About El Gouna 

El Gouna (Egyptian Arabic: الجونة , “the Lagoon”) is an Egyptian tourist city, owned and developed by Samih Sawiris’ Orascom Development, dating from 1989. The city is located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Hurghada. It is part of the Red Sea Riviera, and a host city of the El Gouna Film Festival.

It has 10 kilometers of coastline and consists of 20 islands surrounded by lagoons. The town is 25 kilometers away from the Hurghada International Airport.

It’s buildings were designed by European and American Architects to resemble traditional rural Egyptian architecture such as that found in the Egyptian countryside and in Nubian villages. El Gouna specializes in water-sports. There are several beaches: including Zeytuna Beach (Arabic: شاطئ زيتونة) located on its own island, Mangroovy Beach, Moods Beach and other hotel beaches.

There are three main areas in El Gouna, Downtown, Tamr Henna Square (Arabic: ميدان تمر حنة) and the Abu Tig Marina (Arabic: مارينا أبو تيج).

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It also has a mosque and a Coptic church, the Church of St. Mary and the Archangels.

In 2017 an annual film festival was established, the El Gouna Film Festival. Founded by telecom billionaire Naguib Sawiris, El Gouna Film Festival was previously attended by globally prominent celebrities including Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey, Rambo’s Sylvester Stallone and Midnight in Paris’ Owen Wilson.



The weather in it is sunny all year long. Temperatures range between 17 °C (63 °F) and 33 °C (91 °F). Humidity is 22% on average Koppen Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).


In addition to its natural beauty and amenities, it is also famous for its cultural and historical attractions. The city is home to a number of museums and galleries, as well as ancient temples and tombs. The city’s main square is also a popular spot for events and festivals, including concerts and art exhibitions.

Overall, it is a city that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, explore the local culture, or enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife. It is a great destination for a memorable vacation.