GMT + 2 hours
Sharm El Sheikh
5 hours 20 minutes
As well as having a perfect beach for lounging around and bronzing up, Dahab is also a popular diving resort so whether you’ve never dabbled in diving or you’re quite the aquanaut be sure to have a go. There are some sweet reefs hiding beneath the waves and the more experienced cannot miss the opportunity to check out the Thistlegorm Wreck. Not thriving off diving? There’s plenty of water sports on offer from banana boats to jet skis; Dahab certainly isn’t a place where you will find yourself bored.
Above sea level, there’s even more to do in around Dahab. Explore the sweeping landscape on foot, by jeep safari or even by camel, just be sure to explore. Make like Lawrence of Arabia and stroll the desert, or at least take a guided tour. If you’ve got a bit of cash to spare and want to take in the area as a whole, a hot air balloon will leave you gasping at the beauty of the landscape.
Be sure to take some time out to get a feel for the area though. Amble the streets and alleys, watch the world go by over a meal or an afternoon of drinks and shisha, and welcome the chance to get chatting with the friendly locals. This is how you’ll get a real taste of Egypt far beyond the tourist attractions and activities. Another great way to experience the culture is haggling in the Ghazala market; pick up some local bargains that make great souvenirs to take home. Check out other holidays to Makadi or Sharm el Sheikh.
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