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GSR-16 Practical Information

Passports and entry visa

A valid passport and a visa are required to enter Egypt. All participants are requested to send a copy of their passport together with the Registration Confirmation message from ITU to the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin or residence in order to obtain a visa.

Participants who are nationals of countries where there is no Egyptian representation should contact  for the special arrangements that have been made by the host country to facilitate the delivery of visas or entry permits, as required.

Any visa-related questions should be addressed to:

For more information on visas and entry permits, please visit the website of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs at:

Special rates have been negotiated with different hotels close to the event venue for GSR-16 participants. Some of these official hotels are within a five-kilometer range of the Maritim Jolie Ville International Congress Center, and are also a short distance from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. 

Participants should book their own accommodation directly with the contact person mentioned in the list of official hotels available here and must copy the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) at when making their booking.

List of official hotels
The negotiated rates below are for bed and breakfast (taxes included)  

​Name of hotel Star
​ Single USD​Double USD​Distance to venueContact person​
​1​Maritim Jollie Ville (venue)​5​100​125​a 3-minute walk​Ahmed GalalSenior Sales Manager
Tel.: +20100 6012207


Grand Rotana​


Garden view

Sea view 130
​Garden view

Sea view 150
5 minutes by bus or car

Sally Elwan
Corporate Sales Manager
Tel.: + 202 27744992 3/4/6  
+202 27745006

​3​Savoy Hotel​​5​Garden view

Pool view

Sea view 105

​Garden view

Pool view 116

Sea view 136

​15 minutes by bus or car​Ahmed Samir
Director of Sales - Corporate

Tel.: +20100 3408455
+20100 1609547
​4Royal Savoy Hotel5



20 minutes by bus or car ​

​Ahmed Samir
Director of Sales - Corporate

Tel.: +20100 3408455
+20100 1609547 ​

​5​Sierra Savoy​5​Garden view

Pool view
​Garden view

Pool view
​15 minutes by bus or car ​
6​Sultan Garden​5​64​80​5 minutes by bus or car​Omar Abdel Aziz
Sales Executive
Mobile: +20112 1820279
​7​Four Seasons​5​260​260​15 minutes by bus or car

Rimon Demtry
Sales Manager Mobile:+201002007777

Transport to and from the airport, as well as between the event venue and the official hotels, and to all social events and back to the official hotels will be provided by the host country to all participants.

It is very important that participants send their exact arrival and departure information, and the name of the hotel where they will be staying to:

The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) will be receiving all  the participants at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. There will be a GSR-16 General Information Desk inside the airport from where participants will be taken to their own hotels.

For participants who need to transit through Cairo International Airport, the host country will also provide assistance at a GSR-16 General Information Desk to facilitate their transfer.

Social Programme organized by the host: A Bedouin Night and a Red Sea Cruise

- Bedouin Night on 12 May 2016
Escape the city lights and head to the desert for a fantastic experience of real Bedouin life.

Discover the starry magic of the desert and enjoy an authentic Bedouin dinner, with a great show of Bedouin dancing prepared especially for you by Bedouin. Enjoy Tanura and fire shows with folkloric songs. 

Don't miss the chance to participate in this night!  

- Red Sea Cruise
Mark your Calendar for GSR-16 for a sea trip now on the afternoon of 14 May 2016!

Spend half a day in the Red Sea enjoying thousands of different kinds of fish and 550 types of natural coral reefs through the most beautiful and protected area in Africa.

You will have a fantastic Red Sea cruise, where you will enjoy the Red Sea's warm water, snorkeling, swimming and diving. The cruise will include lunch on the boat

The cruise will start at 14h00 and finish at 18h30.

For booking and for any trip-related questions, please contact:

Enjoy a fantastic day of fun and sun.