Dahab attracts large numbers of tourists. It is world-renowned for its windsurfing. Reliable winds provide superb flat-water conditions inside Dahab's sand spit.
Further away from shore, wavy conditions couple with strong winds to provide formidable conditions for keen windsurfers. However, in recent years, the lagoon inside the sand spit has been overtaken by kitesurfers, with two Russian-owned schools opening right on the beach. SCUBA diving, free-diving and snorkelling are also popular activities with many reefs immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels. The nearby Blue Hole (nicknamed "The World's Most Dangerous Diving Site") and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots.
|Area||is a small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh.|
|Time zone||GMT +2|
|Currency||Egyptian Pound (EGP)|
|Visa requirements||No Visa needed|
Sports and nature
The city has many of the most prominent attractions in Ras Abu Gallum, a nature reserve and a diving area.
It is one of the world's most famous dive spots. The Kanoun region is one of the best diving areas in Al-Asala,
a region where about 75% of the population of the city is divided into three areas (Mubarak City, Zarnouk, Al-Asala), Coral Island,
and the remains of a historic fortress built by the Crusaders, Al-Mellil, a road parallel to the coast road, which includes some small hotels, cafeterias and houses,
The main neighborhood of the city starts with Al Fanar Street and then Masbat Bay. It includes a wide range of shops, diving clubs, cafes, camps and hotels.
Blue Beach Club: Blue Beach Club is a privately owned and family run hotel on the shores of the Red Sea – Dahab.First completed in 1997 with only 18 rooms we have grown and developed to now having 36 rooms, many additional facilities and pride ourselves in offering high quality, affordable accommodation with a smile. One of our unique features is the many activities we have on offer for our guests, like, scuba-diving, learning Arabic, yoga holidays, horse riding, massage therapies and desert safari’s.
The Furry Cup
The Furry Cup is a bar in Dahab.
Juice bar is a bar in Dahab.
Russian Club In Dahab
Russian Club in Dahab is a club in Dahab..
Culture and history
Historically, most visitors to Dahab have been backpackers travelling independently and staying in hostels, motels or guesthouses in the Masbat area. In recent years, development of hotels in the Medina area has facilitated the arrival of a wider range of tourists, many of whom visit Dahab specifically to partake in the surfing, windsurfing, diving, kite surfing, sailing, and other activities..
The word Dahab is Egyptian Arabic for gold and is possibly a reference to the geographic locality; gold washed down from the desert mountains may have accumulated on the alluvial flood plain where the town was built. The name may also be a reference to the colour of the sands to the south of the town itself. Some locals attribute the name to the colour of the sky just after sunset.
Giftun IslandsHurghada • Price per person from 170 LE
Giftun Islands Departing from your hotel in Hurghada or the nearby El Gouna Resort we will make our way to the port and board the boat. From here it’s a brief 45 minute ride across the beautiful waters of Egypt’s Red Sea to the National Park at Giftun Island. More info
safariHurghada • Price per person from 150 LE
Rhino Safari in the Deserts of HURGHADA Our trip will start by picking you up from your hotel and bring you to the fun center where after a brief safety talk you'll hit the desert surrounding HURGHADA on your Rhino safari buggy with your group and friends More info