Sinai My Love – Ramadan Abu Ghalaba

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ramadan sinai bedouin guideMy name is Ramadan Musa Saalih Abu Ghalaba. I was born in 1985 and have already worked many years with tourists in the Monastery of St Catherine, in the teashops on Mount Sinai, with camels on mountain treks and as a guide in the High Mountains.

I belong to the Jabaleya tribe which has always worked with the monks of the monastery and assisted pilgrims. We have many different roots: some of us arrived from Rumania in the 6th century under instructions from the Emperor Justinian to serve the monks, others were sent from Alexandria as soldiers to protect the monastery from raiders, and yet others came from the Sudan. My clan is called Himeida but my family is Abu Higeezi, so we must have come from the Higez in Saudi Arabia.

For the last few years I have been working for tourist companies as well as individuals. I have organized walking treks in the High Mountains, supported personal meditation in the mountain gardens and arranged jeep and camel safaris.



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