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On Friday, Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held the grand opening of the Shālī Fortress and Aghūrmī Mosque in Siwa Oasis [Wāḥat Sīwa] in Maṭrūḥ governorate, after finishing renovations as part of the project to revive the historic village of Shālī.  
I understand that there is sensitivity regarding travel to the Western Desert and when you look at the map, the case against travelling or living there seems obvious: Sīwah [Siwa] oasis is a long way from the Nile Valley and not so far from Libya. On the ground, the situation is very different.
Editor Arab-West Report: German nationals Maher Wilson and Susanne Walter have lived between 1995 and 2014 in Sīwah. Their son Mario was born here in 2000, and Lucien was born here in 2003. This was the ideal place for Maher to work on larger translation projects. Susanne was in these years fully...
Editor AWR: It is unbelievable how many misunderstandings exist about safety in Sīwah [Siwa]. This is probably because of the proximity of Sīwah to the Egyptian-Libyan borders; however fears about safety in Sīwah are not justified. It was therefore good to hear the experiences of the Norwegian...
Siwa oasis is well known and beautiful. Two of our interns went for a trip there and experienced their interesting way of life, and explored the exciting touristic sites.
The Arab-West Report database contains a multimedia (video, text, and image) archive of our 2017 conference: Development of Sustainable Water Management for Agriculture in Egyptian Oases; The Example of Abu Sherouf, Siwa. 
The Arab-West Report Database houses a collection of text based reporting on Siwa Oasis, its history, culture, and people. 
Siwa Conference 2017 Part 8/12: Policy of the Egyptian Government to Sustain the Unique Character of Water Resources in Siwa Oasis
Siwa Conference 2017 Part 9/12: Mr. Ed Nobel "Planting Saline Tolerant Plants, Proposal to Set Up a Research Farm in Siwa"
Siwa Conference 2017 Part 11/12: Dr. Hānī al Kātib [Hany El Kateb] "New Communities and Sustainable Farming in Arid Regions"


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