The former Bedouin fishing village and in the 1990's became one of Sinai's most famous and attractive diving locations. It became a popular tourist destination because of the various hotels, restaurants, and is served by Sharm El-Sheik international airport. The city is renowned for its adventure water sports like diving, snorkeling, and especially windsurfing. Dahab is near the infamous Blue Hole a.k.a the world's most dangerous diving site. The city includes many forms of entertainment like camel and horse rides, cycling, jeep and quad bike trips, Safari trip into the desert where you will enjoy a magical time in a Bedouin village, The coolest nightclub scene, and the finest hotels and restaurants. The city is highly famous for being the cheapest diving resort in Sinai when compared to Sharm El Sheikh and Ras Suder.
Where is Dahab?
Dahab covers a total area of more than 1,130 square kilometers, is located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula on Aqaba bay and about 80km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-sheikh lays the Majestic city of Dahab, 87 km from Nuweiba city, and 465 kilometers away from the Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel and has two major bays which are Al Qura and Ghazala.
Dahab map consists of two places; the first is Ras Abu Galuom which is a protected area that holds the legendary Blue hole one of the most famous and dangerous diving spots in the world, the second place in the Asia area hosts 75% of all the population in Dahab in three towns which are Mubarak, Al Zarnook, and Al Asia. The city is divided into three major parts which are Masbat which include the Bedouin village Asalah in the north and in the south lays Mashraba which is more tourist attractions and has many more hotels and in the southwest is Medina which includes the Laguna area which is popular for its shallow-water windsurfing activities. Through the magical perfect combination of The Red Sea and the Sinai desert, Dahab was able to establish itself as an alternative resort attracting independent and adventurous travelers from all over the world.
The city is divided into three major parts which are Masbat which include the Bedouin village Asalah in the north and in the south lays Mashraba which is more tourist attractions and has many more hotels and in the southwest is Medina which includes the Laguna area which is popular for its shallow-water windsurfing activities. Through the magical perfect combination of The Red Sea and the Sinai desert, Dahab was able to establish itself as an alternative resort attracting independent and adventurous travelers from all over the world.
The word Dahab means gold which reflects on the golden color of its deserts and beaches or the sky after a magical sunset. The climate in Dahab is quite tropical with hot summer days and warm-mild winter days and an average temperature of 25 C (77.2 F).
Activities to do in Dahab
The magical city resort of Dahab holds a number of entertaining activities worthy of trying out such as camel riding and beach buggy super safari that you can ride into the desert and look at the majestic Sahara landscape. Dahab is famous for its therapeutic centers that can cure a number of different diseases, especially arthritis. Across the waters of the red sea are a number of very exciting activities to do such as windsurfing, fishing, surfing, sailing, and especially diving. There are many skydiving schools located all across Dahab.
Monuments and antiques in Dahab
Located in Aqaba is the ancient Dahab port that the Nabataeans used in the second century B.C. to serve as a connecting focal point in the trade between the west and the east. Tal El Mashraba, or "the drinking hill" is a marvelous monument found in Dahab near the ancient port that was used rest stop for camels and travelers.
Attractions of Dahab Red Sea
Nabq Nature Reserve
It is a majestic reserve found in the south of Dahab on the Gulf of Aqaba, and holds various magical colorful fish, coral reefs, marine caves, sand dunes, and beaches. It contains various types of marvelous plants, like mangroves, and amazing animals such as reptiles The deer, which extends for an area of 600 km.
Ras Abu Galum
It is an enchanting nature reserve and a magical diving area. It is known as Wadi Rasasah and is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, and has a wonderful special feature, which is the close proximity of the majestic mountains with the marvelous beach of Dahab which makes for a heavenly view. The reserve was widely popular for the existence of an underwater cave system of up to 100 meters. This reserve has 44 species of coral reefs, colorful fish, seagrass, birds, and wild plants of 165 species.
Blue Hole Region
The Blue Hole is considered one of the world-famous diving sites. The blue hole is a deep hole or crypt in the Red Sea in Egypt with a total depth of 130 meters with a shallow opening of 6 meters wide and known as the saddle and an opening to exit from the hole or blue well to the open sea called the arch in the form of a long tunnel of 26 meters long.
The Blue Hole attracts divers from all over the world, as the sight of the arch that connects the open sea to the blue hole also draws them to contain magical, charming, and enchanting scenes of light, plants and rare marine animals formations, and the meeting of the mountain with the holy red sea.
The Blue Hole is one of the most fun and entertaining diving activities for divers. It is dangerous because it has a number of deadly caves that appear to be less deep than they really are. This area contains corals, magical coral reefs, various types of colorful fish, and a lot of magic, fun, and excitement, but we will warn you a lot before embarking on this adventure.
It is famous for being one of the most magical diving areas in all of Egypt.
It is the main region in Dahab where the majority of the population up to 75% is found and resides. Dahab is divided into three main areas: Mubarak City, Al-Zarnuq, and Al-Asala. In the city, there is Coral Island located on the Palestinian borders that contain the remains of a historic castle built by the Crusaders.
It is an enchanting road parallel to the marvelous coastal road which includes many small hotels, cafeterias, and homes.
It is the primary tourist and commercial area in the city of Dahab that starts with Al-Fanar Street.
It is the bay that contains a large group of shops, diving clubs, cafes, camps, and hotels.
It is the area that contains a large number of cafes and diving centers, and also contains Al-Mashraba Hill, which is a group of stores for an old port.
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