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Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information

Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Pyramids The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Souks, the Egyptian Museum… as you explore Cairo and its outskirts, you journey through history. From the banks of the Nile to the fringes of the desert, Cairo combines the glamour of ancient buildings and historic monuments with an ambience that is both modern and...

Sharm El Sheikh Holiday Vacation

Sharm El Sheikh Holiday Vacation What once used to be a desert with only few Bedouins inhabiting it, turned into a great diving, entertainment and shopping center! This electronic guide made by people who have been living here for more than a decade will provide you with the most accurate, true-to-life, practical information and useful tips which will ensure you get the most of...

Desert Excursions in Sinai

Desert Excursions in Sinai What strikes most of the people visiting the region is the unforgettable combination of yellow-red-white sand, blue sea and gray-brown-yellow-orange mountains. The point is that getting into these regions by bus or a car is quite impossible, therefore, your trip will consist mainly of getting to the chosen place by a car (usually a jeep, which can...

The Coral Peninsula of Dahab, Sinai

The Coral Peninsula of Dahab, Sinai The name Dahab means “gold” in Arabic, and where it came from is debatable. Some say it’s because of the golden color of the sand surrounding the area, some say it’s because gold washed down the mountains of Sinai during floods and has settled down where the town was built, and others say there’s a spot at Dahab where during a specific time during...

St. Katherine Region, Sinai Desert

St Katherine's Monastery, Sinai and Red Sea Coast, Egypt Not many people know that South Sinai is much more than just sun, sea and Bedouins. It is also a cultural, spiritual and historical center. The proof for that can be easily found in St. Catherine Protectorate. The St. Katherine Protectorate is an area of great biological interest and includes the highest mountains in Egypt, such like the Mount...

Sharm El-Sheikh Neighborhoods

Coral Beach Rotana Resort Montazah, Sharm El Sheikh Tourism industry in Sharm El-Sheikh is considered the core of development. The development in the city offers an exclusive world of luxury and elegance. A fantasy world of space and style is there comprising glamorous low density resorts, exclusive residential compounds and facilities, unparalleled food courts and shopping centers. Sharm-el-...

Sinai Top Attractions - Sinai Places to see

Sinai Top Attractions - Sinai Places to see Though most people come here in search for good weather, warm sea and amazing diving spots, little they know that this place is an outstanding historical and cultural site, and every person who is interested in history or in the ancient civilizations as well as in the traditions and the customs of the people inhabiting this place, it is absolutely...

Oasis of Ain Umm Ahmed, Sinai Desert

Oasis of Ain Umm Ahmed, Sinai Desert Ain Umm Ahmed - the spring of Ahmed’s mother – stands mightily on a higher level in Wadi El Ain, safe above the floods’ height when they happen. Dubbed one of the most beautiful Oases in the area, Ain Umm Ahmed is not so popular, therefore quiet and secluded. Covered in lush palm trees and fruits gardens, the oasis’ life has a number of fresh...

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert Archaeologists have found that the very earliest known settlers in the Sinai--they arrived about 8,000 years ago--were miners. Drawn by the region's abundant copper and turquoise deposits, these groups slowly worked their way southward, hopping from one deposit to the next. By 3500 BC, the great turquoise veins of Serabit el-Khadem had been...

Galt El Azraq - Wadi Feiran, Sinai Desert

Wadi Feiran, Sinai Desert Mixing history and nature, Wadi Feiran, is not only one of the longest in Sinai as it covers quite a distance from the Gulf of Suez all the way to the Saint Catherine Monastery, is one of the most historically renowned Wadis, as it’s full of Biblical monuments and sites. Starting off wide and with a relatively smooth terrain, it evolves into a...

St.Katherine National Park

St.Katherine National Park, Sharm El Sheikh The lofty peak of Mount Sinai, or Gebel Musa, lies within the Saint Katherine Protectorate, which covers 4300 km2 of the high South Sinai mountains. Management of the Saint Katherine Protectorate began in 1996. The Protectorate aims to conserve the natural and cultural feature, while allowing the local Bedouin people to continue their lifestyle...

Sinai Desert Trekking

Sinai Desert Trekking Expeditions into the Sinai Desert, which range from an afternoon or late night meander up Mount Sinai to a multi-day or week trek, are increasingly popular in Egypt. All treks through this relentlessly dry desert must be done with a local guides who know the terrain and how to safely navigate it better than anyone. If you are having difficult...

Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses)

500 year old tree on Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) is one destination that should not be missed, especially if you’re visiting the Saint Catherine Monastery. It’s worthy of note that it is believed that Gebel Musa is Mount Horeb from the bible. The climb up to the top is about 2,286 meters (7,498 feet) and will take about 3 hours to complete. At 1,570 meters (5,...

Saint Catherine's Monastery

Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine/Katherine At 1,570 meters (5,150 feet) above sea level, situated in a valley at the bottom of Gebel Musa, The Monastery of Saint Catherine is one of the top destinations for Sinai visitors. Established between A.D. 527 and 547 by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, the monastery was expanded on different phases. The St. Katherine Monastery has 6 main...

Natural Park of Abu Galum

Natural Park of Abu Galum Part of the effort of the National Park of Ras Mohamed’s authorities set out to preserve the natural environment in the peninsula; the Natural Park of Abu Galum is an unspoiled wild area, mainly due to the fact that it’s somewhat distant from the usual tourist attractions. The survival of specific marine life in this spot is essential to the...