Working in the travel Industry has been always my dream, I studied at the faculty for tourism & Hotels in Cairo and graduated with a Bachelor degree. During my 4 years at the university, I trained with tour operators and I finished a full course to learn the Italian Language at the Italian Embassy in Cairo, I fluently speak Italian in addition to English. Once I graduated I worked for a luxury tour operator for almost 11 years as an Operation Manager in Morocco. I then began my own company Dunes & Beyond in 2013. We started by organizing luxury safari trips with "Glamping" concept and then we enlarged the company to provide all kinds of tours in Egypt with affordable rates.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Egypt Cultural Tours, Sightseeing, Nile Cruises, Unique Itinerary with totally new ideas, Safari, Camping, Team Building events, Kayaking, Water Bikes, Diving, Themed Events, and lots of more activities in Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Morocco."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Many members of my family have been working in the travel field, I used to communicate with tourists since I was young. It has been always a dream for me to work in this field and provide something unique. This is why I joined the faculty of Tourism & Hotels and I applied for a job at Abercrombie & Kent where i learned the meaning of providing the best level of service."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"On of the funny experiences was when I traveled for the first time in a safari camping trip in the White Desert in Egypt. Everything was going smoothly and at night I went to my igloo tent to sleep. In the morning, I woke up and kept looking for my sneakers and didn't find them. We discovered that the Desert Fennec Fox decided to borrow them but he never returned them back. And since then, I always keep my sneakers inside the tent. "
Featured trips & expertise
Explore Egypt on a luxurious Nile River cruise as you visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Highlights will include visiting the Pyramids of Giza, seeing art and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and Karnak Temple in Luxor. As you cruise down The Nile, you will also have time to relax and take in the scenery.
Explore Egypt on a luxurious Nile River cruise as you visit Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Highlights will include visiting the Pyramids of Giza, seeing art and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and Karnak Temple in Luxor. As you cruise down the Nile, you will also have time to relax and take in the scenery. Then you'll visit Jordan, a country for those seeking both adventure and relaxation as well as mystique and ancient roots. You'll see sites such as the ancient city of Petra, the capital Jerash, the sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
During this 6-day trip around Egypt, start and end in Cairo while exploring multiple majestic places in between. In the capital, see highlights such as the Egyptian Museum and Pyramids of Giza before setting sail on the Nile Cruise to see the ancient sites in Aswan, such as the Philae Temple that dates back to 690 BCE. End your trip seeing the ancient temples at Kom Ombo and Edfu in Luxor before heading back to Cairo to catch your flight home.
From mysterious pyramids to ancient temples, this 5-day tour takes you to some of ancient Egypt's most iconic sites. You'll base yourself in Cairo, taking a domestic flight to and from Luxor to see as much as possible. Check out pharaohs' treasures and the King Tut exhibit at Cairo's Egyptian Museum, behold the massive Colossi of Memnon statues in Luxor, tour the impressive Karnak Temple, and view the famous pyramids of Giza.
This exciting itinerary takes you to the top highlights of Egypt and Jordan. You'll start your trip in Cairo and visit the Pyramids of Giza before departing for a three-day cruise along the Nile River with stops at many of Egypt's most famous temples. Then you'll cross the border to Amman, Jordan. After one day in the city, travel to the ancient city of Petra and enjoy a desert safari tour through Wadi Rum.
Venture to the Great Pyramid of Giza, climb to the top of Petra's largest temple, see Dead Sea Scrolls in person, go for a safari tour in Wadi Rum: these are just a few of the adventures that await you on this thrilling 7-day itinerary around Egypt and Jordan. Start with a few days in Cairo learning about Egyptian culture and history, then cross the border to Amman to begin your journey around deserts and Roman ruins.
Recent trip reviews for Sherif
Sherif's tour company was EXCELLENT from star... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021
Sherif's tour company was EXCELLENT from start to finish. Extremely well organized, responsive and we learned so much from our Egyptologist guide. We joked that we had the nicest tour van in Cairo and I will absolutely recommend Sherif and his team to anyone planning a trip to Egypt.
Amazing trip of Cairo, Luxor, & Sharm · Egypt - Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021
Sherif was excellent. All the operators he used gave exceptional service. Everything was so well thought through and well planned. The trip would not have been the same without Sherif's assistance
The trip was great from start to finish. High... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021
The trip was great from start to finish. Highly recommend if you are planning a trip to Luxor! Sherif was very communicative and professional and our guide, Gaby, was extremely knowledgeable.
Fantastic service from start to finish, perfe... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021
Fantastic service from start to finish, perfectly organized and affordably priced. 10/10 recommend again for anyone looking to visit Cairo.
12 day tour of Egypt · Egypt - Oct 7 - Oct 18, 2021
My wife and I took a 12 day trip to Egypt and KimKim connected me to Sharif from Dunes & Beyond. He was able to organize a 3 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor with a private guide named Tamer, who was phenomenal. He was so knowledgeable and just an overall nice person to tour the country with. Sharif made sure that we were taken care of at every airport and this included transportation. Our tour coordinator Gazzebella (not sure I spelled that correctly). She has over 30 years of experience... read more
Five Stars in Jordan - Dunes and Beyond / Sherif · Jordan - Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2021
I visited the beautiful Jordan at the end of March and early April 2021. I went through the Lonely Planet guide to get a sense of what I wanted to see. (Jordan is way much more than Petra). Through Kimkim, I was put in touch with Sherif. Sherif suggested a proposed itinerary, along with additional things I said I wanted to do/see. And the outcome was fantastic.
From the moment I landed, someone was there for me at the airport to walk me through customs and at the end of my trip, the... read more
Best Egypt experience possible! · Egypt - Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2020
What can I say? This trip was truly magnificent and everything I dreamed Egypt would be. Safe, secure and incredibly tailor made just for us. The customer service was exemplary and our guide was a master Egyptologist, Mohamed. He has a true passion for his people’s history and an incredible educational background as well. We started in Luxor on a cruise aboard the Senesta St George Nile Cruise boat. It was absolutely magical cruising along the Nile. Very clean, well appointed and lots and... read more
Amazing custom experience in Egypt · Egypt - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019
I was planning to visit Egypt and wanted to craft a custom itinerary for my trip. I was contacted by Sherif from Dunes & Beyond. I told him how much time I had and what kinds of things I was interested in seeing and he organized everything for me from start to finish, including all my flights within Egypt. I had private guides for all the tours, which helped me go early and beat the crowds and get great photos at a lot of the temples! Sherif was in constant contact with me and my guides... read more