the Nawamis Desert Centre
After a request for help from the Muzeina villagers of Nawamis in the South Sinai desert, Egypt, the Makhad Trust is in the process of setting up a project to benefit the economy of this area. It will enable the Bedouin villagers to remain in their desert homes and maintain their traditional way of life based on the hosting of travellers in the desert. It will also provide a special meeting place where Bedouin tribes can gather and celebrate.
Blending with the stunning landscape, an attractive Centre has been constructed which will provide accommodation for visitors and a place to display traditional crafts such as weaving and silk bag making.
Visitors will be able to take a camel ride to explore the desert and visit the nearby Nawamis Burial Chambers. The camel economy will be increased and a Camel Clinic is planned once the Centre is well established.
A geographically significant area to three of the great religious traditions, Nawamis is an ideal space for different groups to meet. The Centre's tented rooms, easily adaptable, provide friendly and symbolic spaces to host small or large groups.