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'Moor, moor, moor' for super yachts at El Gouna & Taba Heights

16th June 2011 Print

El Gouna and Taba Heights, two luxurious resort towns on the Red Sea, are growing to provide the perfect mooring for yachts of all sizes.

Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna, open since 1999, is a prestigious anchorage for both visiting and resident yachts in the Red Sea. Due to unprecedented demand for space, the Marina has recently expanded and now provides dedicated mooring for super yachts. The new North Basin can accommodate an additional 106 vessels from 6m to 80m.

The Marina recently added El Gouna Yacht Club to its repertoire, complementing the marina services with social activities and access to private rooms reserved for members.

Exciting projects underway at Abu Tig Marina include a power boating and sailing school recognised by the Royal Yachting Academy, channel dredging to improve access from the sea and the addition of a new dry storage facility for 100 craft.

Taba Heights Marina, located on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula, was the first official port of entry into the region. Maritime visitors now have direct access and secure moorings, making the Gulf of Aqaba a very appealing destination to sail to. The marina currently has 11,500 square metres of water area, with capacity for 50 yachts. The location of Taba Heights Marina is integral to its popularity, as it overlooks four countries – Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Day trips to Petra and the Dead Sea are available, making it the ideal base from which to explore the region, all while moored in a luxurious resort town with superb amenities.

Spread across pristine islands, unspoilt lagoons and ten kilometres of sandy beach, El Gouna is the Red Sea’s premier leisure destination. Renowned as Egypt’s most environmentally-friendly resort, El Gouna is committed to the long term sustainability of its beautiful scenery, award-winning architecture and breadth of accommodation.

Situated against a natural backdrop of untamed desert, cinnamon mountains and vibrant sea, Taba Heights claims an exceptionally picturesque location on the Sinai Peninsula. With an idyllic climate, the destination boasts an array of luxury five-star hotels, award-winning architecture and golf courses and some of the world’s best diving, making it the ideal leisure retreat year-round.

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