Author Archive for Sherif Khalil

Sherif Khalil is the Chairman and Founder of Dunes & Beyond, a company he established after spending 11 years in the field of luxury tourism. Dunes & Beyond is a travel company that provides luxury tours, where tourists are sure to experience excitement and thrills, but with a 'five star' attitude. Egypt is one of the main destinations alongside Jordan, Sudan and Morocco. When tourists book with Dunes & Beyond, they gain access to private guided tours, the best Egyptologists, luxury accomodations and more. Dunes & Beyond is the first travel company in Egypt to offer glamping; having the fun of camping in the deserts, but in a more luxurious form. Having spent a lot of time with international VIPs, organizing and arranging high-end journeys, Sherif Khalil is set on a vision to fill the gaps left by other travel companies and is determined to provide the highest quality services to all travelers and tourists.

Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Egypt has long been a favorite among scuba divers, thanks to its easy access to the Red Sea, which runs the whole of Egypt’s eastern coast. The Red Sea was first brought to the world’s attention by Hans and Lotte Haas’ award-winning black-and-white documentary Adventures in the Red Sea and then popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s […]

Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor's ancient "Avenue of Sphinxes"

Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor’s ancient “Avenue of Sphinxes”

The Rams Road, also known as Sphinx Avenue, has had a long development journey that began 72 years ago with the discovery of the road by Egyptian archaeologists, and efforts have been intensified in the last three years to complete the development and restoration processes. There are numerous sights in the city, but the Avenue […]

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Djoser, also spelled Zoser, was the second king of Egypt’s third dynasty (c. 2650–c. 2575 BCE), and he managed the construction of Egypt’s first significant stone building. His reign, which lasted probably 19 years, was characterised by significant technological innovation in the use of stone architecture. Imhotep, his minister and a gifted architect and physician, […]

8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

Aswan is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt. It’s located in the south of the country, and it’s famous for its magical historical sites, and amazing Nile Valley view. Every year tourists around the world come to Aswan to enjoy its splendid views and attractions. Aswan is also known for its warm […]

King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

King Khufu’s 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt’s Grand New Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2021 and, according to its website, it will be one of the world’s “biggest, most modern, and most famous museums.” It is also expected to attract roughly 15,000 visitors per day, which is three times the current number of visits to the Tahrir Square museum. The […]

What to eat in Egypt?

What to eat in Egypt?

When you’re traveling to Egypt, it’s common to be blown away by the beauty and wonders of this extraordinary country, and forgetting that the food culture is indeed unique and worth exploring. In terms of what to expect, traditional foods in Egypt include lamb, beef, and fish, and a variety of recipes contain rice and […]

The excavation of historical antiquities submerged under Alexandria waters

The excavation of historical antiquities submerged under Alexandria waters

Egypt is probably the most extravagant country when it comes to historical antiquities and valuable artifacts. Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has been focused on excavating and finding hidden gems in a few areas across the country, as well as returning pieces back to their country. Recently, Alexandria University launched a project called Underwater […]

Citadel of Qaitbay

The 5 top attractions of Alexandria – “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city with a population of about four million. It is the largest city in the Mediterranean and is known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. It stayed the capital of Egypt for nearly 1,000 years and was massively prosperous because of its essential trading area between the Mediterranean and the Red […]

Egypt amazes the world with new discoveries and renovations

Egypt amazes the world with new discoveries and renovations

The ancient Egyptian civilization began 5,000 years ago when people started building villages next to the River Nile in northeast Africa. It lasted for around 3,000 years, and it continues to surprise the world with its new discoveries and renovations to this day. Researchers and archaeologists still discover fascinating facts, ancient tombs, mummies, and remains […]

22 royal mummies transfer from Egyptian Museum to NMEC

22 royal mummies transfer from Egyptian Museum to NMEC

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has reported that 22 royal mummies will be transferred in a wonderful parade from their present location in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to their new permanent place in Fustat’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which is located near the Babylon Fortress and overlooks Ain Al Sira in […]

10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt's Marsa Alam

10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is located in Egypt on the western coast of the Red Sea about 300 km south of the second scuba diving destination in Egypt, Hurghada. It’s known for its beautiful sandy beach and excellent scuba diving spots. Marsa Alam has become a premium tourist destination, especially for scuba divers as its sea is […]

10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

Faiyum is one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, located 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo. The name is spelled in a variety of ways, and it can also often refer to Faiyum Oasis which is actually just the capital of the governorate. From history and culture to fun and beauty, it’s very difficult for […]

Top 8 must-see attractions in Luxor

Top 8 must-see attractions in Luxor

Luxor is a famous tourist location in Egypt, known for its oldest and most ancient Egyptian sites. If you ever decide to visit Upper Egypt and discover Luxor and Aswan, we have curated a list of the places you cannot miss when you are in the beautiful and ancient city of Luxor. Even though the […]

Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Another 100 coffins discovered at Saqqara Necropolis

Saqqara Necropolis has not failed to surprise us more than once with many concealed secrets. One hundred coffins that are intact, sealed and painted have been unveiled inside three newly discovered burial shafts of 10 to 12 meters deep, dug more than 2,500 years ago. The Saqqara Necropolis has kept hidden for all these centuries […]

3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

3 museums opening simultaneously in Egypt

Even though the pandemic has slowed down any plans for travel, this has not stopped the construction and renovation work of three glorious museums in Egypt. If you’re already enthusiastic about planning a trip to Egypt and learning all about the amazing history it has to offer, now is the perfect time to book your […]

9 attractions not to miss in Alexandria

9 attractions not to miss in Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and is considered a major economic center. With the lighthouse which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, it’s one of the most history-filled cities, also home to many Greco-Roman landmarks. When planning your next trip to Egypt, make sure […]