UAE's Time Hotels plans first Egyptian beach resort

It's a deal: Mahmoud El-Naggar, sales and marketing manager, Nozha Beach; Amr Yasin, managing director, Nozha Beach; Abdallah Elmaghrabi, CEO, Nozha Group; Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, Time Hotels; Richard McGrath, CFO, Time Hotels and Emad Farid, VP Operations, Time Hotels Egypt. Photo credit: Time Hotels (Time Hotels Management)

UAE-based Time Hotels Management is set to open its first beach resort hotel in Egypt this December. The Time Nozha Aqua Park Hotel & Resort will be located in Ras Sudr on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

The property will have 52 rooms, four suites and 14 chalets with another 33 units slated to open next year. The resort is located 20 kilometers from the new airport planned for Ras Sudr, 86 kilometers from Abu Rudeis Airport and 165 kilometers from Cairo International Airport.

When it opens, the resort is expected to have have the largest aqua entertainment complex in Ras Sudr, complete with various water slides, wave pools and water-sport activities. 

The property will have four F&B outlets, including a 24-hour, all-day dining restaurant, an Aqua Park Café serving pizzas and burgers, a beach restaurant and a lobby lounge for afternoon tea. 

For meetings and events, the hotel will have two conference rooms. The 2,000-square-meter banquet facility can host up to 800 attendees.

Time Hotels reportedly is set to open six new properties across the Middle East, including another hotel in Egypt, by the end of 2020. “With a resurgence in tourists in recent years, Egypt presents new opportunities for Time Hotels to expand its presence,” said Time Hotels CEO Mohamed Awadalla. “Expansion is the main driver of our business plan over the next few years, with new openings taking place in Dubai, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, taking our total portfolio to 20 properties by the end of 2020."

The official signing of the management agreement between Nozha Beach and Time Hotels took place at the Cairo Marriott Hotel on October 18.

“Our partnership with Time Hotels reflects our commitment to touristic resorts and the real estate sector as we look to inject investments of around EGP3 billion ($167.2 million) in Cairo and Ras Sudr in southern Sinai,” said Abdallah Al Maghraby, CEO of Nozha Group.