Venue

The IEEE SmartNets 2019 will be held at the prestigious «Tropitel Naama Bay» Hotel at Sharm El Shiekh.

 

 

Hotel
TropitelNaama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
Location
14 km from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (Airport code: SSH)
200 m from Naama Bay
500 km from Cairo
Tel
+20 (69) 360-0570 / (69) 360-1582
Fax
+20 (69) 360-1580 / (69) 360-0578
Website
http://naamabay.tropitelhotels.com/naama-home

 

Hotel Rates:

Rates for Egyptian

  • SGL Room: E. 960.00
  • DBL Room: E. 1200.00
  • TPL Room: E. 1740.00
  • The above-mentioned rates are all inclusive of taxes and service charge, based on Half Board Basis, per room, per night.

 

  • SGL Room: E. 1200.00
  • DBL Room: E. 1500.00
  • TPL Room: E. 2190.00
  • The above-mentioned rates are all inclusive of taxes and service charge, based on Soft All Inclusive Basis, per room, per night.

Rates for Foreigners

  • SGL Room: US$ 64.00
  • DBL Room: US$ 80.00
  • TPL Room: US$ 114.00
  • The above-mentioned rates are all inclusive of taxes and service charge, based on Half Board Basis, per Person, per night

 

City

Sharm ElSheikh ‘City of Peace’

Sharm ElSheikh is famous for its beautiful and pristine natural scenery located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. Sharm has been assigned as, “City of Peace”, referring to the large number ofinternational peace conferences that have been held there, includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. It experiences a subtropical arid amazing climate in winter. It is one of the finest diving spots in the world and a trip into the desert is an unforgettable adventure. It’s known for its sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs. Rocky Mountains are parted from the deep-blue sea by a flat desert strip. This combination of desert and sea is an incredible sight and makes you believe you are on a different planet.

Climate
Typical temperatures range from 18 to 20 C in December.

Orientation
Naama Bay part of the city is the center of nightlife and dining: most of Sharm’s clubs, cafes, restaurants and shops are here. Sharm ElSheikh has grown into three distinct areas now; Nabq is a new area to the North of Naama, Old MarketandHadaba to the South of Naama Bay. Nabq Bay is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Sharm ElSheikh city has been subdivided into five areas, namely Nabq Bay, RasNasrani, Naama Bay, Umm Sid, and Sharm El Maya. Together with Hay el Nour, Hadaba, Rowaysat, Montazah and Shark’s Bay, it forms a metropolitan area of 42 Km2. Ras Muhammad National Park is a major diving destination, with marine life around the Shark and Yolanda reefs and the Thistlegormwreck.

 

Transportation

Get in Sharm:

See Sinai for information on the Sinai visit pass, which allows visa-free travel for up to 14 days. For travel outside the Sinai you will need to get a Visa at the airport.

By Plane:

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport (IATA: SSH) (ICAO: HESH) is the largest in the Sinai and receives planeloads of charter tourists daily in the winter high season. Domestic flights from different major cities of Egypt are available on a daily basis.

By Boat:

International Fast Ferries run fast boats to Hurghada on the mainland Red Sea Coast, currently running four times weekly. The ride takes 1.5 hours and costs EBP250 one-way, EGP450 return for foreigners. Warning: this ride is notoriously bumpy and prone to cancellations.

By Road:

Sharm El-Sheikh can be reached by driving down the eastern coast from Taba via Nuweiba and Dahab, or via the western coast from Cairo. There are daily buses for both routes. From Cairo, East Delta buses take approximately 8h (EGP80) while Superjet buses take 6 hrs. When taking the bus from Cairo, keep your bus ticket and passport handy, as you will pass through a number of checkpoints, which require passengers to present identification and ticket. The drive is interesting with beautiful scenery, throughout the route.

By Bus and micro-bus:

The bus station is about 1km from the Peace road. If you should arrive during the evening hours your only option may be to take a taxi, as micro-bus service can be spotty. Since Sharm is a tourist-driven economy, you should be prepared to do some bargaining. If you are of the hiking type, the main road is, roughly, twenty minutes from main road. Just ask anyone to point you in the direction of Peace road. Once at Peace road you should have no problem hailing down a micro-bus. When heading to the bus station via micro-bus, you must indicate that you are going to the bus station, and want to be left off at the gas station. Once at the gas station, you should see micro-buses, which will take you on the final leg. Remember, transfers are not issued; you will need to pay another fee for the final leg. About micro-bus fees, if your journey is within a kilometer or two, the cost should be about (LE 6 to 10 LE). If your stop is further out, or if you are traveling during the late night hours, be prepared to get a demand for more money, in some cases drivers may demand up to (LE 10 or LE 20).

 

Visa

Visitors to Sharm ElSheikh from most countries are welcomed and traveling to SharmEl Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts for up to 15 days receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must get a visa. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel. Because Sharm as well as some other tourist resorts such as Taba and Dahab are on the Sinai Peninsula, a Visa is required in order to:

  1. a) Travel out of Sinai – to Cairo, Luxor, The Ras Mohammed trip by boat, quad (taking in the blue lagoon & BBQ lunch), car or bus.
  2. b) To leave the immediate beach area and go further out to sea. The latter means that if you want to go to some dive sites – you will need a visa.

One can buy a single entry visa on arrival in Sinai or Egypt. It’s valid for 30 days. One can obtain multi-entry visas from his country’s consulate, prior to travel. They are valid for 6m & allow a maximum single stay of 90 days. Get Your Visa Online from – www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

 

General Information

  • Access to city: Airlines, buss & cars.
  • Currency: Egyptian Pounds (LE).
  • Languages: Arabic is the official language, English and other languages are widely spoken.
  • Electricity: 220 Volts.