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El Gouna 2022

Date: 17th-20th November, 2022.

Place: El Gouna (Egypt).

Registration Deadline: 30th September, 2022.

Payment Deadline: 07th October, 2022.

Aviation Football Cup

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El Gouna (Egypt)

El Gouna is an Egyptian tourist resort, owned by Samih Sawiris and developed by Orascom Hotels and Development dating from 1989. It is located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Hurghada.

 

It is part of the Red Sea Riviera, and a host city of the El Gouna Film Festival. El Gouna specializes in water-sports, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, parasailing and snorkelling. There are several beaches: including Zeytuna Beach located on its own island, Mangroovy Beach, Moods Beach and other hotel beaches. A network of canals allows many houses to have their own strip of beach, even hundreds of meters inland. Most of these canals are crossed by small stone bridges.

 

There are three main areas in El Gouna, Downtown, Tamr Henna Square and the Abu Tig Marina 

There are 18 hotels with 2,895 rooms rated from three stars to five stars. 

Other attractions and activities around town include a small aquarium, a go-kart track, a paintball arena, tennis courts, horse stables and a football stadium. The local football team El Gouna FC currently plays in the Egyptian premier league. It also has a Mosque and a Coptic Church, the Church of St. Mary and the Archangels.

In 2017 an annual film festival was established, the El Gouna Film Festival, it attracts many Egyptian movies stars, also hosts some International stars as well. 

El Gouna offers an unparalleled lifestyle that has attracted a growing multinational community. Year-round sunshine, shimmering lagoons, turquoise beaches and its location a mere 4-hour flight from Europe make El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape. It boasts world-class infrastructure and premium services, and is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure industries.

El Gouna offers a wide range of international-standard facilities, including a variety of properties from exclusive private villas to cozy apartments, all in harmony yet with a unique identity.

Over 100 restaurants, bars and eateries make up a refined culinary scene. Cultural events and festivals are also popular occurrences.

Reputed for its perfect year-round weather, shimmering turquoise lagoons, coral reefs and stretching coastlines, El Gouna is a destination conducive to healthy living. Watersports and aquatic activities are possible all year round due to the sheltering influence of a reef headland. Watersport facilities and dive centers are located throughout El Gouna, which is an international kite surfing destination.  The town also hosts cultural festivals and other major events.

El Gouna was honored to be the first destination in Africa and the Arab Region to receive the Global Green Award.  Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, this award is handed to cities making substantial efforts, progress and improvements within the field of environmental sustainability.

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Weather

November, the last month of the autumn, in El Gouna, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 26.6°C (79.9°F) and min 15°C (59°F). An excellent water temperature of 25.5°C (77.9°F) makes November a prime for swimming and other water activities.

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Location

Conveniently located 20 kilometers north of Hurghada, El Gouna is only a four hour flight from Europe’s major capitals.

The town is easily accessed from Europe via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches and year-round sunshine.

The town’s location offers good access to many of Egypt’s natural wonders, historical sites, and archaeological treasures. The ancient temples of Luxor and Aswan are only a ride away. Day and overnight trips to Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, and Sinai are also easily arranged from El Gouna.

Program

 

Thursday, 17 NOV 2022

Arrival at Hurghada (HRG) Airport

Transfer to the hotels

Free Time

19:30 - 20:00 » Captain’s Meeting + Competition Draw

20:00 - 21:30 » Dinner

Friday, 18 NOV 2022

07:30 - 08:30 » Breakfast at the hotels

09:00 - 12:00 » Games

12:00 - 13:30 » Lunch Break at the fields

14:00 - 18:00 » Games

18:00 » Free time

Saturday, 19 NOV 2022

07:30 - 08:30 » Breakfast at the hotels

09:00 - 12:30 » Final Phase Matches 

13:00 - 14:00 » Lunch Break at the fields

14:30 - 18:00 » Final Phase Matches

20:00 - 21:30 » Farewell Dinner + Award Ceremony

Sunday, 20 NOV 2022

07:30 - 10:00 » Breakfast

Transfers to Hurghada (HRG) Airport all day 

Accommodation

 

Economy Package

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Captain's Inn 3  (25 Rooms)
 

Is a small hotel perfectly situated in the beautiful Abu Tig Marina, the trendiest location in El Gouna on the Red Sea coast of Egypt.

The Marina Steakhouse makes the most of the hotel’s picturesque location with a large terrace under a bougainvillea-covered pergola complemented by dining tables set on the opposite side of the promenade directly overlooking the marina’s azure water. This Red Sea hotel offers an intimate atmosphere and personalized service along with modern amenities.

Captain’s Inn guests also have access to the swimming pools of Ali Pasha Hotel, one of which is heated in the winter, and to the sandy beach of Marina Beach a few steps away.

Several multilingual dive centers located around the marina make the Captain’s Inn a perfect diving hotel. It is also particularly popular with kitesurfers who practice kiteboarding on the northern beaches of El Gouna located a few minutes away. Active vacationers and partygoers will delight in all the amenities and leisure facilities offered by the fully fledged resort town of El Gouna, ensuring memorable Red Sea holidays.


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Dawar El Omda 4  (25 Rooms)
 

A unique establishment among Red Sea hotels, Dawar El Omda Boutique Hotel is built in the style of an old Upper Egyptian mayor’s mansion. The traditional house’s architecture is authentic to the core. Domes and arches in natural beige tones grace the exterior, while superb interior design gives pride of place to antique furniture and handcrafted décor pieces. Spanning across the saltwater lagoon that separates the island of Kafr El Gouna from the Downtown area of Tamr Henna Square, the hotel extends on both sides of the waterway, which are linked by a stone arch bridge.

Guests at Dawar El Omda Boutique Hotel can swim wherever they fancy thanks to direct access to the lagoon from the hotel’s small private beach, an infinity pool overlooking the lagoon, and shuttle boat access to the hotel’s sea beach on nearby Zeytouna Island. Situated in the heart of El Gouna, Dawar El Omda is also adjacent to a myriad of bars, restaurants, shopping arcades, supermarkets, service providers, and entertainment venues featuring folklore shows and live music.

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Fanadir 4  (05 Rooms)
 

Offers modern comfort and blissful quietude in a natural environment in El Gouna on the Red Sea coast. Opened in 2010 as part of Abu Tig Marina’s latest development, it overlooks the North Basin and its luxury yachts. Ideal to escape the crowds, this serene setting is merely a few steps away from the main attractions of the marina’s South Basin, including cafés and restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and a wide array of boutiques and souvenir shops.

The Fanadir Hotel’s ideal location, combined with Egypt’s mild climate, makes it a perfect choice for holidaymakers seeking active seaside vacations, and in particular for kitesurfers. Within walking distance, Mangroovy Beach has shallow waters and consistent winds; it is home to three kitesurfing stations and a windsurf center offering beginner classes, private tuition, and supervised freeriding areas. 

The guest rooms of this boutique hotel offer pampering amenities in an Arabic-inspired architecture and décor. Sky-blue tones create a calm and comforting atmosphere, while mirrors on two of the hotel’s facades reflect marina views around the pool. The Fanadir Hotel has been awarded a 5-star Green Star Hotel certification for its environmental friendliness. 

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Mosaique 4  (05 Rooms)
 

Mosaique Hotel is one of the newest establishments opened in 2010 in Abu Tig Marina in the fully fledged resort community of El Gouna in Egypt. Nex to the super yachts of the North Basin, its tranquil and pampered atmosphere is just steps away from the wide selection of shopping, dining, and nightlife venues of Abu Tig Marina’s main promenade. A restaurant with daily live cooking, two bars with very distinct atmospheres, and swimming pools for adults and kids are conveniently at guests’ disposal within this cozy El Gouna hotel.

Known for its intimate setting and attentive service, Mosaique Hotel attracts couples and families seeking relaxation together with all the leisure activities and entertainment the Red Sea holiday resort of El Gouna has to offer. Within walking distance of the northern beaches ideal for sun and adventure seekers, this small hotel is particularly popular with kitesurfers, who will find shallow waters, steady winds, and three kitesurfing stations offering courses and equipment rental on Mangroovy Beach, one of the best kite beaches on the Red Sea.

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Turtle's Inn 3  (15 Rooms)

Found on the Abu Tig Marina, the recently renovated Turtle’s Inn makes all the activities happening in El Gouna easily accessible. All of the El Gouna community can attest to Turtle’s Inn’s charms: proximity to the events such as the street festivals, squash competitions, concerts, delectable restaurants, buzzing bars, and of course, the ability to easily slip into the hotel and escape from all the clamor outside.

As soon as you step inside Turtle’s Inn’s foyer, you can begin to experience its incarnation: vivid brightly colored designer interiors, urban hip decor, and the geometric stoned floors imbue a Rio de Janeiro vibe: vibrant, energizing and refreshing.

Turtle’s Inn’s rooms are designed to tuck you away from the bustle of the very active marina. Young, active holidaymakers and partygoers can choose one of the hotels newly-designed rooms, decorated with illustrations made by local artists, giving each room a unique touch that makes your trip to El Gouna an adventure inside and outside of Turtle’s Inn. The sleek and functional rooms in Turtle’s Inn, along with its modern amenities, provide you with comfort and practicality while you rest for the next day’s events. You also have access to the swimming pools of Ali Pasha Hotel, one of which is heated in the winter, and to the golden sands of the Marina Beach, all a five-minute walk alongside the assortment of docked luxurious yachts.

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Executive Package

Sultan Bey 4★ (25 rooms)

The Sultan Bey Hotel offers the best of both worlds with a beautiful lagoon setting in the heart of Downtown Kafr El Gouna. The pale salmon and beige domes and arches inspired by traditional Nubian architecture disappear in places under the blooms of flowering bougainvillea. Situated on Kafr Island, the oldest part of El Gouna home to colorful shopping galleries, bars, and restaurants, it is a short stroll across a road bridge to Tamr Henna Square and its supermarkets, service providers, and nighttime entertainment venues.

Sultan Bey Hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore the seaside and the resort town. Many of its rooms were recently renovated and now feature new electronic equipment and upgraded bathrooms. All adjoining rooms have a common entrance shared by two or three rooms, making this medium-sized hotel ideal for families or groups of friends seeking an active or relaxing Red Sea holiday. For added convenience, an all-inclusive formula is on offer to complement bed and breakfast and half board accommodations. The Sultan Bey Hotel will make you feel like an honored guest throughout your stay thanks to the excellent service and wonderful hospitality provided by its dedicated staff.​

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Premium Package

Sheraton Miramar Resort  5★

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(per team)

Includes:

  • Registration

  • Staff & Referees

  • Football Pitches

Packages/ Prices

210€ (elite cup)

160€ (friendly cup)

PACKAGES

(per person)

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* Prices per person for players, staff and guests from 17 to 20 Nov.

** Single rooms extra cost:

+ 150€ per person for Economy Package 

+ 270€ per person for Executive Package

*** Extra-nights:

Executive

  •  Double room : 110€ | person | night, with breakfast

  •  Single room: 190€ | person | night, with breakfast

Economy

  •  Double room : 65€ | person | night, with breakfast

  •  Single room: 110€ | person | night, with breakfast

 

TEAM FEE

Info

 

How to get

Hurghada International Airport (HRG) is the nearest airport to reach El Gouna
 

Some of the airlines that perform flights to/from the Hurghada International Airport:

Adria Airways

Aeroflot

Aerosvit

Air Berlin

Air Cairo

Air Italy Polska

Air Mediterranee

AirBaltic

AMC Airlines

Arkefly

Astra Airlines

Astraeus

Austrian Airlines

Azur Air

Belair

Brussels Airlines

Bulgaria Air

Condor

Corendon

Corsairfly

Danish Air

Donavia

easyJet

Edelweiss Air

Egyptair

Eurowings

FlyLAL Charters

Germania Flug

Hamburg International

I Fly

Jat Airways

Jazeera Airways

Jetairfly

Koral Blue Airlines

Lotus Air

Lufthansa

Luxair

Nas Air

Neos

Niki

Nile Air

Nordwind Airlines

Orenair

Pegasus

Pobeda

Rossiya Airlines

Royal Flight

S7 Airlines

SmartLynx

SmartWings

Swiss

TAROM

Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomson Airways

Transaero

Transavia

TUI Airways

TUI Fly

Turkish Airlines

Ural Airlines

Viking Airlines

VIM Airlines

Windrose Airlines

Wizz Air

Allowance

  • This tournament is open to all football amateur teams related with aviation business (Airlines, Airports, ATC - Air Traffic Controllers, Handling, Cargo, Catering, Travel Agencies - Sales Agents, Partners / Suppliers or others).
     

  • All players must be aviation employees (or former employees), however each team is allowed to bring up to 2 players outside aviation (but non professional football players).
     

  • During the registration process, teams must present Company ID Cards confirming that the players belong to the aviation business or that are not professional football players.
     

  • Non-aviation amateur teams are allowed to participate. 
    The organization can provide wild cards and this decision should be taken by the organizers.

     

  • Teams can apply unlimited players, staff or guests.

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Competition

(*)

Elite Cup

  • Teams that want to play against the strongest teams and the main purpose to participate is to win the competition.

Friendly Cup

  • Teams that just want to have fun, make new friends and play football no matter what the final score in each game will be.
    No points will be awarded for the AFC Ranking.

  • Ages

    • + 18 years old.

  • Format

    • 7-a-side football

  • Division (*)

    • Elite Cup  / Friendly Cup
      - Men;
      Mixed;
      Women

Packages

  • To participate at this tournament the organization provides 5 packages:

    - Premium package;
    - Executive package;
    - Economy package;
    - Basic package;
    - Low-cost package.

  • To apply, participants must accept all the services included in each package.
     

  • Other packages with less services WILL NOT be provided to participants. More services can be included in each package with extra costs.
     

  • To be part of the tournament, the packages must be requested to the organizational committee.
    Anyone who doesn't book a package with the organizational committee will not be considered as a participant at AFC and cannot be part of a team.

     

  • The captain / manager of each team is responsible to collect the money from the whole team and make the payment of the packages to the organizational committee .
    Individual payments are not accepted.

     

  • We have limited availability for each package and also limited rooms available at each hotel.
    For this reason, we will give priority to the teams that send us the payments within the deadline date.
    On the other hand for teams that do not make payments or payment is made after the deadline, we can not guarantee them the requested package or even a spot in our tournament.

Registration Deadline: 30th September 2022

Payment Deadline: 07th October 2022

Deadlines for cancellation and no-shows

  • Team fee is non-refundable

  • Until 07th October 2022 - 100 % package refund;

  • Between 08th October and 16th October 2022 - 50 % package refund

  • After 17th October 2022 - Package will not be refunded.

Football Games

Our tournament will be played at El Gouna FC training facilities on three  Natural 7-a-side pitches.

Cancellation of the tournament

  • In order to allow the organizational committee to organize AFC El Gouna, a minimum of 4 teams must participate in each Division (Elite & Friendly).
     

  • Tournament can be cancelled if less than 8 teams are registered in all divisions.

General Competition Rules

Please download the general competition rules in PDF here.
 

COVID-19 Special Procedures

  • Mandatory Double COVID-19 vaccination.

  • If not vaccinated, PCR tests Mandatory before travelling.

  • Facial masks all the time (except while playing).

  • Hands Sanitizer.

  • Travel / Medical Insurance that covers for COVID-19 or responsability term to be shown before travelling might apply.

Image rights

Photographs and/or video will be taken in this event. By taking part on it you grant the organizing committe full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in our printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

For any doubts please contact our photo/video staff.

 

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