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Sharm El Sheikh



Sharm El Sheikh Overview

Sharm El Sheikh was established in 1968 by the Israelis when they used this area, during their occupation of Sinai, to be the residence of their soldiers and army officers. After the Egyptians won the war of the 6th of October 1973, they took control of this small town.

Afterwards, especially during the last 25 years, Sharm El Sheikh developed to be one of the most popular resorts in the world. Sharm was even named the city of peace by the UNESCO. This is because of the many peace negotiations that took place at the city.

Featured with its special location at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula at the Southernmost point, Sharm El Sheikh is located between the Aqaba Gulf to the East and the Suez Gulf to the West. Sharm El Sheikh is located around 500 kilometers to North West of Cairo, 780 kilometers to the South West of Hurghada, and more than 1400 kilometers away from Aswan.

Sharm El Sheikh now hosts more than 200 hotels and resorts from various levels and scales. The city also enjoys the best wonderful nightlife in Sinai and the Red Sea in Egypt due to numerous nightclubs, discoes, restaurants, shops, cafes, and many other attractions. Sharm is also quite popular for its wonderful diving and snorkeling centers.

The highlights of Sharm El Sheikh include Nema Bay, Sharks Bay, Ras Mohamed Natural Protected Area, Nabq Protected Area, and many other wonderful attractions.

Sharm El Sheikh Tours

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    Egypt and Jordan Combined Tours

    Best Egypt and Jordan Combined Tours. Book Grand Egypt and Jordan Tours Package to Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Sinai, Nile Cruise, Petra, Dead Sea & Wadi Rum. Start Your Egypt and Jordan Combined Tour in Cairo Onto Upper Egypt and Finish in Jordan.

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  • Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sinai

    Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sinai

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  • Sharm El Sheikh Tour From Cairo

    Sharm El Sheikh Tour From Cairo

    Fly to Sinai Peninsula to wander the marine life of the Red Sea, Sinai desert and Bedouin village. Book Cairo Day Tour to Sharm El Sheikh. Trip to Sharm El Sheikh for Quad Bike Safari in Sinai Desert & Red Sea Snorkeling Tour From Cairo By Return Flight.

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  • Colored Canyon Dahab Tour From Sharm Marina

    Colored Canyon Dahab Tour From Sharm Marina

    Hiking the splendid rock formations and various colors of Sinai Colored Canyon. Book Sharm El Sheikh Tour to Colored Canyon Dahab Nuweiba. Trip to Bedouin Village, Colored Canyon & Dahab Safari Excursion From Sharm Marina.

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  • St. Catherine Tour From Sharm Marina

    St. Catherine Tour From Sharm Marina

    Explore the Biblical Burning Bush, Moses Well and church of transfiguration. Book Sharm El Sheikh Tour to St Catherine Monastery. Trip to Mount Sinai and Dahab. Shore Excursion From Sharm Marina.

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  • Ras Mohammed Tour From Sharm Marina

    Ras Mohammed Tour From Sharm Marina

    Wander the beaches, cliffs and desert at the Red Sea coast with private AC van and personal snorkeling guide. Book Sharm El Sheikh Snorkeling Tour to Ras Mohamed Park. Trip to View coral Reef, colorful fishes in Ras Mohammed National Park. Day Excursion From Sharm Marina.

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  • Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh

    Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh

    Book Seascope Submarine Sharm El Sheikh Trip. Sharm Family Excursion to Explore Red Sea Coral Reef & Colored Fishes. Book Sindbad Semi Submarine Sharm El Shiekh Tours. For One Hour, It Departs Hourly From Your Hotel With Return Transfer Included.

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  • Ras Mohammed Snorkeling

    Ras Mohammed Snorkeling

    Book Ras Mohamed Snorkeling For Full Day Cruising Ras Mohammed National Park From Sharm El Sheikh. Red Sea Snorkeling Tour & Lunch at Ras Mohamed National Park to Wander Coral Reefs of Ras Mohammed Egypt.

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  • Tiran Island Snorkeling

    Tiran Island Snorkeling

    Book Tiran Island Snorkeling Tour. Sharm El Sheikh Snorkeling Trip to Tiran Island Sharm. Tiran Island Cruise & Snorkeling Tour With Lunch to Explore Red Sea Coral Reefs From Sharm El Sheikh.

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  • Sharm Bedouin Dinner & Stargzig Tour

    Sharm Bedouin Dinner & Stargzig Tour

    Sinai adventure camel back ride trip in Sharm runs evey day for your hotel with private return transfer. An interesting time in desert with Bedouins, relishing the open buffet dinner with star gazing in Sinai clear skies.

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  • Quad Biking Sharm El Sheikh

    Quad Biking Sharm El Sheikh

    Safari Sharm El Sheikh Trip, Sharm El Sheikh Quad Tour Takes You into Sinai Desert. Book Beach Buggy Sharm El Sheikh & Meet Bedouins With Quad Biking Sharm El Sheikh Trip For 2 Hours Runs Every Day. Exceptional Chance to Experience Sinai Desert.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.



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