Egypt’s culture digest Aug. 17: 1,933 tourists arrive in Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada; panic in north Cairo village after dog bite children, woman
A beach in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh- YOUM7

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1,933 tourists arrive in Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada

A total of 1,933 tourists have arrived in red sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada on board of 25 EgyptAir flights over the past hours, Youm7 reported.

The Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport received 16 flights carrying more than 1,218 Egyptian and foreign tourists as part of promotional initiative to boost domestic tourism.

Hurghada International Airport received nine flights carrying 715 tourists.


Panic after street dog bite 2 children, woman in north Cairo

A street dog has biten two children and an elderly woman at Abu Shalouba Village in El Senbellawein, in Dakahlia governorate (northeast of Cairo) causing panic to residents, Youm7 reported.

Street animals are ubiquitious problem in Egypt; however, incidents of attacks on citizens are low.

Thousand of street dogs are killed by poison each year as part of a governmental campaign in dealing with the street animal crisis.


Initiative plants 500 Morinja trees in northeast Egypt

An initiative aiming to increasing planted areas called “Shagarha” annoucned it planted 500 Morinja trees in Ras el-Bar, a resort city in the Damietta governorate  in northeast Egypt.


Seminar on risks of revenge practices in Upper Egypt

The Supreme Council for Culture is set to hold Thursday a symbosium in Upper Egypt’s Qena to raise awarenss of “economic and social risks of revenge practices.”

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