The town is home to a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, sports enthusiasts, and families. In total, the town’s population includes over 20,000 permanent residents from all over the world.
El Gouna has two hubs of activity. The first is its downtown (Kafr El Gouna) and (Tamr Henna). Down town is an area styled after a small Upper Egyptian village and home to shops, cafes, free open air Cinema, bars, restaurants and an aquarium. Tamr Henna is considered the town’s center, it has El Gouna’s information center, the post office, super markets, barber shops & hair dressers, 3 banks, 2 ATM machines, two photography shops & a pharmacy, shops, restaurants & the café’s and the center point for transportation means with the Bus station, the limousine office & the Tok Tok parking area just 20 meters from the piazza. The second is its bustling marina town (Abu Tig Marina), home to a variety of hotels as well as El Gouna’s most exclusive restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and duty free shop. The marina smart corridor smoothly joints both marinas, the right spot to take a stroll accompanied by the many diverse shops restaurants and cafes’ and the trendy Gym.