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On 13 June, Mr. Ehab Gaddis was awarded an Honorary Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the British community and the British Embassy in Egypt as the British Honorary Consul in Luxor.’
Mr. Gaddis became an Honorary British Consul for Luxor in 1997. He was born and raised in Luxor and his family is renowned for establishing Gaddis stores in 1907, the oldest souvenir and book shop in Luxor which his wife Manal helps him operate. As well as managing the family business he also owns the Gaddis hotel.
Mr Gaddis is being recognised for his commendable commitment and dedication in helping British citizens in difficult situations over the years. His support to the British embassy in Cairo has been exceptional and is greatly appreciated.
The OBE is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.