El Gouna is Orascom Development’s flagship town and the Group’s “Life as it should be” development benchmark. It is a self-sufficient, fully integrated resort town, with a water-tides’ naturally protected area, thanks to the surrounding reefs. The name of the town was driven from the ancient word “EL GOUNA ” which meant protected. The town is stretching across 10 km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast with a total land area of 36.92 million m2 of which 15.0 million m2 has been developed, El Gouna is a multinational community that continues to grow.
El Gouna offers unparalleled lifestyle attracting a growing multinational community. Year-round sunshine, shimmering lagoons, turquoise beaches, and being a 4-hour flight from Europe makes El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape. It boasts world class infrastructure, upscale 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. It offers a wide range of real estate units, from exclusive private villas to cozy apartments, all in harmony, yet with a unique identity, 17 hotels with 2,478 guestrooms with a mix of 5, 4 and 3 star hotels, a landing strip, a world-class hospital, a nursing institute, two championships 18-hole golf course, three marinas with a capacity of 380 berths including dry docks, 463 commercial outlets, 100 restaurants, bars and eateries, a weather station, conference and meeting facilities, beauty salons, spas, post office and banks. El Gouna also hosts a satellite campus of the Technische University Berlin, which offers three Master's degree programs, a variety of both international and Egyptian curriculum schools and a library linked to Bibliotheca Alexandrina as well as a slider cable park with a complete water sports facilities such as diving centers, kitesurfing, a mosque and church, in addition to cultural festivals and major events and many other facilities.
El Gouna is 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 displaying substantial measures and efforts in progress within the field of environmental sustainability.