Fort Arabesque, Makadi Bay

Fort Arabesque Resort, Red Sea

Located about 35km south of Hurghada, Makadi Bay is a quiet resort surrounding this pristine coral bay. Fort Arabesque is a great base for a diving holiday. Great for families, couples and groups. A lovely hotel with a friendly dive centre right on the beach. 

Fort Arabesque Resort, Makadi Bay

There are many room types in the “Fort Arabesque Beach Resort”; all have been remodeled recently to the latest standards of comfort and luxury. The 330 sea-view rooms and suites are well-appointed featuring spacious rooms, duplex suites, family apartments and the elegant “Presidential Suite”.

“The Beach Resort” features 3 swimming pools (2 of which are heated), a shopping arcade, the “Main Restaurant” which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (buffet style).

It also includes the open-air poolside “La Piazza” (pizza and pasta bar/restaurant), The “Red Rock” lounge, “Le Jardin” Club de thé, and the “Beach Bar – Mediterranean Grill”. “Room Service is available 24 hours a day.

In addition, the trendy “Club 159” serves an exquisite A la Carte menu and features contemporary live entertainment (Mix of Chillout, Blues, Jazz and Reggae music).

“The Verena Spa” offers an array of body treatments by professional Thai ladies. Eight massage rooms, Jacuzzis, steam, and Moroccan baths are available. The Gym features top-of-the-line equipment and an “Energy Bar”.

“The “Arena” is the show-time amphitheatre, featuring nightly live shows by a talented international animator. It also features Movie Nights and broadcasts important sports events on giant screens.

The spacious lobby has a 24 hours reception desk, concierge services, games room, car rental, and ticketing for local tours.


Forty One Bedroom Villas/spacious contemporary bathroom, living room, wide terrace directly connected to the pool; a selection of Coffee/Tea and natural herbs, Fully stocked honor bar, private DVD player, LCD flat screen and a library of the latest international movies.

6 Two Bedroom duplex Villas, / 2 bathrooms, living room, wide terrace directly connected to the pool; private DVD player and a library of the latest international movies.

The West Bay

130 luxury rooms and suites in a peaceful setting for adults only. The West Bay is an upgraded accommodation, in-room amenities, and sumptuous dining, which features spacious rooms, junior suites and the incredible “Penthouse” with its spectacular view of the entire Makadi Bay.

The cozy heated swimming pool and the “Sunset Café” both command beautiful views of the Red Sea, as well as the unparalleled landscape with its beautiful gardens of bougainvillea, Jasmine as well as different kinds of palms, lemon, Orang and Tacoma trees. The “Wind Breaker” is a beachfront bar next to the surf shop and “I Dive” – an Italian diving center – among the best on the red sea.

The “West Bay Restaurant” serves rich international buffets, featuring live cooking over breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cozy lobby has the “Quite Lounge” and shops including a clothing boutique, jewelry, a beauty center, and a convenience store.


Five swimming pools overlooking the beach, 3 heated

Satellite TV room

Entertainment room

International entertainment team

Aqua aerobics

Volleyball – football – table tennis

Gym (against a charge)

Tennis (equipment against charge)

Water sports (independent operated), Windsurfing – sailing – canoeing

Billiards (against a charge)

Quad Safari (Independent Operator)

Dining and entertainment in Fort Arabesque Resort & Spa

Five- in one- main restaurant(s),

In-doors/outdoors, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner lavish buffets with live cooking and carving.

The Beach Bar

Serving breakfast, lunch and nightly BBQ, included in the all-inclusive for all guests

Club 159

Right on the east beach of the Fort, offering casual club food all day and nightly Brazilian BBQ is summer featuring live Reggae. In winter the Club 159 gets warmer with an A la Carte dinner candlelit dinner menu created by our executive chef and live Jazz after 8. Great Cocktails, social table to make friends, Gazebo for privacy on the beach, and an elegant multi-level beachfront patio. Serving great cocktails, fresh juices, shots, beer, wide selection of wine and champagne. Free of charge for The Fort Premium All-Inclusive and Villas guests (excluding imported beverages and fresh juices)

Red Rocks Bar

Located on the ground floor of the Beach Resort, serving cocktails, open till midnight .

Le Jardin salon de thé

Located at the Lobby terrace, where you can read your book in a relaxing atmosphere, enjoying your favorite cocktails, open till midnight.

La Piazza,

Located next to the main pool, open-air restaurant, serving Italian Pizza and Past, open for lunch.



Dive in our Housereef is wonderful in easy make a check dive after which you can do without a guide. Has direct access to the beach right in front of our diving center and in the formula without the guidance it can be made at any time of day so that you can better organize for not neglectingother aspects of your Holiday. The beginning of the dive down a gentle descent to a sandy plateau that is home to countless pinnacles that way to show off the road to the beautiful coral garden rich in fish, can be made really exciting matches, from turtles that go at this point in the bay to feed the giant moray eels hiding in the crevices of the reef and being photographed, not missing the big groupers and stingrays to blue dots that blend into a myriad of small fish recifali. Dive with astonish you…


Always with access to the beach you can dive to 5 stars: The Relittino. This is the home of the lionfish and moray eels albino…if they are counted dozens of pieces together and here they were taken photographs that have won international championships. The dive begins by following a course of 150°N to arrive on a small felucca, which gives its name to the site. Theseaweed that acts as a liaison between the exit Gota beach makes this place a safe haven for many benthic fish. Ideal for specially compass. REALLY dive from shore to 5 stars!!!

Salem Express wreck

Launched under the name of Fred Scamaroni in 1976, the ship was built in the shipyard et Industrielles de la Mediterranee in La Seyne in France. Later the name was changed in Nuits St George. Only in 1988 was saddled with the final name of the Salem Express. 100 meters long by 18 meters wide with a gross tonnage of 4771 tons, the ship has four eight-cylinder engines that operated on the two main propellers and propellers directional. On the night of 16 December 1991, the Salem Express ferry left the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and directed in Port Safaga, concluded his surf a little less than ten miles from the port of destination because of an inexcusable mistake on the part of his captain, went to collide with a small tower located a short distance from the coral reefs of Hyndeman reef. Officially starting the ship registered 650 people of which 578 passengers and 72 crew, but unfortunately, as often happens in such cases, the number of people on board were considerably higher. Based in Safaga, the Salem Express has always provided a ferry service between Egypt and Saudi Arabia for pilgrims to Mecca. Today the hull perfectly preserved, is located near the reef that was the cause of the sinking with the starboard side of leaning to 32 feet deep and with the port side located approximately 10 meters from the surface. Can be observed lying on the bottom at 27 meters depth the two lifeboats, reflecting the rapid sinking of the ship not given the time for passengers to use the means of rescue. Around, lie scattered on the seabed personal items belonging to passengers on board. On the two big smokestacks that rise majestically toward the blue, there shall appear the big letter “S” enclosed by a laurel wreath, which is the beginning of the name of the ship. His plates are covering the life and color, thanks to the various species of corals that were affected. Easy to see schools of small barracuda and jacks, now settled in the waters surrounding the wreck.