'the boat', feature airy, billowing tent-like roofs inspired by the indigenous Beduin culture. (source Wikipedia)
The new terminal is "Terminal 1" and the old one is "Terminal 2".
From Terminal 1 are departing and landing all the scheduled flight, while Terminal 2 accomodate all the charter flights.
To enter the Airport, either for terminal 1 or 2, there is a charge of L.E.5 that is paid at the exit gate.
At terminal 1 is located the duty free where alcoholic beverages can be purchased up to 48 hours upon arrival. The quantity allowed is 1 crate of beer and 2 bottles of any items available.

VISA
Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a minimum 6 month valid passport. Italian  and German citizen are allowed to enter the country with a valid ID card. The ID card must be valid for travelling abroad and have a minimum validity of 6 month.
In this case visitors need to have:
  •  2 recent passport pictures,
  • 1 copy of the ID card.
An Entry Visa is required to enter the country of Egypt and can be obtain at any of the Major Ports of Entry.

Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Croatia,Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldavia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines,Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Sri-Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and all African countries. There are 2 kind of Visas: the Full Egyptian Visa and the Visa for South Sinai only.

With the Full Egyptian Visa is possible to travel all over the country and the cost is 15$. The Visa is valid for 28 days and can be renewed in the Visa office in El Tour, at 100 km. from Sharm.
Visa stamp is normally provided by the tour operator included in the holiday's package or can be purchased on the arrival Hall before proceding to custom.


The South Sinai Visa is free of charge and is valid for 15 days only and can not be renewed. This Visa is valid for South Sinai only and is possible to travel to Dahab, Taba, Sinai Mountan, St. Cathrine, Tiran Island. To visit the National Park of Ras Mohamed is possible only with the Full Visa.


Some notes:

Rain is hardly ever seen in Sharm. Very occasionally it can be cloudy. When talking about the Sharm weather, the most important factor to take in account is the wind, most of the time from nord or nord-west.

Because the north coast (the Nabq area above the airport) is more exposed, resulting in pretty high waves, this area is less indicated for activities like snorkeling and diving, but fine for wind and kite surfing. Also the other areas can get higher waves when the wind occasionally turns more to the east.


If you tend to get seasick easily, go on boat trips only with wind speeds of 3 Bft or less, or go to the local sites on windy days instead of Tiran or Ras Mohammed. You can also ask for some preventive medication.


There is no air humidity at all, but the evenings can be chilly even in spring and autumn. There are no trees to retain the heat of the day, so it cools down quickly when the sun goes down. Take always some extra clothes with long sleeves having dinner out- or inside (air conditioning) or a wind jacket on the boat. Water temperatures vary from 20°C in winter time to 29°C in summer.

Make sure you have high factor sun cream, sun glasses and a cap, even in winter time.

Last but not least, drink enough water. Dehydration is the main cause for getting the bends (decompression sickness) when scuba diving, besides the heat also due to tummy problems. Always make sure you have a bottle of water with you. Don't drink water from the tap. Against diarrhea and stomach cramps use the local medicine. They are most indicated to fight the local bacteria. The pills you bring from home mostly only work temporarily. The traces of bacteria that remain, develop again later on.

SHARMWOMEN (online, not only for women):

A marketplace for and by Sharmers. Forum, job offers, real estate, pin board. Register and have your say!
For the "permanent" Sharmers
Lots of nice photos

MIX MAGAZINE (online + printed FREE copy once a month):

Your Sharm lifestyle advisor. General information about Sharm. Contains some maps in printed version. Recipes and columns.

THE BOOK (online + printed FREE copy once a month):

Has a nice big unfoldable map. The directory is filled to the top. Even some information about Dahab. Business & pleasure.
Very handy map
The only real news source

SINAI WEEKLY (online + printed FREE copy every other week):

The printed publication with the best news value. Distinctive. They run a series of innovative websites. Check them out!

CHAMBER OF DIVING AND WATER SPORTS (online + online magazine):

Contains a comprehensive list of all Diving Centers (even a blacklist). The free online and downloadable magazine named BLUE, is packed with interesting articles on diving and watersports in Egypt.

GEODIA (publisher of maps, books and fish cards):

Their Sinai Diving Guide is a must for all divers. Their city maps are the best and many people can tell the difference between a manta and an eagle ray, thanks to their fish cards.

MYDESTINATION/SHARM (online holiday booking):

Offers clever search options...your local travel guide!
Clever search options

SINAINET (online):

A bit of everything.

GOREDSEA (online holiday booking):

The specialists for online holiday package booking for the whole of the Egyptian Red Sea area. Good deals.
Good package deals


 

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