Al Manara Hostel
We are located in the most beautiful beach of Egypt. Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity of learning a lot of things about the Bedouin culture and also the chance to spend some time in this Egyptian paradise. In fact, you will become a local!
We love to exchange and learn about new cultures. You are going to become part of our family and learn and teach everyday. You are more than welcome to join us in exploring the surrounding areas and to visit local places.
My name is a Faraj, and I am a proud Bedouin man who grew up in the desert with 500 sheep but now I own a hostel (Al Manara) in the busy beach city Marsa Matrouh. Bedouin culture is about hosting guests, sharing food, and having great conversations, and I want to share Bedouin culture through hospitality. The name Al Manara means 'lighthouse' in Arabic, and I want to share my space as a warm and bright place to build memories together.
I have worked many jobs throughout my life, including working as a business lawyer in my private law firm. I have many stories to share from my rich and unique life, and I would love to share my love of the desert with you. I also love to learn new things, and I would be excited to learn new skills you can teach me. You can learn more about me on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004660537886), @the_bedouin_man on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/the_bedouin_man/?hl=bg), or connect with me on linkined (https://www.linkedin.com/in/faraj-kassem-841344269/).
I have significant experience as a host, having hosted over 250 travellers and more than 30 volunteers. I also have have an account on Workaway (https://www.workaway.info/en/host/283289287116), where you can my extremely positive reviews, and am an active ambassador for Egypt on couchsurfers. So what are you waiting for? Come to Marsa Matrouh for your next adventure!