Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Ferry Service Hurghada - Sharm el Sheikh

*All information is contained in this post incl: booking and contact details*

Weekly Timetable
Starting 9th of June 2016

Sails from Hurghada 08:00AM
Sails from Sharm El Sheikh 06:00PM
Sails from Hurghada 08:00AM
Sails from Sharm El Sheikh 06:00PM

Trip duration: 2 hours

Ticket Prices (Egyptian Pounds)
One Way Ticket
Adult: EGP 350
Child: EGP 250

Round-Trip Ticket

Adult: EGP 630
Child: EGP 450

How to get to the port:
Hurghada Maritime Port
Location: Downtown, Saqala Area, El Mina Street

Sharm El Sheikh Maritime Port
Location: End of El Salam Street, Cairo highway, near old market

Booking Instructions
Issued ticket is personal and cannot be waived for non and must be provided upon arrival to the port to the carrier's port office at the sailing date to in order to issue a ferry boarding ticket

The ticket price is only charged for transport service and does not include any additional services, meals or drinks during the trip and the ticket expires by the sailing date mentioned on it.

The traveler must check the ticket data for accuracy (name, nationality, DOB, departure port, departure date..etc.) when received and the carrier is not responsible for the loss of the ticket.

In the case of booking amendment before the trip date, this is done through the offices of the carrier for free. That should be for a period of not less than 48 hours prior sailing date.

Ticket cancellation is subject to a charge of 20% cancellation fees from its purchase price. That should be not less than 48 hours before the sailing date.

In case of No-Show of the traveler upon sailing date ticket becomes void and shall not be entitled to refund of the value of the ticket or use for another trip

The carrier is not responsible for any passengers that might be refused to check in by port authorities.

The carrier may modify schedule for the ferry or ticket prices without a prior notice

A child ticket is issued for children less than 12 years old. Infant less than 12 month old is free of charge with no seat. A document of birth date (or passport) for accompanied child must be provided at the port upon check in

Traveling Instructions

The traveler must be present at the departure port at least 90 Minutes before the sailing time. Please bring a valid proof of identity or passport which complied with the laws of the ports of sailing and arrival. In the case of any difference of the data is the ticket with ID details, the ticket will be invalid, this also applies in case of any scrape or modify any of the data included in the ticket.

Every traveler is committed to the instructions of the vessel crew during the trip, otherwise, the traveler will be under the legal responsibility.

For the interest of the safety of our travelers, the trip might be canceled, postponed or subject to modified route or transfer passengers to the to another carrier, This action that might follow in accordance with the standards local and international maritime safety at sea laws. This might be because of bad weather for sailing, technical malfunctions, force majeure or instructed by authorities, this happens without any liability whatsoever on the carrier and passengers are not entitled to any claim for damages as a result of any consequences likely to occur as a result.

In case of trip cancellation by the carrier for any reason, the ticket shall be entitled to recover its value from issuing office or to be used within 6 months from the trip date without any other compensation.

Luggage and banned substances transported

Outside food and drinks are not allowed and will be retained.

All accompanied animals/pets are not allowed onboard.

The carrier permits only 20 kg of luggage free of charge for each passenger to bring with onboard. Excess luggage fees may be applied. And in case of any loss or damage of luggage and the responsibility of the carrier proofed after the investigation, the traveler is compensated for a maximum of 1000 Egyptian pounds. The carrier is not responsible for any loss incurred money, jewelry or valuables.

The carrier reserves the right to refuse to load any luggage affect the safety of passengers or the vessel. And it is prohibited for passengers to carry hazardous materials such as the following:

Compressed gases: (refrigerated strongly, flammable, non-flammable and toxic), such as: (biotin, oxygen, nitrogen, propane cylinders and aqualung cylinders)

Corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis and liquid cell batteries, pathogenic factors such as: (bacteria and germs, etc..)

Explosives, weapons and ammunition, fireworks and bright burners, gun capsules, shooting rifles, fireworks pistols, empty cartridges

Paints, liquids extension, lighters and easily flammable materials

Radioactive material, oxidizing materials, such as (bleaching powder and PEROXIDE), toxic substances, such as: (arsenic, cyanide, pesticides and spraying crops), other materials such as mercury and magnetic materials

Any hardware delivery devices include mercury. Medical materials and decorative materials are allowed, but in limited quantities.

For Information and Bookings
Call us from Saturday To Thursday 10AM to 10PM
​​+2 0106 5757 889
+2 0120 2222 783
+2 0121 014 3000
+2 0121 014 2000

Booking Offices
High Travel Service "Head Office"
Address: Saqala, Aka Square, High Jet Mall and Bus Station

Sharm El Sheikh
High Jet Office – 1
Address: El Salam Road, Next to Metro Market & Ragab Sons Market. Nearby Old Market High Jet Office - 2
Address: El Salam Road, Inside Watanya Gaz Station – Opposite to El-Nour District

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Egyptian Visa For Foreigners ,Types of Egyptian visa

Egyptian Visa For Foreigners ,Types of Egyptian visa

Egypt visa is accessible at your application in the Egyptian consulates which spread all over the world or upon your arrival to Egypt borders. The latter facility, however, is restricted to travelers of some countries. To make sure of the visa application requirements, it is necessary to contact the Egyptian consulate in your country. Citizens from the U.S, the European Union, Japan, most Arab countries and Southern America can get the visa in destination.

Visas and Passports

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
Note: Most travelers obtain their Visa upon entry to Egypt, and need not use the forms below to obtain a visa. Visa applications are normally passed out by airlines prior to landing at an Egyptian airport. Tour Egypt may make visa arrangements for guests that have booked tours through its travel department.
The visa form must then be completed, either by printing it out and filing it in or via a graphics editor and sent to the nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate.


Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border post to Taba to visit Gulf of Aqaba coast and St. Catherine can be exempted from visa and granted a free residence permit for fourteen days to visit the area.
Visitors from the USA, UK and EU, as well as citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, and Ukraine
Iran, Tunisia, Somalia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan (non residents in the UK), Djibouti, Mauritania, Comoros, Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Chad, Israel, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Moldova, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Residents of the above countries and any other countries not mentioned must apply for a visa through their nearest Egyptian Consulate or Embassy. Click here to find the Embassy or Consulate nearest you. Those in possession of a residence permit in Egypt are not required to obtain an entry visa if they leave the country and return to it within the validity of their residence permit or within six months, whichever period is less.

There are three types of Egyptian visa:

Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.
Transit Visa.
Major Ports of Entry to Egypt
Cairo International (3 terminals)
Alexandria Nozha
Alexandria, Burg El Arab
Luxor, Upper Egypt
Aswan, Upper Egypt
Hurghaga, Red Sea
Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai
Marsa Alam Airport
Marine Harbors:
Alexandria, Mediterranean
Port Said, Mediterranean
Damietta, Mediterranean
Suez, Gulf of Suez
Nuweiba, Gulf of Aqaba
Hurghada, Red Sea
Safaga, Red Sea
Sharm El-Sheikh, Red Sea
Arab League officials.
Non-national spouses of Egyptian nationals.
Non-national members of the clergy, prominent scientists, journalists and members of official cultural, educational and sports delegations.
Non-national students studying in Egyptian institutions.
Non-diplomatic personnel of diplomatic and consular missions affected in Egypt.
Parents, siblings and adult children of members of the diplomatic and consular corps affected in Egypt.
Nationals of Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia and the United States are partially exempt from Egyptian visa fees and will, therefore, pay a reduced fee.

Visa Exemptions

The following are exempt from visa requirement when visiting Egypt:
Nationals of Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.
Holders of diplomatic passports of Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Singapore, the Slovak Republic and Turkey.

Residence in Egypt for Foreign Nationals

Egypt grants legitimate foreign nationals the right for temporary residence in the country. There are two main cases of resident permits in Egypt:
Special Residence: is usually granted for a period of 10 years, renewable. Special residence is granted to those born in Egypt prior to 26/5/1952 or those having resided in the country for the 20 years preceding 26/5/1952 and whose stay has been uninterrupted; it is also granted to their wives and minor children.
Ordinary Residence: is granted for a period of either 3 or 5 years.

Three-Year Residence

Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 3-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories:
1. Non-national husbands of Egyptians.
2. Children:
Minor children entitled to special or ordinary residence in like manner to their deceased father.
Adult children whose father is entitled to special, ordinary or 3-year residence provided a source of income is available to them.
Adult Palestinian male children of those employed by the Department for the Governor General of Gaza, or of those retired therefrom, who have completed their studies and are not working in the country.
3. Those employed by the government, public institutions, public sector companies and public business sector.
4. Palestinians employed by the Department for the Governor General of Gaza and those retired therefrom.
5. Palestinians in possession of travel documents issued solely by Egyptian authorities who have been resident in Egypt for a period of 10 years.
6. Non-nationals who receive a monthly pension from the National Authority for Insurance and Pensions.
7. Non-national residents of homes for the elderly and disabled.
8. Political refugees.
9. Refugees registered at the UN Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
10. Spouses of those non-nationals entitled to special or ordinary residence.
11. Egyptian spouses who forfeited their nationality of origin following marriage to non-nationals and the acquisition of the latter’s citizenship.
12. Spouses and children of those non-nationals exempt from residence permits and restrictions.
13. Non-nationals who, for any reason, waived their entitlement to special or ordinary residence.
14. Those non-nationals employed by the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archeological Research in Egypt.
15. Non-nationals who, according to international treaties, are entitled to obtain 3-year residence.
16. Those granted approval on 3-year residence from the Ministry of Interior.
17. Spouses and children of those non-nationals entitled to 3-year residence under any of the previous cases.

Five-Year Residence

Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 5-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories:
1. Investors.
2. Egyptians and their minor children who forfeited their nationality of origin due to their admission to a foreign citizenship.
3. Children:
a. Of Egyptian mother.
b. Whose father was granted Egyptian citizenship.
c. Adult children whose mother is entitled to special, ordinary or 5-year residence in case of the death of the father.
4. Those of age 60 or more who have been resident in Egypt for 10 years provided that a source of income is available to them.
5. Non-nationals who, according to international treaties, are entitled to obtain 5-year residence.
6. Spouses and widows of Egyptians.
7. Spouses of those non-nationals entitled to ordinary residence.
8. Spouses and children of those non-nationals entitled to 5-year residence under any of the previous cases.

Special Services

Foreigners arriving in Egypt on board of ships are granted a permission to visit the port of arrival for 24 hours and catch their ship at the same port. They can also be granted a permission to enter the country for a visit not exceeding a period of 3 days before catching their ship at the port of arrival or at any other port.
Air passengers transiting in Egyptian airports are allowed entry for a quick trip not exceeding the period of 24 hours. In the event of emergency landing, passengers are entitled to enter Egypt for a period of:
24 hours in case of poor weather conditions.
48 hours in case of technical faults to the aircraft.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Marriage Law comes into force

Any man wishing to marry an Egyptian woman where the age difference is 25 years or over, the groom of the marriage must present her with a National Bank of Egypt investment certificate at the value of 50,000 le to register the marriage contract.

Egypt is now tightening up unlawful underage marriages, practice of Gulf Arabs buying  Summer brides and young Egyptian men marrying foreign wives to con them out of their money.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gorgeous personalised Agendas available in Egypt

Gorgeous genuine Egyptian buffalo hide agendas are available now in Egypt.

I have just bought one and am delighted :)

You can personalize it yourself and have it couriered to your door for 155le inc courier.

They make really lovely gifts.

Contact Lulia to order and personalize yours :)

Link to seller

Thursday, August 27, 2015

'Ethical Pet Shops' Initiative by two wonderful foreign ladies living in Cairo

Owners of Amin Pet Shop, Ma'adi, Cairo

Two wonderful ladies called Christine and Tracy have started a campaign to highlight animal abuse in pet shop in Egypt.
They discovered that most pet shops in Egypt keep their animals in appalling conditions with puppies and kittens mainly being dirty, malnourished and kept out in the heat in direct sunshine all day suffering from dehydration, so much so that during the intensive heat spell they themselves went every few hours to a pet shop near their home to spray the poor animals with water and give them food as the owner sat inside under his air conditioner oblivious to their distress.

Only when the ladies kicked up such a fuss and put his shop on their Facebook pages did he relent which was almost surely due to the fact that he was seeing negative exposure of his premises on the internet.

These ladies have started up a Facebook page called
Ethical, NON- Animal Selling Pet Shops In Egypt
 This is their opening post 
 We can no longer sit back and watch innocent creatures suffer and die in these disgusting places that call themselves 'pet shops'
Unfortunately there are just too many neglecting and abusing animals daily for us to monitor and name and shame, so instead let's try to promote pet shops that DO NOT sell animals.
Let's give custom to the ones who only sell food and accessories etc. they deserve business for having the decency to understand that animals are living creatures, not possessions or objects to be sold and bought
Once animal selling pet shops start to loose business, isa they will wake up and change their attitudes
Hit them where it hurts - their pockets!!
This will also help towards the huge problem of breeding and puppy mills
If people stop buying animals, breeders will stop breeding them
PLEASE PLEASE let's try to help the pets of Egypt

They are highlighting GOOD ETHICAL PET SHOPS in their initiative so would my readers please take a moment to go to their Facebook page and support them, share them and like their page. 

Here is one great Ethical Pet Shop they are highlighting.

Amin Pet Food & Accessories, 76 Road 9, Maadi, telephone 23582857-23596182, mobile 01117776937

Friday, July 31, 2015

Raise in Electricity Tarrif effective from midnight tonight 1st August

من 0 إلى 50 بسعر 7.5 قرش للكيلو
من 51 إلى 100 بسعر 14.5 قرش للكيلو
من 0 إلى 200 بسعر 16 قرش للكيلو
من 201 إلى 350 بسعر 30.5 قرش للكيلو بدلا من 24 قرش
351 إلى 650 بسعر 40.5 قرش للكيلو بدلا من 34 قرش
من 650 إلى 1000 بسعر 84 قرش للكيلو بدلا من 78 قرش

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sexual Harassment Police Numbers To Call to report harassment

Please take note of these three numbers and call them if you witness or are a victim of ANY form of Sexual harassment in Egypt. The police have said they will deal severely with any type of sexual harassment including verbal anywhere in Egypt not only Sinai.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Terrorism in Sinai


Tourists who have been following events in Egypt lately and reading about the Egyptian Army in recent months being involved in counter terrorism operations may be worried about traveling to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

This blog confirms that all terrorist activities are confined to small pockets in the North of Sinai. Specifically the North Eastern coastline area around Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid on the border with Gaza. There have been no terrorist activities reported South of this area. The highway from Suez at Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel South past Ras Sidr and El Tor towards Sharm El Sheikh and onto Dahab and Nuweiba are open and coach services are running normally to the resorts.

There is no need for travellers to cancel or adjust their travel plans to any resort South of Rafah at this time.

Sinai welcomes travelers and ensures their safety at all times.

Monday, April 27, 2015

'Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project' exhibition arrives in Egypt

The Drosos Foundation and the Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre will celebrate on Wednesday the transferring of the "Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project" exhibition to Egypt.
The event, which will take place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, will begin with tours inside the exhibition, in addition to workshops on recycling, films on the subject and a street performance by Outa Hamra.
The event will be hosted by Actor and Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Abul Naga. There will also be performances by bands, such as Masar Egbary and High Dam.
The festival aims to raise awareness about the dangers of plastic on health and the environment, as well as encouraging the responsible use of plastic in daily life.
The exhibition represents an educational environmental project that started in Zurich in 2012 and is sponsored by the Drosos Foundation. Over the past two years, the exhibition has been held in many places in Europe, including Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Spain and Finland. It’s currently being held in Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco. It tackles the dangerous consequences of plastic waste on seas and oceans.
German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a strategy to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be utilised in its solutions.
As the outcome of its partnership with the Parley for the Oceans initiative, Adidas also stated on Monday it would phase out the use of plastic bags at its 2,900 retailers.
Major style brands are jostling to highlight their ethical credentials as protest groups like Greenpeace pressure them to reduce their environmental effect and boost factory circumstances.
Swedish retailer H&M for instance has pledged to triple the quantity of solutions produced of recycled fibres by the finish of 2015.
Plastic employed in the consumer goods business causes marine pollution with a "natural capital price", a measure of environmental damage, of at least $13 billion a year, according to the United Nations Atmosphere Programme (UNEP).
Parley, a group of artists, designers, musicians and scientists, says significantly of the plastic waste ends up in mid-ocean whirlpools, entangling whales, birds and turtles and damaging the internal organs of the fish that ingest it.
Adidas stated it would operate with Parley to create fibres produced from recycled ocean waste for use in its clothing, and potentially shoe uppers, from next year. Dutch retailer G-Star Raw worked with Parley last year to launch a denim line created out of plastic waste.
Adidas made the announcement as it released its annual sustainability report, which detailed other methods the company is taking to strengthen its environmental record, such as utilizing far more sustainably-farmed cotton and recycled polyester.

Researcher: Red Sea 40 million years old

The age of the Red Sea is between 25 and 40 million years old, said general manager of the research and archaeological studies in Sinai and Lower Egypt Abdel Rahim Rihan. 
The Red Sea is part of a split or crack in a groove in the surface of the African and Arabian Peninsula called the Afro-Arab Crack, Rihan added. It is a major artery for global navigation and trade crossing between the East and West through the Suez Canal as over 20,000 vessels cross the Red Sea annually, he added.
Several Arab and African countries have coastlines on the Red Sea that encompass an incredible amount of sea wealth, such as unique coral reefs and diverse fish, Rihan mentioned. The sea also includes the most beautiful diving areas in the world.

Migrating storks cover sky over Red Sea on way to Europe

As spring comes and temperatures start to rise in Africa, flocks of white storks are seen blanketing the sky along the Red Sea coast, coming from southern and central Africa and heading to central and southern Europe.
Researchers at natural reserves in the Red Sea area described this as the annual migration from Africa to Europe before summer comes.
Swarms of storks were seen in the sky over Hurghada, Gouna and Safaga and tourists, amazed by the migrating birds, took photos of them.
Environmental researcher Mohamed Abdel Ghany said the migration of birds from Africa to Europe usually takes place in February and March after their eggs hatch, then they return to Europe with their young. “These birds stop in several areas along the Red Sea to rest, including Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Gouna and the reserves at the northern islands.”
Ahmed Ghallab, another researcher, said the Environment Ministry, in collaboration with companies producing wind power north of Hurghada, discussed safe ways to install wind turbines away from the birds' migratory path.
The work plan, according to Ghallab, includes environmental monitoring of the whole area during spring, as well as sending researchers to other countries to train in the use of radars at wind farms.

Migratory Bird Watching Centre opens in Sharm El Sheikh

The Environment Ministry has opened a birdwatching center to watch migratory birds in the Axada Lakes area in Sharm el-Sheikh, funded by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Program.
Osama al-Gibali of the migratory birds conservation project said tourist guides have been trained for ecotourism and informed of different types of migratory birds in order to promote environmental awareness and sustainably reduce threats those birds face during migration. Pamphlets have also been distributed in the area with information on the migrating birds, and the lakes were treated with environment friendly material before the arrival of the birds in autumn to coincide with the announcement of Sharm el-Sheikh as a green city.
This manifests Egypt's commitment to the international treaties it has signed, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Visa Regulations for visit visas to Egypt

New rule of visa

- March 17, 2015

New Visa Rule

Starting from the 15th of May 2015 all Nationalities who are required to have a visa should get it in advance from the Consulate General of Egypt in London, as the visa upon arrival to Egypt will be given only to the tourist groups that will travel through Egyptian travel agencies.

UPDATE 3/4/2015

Decision has been delayed until new E Visa system is put in place. No date has yet been given for new electronic online visa system implementation therefore tourists will still be able to obtain visas on arrival at Egyptian airports as before.

Friday, May 9, 2014

US$800 mil in Arab investments to build new city in Sinai

An agreement has been signed with the Arab Women Investors Union to build a new city in Sinai on an area of ​​70,000 square meters and at an investment cost of US$800 million.
Tarek bin Obaid, secretary general of the Euro-Arab Environment Organization in Geneva and president of the Environment Development Bank in Abu Dhabi, said the city would offer integrated services of clean energy projects and medical tourism.
He told the Kuwaiti news agency that the project would be financed with Gulf and Russian funds in accordance with the requirements of a green economy for the city.
President of the Arab Women Investors Union Hoda Yassin said the project was signed recently in the Oyoun Moussa district in Sinai, sponsored by the Arab League.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Gas Price restructuring!

A new pricing structure for natural gas was approved by the government on Sunday.

Consumption below 25 cubic metres of gas per month will now be charged at LE0.4 ($0.06) per cubic metre. 

Consumption between 25 and 50 cubic metres per month will cost LE1 ($0.14) per cubic metre.

 Consumption above 50 cubic metres per month will be charged at LE1.5 ($0.21) per cubic metre.

The new maximum price is triple the current limit, which was raised in July 2012 to LE0.5 ($0.07) from LE0.3 ($0.04) per cubic metre.

Since July 2012, the tariff for monthly consumption up to 30 cubic metres has been LE0.1 per cubic metre, while any extra consumption is charged at LE0.5, Ahram Online reported last year.

The decree, which takes effect in May, exempts subsidised bread producers from the price increases.

“The new decree raises gas prices to 20 percent of the international price for natural gas, as compared to 7 percent now,” Faisal Aboul-Ezz, Egypt Gas chairman, told privately-owned local news channel CBC extra on Monday.

Subsidised gas cylinders, used in many poor homes, contain around 15 cubic metres of gas at a cost of LE8 ($1.1), which means that each cubic metre costs LE0.55 ($0.08), Aboul-Ezz added.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cairo Book Fair

Cairo Book Fair 2014 has now opened and will run daily till 6th February.

The theme of this year's fair is Culture and Identity, and will see participation from 24 different countries and over 700 publishers, 500 of which are Egyptian.
Vendors from the downtown Cairo used-book market, Azbakeya, will operate out of 92 stalls.
Kuwait is this year's guest of honour, after Libya last year.

Friday, January 17, 2014

For all Red Sea Divers!!!!

'Triton' Oxygen Mask Claims To Draw Air From Water While You Swim 


A South Korean designer claims to have invented an oxygen mask which can draw air from water as you swim.
The idea is pretty remarkable - being able to breathe underwater indefinitely is an idea as old, or older, as the jetpack or flying car.
The new concept by Jeabyun Yeon is described as "a very convenient oxygen respirator concept that allows us to breathe under water for a long time by simply biting it".


Friday, October 4, 2013

Fruit and Vegetable prices for the coming week

Below is the prices guide per kilogram of fruits and vegetables for the coming week:

beginning 4th October

Tomato ranges between LE1.5 and LE2
Potato ranges between LE4.75 and LE5.5
Onion ranges between LE3 and LE3.5
Cucumber ranges between LE1.5 and LE3.5
Green beans range between LE3.5 and LE4.5
Eggplant ranges between LE1.5 and LE2.5
Pear ranges between LE8 and LE9
Pomegranate ranges between LE3 and LE4
Green and red pepper range between LE2 and LE4.5

Any consumers who observe sellers exceeding the price ceiling set by the official committee can file a complaint via two hotlines, 19468 and 19805. The government will then take action against the violators.

Mohamed Abu Shady, the minister responsible for investigating supply crimes, said that offenders could be fined up to LE2000 and sentenced to between one and five years in jail for ignoring the price controls.