A TOWN LIKE NO OTHER
THE PARADISE OUT OF DESERT
El Gouna had started as one man’s search to find the most beautiful spot on the seaside to build a house and small boat jetty.
Twenty five years ago Samih Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Development, El Gouna’s parent company, found that beautiful spot, conveniently located just north of Hurghada on the west coast of the Red Sea. It wasn’t long before Sawiris’ friends, struck by the splendor of the azure waters and dramatic backdrop of mountains, asked to join him, and the town slowly blossomed into the vibrant community that it is today.
BEACHES AND POOLS
Whether you’re curious to try out a pool or beach different than your hotel’s, or are renting an apartment and want to know where to go for a swim. All of El Gouna’s beaches and pools are not just swimming destinations, but complete with music, food and an overall idyllic beach ambience.
GOLF AT EL GOUNA
Both of El Gouna's 18-hole championship courses boast year round golfing in settings where players can feast their eyes on stunning mountains and endless sea views.
Carefully placed bunkers, lagoons, and desert rough, the course is designed with every level of golfer in mind, from the beginner to the advanced golfer playing the tournament circuit.
Edged by miles of beaches and azure lagoons, El Gouna attracts aqua sport aficionados by the score. Go snorkeling, fishing, or try out one of the many other water sports El Gouna has on offer.
Sports in El Gouna aren't limited to what can be played on water. You can spend the day biking, horseback riding, or playing whichever other land sport tickles your fancy.
Adventurous residents and guests can embark upon any excursion from El Gouna.
Try a lavish or casual boat trip to one or more of the islands surrounding El Gouna, or venture into the Eastern Desert for a visit to the nearby Bedouin village, star-watching or a tour of a desert monastery.
The wide range of activities and services available for children is evidence of the community’s commitment to the happiness of its youngest residents and visitors.
Some activities are designed for the whole family’s participation, while other services provide a safe environment where kids can have fun under professional supervision.
FUN FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
UNIQUE DINING PRIVILEGES
Your palate will not suffer during your time in El Gouna — quite the opposite!
El Gouna is home to a stunning variety and excellent quality of cuisine, with over 100 different dining outlets to choose from ranging from fine cuisine to casual dining as well as a variety of cafes and coffee shops. .
Owned and managed by iProductions, Sea Cinema El Gouna encompasses three screening venues with a capacity of 649 people, equipped with state-of-the-art Dolby Digital technologies and tools, offering a unique cinematic experience. Sea Cinema was opened during the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival.