While Egypt is a land rich with its own culture spanning thousands of years it, like most others, isn’t immune to the odd import.
With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that there will be a little corner of Sharm El Sheikh celebrating St Patrick’s Night on March 17th.
Quite how the Guinness will taste is anybody’s guess but there’s no doubt that the place to be for visitors on Egypt tours is the Camel Bar, a key nightspot in this popular tourist destination and part of the Camel Hotel which boasts its own dive school.
In keeping with the season the bar will become a repository for all things Irish. A good time can be had on any night of the year but on Paddy’s Day there’s an extra special party mood, replete with the obligatory shamrocks, fiddle music and ill-conceived over-sized headgear.
Dressing up is pretty much de rigueur so those planning to pay a visit on this particular night had better pack a few extra items in their suitcases.