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Fouka Bay Tourist Retreat Masterplan


Location Client Completion
Fouka Bay, Egypt Al Nakheel Holding 2009

Project details

Set in 300 hectares of desert the site is situated on the Mediterranean coast between Alexandria and Marsa Matruh, between the sea and the coastal highway. It has white sandy beaches, shallow clear blue water and coastal dunes.

The nearest town is a Bedouin settlement whose culture informs the design approach to Fouka Bay.  BDP designed a concept that would set new standards in Egypt and work with the existing terrain of Fouka Bay.

Bedouin culture informs the design approach


  • create a masterplan for a new tourist retreat
  • give the area a sustainable development designed to a high quality


  • the new retreat creates the ambience of a traditional Egyptian town and include three exclusive hotels, an 18 hole golf course and apartments
  • design exceeds the aspirational resorts along the Red Sea

Integrated services

masterplanning (with Projacs International and Rex of South Africa), landscape architecture