Strict adherence has been given to ancient
construction techniques, which were revived specifically for the
Every single stone has been handpicked from nearby
Neither metal nor concrete were used in the
castle’s construction. To maintain authenticity, and to accord with
historically accurate architectural design, only local materials were
used in the construction.
A true architectural achievement, the castle
revives ancient techniques of building stone vaults and cross vaults.
Special attention has also been given to make the
Reclaimed wood has been used in all construction
Chandeliers and lighting fixtures are all
handcrafted from recycled glass bottles, and works of local pottery are
also used to highlight the fine detailing of the castle.
An underground treasure room has been excavated
from beneath the castle. Here you can experience the marvel of an
ancient party trick. Midday on April 22, August 20, December 31, and
January 1, a sunbeam passes directly through a hole, and subsequently
through a glass lens, to magically light a candle in the darkness of the
dungeon. This striking, Abu Simbel-like shrine has been constructed to
evoke images of pharonic times.
Castle Zaman is the first and only castle in the
Sinai to fuse elements of comfort and elegance. The warmth and cozy
nature of its interior is balanced harmoniously with the strong,
mountain-like exterior. Here, one can experience a blend of luxury and
history in a way that pays tribute to the natural beauty of the region.