Dahab

 

Dahab

 

Dahab Resort, a five and four-star hotels, and a number of simple lodging for the light traveler. Passers by usually stop off at Dahab to go shopping at the old Assalah Bedouin Village Market.

Those staying in town can travel a short distance into the desert at night, transported by camel to a Bedouin camp. On route, tourists often recall the silhouette image of the three kings’ holy journey through to Bethlehem. Once at the tent, traditional Bedouin music, and dancing greets guests before they are served an exquisite dinner.

Dahab's atmosphere can't be compared to Sharm; Sharm is a typical built-up holiday resort, while Dahab is smaller and quieter, and still attracts a more 'alternative' and younger crowd. The bars, restaurants, and cafes line the beach of the small bay – everywhere offers relaxed seating, 'Bedouin-style', on cushions and low sofas, enabling you to enjoy the sun, overlooking the sea, do some quality people watching, playing backgammon or smoking a shisha (the traditional Arabic water pipe). Dahab now has a good selection of bars and clubs, which are well worth a visit in the afternoons and evenings. Sinai is warm the whole year round – water temperatures range from 21 degrees to 27 in the summer. Dahab is neither as hot nor as crowded as Sharm.

Nuweiba, just 85 kilometers north of Dahab has three main areas; Nuweiba Muzayana and Nuweiba Tarabeen, both divided by the central town. The destination is becoming increasingly popular with visitors for its diverse marine species, spectacular mountains bordering the seashore, and its secluded stretches of beaches. The picture perfect setting of the Gulf of Aqaba with its immense desert mountains as a backdrop makes Nuweiba ideal for those seeking light adventure with some rest and relaxation.
 


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