A town like no other

The paradise out of desert

El Gouna had its beginnings in 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 it is today.

Experience El Gouna

The beautiful city

A self-contained town on the beautiful Red Sea coast, El Gouna offers an unrivaled lifestyle.

Built on 10 km of beach with 17 spectacular hotels, the town of over 22,000 residents spreads across islands and lagoons. Boasting a superb infrastructure and excellent services, the destination is a short flight from Europe.

The Place

Premier Leisure Destination

El Gouna is immaculately maintained and offers a wide variety of activities, entertainment options, world-class cuisine, and exciting nightlife.

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Your visit

In the centre of the world

Located 25 kilometers north of Hurghada, El Gouna is only a 4-hour flight from Europe’s major capitals.

At El Gouna, sandy beaches and the ideal temperatures welcome visitors all year round.

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Easy to reach

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Several major airline carriers operate weekly flights to Hurghada International Airport and El Gouna

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Beautiful nature

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Good access to Egypt’s many natural wonders, historical sites, archeological treasures, ancient temples and the pyramids of Cairo

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Unique community

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The town is home to a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, sports enthusiasts and families

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Green Globe Award

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These prestigious awards are bestowed around the world by Green Globe International. Currently, all hotels in El Gouna have received Green Globes

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