- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
The Domina Hotel & Resort Aquamarine has a commanding position around its swimming pool and with a magnificent view of the bay. The buildings, mainly on two floors, are surrounded by luxurious vegetation which contrasts spectacularly with the arid Sinai Desert.
The spacious, comfortable rooms open onto a balcony or terrace with a view of the pool or the sea. They are provided with a sofa bed or extra bed, and a cot on request.
Total number of rooms 435
Non smoking rooms 1
Total number of floors3
guests may access all the dining facilities in the resort, according to the terms of the package they have purchased. These include numerous restaurants whose range of offers spreads from buffet to à la carte menu, with dishes from the local, Italian and international traditions; 12 bars; 5 bars next to the pools.
The resort allows its guests to enjoy a relaxing, carefree holiday thanks also to the facilities and services that are immediately at their disposal: amphitheatre for entertainment; 3 pools, of which 2 float on the sea; tennis; beach volleyball; diving centre; wellness centre and hairdresser’s; laundry service; mini club and babysitting service on request; supermarket, bazar and shopping centre; car hire; medical service and pharmacist’s; internal transport service; 24-hour security service.
Baby swimming pool
Sea water pool
Private beach with sun beds, umbrellas, towels
Health Club/Gymnasium **
Turkish bath **
24 – Hour Front Desk
Room Service – 24-Hour
Room Service – Special Menu
Laundry service **
Safe Deposit Box (at the reception)
24h security service
Airport transfer **
Beauty farm **
Babysitting or Childcare **
Domina Coral Bay’s private beach graces 1.8 km of a bay protected by a spectacular coral reef and is equipped with beach umbrellas, sun beds, and lifeguard service. There are ten pools available, of which two float on the sea, covering a total area of 1,496 square meters. Golf courses can be reached in 10 minutes by car.
Sheikh Coast Diving Center is located just 10 meters away from the private marina, from where our boats starts every morning to discover the great reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohammed National park.
Domina Coral Bay Resort & Casino also has the splendid Aladdin Casino, Smaila’s club – a very lively disco-cabaret – and a team of specialists who, after enlivening your days by leading you in the various sports activities, manage to create the right atmosphere for unforgettable evenings.
Every week extremely interesting excursions are organized to Cairo and the Pyramids, on the Nile and to Luxor, Santa Catherina and Petra. The specially designed program for singles is also very nice, with excursions, message exchanges, discos and… love boat. The Rate: Euro 56.00 per person per night in double room (Pool view) based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 except x-mas & new year & easter period) Euro 65.00 per person per night in double room (pool view) based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid for x-mas & new year & easter period) Note: Rate valid for euro zone.
U.S.$ 73.00 per person per night in double room (pool view) based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2011 except x-mas & new year & easter period) U.S.$ 85.00 per person per night in double room (pool view) based on bed & breakfast and inclusive of service charge & taxes.(rate valid for x-mas & new year & easter period) Note: Rate valid for dollar zone. Domina Aquamarine resort Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.