Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
3 - 9 August 2000
Issue No. 493
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Everything under the sun
Once a quiet fishing village, Hurghada has ballooned into a year-round sun-worshippers paradise -- and it's not just Europe's playground anymore. Rehab Saad rediscovers the delights of the Red Sea resort, taking time to monitor developments further south

It takes a village
In stark contrast to the haphazard modus operandi of the past, three new tourist centres are being built along the Red Sea coast according to a strictly-defined development scheme

  • Travel tips
  • Lost horizon found
    Hurghada's Al-Giftun island offers visitors an experience like no other. Nevine El-Aref sailed towards Egypt's own Shangri-La

    For a few dollars more
    Should the new system catch on, no longer will tourist resorts charge extra for the perks holiday makers cannot live without. Ahmed Sami assesses the new deal

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