Sharm El Sheikh

The city in Egypt, Sharm el sheikh is also known as the ‘Land of Peace’ and is located on the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula. This stunning coastal resort offers an array of tourist attractions that there’ll be something of interest for each member of the family.

Egypt - Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el sheikhis primarily popular for the sea, sun, beautiful beaches and waterfront attractions. One can indulge in many fun activities like Snorkeling or scuba diving in the clear, warm coast waters; sunbathing on the beaches; exploring the coral reefs, marine & under water life; or simply discovering the impressive natural resources including Ras Mohammed National Park, Mount St. Catherine, Nabq Park and Mt. Sinai.

Egypt - Sharm el Sheikh - Corals and Sea Anemone in Red SeaThe famous historical buildings and landmarks include St. Catherine’s Monastery, which is one of the world’s oldest working Christian monasteries; Chapel of Burning Bush and the Seven Elders of Israel Amphitheatre. There are not many museums and galleries in the city but it houses the most important centre for the Bedouin handicrafts in Sinai, the El Arish (Sinai Heritage Museum).

Shopping in Sharm el sheikh is a memorable experience and this city offers a good range of products like jewelry, perfumes, leather and traditional Egyptian souvenirs. The best place to visit is around Na’am Bay, Sharm Old Market and the Dahab which offers excellent value for money goods. 

This city also hosts a number of events and festival like the annual International Shopping and Tourism Festival which draws huge crowd. It also hosts International Camel Competition, International Diving Competition, International Fishing Competition and the unique Flooding of the Nile.

Sharm el sheikh boasts of very hot and sunny summers and warmer winters. The best time to visit is after the unbearable summer season.

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