* Updated location * Sharm el Sheikh will be hosting the International Squash Championships for women and men from 18 - 23 May 2015. The tournament will be taking place at Soho Square International Sports Development Centre with the qualifying draws on 18 and 19 March and the main draws from 20 to 23 May 2015. Karim Abdel Gawad from Alexandria is the 16th in the world ranking and set as no. 1 for the men's main draw. For the women's main draw Australian's Rachel Grinham, 13th on the world ranking, is set as no 1. Qualifiers (women and men) are: Main players (women and men) [...]
Egypt’s first triathlon was held in 2012. With 17 Egyptian contestants, it was a big deal back then. Now, almost every month there is an event, and 300 Egyptian contestants participated in the latest triathlon in April. The modern triathlon dates back to the 1970s, while the run/swim/bike sport was first introduced to Egypt in 2009. Egypt’s triathlon federation was established in 2009. The events usually take place in Egypt, in touristic resort towns, such as Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, that can provide room for the competitions. Newly introduced sports usually face slow starts, and the triathlon is no exception. [...]
May Day, celebrated by socialist and communists all over the world since the late 19th century, was officially embraced by the Egyptian state in 1963 under Nasser, following a massive wave of nationalizations in 1961, and the founding of the Arab Socialist Union in 1962. Nasser’s populist regime viewed Egypt’s working class as a necessary partner in its attempt to economically break away from colonial dependency and achieve self-reliance. During the 1960s the conditions of the Egyptian working class witnessed a great improvement in terms of wages and social benefits. Nationalisation, however, is not the central demand of workers who [...]
According to Al Ahram newspaper Egypt will not switch to the daylight saving time this summer. "Egypt's cabinet agreed on Monday not to switch clocks for daylight saving time this summer, and carry out studies on the possibility of canceling the practice altogether in future years. The cabinet previously announced that clocks would go forward one hour starting on 1 May, but suspended the decision until a national opinion poll was carried out to ask citizens whether or not they support daylight saving time. The polls, according to a cabinet statement, showed that most citizens disapprove of the practice. Egypt first adopted [...]
The next Marty Market at the Reef in Hadaba will be on 24th of April, starting from 10:30am. Marty Market is the biggest market for old and new stuff in town. The Marty Market is organised by an Italian lady biweekly or every three weeks. Tables are on high demand, therefore best to reserve your table on the market itself for the next one. Should you have more info on markets in town, please send dates with info to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
In 1982, the Israeli occupiers of the Sinai began to return the land part by part to Egypt as agreed on in the Camp David agreement (1978) and later in the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel (1979). The liberation of Sinai was completed in 1988 when President Mubarak hoisted the Egyptian flag in Taba, the last part of Sinai that was released. Egypt worked towards the liberation of its occupied territories since 1967 using all means, through military action in October 1973, through political action and diplomacy in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979. The liberation of Sinai is celebrated [...]
We at Sharm el Sheikh, are sometimes a bit left behind when it comes to Egyptian holidays. We do not feel them except that some more holiday makers from Cairo come, and therefore do know little about them. The weekend of the Coptic Easter, this year 12 April, is always followed by Sham el Nessim on Monday. A national holiday and folk festival in Egypt, the Sham el Nessim has been observed for thousands of years as a day to smell the breezes and celebrate spring. Nessim means "zephyr," the spring breeze, and sham means "to breathe in." While the [...]
Coptic Easter, which falls on the Sunday following the full moon that comes after the vernal equinox (March 21), is one of the two most important holy days for Egyptian Christians, the other being Coptic Christmas on Jan. 7. Coptic Easter marks the end of the 55-day Lent, commonly known as the Great Fast, where all animal products - including milk, cheese and butter - are prohibited. more on: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2015/04/06/Coptic-Easter-How-Egypt-celebrates-the-rising-of-Christ.html
1 May Forward 1 hour Please check newer article Dalight saving time cancelled 1 May 2015 - Daylight Saving Time Starts When local standard time is about to reach Friday, 1 May 2015, 00:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Friday, 1 May 2015, 01:00:00 local daylight time instead Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 1 May 2015 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening. Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Savings Time. Note that the above information is preliminary: This is our best guess. The date might [...]
The new visa regulation announced earlier this month, which would have travelers obtain tourist visas from their home countries prior to arrival in Egypt, has officially been postponed, the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday. The ministries of tourism and foreign affairs said in a statement that the regulation will not be put into place until the government implements an electronic system allowing foreigners to obtain a visa online before boarding their flights to Egypt. The government is pushing to get the e-visa system up and running “as soon as possible,” according to the statement. Until then, tourists will still [...]
After the "Future for Egypt" meeting Sharm will host the the Arab League. The annual meeting of the Arab League will be hosted by President Sisi from 28 - 30 March.
Sharm el Sheikh's new symbol, the impressive Peace Fountain, had been opened on Saturday, 14 March 2015. The event was organised with a party by the sponsors. Tourists celebrated to the music of international and local artists. The fountain was built for the "Egypt the Future" conference, it is situated at the big round-about on peace road next to the police station close to the airport.
An economic forum will be eld in Sharm el Sheikh from 13 to 15 March under the title "Egypt is the Future". Most "Sharmers" have in recent weeks witnessed the changes in their city. New streets have been built, others were being renovated. New lamps had been installed, others got refurbished, palm trees, flowers and grass were planted. The summit aims to develop the Egyptian economy. World leaders and their delegations are expected to arrive within the next days. It will be an opportunity for business and political leaders, investors, and international institutions to participate in major development initiatives in various sectors. According to [...]
Though Jean Bourget Kids Wear opened beginning of December 2011, it was little noticed.Visiting it and looking at the cute small dresses one gets surprised of style and quality. This shop is definitely an enrichment for Sharm's mums.Basically the shop is selling French designer brands named: Alphabet, Jean Bourget, Monnalisa and Danielle de Chamaret. These different brands stand for different quality and therewith different prices. Alphabet and Danielle de Chamaret are really nice and cheap clothes whereas Jean Bourget, the brand giving the shops name, is a bit higher priced. Jean Bourget children's clothes possess a modern style from casual [...]
IT'S PARTY TIME! Sharm Women's Club is celebrating 12 years!!! ON 12th May 2012 at 7pm!! All women are invited to a fabulous evening of Food, Drinks, Fire and Dancing at HILTON SHARK'S BAY for the AMAZING price of 100LE (inclusive of soft drinks, wine and beer)!!!7pm start, overlooking the beach with welcome drinks.7:30pm dinner of Selection of appetizers, then Beach Barbeque, Fire Show, Desserts and Dancing!!!Tickets available until Thursday, 10th May only, in Hadaba at Monika's International Stationery and Book Shop (below Sheikh Abdullah's)in Nabq at Alhambra Cafe.Dress Up, Dress Down, the choice is yours, but come prepared to [...]