Egypt’s social digest July 7: Sand burial therapy begins in Siwa Oasis after Eid el-Fitr; Cairo Univ. President slams Ramadan dramas
A patient buried in the hot sand looks out from under a shade that protects his face from the sun in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015 - REUTERS

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Sand burial treatment begins in Siwa Oasis after Eid el-Fitr

The medical tourism season in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis will begin after Eid el-Fitr, with patients burying themselves up to their necks for desert sand baths.

People suffering rheumatism, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis and blood circulation diseases usually head to Siwa in July and August for treatment by sand baths that would last up to 9 days according to each patient.

People suffering heart diseases should not undergo the treatment, Mohamed Omran, a member of board of directors of Siwa Association for Tourism services and Environment told Youm7.

Omran added that the oasis will continue receiving local and foreign visitors after Eid vacation and until mid-September.


Cairo University’s President slams Ramadan dramas as sending ‘negative values’ to youth

President of Cairo University Gaber Nassar criticized Ramadan dramas as providing bad values to youth like: “thuggery, smoking, drinking wine, adultery, violence and social disintegration,” in a post on his official Facebook page.

He added that the state has done nothing to stop these bad thoughts from spreading among youth and lead to spread of crime that the state is fighting to curb.


Antiquities Min. to submit risk assessment of Pharaoh Island to UNESCO

Ministry of Antiquities is soon to finalize drafting a report on risk assessment of Pharaoh’s Island on Taba’s coast in order to be submitted to UNESCO to register the island on the World Heritage list, Youm7 quoted Mamdouh Ouda, the director of the Crisis and risk Management department at the Ministry.

Ouda said that the ministry is carrying out an evaluation program to avoid risks and crises at the island, adding that lack of rain water drainage and humidity were among the highest risks in the area.


16K Egyptians, 1000 foreigners visited Giza Pyramids 1st day of Eid

The total number of Egyptian visitors at Giza Pyramids on the first day of Eid el-Fitr reached 16,000, while foreign visitors exceeded 1000 tourists, Ashraf Mohey, the head of Pyramids tourist area told Youm7.


Children celebrate Eid by riding horses, donkeys in Giza

Riding horses, donkeys and camels at public parks are among the main Eid celebration practices by children in the Mohandeseen district, Giza, Youm7 reported.

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