News / French groups during May 2011


Emeco welcomed three back-to-back French groups from the Totale multinational oil company in May.

All three groups stayed at the five-star Sofitel Taba on the Red Sea. Emeco was brought in to handle all their land arrangements and activities during their stay.

Each of the three groups enjoyed the same itinerary, which included a 4x4 jeep safari to Abou Galoum to explore the Sinai Mountains, ending with a BBQ lunch under a white tent overlooking the red sea. The groups also went on a sea trip on board two sailing boats to explore Taba's tropical reefs.

To finish, the groups enjoyed a gala dinner at Castle Zaman, which is located on the top of the hill overlooking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. Available exclusively for groups, Castle Zaman was built using ancient construction techniques using only local materials.

Reclaimed wood was used in all construction and furniture while the chandeliers and lighting fixtures were handcrafted from recycled glass.

Castle Zaman served the groups a family-style menu, which included meats and fish prepared in original Egyptian earthenware.

During dinner a local band kept the groups entertained, followed by a belly dancer show. A DJ kept the music going as the guests danced into the night.