Arabic (French and English widely spoken)
Egyptian Pound (EGP)
GMT/BST + 2 hours
Sharm El Sheikh
5 hours 20 minutes
2 hours 20 minutes
Taba is a small town on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and is the northernmost resort of the Red Sea Riviera. Taba is an undiscovered gem, and has yet to become as busy and commercialised as other resorts in the area, with secluded hotels and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, dazzling blue waters, picture-perfect palm trees and the wonderful healing properties of the Red Sea.
The temperatures in Taba reach the mid 30s in July and August, so perfect for topping up that tan. It’s an ideal destination to grab some sun any time of year, with the temperature rarely dipping below 20C and the Red Sea remaining warm. During the winter, it’s ideal for those who don’t like too much heat, but still want to catch the sun.
Do as little or as much as you like whilst on holiday in Taba, with an array of activities to choose from. Spend your days simply relaxing on the beach, or perhaps try some scuba diving where you can see turtles, coral and fish. Alternatively crank up the excitement a notch with some watersports, such as windsurfing, waterskiing or parasailing.
Away from the beach, Taba has a great golf course, or you could take a boat trip out to Jordan or Israel and explore. Alternatively, book a jeep safari and see the Sinai desert whisk past. You can also visit the desert at a slower pace, and visit a traditional Bedouin village and enjoy dinner under the stars.
Taba has several historical sites that reveal the fascinating history of ancient Egypt, including the Pharaoh’s Island, which is a must-see. If you visit Taba in January, you can witness the Belly Dancing World Cup, which is held there every year.
Taba has a whole range of restaurants to explore, so be sure to leave the hotel sometimes and try out what’s on your doorstep. Taba also has a lively nightlife, with a casino, as well as many bars, where you can enjoy a drink and soak up the local way of life. Many of the hotels also provide entertainment in the evenings.
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