Al-Hagla, Khalid S. "The Role of the Liveable Promenade in Revitalizing an Entertainment Tourism City: The Case of Sharm El-Shaikh, Egypt," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 4, issue 1 (2010).
Promenades are major constituents of entertainment tourism cities and their contribution to liveability adds value to the entertainment qualities these cities have. Sharm El-Shaikh is one of these leading entertainment tourism cities. Its fame as a city of peace makes it attractive for a large number of tourists. Naama Bay is the major natural/ urban feature for the city’s entertainment zone. A large part of the city’s reputation for liveability is directly related to the qualities of Naama Bay’s promenades.
This paper tackles the relationship between the typological structures of these promenades and the liveability of Naama Bay. It analyzes the environmental and urban contexts that control their role, and investigates their morphological analyses, spatial configurations, activities, and different architectural and urban treatments. This paper uses these analyses to identify a set of parameters that controls the liveability scale of these promenades, and consequently the liveability of their wider context.