Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt
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Type: Beach Resort
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
Marsa Alam is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2003.
Among the most famous beaches around Marsa Alam is the Abu Dabab beach. In Abu Dabab, turtles are a common sight. For tourists who seek to see something less typical, there is marine wildlife like crocodilefish and octopuses.
Marsa Alam also has some inland attractions, such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I at Khanais.
Despite being over 135 miles (217 km) km north of the tropical zone, the city experiences a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh), with steadier temperatures than places to the north such as Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, yet Kosseir is steadier and has cooler summers. Marsa Alam, Kosseir and Sharm el-Sheikh have the warmest night temperatures of all other[clarification needed] Egyptian cities and resorts. Average maximum temperatures during January typically range from 22 to 25 °C (72 to 77 °F) and in August 33 to 40 °C (91 to 104 °F).
Red Sea, Egypt
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To its north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). It is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley.
The Red Sea has a surface area of roughly 438,000 km2 (169,100 mi2), is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long, and — at its widest point — 355 km (220.6 mi) wide. It has an average depth of 490 m (1,608 ft), and in the central Suakin Trough it reaches its maximum depth of 3,040 m (9,970 ft).
The Red Sea also has extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species and 200 types of soft and hard coral. It is the world's northernmost tropical sea, and has been designated a Global 200 ecoregion.
The earliest known exploration of the Red Sea was conducted by ancient Egyptians, as they attempted to establish commercial routes to Punt. One such expedition took place around 2500 BC, and another around 1500 BC (by Hatshepsut). Both involved long voyages down the Red Sea. The biblical Book of Exodus tells the account of the Israelites' crossing of a body of water, which the Hebrew text calls Yam Suph. Yam Suph was traditionally identified as the Red Sea. Rabbi Saadia Gaon (882‒942), in his Judeo-Arabic translation of the Pentateuch, identifies the crossing place of the Red Sea as Baḥar al-Qulzum, meaning the Gulf of Suez.
In the 6th century BC, Darius the Great of Persia sent reconnaissance missions to the Red Sea, improving and extending navigation by locating many hazardous rocks and currents. A canal was built between the Nile and the northern end of the Red Sea at Suez. In the late 4th century BC, Alexander the Great sent Greek naval expeditions down the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean. Greek navigators continued to explore and compile data on the Red Sea. Agatharchides collected information about the sea in the 2nd century BC. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea ("Periplus of the Red Sea"), a Greek periplus written by an unknown author around the 1st century, contains a detailed description of the Red Sea's ports and sea routes. The Periplus also describes how Hippalus first discovered the direct route from the Red Sea to India.
The Red Sea was favored for Roman trade with India starting with the reign of Augustus, when the Roman Empire gained control over the Mediterranean, Egypt, and the northern Red Sea. The route had been used by previous states but grew in the volume of traffic under the Romans. From Indian ports goods from China were introduced to the Roman world. Contact between Rome and China depended on the Red Sea, but the route was broken by the Aksumite Empire around the 3rd century AD.
Middle Ages and modern era
During the Middle Ages, the Red Sea was an important part of the spice trade route. In 1183, Raynald of Châtillon launched a raid down the Red Sea to attack the Muslim pilgrim convoys to Mecca. The possibility that Raynald's fleet might sack the holy cities of Mecca and Medina caused fury throughout the Muslim world. However, it appears that Reynald's target were the lightly armed Muslim pilgrim convoys rather the well guarded cities of Mecca and Medina, and the belief in the Muslim world that Reynald was seeking to sack the holy cities was due to the proximity of those cities to the areas that Raynald raided. In 1513, trying to secure that channel to Portugal, Afonso de Albuquerque laid siege to Aden but was forced to retreat. They cruised the Red Sea inside the Bab al-Mandab, as the first fleet from Europe in modern times to have sailed these waters. Later in 1524 the city was delivered to Governor Heitor da Silveira as an agreement for protection from the Ottomans. In 1798, France ordered General Napoleon to invade Egypt and take control of the Red Sea. Although he failed in his mission, the engineer Jean-Baptiste Lepère, who took part in it, revitalised the plan for a canal which had been envisaged during the reign of the Pharaohs. Several canals were built in ancient times from the Nile to the Red Sea along or near the line of the present Sweet Water Canal, but none lasted for long. The Suez Canal was opened in November 1869. After the Second World War, the Americans and Soviets exerted their influence whilst the volume of oil tanker traffic intensified. However, the Six-Day War culminated in the closure of the Suez Canal from 1967 to 1975. Today, in spite of patrols by the major maritime fleets in the waters of the Red Sea, the Suez Canal has never recovered its supremacy over the Cape route, which is believed to be less vulnerable to piracy.
The climate of the Red Sea is the result of two monsoon seasons; a northeasterly monsoon and a southwesterly monsoon. Monsoon winds occur because of differential heating between the land and the sea. Very high surface temperatures and high salinities make this one of the warmest and saltiest bodies of seawater in the world. The average surface water temperature of the Red Sea during the summer is about 26 °C (79 °F) in the north and 30 °C (86 °F) in the south, with only about 2 °C (3.6 °F) variation during the winter months. The overall average water temperature is 22 °C (72 °F). Temperature and visibility remain good to around 200 m (656 ft). The sea is known for its strong winds and unpredictable local currents.
The rainfall over the Red Sea and its coasts is extremely low, averaging 60 mm (2.36 in) per year. The rain is mostly short showers, often with thunderstorms and occasionally with dust storms. The scarcity of rainfall and no major source of fresh water to the Red Sea result in excess evaporation as high as 2,050 mm (81 in) per year and high salinity with minimal seasonal variation. A recent underwater expedition to the Red Sea offshore from Sudan and Eritrea found surface water temperatures 28 °C (82 °F) in winter and up to 34 °C (93 °F) in the summer, but despite that extreme heat, the coral was healthy with much fish life with very little sign of coral bleaching, with only 9% infected by Thalassomonas loyana, the 'white plague' agent. Favia favus coral there harbours a virus, BA3, which kills T. loyana. Scientists are investigating the unique properties of these coral and their commensal algae to see if they can be used to salvage bleached coral elsewhere.
1. EGYPT , MARSA ALAM BOUTIQUE BEACH RESORT - 96 ROOMS
Beach Resort Marsa Alam is a 4-star property with 96 rooms , locate km.80 from Marsa Alam Int. Airport. Offering free shuttle bus service, 24-hour room service and free shuttle service, this resort also features WiFi in public areas.
The venue is placed next to sandy beaches. Restaurants, bars and cafés are just a short stroll away.
The hotel's air-conditioned units have sound-proofed windows, multi-channel television, tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms have an electric kettle, tea and coffee making equipment, and glassware, and there is a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and towels in the bathrooms.
Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning.
The café bar is complemented by a spacious terrace, a lounge and a TV. Cots, child care and a mini club for children are provided at Beach Resort. It has fitness classes, a gym and aerobics classes on site.
TOTAL LAND PROPERTY : sqmt 360.000.00.
BEACH LENGTH ; mt.. 800.
LICENSE TO BUILD TOTAL N. 400 ROOMS.
SELLING PRICE : u.s.$ 20.000.000 ( NOT NEGOTIABLE).
2. EGYPT , MARSA ALAM BEACH RESORT - 348 ROOMS (CLOSED)
The project is located in the city of “Marsa Alam” in an area called “Marsa Shagara” at Red Sea governorate.
The land is naturally graduated with different levels on the Red Sea which allows a clear sea view from any spot on the land and at any height. The land is far away from the airport by 30 minutes driving and from the city downtown about 10 minutes.
Area of front land: 165,000 meter square. (Hotel).
Area of Back land: 90,000 meter square.( Shopping Center, Entertainment facilities, Residences).
Beach Width: 300 meter square.
Total area of whole project: 255195.4 meter square.
Development: The Company will deliver 320 hotel rooms fully furnished and operated. Fully furnished and equipped main building including reception, lobby area, restaurant, meeting facility, SPA, Entertainment area, etc…
We have license for an additional 60 hotel rooms and 8 villas with capacity of 64 rooms as hotel and residential apartments that can be planned for future expansion.
The company will deliver the infrastructure like electricity, plumbing, sewage, heating, boilers landscape for the whole project.
Total Hotel Area: 165,000 square meter.
Front Land (HOTEL):
A) Main Building:
Ground floor: Total Area of 8000 meter square and height 5 meters.
First floor: Total area of 8000 meter square and height 5.5 meters.
Hotel Rooms: A total number of 58 rooms
PROJECT COMPONENTS :
D ) 2000 Square Meters Swimming Pools includes Heated pool and Kids Pool.
E) Gym, toilettes and kids Club. F ) World Class SPA .
G) Amphitheatre ( Fully equipped with latest visual and sound systems).
H) Diving center.
I) Wooden Structure Marina Jetty.
I) Pool Bar and Beach Bar and Specialized restaurants.
J)Sport Areas includes: Football court, Multi Purpose Court for Tennis, Basketball and Handball.
K) Services (Back) area.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS
Central Air Conditioners: York, the number 1 air condition manufacturers in the U.S.
Rooms Air Condition: York, concealed type.
Electric Generators: Six brand new “Caterpillar” generators with synchronization panels for efficient and economic use of the generators.
Electric Switchboards: “Schneider Electric” the world leading switchboards manufacturers.
Laundry : “Electrolux” the world leading laundry equipments manufacturers. Boilers: a) Steam Boilers: America’s top brand “Fulton”.
b) Hot water boilers, Calorifiers and water softeners form top Italian manufacturers.
Swimming Pool: “Desjoyaux” the leading French manufacturers of swimming pool systems.
Aluminum Systems from leading Egyptian Italian company “Alunile”.
Kitchen : Our group works with the best company in kitchen equipment in Egypt that is agent for top U.S, Italian and German manufacturers. The kitchen is air conditioned,ventilated and equipped with the latest technology in kitchen furnishing to ensure highest standards in hygiene and safety. Outdoor Furniture and Sun Beds: From leading Italian and Spanish manufacturers Sanitary Ware: “Ideal Standard” the world leading brand .
Water treatment plant: The latest technology plant that use only one tank and is more clean and efficient.
Central Dish system: “Wisi” German made digital broadcasting system.
Fire Alarm System: British made, fire alarm addressable system.
PABX: Karell central system.
Hotel Software: Latest “OPERA PMS” software, “Micros Fidelio” for back office an materials control.
CCTV: Full coverage CCTV network.
Internet Connection: WIFI coverage for the entire hotel.
Amphi Theater: Fully equipped theater with aluminum structure and latest sound and visual equipment.
Fire Extinguishing : All fire extinguishing system and equipment from German Egyptian company “ BAVARIA”.
Housekeeping Equipment: “NUMATIC” the leading British brand in housekeeping in equipment.
All the finishing materials from marble, paints, ceramic tiles, porcelain and all other materials are from top manufacturers and first degree products.
Standard Room Equipment and furnishing: