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Red Sea

More than one reason to choose the Red Sea

The red sea is 1930 km long bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia , Soudan, Ethiopia, Yemen and Djibouti. Its highly saline water makes it an ideal environment for the growth of coral reefs, colorful fishes and rare marine life.
Its crystal clear water with soft vivid colours of corals to be found nowhere else in the world. Sharks, Manta Rays, Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles plus an unbelievable variety of tropical fish all within short distances of the towns make the Red Sea area a diving heaven. Diving is not the only way to discover and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea - snorkeling is another alternative.

The Red Sea thermal and geological conditions combine to bless and please windsurfers with a wide range of all year round consistent winds, suitable for all ages and levels. Activities in and around the water abound and include other water sports such as parasailing, sailing, water skiing, banana boats and rings, pedals, canoes, glass-bottom boat, and moreover beach buggies and 4x4 safari trips.

All of the above make the Red Sea a multi faceted and exciting destination.

Holiday Spots in the Red Sea


El Ain El Sukhna


The Arabic word for "hot spring" - was named after a nearby sulphur spring. Close enough to Cairo for a day trip, this popular weekend resort has fine beaches, coves and coral reefs.

El Gouna


El Gouna, is a tourist resort, recently developed to offer ultra-modern facilities and it is only, 25 km north of Hurghada. It consists of several tourist resorts, international hotels of different categories, diving centers and a golf course.

Hurghada


Hurghada, famous for its underwater coral reefs and rare marine life, is the capital of the Red Sea Governorate and the most popular and accessible holiday destination. It has more than 50 km of coastline, attractive bays fine sandy beaches and calm shallow waters which are features of this area. It has the largest selection of international hotels and tourist villages and is a complete resort town. Day trips to Cairo and Luxor by land or air are organized from Hurghada to explore the Land of the Pharaohs in more detail.

Sahl Hashish


Sahl Hashish is 24 km south of Hurghada center where one can treat oneself to the luxury of Egypt's all-suite Oberoi Resort. Several suites have a private swimming pool.

Several other international chains opened there,where you can enjoy a picturesque and calm ambience and carry home colorful memories of a Red Sea retreat.

Makadi Bay


Situated 35 km south of Hurghada, well known for its sandy beaches, fascinating underwater world and its crystal clear waters. It is a complete and self contained resort that offers all facilities needed for an enjoyable vacation.

Soma Bay


In a tranquil and secluded setting 45 km south of Hurghada, Soma Bay is the perfect gateway destination to the warmth of the sun and the enticement of clear blue waters. With an adjacent 18 hole golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player.

Safaga


Located 65 km south of Hurghada. It is a marine port as well as one of the most important therapeutic centers.
It has seen tremendous tourism development and hotels, tourist villages and other centers have been built. There are also natural treatment centers using (sea) water, coral reefs mud, sun rays, sulphur water and medicinal sand treatments as a cure for rheumatism.

Al Qusseir


Located 80 km south of Safaga, one of the Red Sea ports from which Queen Hatshipsut (one of the ancient Egyptian rulers during the New Kingdom 1575 - 1308 BC) launched her expedition to the land of Punt (nowadays Somalia). A quiet resort with sandy beaches, clear waters, coral reefs and places for accommodation.

Marsa Allam


A place where you and nature become one!
Marsa Alam located further south, 135 km from Al Qusseir , still offering an outstanding serenity and solitude.

A virgin destination and a unique location in the southern most stretch of the Red Sea coastline. backed by mountains, open deserts, oasis, rare wildlife, gold and emerald mines and historical treasures from Pharaonic, Ptolemaic, Roman and Islamic eras of history.

Situated near the Tropic of cancer where the Arabian desert meets the Red Sea , it has the appearance of a Tropical paradise with its palm trees , mangroves and seacoast fringed with barrier coral reefs.

Sightings of Dolphin , Dugongs and Hammerhead sharks are a frequent occurrence for those who venture into its waters.

In 2003 was the inauguration of Marsa Alam International Airport in response to increasing need of European travelers to these southern Red Sea destinations.

Sinai


Located east of Suez canal over looking the Red Sea between the gulfs of Suez and Aqaba .It is a peninsula that combines all the elements of magic and attraction. Its history goes back to the pharaonic era where the pharos explored it for gold , copper and turquoise.

Sharm El Sheikh - South Sinai


Located to the southeast of the Sinai Peninsula. It is well known for its rich coral reefs, many of which are accessible. Its water is filled with underwater life, making it a snorkeling and scuba diving paradise.

It has the most popular tourist area "Neama Bay" with its concentration of hotels, diving centers, shops and restaurants.

Ras Mohamed: situated at the tip of Sinai peninsula, on the gulfs of Suez and Aqaba at Tiran straight. It is famous for its most exquisite coral reefs and colorful fish. Lately it was declared a National Park.

Dahab - South Sinai


Located 100 km northeast of Sharm el Sheikh, called Dahab for its golden sandy beaches and deep diving sites.

Windsurfing is popular there. Assala, one of its small districts, has Bedouin camps and a restaurant promenade.

Nuweiba - South Sinai


Located 87 km north of Dahab on the Aqaba Gulf where the desert mountains reach the sea and palm trees cover its beaches. The desert safari is highly recommended in this area and a visit to its Great Coloured Canyon, the most beautiful in the whole world is not to be missed.

Taba - South Sinai


An international border town. Its majestic mountains overlook the tourist facilities and its coastline is among the most picturesque in Sinai. The famous Pharaoh’s island known for Salah el Din Fortress has a unique and strategic position overlooking Aqaba Gulf.

St. Catherine - South Sinai


St. Catherine is about 225 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, It stands on a high plateau and is an important site for religious tourism.

Its monastery is one of the oldest in the world, its construction goes back to the fourth century. It lies in the foothills of Moses’ mountain where God spoke to his prophet. The whole area was declared a protectorate in 1987.
Visitors are keen on climbing the mountain to watch the sunrise.