Ranked #10 in Egypt Tourism
If you are searching for a vacation destination that is pocket-friendly as well as rejuvenating, a ‘golden’ vacation awaits you in Dahab! Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Located around 80 km northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, the former Bedouin fishing village is regarded as one of the Sinai’s most appreciated diving destinations today. Dahab denotes ‘gold’ in Arabic.
Dahab Attractions & Activities
Options are plenty. Whether you are just looking to chill and relax or dying to do some adventurous activities, Dahab is a place for both. For a relaxed break, you can just enjoy the sun, the wind and the azure waters. Local restaurants are good and affordable. An authentic Bedouin cuisine is also recommended.
There are local stores for some shopping pleasure. Tourists who love adventure sports flock to this place for windsurfing, surfing, diving and snorkeling. Reliable winds throughout the year, crystal clear blue water and warm sunshine attract a considerably large number of tourists. And we should mention that Dahab is a paradise for backpackers with some unbelievable cheap staying options.
The Eel Garden
If you are interested in scuba diving or snorkeling, don’t miss visiting the Eel Garden.
The Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is another popular place for diving but it is dangerous too. The hole and the area surrounding it has an abundance of coral and reef fish. Blue hole is one of the top 10 diving spots in the world. Blue hole carries a not so reputable status when it comes to diving for crazy number of diving fatalities that have occurred. Diving experience at Blue hole is really different and special. Blue hole is fantastic for snorkeling too.
Hiking Tour to Mount Sinai
A climbing trip to Sinai Mountain is worth it. If you can start early and manage to reach before the sunrise, you will be mesmerized as the sun appears and spread the red all over the mountain.
Sinai Desert Safari
If you are lucky to enjoy a long vacation, there are some exciting excursion opportunities from Dahab. You can enjoy a desert safari on camel back or you can hire a 4 x4 jeep from a touring organization. A sunset camel riding would be just as memorable and enjoying.
Saint Catherine’s Monastery
Established in the 6th century, Saint Catherine’s Monastery is one of the most renowned Greek-orthodox religious centers. Located 120 km away from Dahab, a visit is recommended if you are interested in history and religious myth.
Horse / Camel Safari
Your Dahab experience should include a ride on horse / camel or both. There are many reliable tour organizers and you can bargain some good trip. A trip from the Blue Hole to Ras Abu Galum is very popular where tourists can get to enjoy a trip of 1.5 hours along the coastline.