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5 07, 2016

Egypt’s cabinet abolishes daylight saving time

2016-07-05T09:23:07+00:00July 5th, 2016|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Egypt’s cabinet abolishes daylight saving time

- from AhramOnline.com - The cabinet decision came on the heels of a legal amendment initially approved by parliament to scrap the time change system. Egypt's cabinet decided Monday to scrap daylight savings time following recent confusion over whether to restore the time change aimed at energy conservation. Last week, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Magdi Al-Agati said daylight savings time would be restored as of 8 July and would last until parliament issues a law to abolish it, which was initially approved last week before it was sent to the State Council for review. However, the cabinet said in a [...]

24 09, 2015

Sea Shepherd Clean-Up at Sunshine Divers Sharks Bay with free breakfast

2015-09-24T09:28:55+00:00September 24th, 2015|News, Special Events, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Sea Shepherd Clean-Up at Sunshine Divers Sharks Bay with free breakfast

Sea Shepherd is launching an initiative for a beach cleaning in Sharks Bay. For this event Sunshine Divers is providing free beach entrance for everybody, also snorkelers, children and non-divers. Free egyptian breakfast and water, free tanks for certified divers and cleaners. 29. September - 09:30am - Sharks Bay Beach - Sunshine Divers Club There will be a transfer from Hadaba Benzina (08:30) and Naama Bay Ghazala Beach (09:00) Every single person is welcome to help and protect our underwaterworld. Join the Facebook event on: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720751758152672/

18 08, 2015

Sharm El Sheikh Passport office in Nabq

2015-08-18T19:05:19+00:00August 18th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Sharm El Sheikh Passport office in Nabq

From beginning of August 2015 the procedure to apply for a visa changed dramatically! 1. Go to the office to open your file  2. if requested from the office:    2a. Wait 4 days    2b. Report to the Secret Police downtown Sharm with the number written in your passport    2c. Wait 3 weeks   2. if Secret Police clearance is not needed:    2a. Wait 2 days 3. Go back to the office and get your visa or re-entry visa for maximum of 6 months. Office tel.no. 0699 205341 Get to the big roundabout with hotels on its [...]

14 08, 2015

Ferragosto

2015-08-14T10:55:30+00:00August 14th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Ferragosto

Ferragosto is an Italian and Sammarinese public holiday celebrated on 15 August, coinciding with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary. By metonymy, it is also the summer vacation period around mid-August, which may be a long weekend (ponte di ferragosto) or most of August. The Feriae Augusti ("Festivals [Holidays] of the Emperor Augustus") were introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BC. This was an addition earlier ancient Roman festivals which fell in the same month, such as the Vinalia rustica or the Consualia, which celebrated the harvest and the end of a long period of intense [...]

13 08, 2015

Seeing the Perseid meteor shower

2015-08-13T17:24:33+00:00August 13th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Seeing the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteors will continue through Aug. 26, according to NASA. However, prime viewing time will coincide with a new moon on Thursday between 3 a.m. and dawn.   How well will you be able to see? The last time the Perseids peaked at the same time as the new moon (meaning no moon in the sky) was in 2007. This means that even the dimmest meteors will be visible if viewed far from man-made light pollution. Below is a comparison of views from most to least light pollution: Where does the meteor shower come from? As the Swift-Tuttle comet flies through space, [...]

12 08, 2015

Storks migration

2015-08-12T09:44:07+00:00August 12th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Storks migration

First flock of White Storks spotted today over Old Sharm on its way to south migration to central Africa.   Storks in Ras Mohamed National Park The White Storks are currently on their voyage across the Sinai Peninsular. Sharm is on the migratory path of storks coming from Eastern Europe. Approximately 500,000 storks are supposedly about to fly across the region, many of them resting for a night at Ras Mohamed. Very few research projects have been undertaken, but the storks are definitely something that Sharmers should be aware of. The majority of storks that breed in Europe spend the [...]

6 08, 2015

What you need to know about the ‘New Suez Canal’

2015-08-06T10:29:15+00:00August 6th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on What you need to know about the ‘New Suez Canal’

A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, July 25, 2015 By Shounaz Meky | Al Arabiya News Friday, 31 July 2015 With major celebrations planned and a new stamp being issued, Egypt is just a day away from inaugurating the “New Suez Canal,” with hopes the project will boost the economy and increase the number of ships using it every day. A ceremony will be held on August 6 to inaugurate the first section of the new canal project. The first trial run of the new waterway took place last week, when [...]

30 05, 2015

Four Season run for cancer on 30 May

2015-05-30T08:35:55+00:00May 30th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Join on May 30th the Four Season's, they will be hosting a Fun Run event for supporting the Children Cancer Hospital 57357 08:00 am Registration time, 09:00 am start our Fun Run Gathering by the Main entrance of Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh.  Walk, Jog or Run a distance of 3.25 Km The Route starts from; Four Seasons Resort » going to Sheikh Zayed road » reaching Concord El Salam Resort » and coming back to the start point through Soho Square. By the end of the run, everyone is cordially invited to gather by the Reef Lawn (at our Four Seasons [...]

17 05, 2015

Ralph’s German Bakery at SIBS

2015-05-17T11:57:39+00:00May 17th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Ralph's German Bakery is always on the move. A delivery service was established some weeks back. Now in May they opened a stand at the Sharm International British School. The bakery is offering to kids and teachers pretzels, a variety of croissants, all kinds of laugen, cheese sticks and rolls. Every Thursday they have their Nespresso coffee machine with all different capsules available. This stand is only open for the school staff and pupils. All other clients are as usual welcome in the branch beside Metro next to Old Market.  

17 05, 2015

Sharm el Sheikh Squash International Championship 2015

2015-05-21T08:27:05+00:00May 17th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

* 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) [...]

21 04, 2015

Daylight saving time cancelled

2015-04-21T20:57:23+00:00April 21st, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

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 [...]

4 04, 2015

Egypt postpones new visa rule, hopes to create e-visa system instead

2015-04-04T10:17:31+00:00April 4th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Egypt postpones new visa rule, hopes to create e-visa system instead

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 [...]

22 03, 2015

Arab League Meeting in Sharm from 28 – 30 March

2015-03-22T10:21:14+00:00March 22nd, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|Comments Off on Arab League Meeting in Sharm from 28 – 30 March

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.

15 03, 2015

Peace Fountain opened

2015-03-16T08:05:10+00:00March 15th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

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.

7 03, 2015

Economic Forum in Sharm from 13 to 15 March

2015-03-07T10:03:51+00:00March 7th, 2015|News, To Show on Home Page|0 Comments

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 [...]