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Sinai Family Fun

Sinai Family Fun Sharm El Sheikh has so many activities to offer from diving, golfing, water skiing, go- karting, horse riding, bowling and Quad Biking. Sharm has it all! If you feel the need for speed, but not of the skyward variety, then check out go karting. It’s not just for kids! If you are an early bird and love horses, then take the opportunity to go on a...

Village of Saint Catherine – Galt El-Azraq

Village of Saint Catherine – Galt El-Azraq If you’re going to the village of Saint Catherine, you’ll definitely go there through Wadi Abu Gifa. Following an uphill trail zigzagging through the properties of the local Bedouins, you’ll reach the Pass of Abu Gifa. On your left you will see Deir El-Ribwa, a secluded monastery in the mountains, a little unconventional as it’s much more modern...

Wadi Connection – Rest Valley Mountain

Wadi Connection – Rest Valley Mountain Rest Valley Mountain is a few kilometers away from Dahab, and is the beginning of a couple of good hikes, or camel rides within the surrounding mountains. If you get off the Sharm-Nuweiba road at about 3 km after taking the Dahab exit, you’ll find yourself on a quite smooth trail, one that eventually leads you to a number of forks. Each branch...

Track from Nuweiba to Ain Khudra (via Wadi Saada)

Track from Nuweiba to Ain Khudra (via Wadi Saada) Heading out of Nuweiba, if you take the trail into Wadi Saada, you’ll reach the beautiful oasis of Ain Khudra. Going between the canyon’s high walls for 10 km (6 miles), you’ll find yourself in front of a well, then a broad valley called Wadi Samghi known for its big number of acacias. The local Bedouins call this area’s trees the “glue trees”...

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 Mandar - Sinai Desert Trekking

Sinai Desert camel Wadi Mandar makes a very pleasant outing in the late afternoon if you’re staying at Sharm el Sheikh. Located at about 20 km from Sharm, if you take the Sharm - Dahab highway, Wadi Mandar’s entrance is marked by a local school attended by Bedouin children. Spreading over about thirteen kilometers in length, the wadi ends with a wall of rocks....

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...