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South Sinai
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Plane

If you arrive at Sharm el-Sheikh airport heading to Dahab, the hardest part is to get from the airport to the Sharm bus station. Taxis tend to charge a fancy 80 to 100 LE for this 10 km ride. Try heading towards the airport site exit and say you'll pick up a taxi (or microbus) outside. They'll tell you it's impossible and that there is no bus to Dahab anymore - just go on. Many taxis don't get an airport permission. If you can talk them down to 30 LE for the ride to the bus station you're good!

By Bus

Buses connect Dahab with Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo and Suez daily. Alternatively, Eilat and the Israeli border at Taba are only around 2 hours away by taxi (300-400EGP) or 3 hours by bus (21EGP). You can book bus tickets from most of the hotels and hostels, or simply turn up at the last minute. Hotels will also arrange a taxi (5EGP) to the bus station, a short drive out of the tourist strip, about 2km.

Key places to visit
St Catherines and Mount Sinai, The Old Port , The lagoona, Three pools


Places to Visit

St Catherines and Mount Sinai

Day trips or night trips are very popular and organised by most hotels, but prices vary.

The Old Port

Dahab has some interesting history. There are ruins of an old Nabatean Port along the coast in Mashraba. It shows there was a community here dating back about 1600 years.

The lagoona

a long sandy stretch close to Dahab City is the place for wind surfing, kite surfing or to admire the view. Take drinks and snacks with you as there are no cafes on the lagoona point. This is a great spot to spend a day away from the town centre.

Three pools

a bedouin oasis known as Wadi Gnay and lovely area for snorkeling, diving or just relaxing.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December