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Important notice: We (Mo and Simone) are no longer managing the hotel as our contract ended with the owners. The workaway offer is for Mo’s beachfront holiday apartments - which mostly consists of occasional renovation, or giving a hand to Salah (Mo’s assistant) while preparing the apartments in case we’re short on time. Renovation work mostly consists of giving fresh layers of paint to the apartments (windows, walls, or wood).
Mo has been a host for the past 3 years. He will happily give you insights into the hospitality world :)
We are looking for: High-spirited and dedicated workawayers to support us for at least 1 month.
I have been working the hospitality field since 2012, serving guests from all over the world. I will happily share with you my knowledge and passion about that field :)
We are looking for energetic and positive workawayers.
The workaway offer is for only 1 day of work per week, so you will have 6 free days per week to enjoy Dahab. Please note that since work required is much less than the official workaway 5 day work-week, this offer is for accommodation only (food is not included).
We want to create a good, safe and positive working atmosphere for all of us.
We are looking for positive, good-hearted people who are energetic, proactive and reliable. People who are hard workers and who feel responsible about their job, meaning when it's time to work - we focus on work. In your spare time you can relax by the beach or take yoga classes in one of the Dahab’s many yoga centres. Workawayers get staff discounts in partner diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, safari and yoga centres.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1. What should I do about the visa?
A1. You are coming as a volunteer, so a work visa is not required. The normal tourist visa that you buy at the airport in Egypt upon arrival ($25) is enough and you can extend it if you wish in a visa office in Sharm el Sheikh. Although most nationalities can buy an Egyptian visa on arrival, please check if your country requires a visa application before arrival.
Q2. Which airport is closest to Dahab?
A2. Sharm el Sheikh international airport is the closest airport to Dahab. It is 90 kilometers away (1 hour drive).
Q3. Is Dahab Safe?
A3. Yes, Dahab is absolutely safe. The Sinai Peninsula has 2 provinces: North of Sinai Province and South of Sinai Province. It is true that there is political instability in the North of Sinai Province near the border, but it has no effect what so ever on the South of Sinai Province where Dahab is located. Life is normal as usual, and we continue to receive both new guests and workawayers.
Q4. How many hours per week?
A4. 5-6 hours per week.
Q5. How many days volunteering per week?
A5. You will work for 1 day per week. Sometimes we might ask you to work for 2 days in a row, but in return you would get the following 12 days off.
Q6. What kind of work will I be doing?
A6. The workaway offer is for only 1 day of work per week, so you will have 6 free days per week to enjoy Dahab. Please note that since work required is much less than the official workaway 5 day work-week, this offer is for accommodation only (food is not included).
Q7. Do you have WiFi?
A7: Not at the staff house - only at the apartments, which you can use while sitting on the beach.
Q8. Can we do our laundry at the staff apartment for free?
A8: Yes. We have a washing machine and laundry detergents that you can use for free.
Q9: Do you have a specific dress code?
A9: We don't have a specific dress code, so you can wear casual clothes.
You will be offered a room in our spacious staff house, which has a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, stove, microwave, balcony. It is located in Asala neighborhood, and it’s an 8 minute walk to the holiday apartments and the beach.
If one of the apartments is free for a few days, you can ask Mo to stay there until the next booking (if you'd like a change of scenery).
Our number one priority is to create a positive, friendly and safe working atmosphere for our staff.
5-6 hours per week