Ancient Sands

El Gouna, Egypt

Ancient Sands

El Gouna, Egypt

A majestic resort rising out of the desert, Ancient
Sands spans 519 acres. The mission for this golf-oriented project is to create a resort community
fundamentally in tune with the architectural
traditions of the desert and Egyptian architecture while making a statement of contemporary

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

Richly varied massing complements the pure white color scheme. At the heart of the development lies an expansive clubhouse with an 80-room hotel and spa that connects the resort’s central hilltop village with the golf course’s 18th

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 terraced gardens.

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