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GEOGRAPHY & LOCATION

Ideally situated on the eastern shores of Egypt, on the Red Sea Riviera

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GREEN SOMA

The peninsula’s ecology is naturally preserved

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SERVICES

MEDICAL CLINIC

Dedicated to offering patients comprehensive medical services

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PHARMACY

Your well being is our priority

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SUPERMARKET

Whether you’re looking for fresh daily produce

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SHUTTLE BUS

All of Somabay’s hotels and outlets are connected by a complimentary shuttle bus

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TRAVELER INFORMATION

Airport

Somabay is only a four-hour flight from Central Europe – with no jet lag! Both charter and scheduled airlines fly regularly from many European destinations directly to Hurghada International Airport.

Scheduled Airlines:

EgyptAir has a number of regular flights to Hurghada International Airport from various European points of origin. EgyptAir also offers several flights per day between Cairo and Hurghada, for those preferring to fly through Cairo. EgyptAir flies from many other cities directly to Cairo including London and New York.


Communication

Enjoy mobile services offered by the 3 mega mobile operators offering a range of roaming bundles, in Egypt, including Orange, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Egypt.

Country code: +20

Mobile services codes:

·       Vodafone: 010

·       Etisalat: 011

·       Orange: 012

 All 3 cellular service providers cover various voice and data exchange services, as well as 4G, 3G, ADSL and broadband Internet services.

Currency

Electricity

Before travelling you need to know not only the type of electric plug and socket in your destination but also the voltage of the electric power, the frequency (Hertz) and any special requirements like fuses or earth connections that may interfere with the use of your equipment. Please remember that simple adapters do not convert voltage or frequency, and incorrect use may not only keep you from using your equipment but also damage it or even cause personal injuries. Using a plug adapter just changes the shape of the prongs. Countries with different voltages and frequencies may use similar plugs, so check to need if you need a power converter and not simply a plug adapter. Read the fine print in your power-source, many devices will accept both 110v and 220v, requiring only a plug adapter.

Travel Visa

1-  Apply for a passport if you do not have one already. You may need it in order to apply for an Egyptian tourist visa.   

2- Upon arrival at an Egyptian airport, you will need to apply for a visa with your personal information, you will need to pay visa fees or the equivalent amount in Egyptian pounds. Your tourist visa is valid for 30 days.

* This step is required if you are a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, the Ukraine, a country that is part of the Russian Federation, or a country that is a member of the European Union.

3- Apply for a tourist visa from an Egyptian Consulate if your country is not listed above.

4- Apply for clearance in addition to a visa at the Egyptian Consulate. This can take up to 6 weeks and must be completed before the visa can be processed. Submit 2 copies of your visa application, 2 copies of your travel documents, 2 copies of your passport and 2 passport photos. *Required for some countries only.

Weather

Somabay hosts year-round sunshine, temperate weather, and mild winters and summers. Daytime temperatures average in the mid to low 20º C in winter and the low 30º C in summer.


Why is Somabay’s climate so ideal? Somabay is blessed with dry desert winds which keep humidity levels low and maintain maximum mean temperatures. As a result, Somabay is comfortable year-round, even in summer with less heat and humidity than other resort destinations such as the Mediterranean Coast or Sinai.