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Sinai

Country
Egypt
State
South Sinai
City
Sinai
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By land

There is a busy border crossing between Eilat, Israel and Taba. See the Taba article for details on crossing in either direction.

By ferry

Ferries run regularly between Aqaba in Jordan and Nuweiba, bypassing Israel and the sometimes complicated border arrangements. Generally there is no visa fee for entering Jordan through Aqaba since it is a part of the free trade zone. The line to Nuweiba is operated by ABMaritime, see their website for the 'official' timetable and current prices.

There is more information about the boat crossing in the itinerary Ferries in The Red Seae.

By train

There are trains from Cairo to Port Said at the northwestern edge of the Sinai, but no further.

Key places to visit
Desert Landscapes, Sunrises and Sunsets, Underwater attractions


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Places to Visit

Desert Landscapes

Sinai's mountains and desert are spectacular. Rugged mountains made up of different mineral layers, contrasting with golden sand and blue skies. Trees and lush oases provide a beautiful surprise. Recommended is Wadi Ulrada and the Coloured Canyon. But many more little gems including hot springs and pharonic ruins are also to be found.

Sunrises and Sunsets

Sun rises over the Saudi Arabian Mountains and the Red Sea are a beautiful sight. As are the sunsets from the Sinai Mountains over the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia - when the sea is calm on a clear day you will see the Red Sea become red!

Underwater attractions

The Sinai peninsula is situated by the Red Sea and as such is an ideal point for diving and snorkeling. Various dive centers operate in each resort town/city to arrange both recreational and educational trips for all levels of experience and budgets.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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