Dine For A Smile

El Gouna Sister Hotels Lead Support Initiative

The generous month of Ramadan is inspiring our hotels more than ever this year. Working hand in hand, the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, Dawar El Omda and Sultan Bey are helping families in need thanks to an initiative from Swiss Honorary Consul and GM Veronique Lusci.

Ms. Lusci’s love for traditional Egyptian cuisine became the spark for something quite creatively giving. As she savoured the delicacies offered through a new à la carte menu, she felt compelled to share the love and warmth that the spirit of our local food inspires.

Iftar for a Cause

On April 7th, 2022, guests enjoyed a satisfying iftar hosted at Sultan Bey. Prepared with care and passion, a variety of appetizing samosas, kobeba, vine leaves, dips and the most succulent array of freshly baked bread lead the way for a spectacular buffet. While we savoured chicken soup, glistening mossaka (a delicious eggplant-based dish), molokhia, potato gratin, okra casserole and grilled delicacies, families were being supported through two leading non-governmental organizations.

Team Impact

Since its establishment in 2001, the Sawiris Foundation has consistently strived to identify and support the causes of deserving NGOs that dedicate their efforts to developing our communities and positively impacting the lives of our most vulnerable.

Without hesitation, the Foundation, represented by Partnerships Director Rosa L. Abdel Malek and Programs Director Mays Abou Hegab, welcomed the initiative to support Banati Foundation and Friends of Children with Cancer (FOCC).


A Speech During Dine For A Smile Event At Sultan Bey

The Organisations at Heart

Banati Foundation serves to rehabilitate and empower young girls at risk by supporting education and providing capacity-building. Chairperson, Dr. Hanna Abulghar, believes that in our modern era, children are a dear responsibility and should be under society’s care. Across 2 shelters, Banati offers protection for vulnerable children. This is in addition to a reception center supporting mothers and children daily, as well as a mobile unit which helps identify those in need on the street.

Health & Hope Oasis is an initiative by the Friends of Children with Cancer, and is a breakthrough in wellbeing advocacy. Chairperson, Dr. Magda Iskander, hopes to encourage an understanding of wellbeing and therapy. “It’s not just about medicine; children need psycho-social support”. The Oasis hosts families in a beautiful, natural and green farm where children play and learn valuable health and hygiene practices to support their recovery. Mothers are also touched and empowered by the atmosphere, especially when they see their children thriving.

How You Can Help

With every dish you order at Dawar El Omda or Sultan Bey hotels, a flat rate of EGP 50 will be donated to these two charity organisations. Delicious food at either of these 2 spectacular El Gouna Hotel settings for a good cause? Sign us up!


Dine For A smile Event At Sultan Bey

Book your à la carte meal here and experience the generous month of Ramadan in a town like no other!


Samaa Ayman

Samaa Ayman

Sam Ayman is a Rowayat award winning writer, academic consultant and one very proud mama bear. In 2015 she moved to El Gouna, inspired by its incomparable charm and unique identity. Besides raising her little Gounie Roman Pharaoh, Sam enjoys messing up her kitchen and pretending to workout. After years of publishing short works and stories, her debut novel The King's Debt was released in 2019. The gripping thriller explores social dynamics and gender issues through several feminist perspectives.

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