Castle Zaman, Taba - East of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba

The Treasure Room at Castle Zaman, Taba

Driving along the serene stretch of Sinai, one can discover 3 spot of peace that is like no other gracefully perched alop a desert cliff, mid-way between the cities of Taba and Nuweiba. Zaman Castle is a truly unique vacation destination. Breathtaking and majestic, the simple yet elegant architecture and panoramic views are enough to capture, the heart of any guest. Visitors are transported into a serene world that is simultaneously luxurious and eco-friendly. An ideal locale for honeymooners. Parties, film or fashion-shootings, the Castle and all its amenities are available for rent on a weekly or daily basis, depending upon availability.

East of the Sinai Peninsula between the cities of Taba and Nuweiba, overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, this impressive monument commands a dramatic, mountainous view of four countries: Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Zaman Castle is centrally located 40km south of Eilat, Israel, and only 50km away from Naqb airport in Taba. The exact site signifies a landmark on the ancient road connecting St. Catherine's Monastery with Jerusalem.

Its one of those soft, Red Sea evenings. Just a bit of wind, but that's because your terrace sits atop a cliff overlooking the sea, in a castle. The only sound is that which nature provides, well, at the moment. The servants are busy toiling elsewhere, and it is just you and your new spouse, feeling as though you are soaring over the lovely sea, its color shifting between blue, turquoise, green and gray, here high up in your perch. Tonight, and for the next few, this is your castle. There are no other rooms available for other guests, because there are no other rooms.
Castle Zaman along Sinai Peninsula
Strict adherence has been given to ancient construction techniques, which were revived specifically for the project.

  • environmental awarenes at Castle Zaman TabaEvery single stone has been handpicked from nearby mountains.
  • Neither metal nor concrete were used in the castle’s construction.
  • To maintain authenticity, and to accord with historically accurate architectural design, only local materials were used in the construction.
  • A true architectural achievement, the castle revives ancient techniques of building stone vaults and cross vaults. Environmental Awareness
  • Special attention has also been given to make the project eco-friendly. Reclaimed wood has been used in all construction and furniture.

Castle Zaman, eco-friendly designed Chandeliers and lighting fixtures are all handcrafted from recycled glass bottles, and works of local pottery are also used to highlight the fine detailing of the castle.

Special Features

An underground treasure room has been excavated from beneath the castle. Here you can experience the marvel of an ancient party trick. Midday on April 22, August 20, December 31, and January 1, a sunbeamlocal material was used at Castle Zaman Taba passes directly through a hole, and subsequently through a glass lens, to magically light a candle in the darkness of the dungeon. This striking, Abu Simbel-like shrine has been constructed to evoke images of pharonic times.
inside and outside the castle zaman, to the end of Gulf Aqaba to Taba on the border of Egypt and Israel
Castle Zaman is the first and only castle in the Sinai to fuse elements of comfort and elegance. The warmth and cozy nature of its interior is balanced harmoniously with the strong, mountain-like exterior. Here, one can experience a blend of luxury and history in a way that pays tribute to the natural beauty of the region. Yet Zaman’s true beauty lies within its unique and deliberate architectural structure, which allows for the visitor to be transported into an ancient time, while simultaneously enjoying all of the benefits of a glamorous modern vacation rental.

Castle Zaman Restaurant

Probably the most unusual restaurant in the northern Sinai, this is to the eye a ruined medieval castle on a bluff above the Sinai coast; however, it was built from scratch starting in the late 1990s by architect Hany Roshdy. Eat in the stone-and-wood interior or on the terraces, which have magnificent views. The menu focuses on traditional slow-cooked dishes, including melt-in-your-mouth lamb shank or skirt steak. Since these dishes take a while to prepare, it's best to book at least a day in advance—to ensure the food is perfect. Food restaurant featuring Castle Cuisine (large sized portions/person).

Castle Zaman's Private Beach

Zaman's private beach, with its pristine sand and crystal clear waters, is the only virgin beach left in the Taba / Nuweiba area. Indeed, some of the best corals on the coast are within a short swimming distance from its shoreline. Sinai's temperate climate guarantees that visitors will be able to make use of the beach and all outdoor areas/activities year-round. A number of short day trips in Egypt, Jordan and Israel are also easily accessible from the Castle; such as the colored canyon, St. Catherine's Monastery, Sarabit El Khadem Temple and Petra, as well as various desert safaris and dive sites.

Address and Contact:
Castle Zaman
25 km Nuweiba - Taba Rd, Sinai Peninsula between the cities of Taba and Nuweiba, to the end of Gulf Aqaba to Taba on the border of Egypt and Israel.
Telephone: +2 018 214-0591, 069/350-1234

Last Updated on Saturday 15th January 2011