El Gouna - Egypt

El Gouna is Orascom Development’s flagship town. The name of the town derives from the ancient Egyptian words for ‘protected’.  El Gouna has a multinational community that continues to grow, the town covers 10 km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast with a total land area of 36.92 sqm, of which 15 million sqm has so far been developed. El Gouna is a fully integrated, self-sufficient town, adhering to the highest global standards. 

El Gouna offers an unparalleled lifestyle that has attracted a growing multinational community. Year-round sunshine, shimmering lagoons, turquoise beaches and its location a mere 4-hour flight from Europe make El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape. It boasts world-class infrastructure and premium services, and is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure industries.

El Gouna offers a wide range of international-standard facilities, including a variety of properties from exclusive private villas to cozy apartments, all in harmony yet with a unique identity. The town boasts 17 hotels with 2,698 guest rooms with a mix of 5, 4 and 3-star accommodation, a world-class hospital, a nursing institute, two 18-hole championship golf courses, co-working facilities and a landing strip. The town is mindful to everybody’s needs with conference and meeting facilities, beauty salons, spas, post office, and even a weather station. El Gouna also hosts a satellite campus of the Technische University Berlin (which offers three Masters degree programs), a variety of both international and Egyptian curriculum schools, and a library linked to the Bibliotheca of Alexandria.

Home to 3 marinas, including the Abu Tig Marina, boat owners pursue their nautical adventures freely, without interruption. El Gouna is a very child-centric community, providing safe environments for them to be pleasantly entertained so that children of all ages can have the time of their life. Residents and guests are spoilt for choice on the gastronomy front. Over 100 restaurants, bars and eateries make up a refined culinary scene. Cultural events and festivals are also popular occurrences.

Reputed for its perfect year-round weather, shimmering turquoise lagoons, coral reefs and stretching coastlines, El Gouna is a destination conducive to healthy living. Watersports and aquatic activities are possible all year round due to the sheltering influence of a reef headland. Watersport facilities and dive centers are located throughout El Gouna, which is an international kite surfing destination.  The town also hosts cultural festivals and other major events. 

El Gouna was honored to be the first destination in Africa and the Arab Region to receive the Global Green Award.  Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, this award is handed to cities making substantial efforts, progress and improvements within the field of environmental sustainability.