Ancient Sands

El Gouna, Egypt

Ancient Sands

El Gouna, Egypt

A five-star oasis rising out of the desert, Ancient Sands Golf Resort spans 519 acres while perched on top of a 40-foot hill that looks over shimmering lagoons with azure waters of the Red Sea as the backdrop. The resort community, designed by SB Architects fundamentally tunes into the traditions of Egyptian architecture with a twist on contemporary simplicity.


Orascom Development Holding

Project Type

Custom Residential
Destination Resorts

Project Size

120 hectare site (296 acres)


  • 80-Key Hotel
  • Golf Clubhouse
  • Spa and Fitness center
  • Residential Villas
  • Retail



Ancient Sands Golf Resort mirrors the harmony between the sea, desert, and greenery, incorporating them all in one place.

Located along 10 kilometers of magnificent coastline, the resort achieves the perfect marriage between Mediterranean chic and traditional Nubian designs. White tones of the grand façade are complimented by wood and stone accents, with intricately designed domes and arches, forming an authentic luxury abode.


Desert Oasis on the Red Sea

Organized around a central piazza at the crest of the hill, the village is a dense interplay of buildings and stepped elevations that create a single organic environment with a mix of outdoor spaces, stairways, and terraces gardens.

At the heart of the development lies an expansive clubhouse with an 80-room hotel and spa connecting the resort’s central hilltop village with the championship golf course’s 18th hole.

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