Sinai Peninsula

Sinai Peninsula

Sinai territory connects Asia to Africa and throughout history formed an important crossroads, but its southern areas were less accessible and long unexplored. Today, luxury resorts and malls grow directly adjacent to the Bedouin settlements.



Dahab

In the southern part of Sinai we can find a colorful small town, its name is DAHAB. In present time, it is a very popular place for tourists from all over the world.

This place is beginning to become one of the highlights for people, who spend a couple of days in Egypt. Dahab was an old Beduin village, Still today it has an exotic face: a shallow sandy bay, lot of date palms, red colored mountains in distant view. We can't find this amount of palms in one place on the rest of Sinai cost, as we do in Dahab. In this small town we can also find lots of small shops, restaurants, small hotels and of coarse, a papyrus museum. The typical Arab atmosphere is multiplied by a Beduin village with its camels and the beautiful colors of the Beduin women's dress.

Turistická čtvrť Masbet v Dahabu
Dahab-Masbet

Diving

The shore of Aquaba Bay is well known, as a very good windsurfing and diving place. For surfing it has approx. 200 windy days per year. For diving there are more than 20 diving locations with colorful corals and fishes. Some of the worlds famous sites are Canyon, Blue Hole or Islands. From this city we also can make a one, or more days, camel diving safari to the remote area, arriving at such places as Gabr el Bint or Ras Abu Gallum. Adventurous people who like camel riding, can arrive at these diving sites, which are untouched areas, and can only reached with camels.

Other activities and trips

For the visitors of Dahab, be prepared for a lot to do. The windsurfers can surf 2 days out of 3, there are centers for water-skiing, fishing, camel and horse riding. We can visit a Colored and White Canyon, oasis and Beduin villages, swimming with dolphin in the open sea. After 2 hours by minibus we can visit the St. Katherine monastery, and climb Mt. Sinai.

Basic Information

Dahab lies 85 km from the Sharm el Sheikh airport, 150 km from Eilat and 550 km from Cairo. The last destination is a little bit further than the others, but 4 times a day an air conditioned bus leaves there for Dahab. In the tourist center of Dahab, named Masbat, we can find hotels, banks, post, lots of small shops, travel agencies, and Internet cafe. In Dahab there is now more than 40 diving centers.


Pás hor ohraničuje celý Dahab
Romantický západ v Dahab

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