Sahl Hasheesh International Resort Community
Sahl Hasheesh is ERC’s unique, purpose-built Red Sea destination, located 18 kilometers south of Hurghada International Airport (around 450 kilometers from Cairo). This 4,100 hectare year-round development — approximately two-thirds the size of the island of Manhattan — is expected eventually to exceed the population of Hurghada. The 12-kilometer-long bay has long been a popular destination, renowned for excellent diving and its beautiful beach, one the longest stretches of swimmable bays on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.
ERC acquired the Sahl Hasheesh land bank in 1995. Over the years, in partnership with leading master developers, ERC has built Sahl Hasheesh according to the highest international standards, growing the weighted average price (WAP) of its land bank to a high of USD 143 per square meter in 2008.
All resort infrastructure has been installed for the 5.99 million-square-meter Phase I area and all under-development plots in the 6.01 million-square-meter Phase II area, with first hotels having opened and first apartments delivered in the first half of 2007. With stunning five-star hotels, luxurious apartments, a beautiful downtown waterfront, unforgettable dive sites, golf courses, a cinema complex, and a world-class marina, Sahl Hasheesh is poised to become one of the most exclusive addresses on the Red Sea.