History Of Al GounaAl Gouna Is The Premier Red Sea Holiday Destination Dating From 1989. Located On The Red Sea Governorate Of Egypt, 20 Kilometres North Of Hurghada. A Self-Contained Town That Boasts 18 Hotels And Offering A World Class Various Entertainment Activities.
About The Community Of Al Gouna
Al-Gouna is a self-contained holiday town and probably the best-run resort in Egypt. The brainchild of Egyptian billionaire Onsi Sawiris, it is built around lagoons and waterways, ensuring there are plenty of beaches and that many places have views of the water.
Here you will find countless interconnected islands, beautiful turquoise lagoons, state of the art golf courses, luxurious beach-front resorts and an endless range of water activities. Al-Gouna is an environmentally friendly destination complete with world-class accommodations for all family members that offers a myriad of services and activities to suit everyone.
Al-Gouna is frequented by Egypt’s chi-chi set and Europeans on package tours. Boasting 16 hotels, an 18-hole golf course, plenty of villas, and boutique shopping, restaurants, and bars galore, it’s about as far removed from Egypt’s usual chaotic hustle as you can get.
The only local experience you are likely to have is smoking shisha (albeit on a marina terrace overlooking some mighty swanky yachts). But if you’re after a place to laze on a beach and do some diving, then you’ll definitely enjoy your time here.
Al-Gouna has a fully equipped hospital that can handle many medical treatments including dentistry, plastic surgery, paediatrics, ophthalmology, and general surgery. It also features an intensive care unit and a decompression chamber in case of diving accidents. The town hosts the El Gouna International School, a campus of the TU Berlin an Environmental Geographic Information System and a small private airport for charter aircraft.
There are also three marinas: Abydos marina, the Abu Tig Marina and the Abu Tig Marina Extension, currently in its last phase of construction, which can receive superyachts.
The town also houses a small museum with some 90 exhibits (including statue replicas and an exhibition hall of contemporary Egyptian paintings by Hussein Bikar) which opened in 1996.
Other attractions and activities around town include a small aquarium, a go-kart track, a paintball arena, tennis courts, horse stables, and a football stadium. The local football team Al-Gouna FC currently plays in the Second Division. It also has a mosque and a Coptic church, the Church of St. Mary and the Archangels.