Despite continued political tensions in the country, Egypt's economy is enjoying modest recovery as it prepares to welcome international investors to Sharm El-Sheikh.
The resort will host the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) this weekend. It's an attempt to put Egypt back on the world map for investors and trumpet the reforms that have coincided with improving economic data.
Net foreign direct investment into Egypt was close to $2 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to the Egyptian central bank, a sharp turnaround from the outflows seen in 2011 at the height of the country's instability. Annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth is also projected to return to 5 percent in the next few years, according to analyst polls from Reuters.