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Aqaba to offer alternative to Sharm El-Sheikh?

Days after the Russian plane crashed in Sinai, the UK halted all flights to Sharm El-Sheikh until the results of the investigation were revealed. Russia shortly followed suit by cancelling all flights to and from Egypt. The Tourism Board in Jordan adopted new measures to encourage Russian tourists to visit Jordan, offering an alternative to …

Maya Nawar


In Pictures: Sharm El-Sheikh abandoned

Crowded streets were filled with foreign and Egyptians tourists and investors with taxis and busses packed. Loud lively music echoed at the Naama Bay strip. Hotel occupancy rates were at their highest and restaurants were fully booked. That was the scene eight months ago during the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. Now, the …

Doaa Farid

Hope is in the stubbornness and rebellion of the people

Egyptian tourism has never been in a more difficult position than it is now, even in the most difficult situations when bombs blew up Sharm El-Sheikh shaking the Sinai Peninsula. An international coalition is now standing against it. Britain violated all international norms and protocols and announced strict measures to evacuate its nationals from Sharm …

Emad El-Sayed