Hubert says Goodbye…

I’ve been urged to stop my activities as editor of the El Gouna Times for the sake of my health. Therefore, I’m sorry to announce that the El Gouna Times Online Magazine will be no longer updated and our forum has been removed from this website.

The last two years I’ve spend nearly 10 months in El Gouna. And like many others, I felt in love with this special resort. During this time, I’ve met a lot of wonderful passionate people in El Gouna who are willing to let you feel at home and make your holidays to an unforgettable experience at a reasonable price. A warm thank you to all of them, without trying to name everybody in person. Hope to see you around during my next visit to El Gouna!

As a tribute to El Gouna, the nearly 700 articles, comments and reports and the over 5,000 pictures I’ve taken in El Gouna will remain online for the time to come. Please feel free to stroll through the links in the menu to the right to learn about this wonderful resort at the Red Sea in Egypt. One good advice to everybody who comes for the first time to El Gouna: don’t forget to climb the top of the Hill next to Mövenpick to view the results of what the founder of El Gouna had in mind when starting to create this resort, way back in the nineties.

For future permanent residents I would like to recommend to stay here first several weeks by renting an appartment or a villa (see our section: classified ads) and take your time to discover by yourself how daily life in El Gouna is. Even if the sun is shining every day here, living and working in El Gouna and in Egypt is still different from the European way of life. Talk with neighbours who live already here, and compare your expectations with theirs. A good starting point to exchange ideas with residents via the Internet is the Yahoo Group for El Gouna Residents (see our section: El Gouna Weblinks).

I want also to thank the Management of Orascom Hotels & Development for the clear insight in the way how they are running the El Gouna Resort in the middle of the desert in an unforgettable manner. Updated information will be available at their official website at

And to everybody: have fun in El Gouna!


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