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Abdelsalam Awad (left) started a new business in Sharm at a time when other dive centres were closing down (Photo: Circle Divers). By Mark 'Crowley' Russell. Just over a year ago, Egyptian Dive instructor Abdelsalam Awad decided to open a new dive centre in Sharm-el Sheikh. In just a short space of time, Circle Divers ...
There have been numerous incidents related to terrorism but arguably the one with the greatest impact was the downing of a Russian passenger plane from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg in October 2015. The aircraft crashed in North Sinai with the loss of 224 people. The formal investigation by ...

Out of 100 cities across the globe, Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada were ranked as the lowest costing luxury holiday tourist destinations in the world, according to a report released by travel search engine Skyscanner. The report explained that a single-night at a five star hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh ...
DUBAI: Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada were ranked as the top two cheapest luxury holiday destinations in the world, according to a report published by leading travel search engine Skyscanner. The two cities averaged costs of $106 and $122 a night at five-star hotels, respectively. UAE's Sharjah ...
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In the list that consisted of 100 cities offering affordable five-star accommodation, only the Egyptian resorts of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Sofia were ranked cheaper than Sharjah. The report said that Sharjah offered five-star stays at an average of 497 dirhams ($135) per ...

Direct flights to Sharm come from Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria with carriers such as TUIfly, FTI and Germania. Indirect flights via Istanbul with Pegasus and Turkish airlines are excellent for divers due to a generous baggage allowance, which is also the case with Egyptair via Cairo.
The most recent of such flops are the efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism to attract tourists to Sharm el-Sheikh through festivals, such as the Sharm el-Sheikh Film Festival (SHAFF), whose second edition took place March 3-9, and the Sharm el-Sheikh International Theater Festival for ...
Emperor Divers, who catered to a large percentage of British scuba diving tourism to Sharm, was forced to close in 2016 in the aftermath of the Russian airline disaster. Emperor fought hard to remain open, initially 'mothballing' its Na'ama Bay dive centre but promising to honour any pre-existing bookings for travellers who ...
UK arrivals in 2017 were around 320,000, down from around 800,000 per annum before a Russian Metrojet charter flight was bombed shortly after take-off from Sharm el-Sheik airport in October 2015. The UK government still has a flight ban to Sharm in place whereas Russia resumed flights in January.
The second edition of the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival is scheduled to screen the Egyptian documentary film “Boody: The Sumo Pharaoh” on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30 pm in Hall 2 of Kiroseiz Cinema, as part of the Panorama program. Directed by Sarah Riad, the film ventures into the life of Boody, ...
Culture Minister Inas Abdel Daim and North Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda inaugurated on Saturday the 2nd round of Sharm el Sheikh International Film Festival. The festival honored late film critic Ali Abou Shadi, director Ali Badrakhan, actresses Leila Elwy and Leila Taher and actor Hassan Hosny.
Demeiry announcement came at a meeting held in Sharm Al Sheikh for the tourism industry with more than 200 delegates attending the event aimed at ... sector in Egypt suffered as a result of terror incidents that struck Egypt in the last three years since a Russian flight carrying tourists to Sharm Al Sheikh ...
The organisers of the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival held a press conference held last week in Cairo giving details of the upcoming festival due to take place 3-9 March in the South Sinai city. The press conference started a minute's silence for late critic Aly Abu Shady, who passed away 16 February.
CAIRO – 21 February 2018: The second edition of the International Film Festival organized a press conference in the presence of the festival's management committee and some honored actors on Monday; the committee unveiled exclusive information about the festival's events. Prominent Egyptian director Mahmoud ...
Film buffs all around Egypt are getting ready for the second edition of Sharm El-Sheikh's Arab and European Film Festival, which will kick off from March 3, lasting until March 9 in the Red Sea city. Organized by the Noon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Gamal Zeyada has been chosen as the festival's ...
Actress Rania Youssef has been chosen to be a member of the jury for competitive feature films at Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, scheduled to take place between 3 and 9 March. The jury committee is led by renowned Swedish critic Eva Girstam. The festival is presided over by prominent journalist Gamal ...

According to Bahrain's national carrier, services to Alexandria will be operated three times weekly, while services to Sharm El Shaikh are set to be twice weekly. “We are delighted to launch two very attractive destinations in Egypt – a country with which we have held longstanding and historic ties and which ...
DISCOP Dubai wrapped its second edition with 687 delegates in attendance and plans to move the Middle East-focused market to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in 2019. Of the 687 delegates in attendance, there were 282 buyers, representing broadcasters, pay-TV operators and streaming platforms, primarily ...
American director Izzy Chan (Isabella Vincent Chan) will be among the guests of 2nd Sharm El-Sheikh International Film Festival, which will take place between 3 and 9 March. Chan's documentary The Big Flip, representing the independent cinema, will be screened during the festival. The film revolves ...
The organisers of the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival held a press conference held last week in Cairo giving details of the upcoming festival due to take place 3-9 March in the South Sinai city. The press conference started a minute's silence for late critic Aly Abu Shady, who passed away 16 February.
CAIRO – 24 February 2018: Sharm El-Sheikh Youth Theatre Festival management announced that the third edition of the festival will bear the name of the great theatrical actor and director Mohamed Sobhy. The festival's management chose Sobhy because of his rich theatrical experience as he is ...
The poster design reflects the objectives of the festival, which seeks to establish a successful cultural event in a dazzling coastal city like Sharm el-Sheikh that shares the same features with Venice and Cannes which host two of the most prestigious festivals in the world; the Venice and Cannes film festivals.
CAIRO – 21 February 2018: The second edition of the International Film Festival organized a press conference in the presence of the festival's management committee and some honored actors on Monday; the committee unveiled exclusive information about the festival's events. Prominent Egyptian ...
Actress Rania Youssef has been chosen to be a member of the jury for competitive feature films at Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, scheduled to take place between 3 and 9 March. The jury committee is led by renowned Swedish critic Eva Girstam. The festival is presided over by prominent journalist Gamal ...
The festival announces honorees, including Youssef Chahine, Ali Badrakhan, and highlights of it's upcoming programme. Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Feb 2018. Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival (Photo: courtesy of SHAFF) ...
(ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 31 - Air Cairo has begun service on a new route between Naples and Sharm El Sheikh, said Air Cairo Business Director Essam ... Air Cairo currently flies between Egypt's main tourist destinations (Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam) and 14 European countries, including ...
Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada hotels continued to grow from their low performance in the first quarter of 2017, and maintained their status as touristic hotspots with a forecasted growth of 84% and 72% respectively in revenues per available rooms (RevPAR), according to Colliers International's The MENA ...
The poster design reflects the objectives of the festival, which seeks to establish a successful cultural event in a dazzling coastal city like Sharm El Sheikh that shares the same features with Venice and Cannes that host two of the most prestigious festivals in the world; Venice and Cannes film festivals.
Passengers on the return flight of Air Cairo's new link between Sharm El Sheikh and Naples were greeted with roses as they passed through arrivals at the Egyptian airport on 26 January. According to various local media reports, some 172 passengers landed from the Italian city, representing a healthy ...
Salalah: Unleashing Salalah's untapped tourism potential could make the city Oman's version of Sharm El Sheikh, according to Oman's top tourism developers. Sharm El Sheikh, which rose to fame as a resort town on Egypt's Red Sea coastline, is visited by tourists the world over. It aimed to attract between ...
CAIRO – 13 January 2018: Cairo will be the only transit station for Russian tourists who fly to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, stated the Russian Federal ... The Agency declared that Russian tours to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada are available only through Cairo International Airport, adding that all ...
The Russian government has given permission for flights to resume to Egypt after two-year hiatus. Commercial flights to the North African nation were banned after a Russian charter plane flying from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg crashed in the Sinai desert in 2015, killing all 224 passengers and crew ...
CAIRO – 5 January 2018: South Sinai Governor, Major General Khaled Fouda, asserted that regular flights from Milano in Italy to Sharm El-Sheikh will resume ... Fouda asserted that Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, and the city, are ready to receive flights from all over the world throughout the year.
The UK representative of the Egyptian State Tourist Authority says he hopes the resumption of flights to the north African country from Russia will kick start the return of air transport between the UK and Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh. A Russian Metrojet charter flight was bombed shortly after take-off from Sharm el-Sheik ...
... Adviser of South Sinai Governor Abdel Fattah Helmy welcomed the prince at the airport. Henrik told MENA that he will remain in the city for a long vacation, which could take months, adding that he loves Sharm El Sheikh and its warm weather during this time of year, compared to Europe's cold weather.
CAIRO – 1 January 2018: The first navigation line between Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh and Saudi Arabia's Duba port will begin operating in the next few days to facilitate the trip of Arab ... According to Red Sea Port authorities, Sharm El-Sheikh's navigation line is the first of its kind to be constructed in the city.
The ban was imposed shortly after the crash of a Metrojet flight from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg, which killed 224. It is thought that a bomb was placed on board the Russian jet at Sharm el Sheikh airport. While every other country has lifted their prohibition on flying to Egypt's top resort, the UK ban ...
Air Cairo operates 1st flight from Milan to Sharm El Sheikh. By: MENA. Mon, Dec. 25, 2017. HURGHADA - 25 December 2017: The first regular flight of "Air Cairo" arrived on Monday at Marsa Allam Airport coming from Italy's Milan city, with 170 tourists on board. In a statement, Director of Public Relations at Marsa Allam ...
Most of the tourists headed to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Cairo using indirect flights. This increase ... The highest number of Russian tourists – about 47 percent – chose to head to Hurghada as their first distention, followed by Sharm el-Sheikh with 42 percent and finally Cairo with only 11 percent.
On October 31, 2015, Metrojet flight 9268 crashed shortly after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh on a charter flight to St. Petersburg, Russia. There were no survivors ... The Russian minister manifested that the Russian air flights will resume first to Cairo, not Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada. Russian tourists can ...
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport - File photo. RT: 3 million Russian tourists expected in Egypt. By: Omnia Osama. Sun, Dec. 17, 2017. CAIRO – 17 December 2017: More Russian tourists will return to Egypt after Moscow signed a protocol on December 15 lifting the ban on direct flights to Egypt. Russia Today (RT) ...
The debate was proposed by the conservative MP Jonathan Lord, the co-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt, who demanded that the ban on flights to the Red Sea resort be lifted, saying that Sharm El-Sheikh airport has met the 25-point plan that was drawn up by the UK's Department of ...
CAIRO – December 9 – 2017: The veteran Lebanese singer George Wassouf will perform in Sharm El-Sheikh on New Year's Eve, December 31. Wassouf was born in Lebanon in 1961. He began his career at the age of 10 and gained a lot of recognition since then. Wassouf won many awards and he is ...
CAIRO – 8 December 2017: Your holiday is not over until you visit Adrenalin Beach Park at Ras Gamila protectorate in front of Tiran Island. A 10-kilometer drive from Na'amba Bay Sharm el-Sheikh is Adrenalin Beach, situated inside Ras Gamila natural Park.
Presidents and ministers from 24 nations will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh on Thursday for a three-day conference of the COMESA free-trade area, discussing investment and development issues affecting eastern and southern Africa. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) ...
Film buffs all around Egypt are getting ready for the second edition of Sharm El-Sheikh's Arab and European Film Festival, which will kick off from March 3, lasting until March 9 in the Red Sea city. Organized by the Noon Foundation for Arts and Culture, Gamal Zeyada has been chosen as the festival's ...
Air Cairo, Egypt-based airline, will launch the first regular flight between Napoli, Italy and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This flight path ... The Egyptian airline has been testing the flights between Sharm El Sheikh and Napoli since October 29, 2017, tonight's flight marks the first official one between the two cities.
Preparations for the resumption of flights between Moscow and Cairo have entered the final phase. "At the moment, EgyptAir and Aeroflot are putting the finishing touches on preparations for resuming flights, I mean commercial aspects: signing contracts on ground servicing, supplying fuel to Egyptian ...


 

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