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Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
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A letter from Founder & CEO, Hesham Gabr

Dear Valued Camel guests and friends,

It is not very often that I feel I have to address you but today I am writing this letter to all of you with a heavy heart.

Since 1986, the date of Camelโ€™s opening, we have had to endure and face many challenges. The last decade in particular was extremely hard due to the events that have taken place in Egypt and in particular the Sinai. This time we are facing an unprecedented event that has shaken the whole world and forced us on March 19th into a temporary shut down of all diving and hotel activities. This worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors. Businesses were forced to shut down, many have lost their jobs and some have lost their lives.

Although the current situation is much improved, the uncertainty of flights remains a major hurdle for the resumption of travel. Therefore, I have decided to target the date of March 20th, 2021 for the reopening of Camel Dive Club & Hotel. We hope this will be the time when we all can travel, dive, dine, and enjoy holidays freely and safely.

My main priority from the date of the temporary shut down has been the livelihood of all Camel staff. It is the Camel staff that makes the whole Camel experience possible, something that you have grown to love about us. If I don't have my staff then I don't have Camel. I am not willing to lose my staff and will protect them whatever comes my way no matter how hard it gets. Each member of my staff is unique which I am sure you will agree with. I have taken it upon myself to make sure that every member of staff including my freelance instructors are looked after and still receive an income and does not have the door closed in their face.

In many countries, I have read about furlough and how governments have helped out small businesses. Please, let me assure you that unfortunately, this does not happen in Egypt. Here I had to take loans from banks because I felt that, ethically, I must support those who have been supporting me all these years and contributed so heavily in Camelโ€™s success.
We are after all an extended family, Camel Family.

This is obviously a heavy financial burden during a time of no revenue and with the cost of living increasing, but the day that we reopen I want to reopen with all my Camel Family around me, I don't see any other way. I am sorry to break this news, I know many of you had holidays planned for the coming months, but again given the circumstances I believe this is the best course of action for Camelโ€™s future and the safety of both our valued guests and staff. As every cloud has a silver lining, due to the long break the underwater world is now even more spectacular.
We are here for YOU and waiting for you to come back and enjoy the unbeatable Red Sea diving again.

I really hope to see you all in 2021, we need your support now more than ever. We need you to and book now for next year, we need you to pack those dive bags dust off the logbooks and GET YOUR DIVE ON! Please tell your friends and family and get them involved.

I wish you, your family and loved ones well, stay safe.

Warmest regards,
Hesham Gabr
Founder & CEO

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26.08.20

We did it again! Camel earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We did it again! Camel earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceCamel Dive Club & Hotel outlets have achieved one of the highest accolades in travel, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019.
This accolade is a recognition of businesses that are actively taking into account customer feedback to help travelers confidently experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay, and explore.

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03.06.19

Say โ€œNOโ€ to the Straw

Say โ€œNOโ€ to the StrawOn May 25, 2018, Camel Dive Club & Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh, announced all outlets are plastic straw FREE!

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10.12.18

Camel outlets earn 2018 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

Camel outlets earn 2018 TripAdvisor Certificates of ExcellenceCamel Dive Club & Hotel achieved one of the highest accolades in travel, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018. This is the FIFTH year the award celebrates Camel outlets excellence in hospitality and recognition by our guests: Camel Hotel, Camel Dive Club, Pomodoro restaurant and Camel Bar. Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire Camel team and weโ€™d like to thank all our guests who took the time to share their feedback on TripAdvisor. This couldnโ€™t have happened without your valuable reviews.

With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.

If you still haven't shared your feedback on TripAdvisor, please spare a few minutes to write about your recent experiences and inspire other travellers to join the Camel tribe. Camel Dive Club & Hotel - Camel Dive Club - Pomodoro restaurant - Camel Bar

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30.05.18

Camel Dive Club & Hotel, Camel Bar and Pomodoro restaurants have been awarded with 2017 TripAdvisor

Camel Dive Club & Hotel, Camel Bar and Pomodoro restaurants have been awarded with 2017 TripAdvisorIt has been seven years since TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, recognises the achievements of hospitality businesses with Certificates of Excellence. For all these seven years Camel outlets (Hotel, dive centre, Pomodoro restaurant and Camel Bar) are among those! It's a big honour for us to receive this high recognition which comes direct from the guests who visited us and took the time to share their valuable experience online. We always reply to all reviews on Tripadvisor โ€“itโ€™s your way to show that we do truly care about your opinions. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers over a 12-months period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. We are delighted that so many guests are willing to share their feedback about Camel - thank you for your enthusiasm and support. If you still haven't shared your feedback about us, please do so now and inspire other travellers to try the Camel experience.

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27.06.17

Camel earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Camel earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceCamel Dive Club & Hotel outlets have achieved one of the highest accolades in travel, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, for the sixth consecutive year. The award celebrates Camel excellence in hospitality and recognition by our guests: Camel Hotel, Camel Dive Club, Pomodoro restaurant, Tandoori restaurant and Camel Bar. Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire Camel team and weโ€™d like to thank all our guests who took the time to share their feedback on TripAdvisor. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence. If you still havenโ€™t shared your Camel experience on TripAdvisor or if you'd like to read what fellow divers think about us, please have a look or help travellers to make the right choice!

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30.05.16

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Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
Telephone: +20-69-3600700
Email:
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