Green Town Award
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.
Thirty years ago Samih Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Development Holding, 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.