Sharm El Sheikh is a scuba and snorkeling paradise with its warm water and coral reefs. Sharm El Sheikh is located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt where the Gulf of Arabia meets the Gulf of Suez at the northern edge of the Red Sea.
It is a resort city that encompasses several distinct regions within the city limits. Each region claims its own unique vacation attraction while still being part of the resort city that stretches 27km along the tip of the Sini Peninsular. The combinations provide the tourist with the very best of all amenities within a short taxi ride. With many km of sandy beach during the day and a varied night life why go anywhere else?
The nearest international Airport is named after the city. The Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located only 11km north of Sharm el-Sheikh city center. There is a good bus and taxi service that will get you quickly to your hotel of resort.
With its location you can expect the subtropical arid climate with very little rain. Summer is considered to be May to October with average temperature highs of 37⁰C and lows of 26⁰C, August is the hottest month. The November to April temperature average highs of 24⁰C with lows of 14⁰C make this a pretty much all year round location.
The city of Sharm El Sheikh area with Mount Sinai behind and the Red Sea in front has become a popular destination for both traditional tourists and the modern tourists. Its location on the edge of the Sinai Peninsula Desert holds its human history stretching back thousands of years and has over 250 coral reefs just off the coast acting as a host to more than 1000 species of fish.
On the beach or in the sea most people spend a large part of their holiday days in Sharm El Sheikh close to water. At night the many outdoor shopping arcades come to life and strolling the safe shopping restaurant and bar areas is the thing to do.
Things To Do
The hotels and resorts of Sharm El Sheikh with their pools and beaches are here to turn your stay into a holiday. An ample supply of hotels are available to suit every budget and taste from the hotel/spar luxury resorts with amazing pool designs to basic business class and small hotels aimed at the budget traveler.
There are many restaurants serving a variety of food within easy walking distance of any area hotel. The area has fine dining restaurants and seemly unending choices of eating alternatives.
Whether you want quick food in a relaxed atmosphere or you are ready for an evening out. In Sharm El Sheikh they recognize that food is a major part of your holiday pleasure. Food is available to meet every dietary and budget criteria.
The nightlife in the Sharm El Sheikh area is different in many ways from the rest of Egypt. Dress code is more relaxed and all drinks are available in the bars and nightclubs without anyone feeling that they are buying something under the counter. There is typical heavy beat music that you get the world over and most nightclubs have a dance floor. Plenty of choice and a safe atmosphere.
Our Top Tips:
• St Catherine’s Monastery. Built in the 6th century by the Christian Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I, at the location were Moses is believed to have experienced God in the burning bush. The active Monastery is operated as part of the Greek Orthodox Church but is considered a holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Mohammad personally signed a document granting this monastery giving this non-Muslim religious building the freedom of religious beliefs. Visit by bus or car rental or as part of a multi-location tour group.
• Ras Mohammed National park just south of the city of Sharm El Sheikh. This is a very popular snorkeling and diving location and makes for a great day out. The drive across the desert to get there is considered by some to be worth the trip all by itself.
Or the Nabq National Park north of the city for a look into the way in which Egypt is preserving the exceptional mangrove area desert meeting the salt waters of the gulf.
• Sinai Casino. A value for money air-conditioned experience during the day or night. Eat good food, drink and gamble or just people watch. It’s a fun and cool experience after a few very hot days.
• Quad biking tour groups into the desert is pure fun. They target the early morning or late afternoons to avoid the heat of the day and to enable you to see the incredible sun rise or sun sets that the area has to show you.
• Coral reefs, hundreds of fish rays and sharks this is scuba diving in the Red Sea. Organized boat trips to know dive sights are the way to go. Take normal precautions and pay attention to your experienced guide to ensure that you have the full enjoyment of the areas dives.
• Many hotels have their own private beach but if your does not there are plenty of clean public beaches with good parking in the area or you can use the hotel shuttle to get to the beach. Sun beds and shades are available as is snorkeling and scuba activities. Beach shoes are recommended because of the sharp coral and the remarkable little creatures living in the Red Sea.
• Old Town Sharm Market with its distinctive tiled archway over the road leading into the market area. A visit here gives you the feel of shopping in the commercial district of Arabia. The air is heavy with the Cent of herbs and spices, fruit and vegetables. This is an open market and a place to shop for local crafts and souvenirs
The city and surrounding area of Sharm El Sheikh summons you. Make your reservations now.