Sabina el Gouna Gouna, Red Sea, Hurghada Villa at Sabina For Sale El Gouna has been officially recognized as Egypt's most environmentally friendly holiday destination. El Gouna management has worked hard in cooperation with local hotels, businesses, residents, and visitors to maintain, protect, and preserve its unique environment. The town’s environmental programs and grassroots environmental organization paved the way for several awards, including the Green Globe and Travelife, and led to El Gouna’s selection as the pilot location for the Green Star Hotel Initiative. In recognition of the success of the initiative, in 2014, El Gouna was granted the Global Human Settlements Award for being a Global Green Town . This award is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and is given to towns displaying substantial measures and efforts in progress within the field of environmental sustainability. Italian architect, Alfredo Freda, designed El Gouna’s attractive Marina, the first of its kind on the Red Sea, as well as the popular and exclusive Tuscany style Hill Villas. Shahab Mazhar, a prominent Egyptian architect, was inspired by Mediterranean influences in his creation of the beachfront White Villas. The beautiful Nubian Villas are the work of the award winning architects Ramy El-Dahan and Ahmad Hamdy, who also hail from Egypt.