GFF’s selection of El Gouna as its venue allows the festival to conveniently host and welcome guests and participants from all over the world. Just a four-hour flight from Europe’s major capitals and easily accessed via the nearby Hurghada International Airport, El Gouna offers breathtaking scenery with pleasant weather. It is as much a town as a resort, with all the infrastructure of the former and amenities of the latter, including an array of hotels, restaurants, clubs and cafés. Built on a 10-kilometer beach with 17 spectacular hotels, the town spreads across islands and lagoons. In addition to the influx of visitors from around the world, over 20,000 Egyptian and international residents call El Gouna their home and provide the festival with a core audience. Known for the beauty of its natural setting, architecture and landscaping as well as its commitment to operational efficiency and environmental sensitivity; El Gouna is well versed in the art of hospitality.