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11 Best Beaches In Sahel To Rock Your Summer 2018



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Haven’t been to Sahel yet this summer? Don’t worry, The What’s Up Cairo’s Team has got your back with a list of the awesomest beaches out there in Sahel, read more.

1- Hacienda Bay:

Hacienda bay

We can’t get enough from Hacienda Bay’s private beaches, how the taupe colored sand feels on the feet while walking along the paths is indescribable. The roaring sound of the blue-green Mediterranean sea is what makes you want to grab a book and read peacefully on any private beach of Hacienda Bays’.

2- Hacienda White:

Hacienda White

It’s all about Hacienda White’s Private Beaches that we can’t get enough from. Just watching from afar the waves hitting the shore slowly and the waves of the music hitting your body which makes you instantly into the dancing mode is why we love Hacienda White’s beaches.

3- Marassi:


If you haven’t heard of the most intoxicating yet beautifully panoramic scenery of the sea waves crashing the shore in Marassi’s amazing private beaches, then you have been living under a rock. We just can’t get enough how Marassi’s beaches, they are the awesomest!

4- Stella, Sidi Abdelrahman:

Stella, Sidi Abdelrahman

How could we get enough of Stella’s private Beach? It’s pretty amazing. How the sky and the sea touch in a picturesque scenery which makes you feel relaxed. The sunshine yellow sand is warm and feels amazing. Want a great beach to chill out with your friends or family? Go to Stella beach!

5- Ghazala Bay:

Ghazala Bay

We cannot get over how Ghazala Bay’s Private beautiful beach is! The waves of the sea hitting the shore beautifully which makes us feel relaxed and tranquil. Children playing volleyball or football while them being safe and also, having fun! Definitely, recommending this!

6- La Vista:

La Vista

How can we say no to La Vista Sahel? La Vista is becoming even better this summer and we love it so much! Children having fun, adults having a tan or reading a good book and music filling the air. How can anyone compete with that?! Want to have fun? Head to La Vista Sahel!

7- Telal:


Who hasn’t heard about Telal’s famous, outstandingly gorgeous private beaches? Seriously, want to go for a swim and tanning in the morning, then going to malls and cool places at night? Then, definitely recommending Telal!

8- Diplo:


Diplo’s Private Beaches are definitely tranquil, quiet and relaxing. Having a tan, walking beside the shore, doing yoga, building a sandcastle or even reading a good positive book is going to put you into the meditation mood. Who wouldn’t even love Diplo? Want to ease your mind a bit? Go to Diplo’s Private beach!

9- Kiki’s Beach Bar, Hacienda White:


Kiki’s beach is the best beach in Sahel, it’s  known chill out music is what makes it even more amazing that it already is! They sunshine yellow umbrellas, the sea crashing into the shore, the taupe colored sand and the best chill out music is what makes everybody love this place even more! Located on the coast of beautiful Hacienda white, KiKi’s offers an authentic Mediterranean experience leaving our guests feeling all kinds of  good! It’s mostly available for people on the guest list only, you pay for what you order. You’ll regret not going to this awesome beach!

Reservations: through Facebook

10- Almaza Bay:

We can’t get enough of the Almaza Bay’s private beaches, they’re insanely beautiful. Very tranquil, peaceful and quietness! Want to relax? Get a book, lie down on those bunk beds and bring a plate of some delicious fries to keep you fully satisfied and entertained! Go for a swim there too, it is like paradise on earth!

11- Martin’s Beach, Marassi:

Martin’s Beach, Marassi

What’s a better way to truly enjoy Sahel than in the sumptuous and spontaneous Martin’s Beach Club, which has been rocking our Sahel summers with unforgettable vibes and parties that have become synonymous with everything that Sahel stands for; beach, cocktails, music, and funsies! It’s entrance fee is around 400LE. It is located in Marassi, Bo Island, Sidi Abdelrahman and it is opened from 12 a.m to 12 a.m so all day everyday rocking at The Martin’s Beach Club! The popular beach club is going to be accessible only to registered members beginning this year, in an effort to create an even more exclusive summer experience where the atmosphere and the crowd are more in sync than ever! We definitely recommend this as a nightlife party or a morning beach party!

Reservations: 01009607786

We really hope you have fun in those spectacular beaches in Sahel, what’s better than beach parties with friends and family?!

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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7 Ways to Make the Best Out of Your Trip to Taif




Now that Saudi Arabia has opened up for tourists to come and enjoy its stunning beauty, visitors would mostly choose to spend their vacation time in the capital or in Jeddah where most of the events and festivals are taking place, but there are many other gems that are pretty underestimated in the Kingdom and we are here to shed the light on one of them!

Starting with Taif which is located in the southwest of Saudi Arabia in the Mecca province, and has several cultural landmarks and its nature will make you live one truly memorable experience. There are also Taif’s festivals that are occasionally held there and succeeded in increasing the tourism level of the Kingdom.

Now that we got you eager to know more about the city, here are 7 ways to make the most out of your visit.

1. Hike Al Shafa mountains

Hike the Shafa mountains and enjoy the mesmerizing greenery views from atop and the geological beauty of the mountains! Remember to prepare a picnic to enjoy a lunch with a delicious view.

2.  Visit Shubra palace

Shubra Palace is one of the cultural landmarks in Taif and is truly iconic, it was built in the early 20th century and remains a remarkable landmark to this day, the mansion was also once home of King Abdul Aziz and King Faisal. 

3. Have a picnic in Saiysad National park

Another chance for a picnic! The Saiysad National park is located in the north-east of the city and makes an amazing nature retreat if you’re looking to escape the business of the city.

Its urban nature will greet you to a sky-high trees, lakes, flowers, and rivers! Just don’t forget the picnic essentials.

4. Tour and Shop From Souq Okaz

Souq Okaz’s is a traditional Saudi market and formerly known the largest market in the Islamic world, so if there’s any essential that you forgot to bring, take the chance to tour the market where you”ll also bump into artists’ exhibitions and and poetry recitals.

5. Enjoy The Roses in the City of Roses 

Taif governorate has been crowned as the Kingdom’s city of roses and the best Saudi summer city, because of its incredible climate during the summer, its amazing natural landscapes and top touristic sites.

6. Hike the top Al Wahbah Crater

Another great way to spend the day is to take a 2 hour drive from the Intercontinental in Taif and hike the top of Al Wahbah Crater, the hike takes about 3.5 hours but the view of the landscape is certainly worth the adventure!

7. Capture a memorable sunset at al Hada

sunset view from the cable car in Al Hada

Catch the perfect sunset from Al Hada mountains, the views from there are spectacular and will surely make your tip worthwhile!


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The Kingdom Ranks the Second in Human Development Index




According to a report conducted by the UN, the Kingdom now ranks the second in the Arab World and the 36th globally among countries with very high human development.

The Human Development Index measures the prosperity levels of countries that enable them to achieve equality, welfare and justice for their population, in comparison to other countries.

The index states that the Kingdom has climbed three places since 2018 and now proudly ranks the 36th out of 189 countries.

“Saudi Arabia’s 2018 HDI of 0.857 is below the average of 0.892 for countries in the very high human development group and above the average of 0.703 for countries in Arab States. From Arab States, countries which are close to Saudi Arabia in 2018 HDI rank and to some extent in population size are Iraq and Syrian Arab Republic, which have HDIs ranked 120 and 154 respectively,” the report said.

It comes as no surprise for Saudi Arabia to make such a remarkable achievement, especially with all the reforms currently in place with the 2030 vision in mind.

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You Can Now Apply For A Tourist Visa to Dubai Valid For 5 Years!




The UAE has decided to issue a multiple-entry tourist visa scheme valid for 5 years for all nationalities, giving easier access to people from around the world to enjoy the stunning destination.

The news comes just in time after the UAE was ranked as the world’s best travel destination according to a new research conducted by the online travel agency, Love Holidays.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on Monday.

The tourist visas before were only valid for 30 to 90 days and now with this decision, it’s obvious that the UAE would like to boost tourism economy even more by luring travelers from across the world to the gulf countries.

Sheikh Mohammed took to his Twitter to announce the news saying, “Today we change the system of issuing tourist visas in the country, to make the duration of the tourist visa for five-years, multiple uses, for all nationalities. We receive more than 21 million tourists annually and our aim is to establish the country as a major global tourist destination.”


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