Here’s To The Day Of Onions

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 For those not familiar with Arabic …it can at first sound like a hard language, a bit of a rough language, like everybody is shouting at one another. In fact, on my first foray into the Middle East I was transfixed by the way people would be apparently screaming at each other only to suddenly break into endless smiles, kisses …

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What’s Been Happening at RED C this June

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Apartment Sandi: Our third apartment will be ready to rent in August, just in time for the Autumn season. The perfect time for a visit to Dahab; the air temperature is in the mid 30Cs (a bit cooler than the 40C heat of summer) and a lovely water temperature of around 25C. Apartment Sandi offers an open plan kitchen and …

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Out To Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project – Egypt

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“Today, not a single cubic meter of seawater is free of plastic particles” It’ll come as no surprise to you, if you’ve been here before, that Egypt has a bit of a problem with plastic garbage. In fact the flying plastic bag was once dubbed ‘the national bird’. Egypt is certainly not alone in this problem but in a country …

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10% off our Dive & Relax Packages for the whole month of August 2014

10% off during August 2014

There’s loads of life to see in the Red Sea this August Wetsuits are optional when diving in Dahab during the summer, with water temperates of about 28C we usually wear just boardshorts and a rash vest.  With the air temperature often creeping over 40C the pool at RED C is the perfect place to escape the heat. We are offering 10% …

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Epic Pigeon Battle


We’re situated next door to some friendly pigeons. So friendly they’ve decided to make one of our roof terraces a favourite perch. Understandably we don’t really want them perching on our roof as they tend to leave behind more than footprints So here’s an update on our pigeon war! Pigeon Stop Idea # 1: FAKE BIRD – Dec 2013 This …

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Solar heating Dahab Style!


There are lots of ways to heat a swimming pool in Dahab but we wanted something eco friendly so that ruled out gas and electric. Our first option was a company our building contractor put us in touch with in Cairo. He sold us on the idea of a pressurised solar panel system. We weren’t entirely convinced but thought it …

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Adventure Scuba! – Blue Lagoon & Ras Abu Galum

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Having lived here for 7 years and having never heard of the ‘Bedouin Boat’ until a week ago we decided it was time to test it out. Bedouin Boat is a boat transfer that runs between Ricks Reef or the Blue Hole to the national park area of ‘Ras Abu Galum’ and further afield to the ‘Blue Lagoon’ a huge …

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10 reasons why I love ‘Assalah Square’

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I live in the vicinity of Assalah Square, about a 200m walk to the shops and a two minute taxi drive away from Red C Villas, on the other side of Assalah. I love living here and thought I’d share with you my top 10 reasons why. So, in no particular order, here they are! 10. Ibrahims Fruit Shop Ibrahim …

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Wadi lunch & Hilux fun

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We packed up our chilly bin (or eski if you’re not from New Zealand) with some fruits from Assalah market, a ready-made falafel lunch from Abu Amr; the best falafel shop in town and a few emergency beers from ‘Drinkies’ just in case! Now all we needed was our transport… We were headed just 30k outside of Dahab to a …

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