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The Blue Desert, Sinai

The Blue Desert, Sinai Thanks to Belgian artist Jean Verame, this spot has acquired the name of Blue Desert after he painted rocks and boulders of the area in bright turquoise blue, part of an art project celebrating Peace between Egypt and Israel. With the permission of late Egyptian President Anwar el Saddat, Verame worked on this unique project from 1980 to 1981,...

The Blue Desert: Wadi Mukattab, Wadi Maghara, Gebel Fuga

The Blue Desert: Wadi Mukattab, Wadi Maghara, Gebel Fuga Among the most ancient art work ever found in the area of South Sinai is the graffiti found at Wadi Mukattab (Valley of the Scriptures). Dating back to the period between the second and third century AD, the carvings were identified with the time of the Nabataeans. The area is also known for its mines, dug into the mountain of Gebel Mukattab,...

The Blue Desert: Gebel Katherina

Gebel Katherina If you’re looking for a quiet spot where you can sit above the world and meditate, Gebel Katherina is the place to go. At a height of 2,642 meters (8,665 feet), Gebel Katherine has a superb view, far more exquisite than that of the more popular Gebel Musa. Starting at the Melga plain and following the bed of Wadi El-Lega, the trail leading up to...

Sinai Desert

Sinai Desert Mountains (Red Sea mountains) while visiting Sharm El Sheikh Getting from one place to another in Sinai is a very scenic and interesting experience. The Sinai desert is so exciting, and it so beautiful, that it is a pleasure, and never boring to drive through it. In summer you can be driving in 45C temperatures, and as soon as you got into a valley between the mountains, the temperature drops by 20C. It is...

Sinai Desert Trekking: Wadi Kid – Oasis of Ain Kid

Wadi Kid – Oasis of Ain Kid Snaking through the desert from the Central Massif of the peninsula to the Gulf of Aqaba parallel with Nabq, Wadi Kid leads to the Oasis of Ain Kid. About 14 km (9 miles) into the valley, you will come across a pattern of smooth rounded pink granite crisscrossed with deep cracks and fractures. One kilometer further lays the sole Bedouin village of...

Sinai Desert Trekking: Wadi Madsus – Wadi Shetan – Wadi Shellal – Wadi Nasb – Oasis of Nasb

Wadi Nasb Trekking, sinai This tour is exquisite in its beauty, especially for hardcore safari lovers as it’s not known to mass tourism, yet. The ideal route is north to south to take the steep slope downwards. This trip can be done as a one-day expedition given that you head out early in the morning. However if you choose not to get tied to a schedule, you can do it over...

Wadi El-Aat - Sinai Desert

Sinai Desert Naama Bay’s real name is “Marsa El-Aat” (marsa means bay) and is located at the mouth of Wadi El-Aat. Although a dangerous area to build such a conglomeration of hotels and resorts, as it’s the mouth of the valley, and could very easily be submerged in case of excessive rain and flood, the local authorities have built a dam north of Naama Bay,...

Sinai In the Water - Diving in Sinai

the-reef-Chill at the beach in Sharm El Sheikh The Red Sea is probably the main attraction for thousands of tourists visiting the place every month. No wonder: the sea is rich with minerals vital for our organisms. Add to this the fact that the temperature of the sea reaches 24-25 degrees in summer; the unique marine life, pleasant breeze; gorgeous sand beaches; proud mountains surrounding the...

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt Egypt is reached by air, water as well as road and rail. Those travelling by air can come in through Cairo International Airport, Alexandria, Nozah, Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt, Hurghaba in the Red Sea area, and Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai. There are several airliners that offer Egypt flights including British Airways, Alitalia, Turkish...

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert

Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert Mount Sinai also called Jebel Moussa, a mountain in Egypt's Sinai desert. Hike from the monastery built around the Burning Bush, where God told Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, up to the summit of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. Through the centuries, his Bedouin tribe has intermarried with the original...

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh Egypt has seriously taken on Eco-Tourism. Today, there are 21 national parks designated as Protected Areas in Egypt are devoted to eco tourism, the most famous of which is Ras Mohamed Protected Area in the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula (which separates the two outstretched arms of the upper Red Sea). The area is around the St. Katherine’s...

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula Sharm has so many activities to offer that we guarantee that they will keep you busy in every phase of the day. Those who like to wake up early and are fond of observing the sunrise, can try playing golf which is a perfect combination of sport activity, great fun and wonderful nature. If you prefer a more active way of spending your time, then...

El-Arish, Sinai

Bedouin crafts, El-Arish, Sinai The Sinai desert to the seaside village of El Arish just outside Rafah, where the Egyptian border with Gaza (about 30 miles from the Gaza Strip) lies on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Wadi el-Arish, Sinai's largest river (dry for part of the year). El-Arish is a fishing port and a bedouin settlement with some recently established...

Egypt Essential Tourist Information

egypt pyramids - Essential Tourist Information Tourist Offices Abroad: Area/Country Address Tel. Fax Europe Athens, Greece Egyptian Tourist Authority 10671 Athens, Greece 10, Amerikis St (6th floor) 00301-3606906 00301-3636681 Frankfurt, Germany Agyptisches Fremdenverkehrsamt 60329 Frankfurt, Ammain Germany 64A, Kaiser Strasse 004969-252319 004969-239876 Madrid, Spain...

Aswan Travel Information

Aswan Travel Information Location: Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist center. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Its Upper Egypt is immediately north of the first cataract. Navigation to the delta was possible from this location without...