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    Relaxing in Dahab

    by MalenaN Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    Resting dogs

    It is easy to hang around in Dahab for days not doing much more than eating, sleeping and relaxing. You can also go on an excursion to climb Mt Sinai at night to see the sunrise or go on a camel safari to a Bedouin camp. The sun is warm but most of the time there is a wind making it cooler.

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    Diving

    by MalenaN Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    South of Dahab

    There are many beautiful diving sites around Dahab, and several of them are also good for snorkelling. A good thing is that at the different locations you will find a signboard with the name of the site and a map over the reefs. There are also texts about protection of the reefs, telling you to be careful and not destroying anything (which is very important that you think of).

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    Swimming and sun-bathing

    by MalenaN Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    Along the beach in Dahab

    Most people go swimming in Dahab from one of the restaurants along the beach in Masbat. Many of the restaurants have sun beds where you can spend a lot of time. A mango juice is about 10 pounds and a big water 3 pounds. Be careful with the change, that you will not owe them something until the next time or the opposite way round (it’s a way to get you coming back).

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    Walk by the sea

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    The beach promenade in Dahab

    You can walk the beach promenade a few kilometres, from one side of Dahab to the other. It can be a nice walk where you can make stops in some the shops in Assalah or make a rest at one of the many waterfront restaurants with cushions. At night there are lights.

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    Ruins

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    The Nabatean ruins

    When you walk the beach promenade between Masbat and Mashraba you will pass the ruins of a Nabatean harbour. There are fences around and the gate is closed, so you can only see the ruins from outside.
    From the window of my hotel room (the picture is taken from there) I could see the ruins.

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    Snorkelling at the Blue Hole

    by CandS Updated Nov 24, 2005

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    We took a jeep out to the Blue Hole (about 20 minutes drive north of Dahab) for 20 LE each from Dahab...and you can hire your gear out there if you don't have it already.

    There are plenty of cafes and shelter at the Blue Hole although there is no actual beach. It's really nice though to sit out in one of the many resting areas and relax with a cool drink after a snorkel. The snorkelling is really good and there are plenty of colourful fish and pretty coral. :)

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    Shopping...

    by CandS Updated Nov 24, 2005

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    Dahab Streets

    There are plenty of shops around in Dahab...espeically along the edge of the sea... You'll find all sorts of souvineers, clothes, sheesha pipes, jewellery, bags, crafts etc everywhere you go. The prices are all fairly good and some prices seemed even better than in other parts of Egypt.

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    Climb Mt Sinai!!!

    by CandS Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    A camel on top of Mt Sinai
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    Okay so it's a little way from Dahab but if you get the chance then you should climb Mt Sinai... It's a long way to the top and it can get VERY cold (especially if you climb before sunrise like we did) but it's worth it! :) Just make sure you rug up a lot and take some water with you (although you can buy drinks and food along the way if you want)...and don't forget your camera!!! :)

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    Diving, of course

    by Philippa_M Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Desert Divers and nad-licking dog

    I believe Desert Divers is one of the oldest, and one of the only Bedouin-run dive centres in Dahab (out of about 45 in the area) - plus they have the prettiest dive centre and fabulous camel safaris into the desert, with or without diving.

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    'Sand Buggys'

    by CandS Written Nov 27, 2005

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    'Sand Buggy' riding

    We went for a ride on some 'sand buggys' one day...but unfortuantely they were only 4 wheeler motorbikes...haha... I grew up with those so it was a bit funny for me to pay for a ride. ;) It is fun though to ride along on the sand and see the scenery along the way. :) We paid 160 LE each or 180 LE for a double.

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    Mount Sinai Sunrise Tour

    by Vabate Updated Jun 22, 2006

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    St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai
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    The Sinai excursion is a night tour - hotel pick up is at 11:00pm, take your passport with you, a flashlight, wear pants, and bring very warm layers. Since it's a night time hike, be careful and make sure you have a headlight. It's cold at the top of Sinai, so bring a wrap or jacket and scarf. In morning it starts to heat up and you'll be hot by the time you return to your hotel. A Mecca of tourists will be waiting at the top, jostling for a position to snap a photo of the Sun rising. After the hike down, see St. Catherine's Monastery. I was disappointed, it's very small. Make sure you have room on your disc for pics and have spare batteries. Carry water and a few juice boxes in your knapsack, and something to eat because it's a 12 hour trip. Dahab has a supermarket for healthy snacks. There are numerous small coffee shops on the way up Sinai where Bedouins sell jewellery and places to have a box breakfast near the Monastery in morning. You'll return to your hotel at about 12:00noon - having missed one night of sleep! Very exhausting, but very rewarding.

    Price: 60E + small entrance fee.

    The trip was booked by the hotel manager at Monica's.

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    Assalah

    by leffe3 Written Jan 29, 2007

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    The cafes and bars of Assalah provide a focal point to Dhabab, and whilst they may a mismash of Bedouin tourist kitch, lining the shoreline as they do with open to the element tent 'environments', they nevertheless provide cheap options for simple food (humus, grills, chips etc), beers and accommodation. The beach itself is nothing to write home about at all, but it's there, and can be welcome during the heat of a Sinai day.

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  • Dahab, Blue Hole and Three Pools

    by hansjorgen82 Written Sep 12, 2012

    Blue Hole is definately worth a visit. It's truly amazing to see the corals sorrounding the deep deep hole and to snorkle over and around the hole that just never end.
    I also went to Three pools, which is not that far from Dahab. Three pools is perhaps more "kids-friendly" because of the low tide but the corals is very beautiful no matter what. We also saw a an Indian Lionfish :)
    The went on an excursion arranged by the Danish travel agency Atlantis Rejser. You can see some photos here: http://www.atlantisrejser.dk/destinationer/egypten/sharm-el-sheikh/safari-med-jeep/fotos/

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    Dive the red sea with Sinai Divers

    by onfoot Updated Sep 22, 2011
    Into the blue ...

    If you are in Dahab and not diving then you are missing out on a lot of fun and a wonderful experience. There are so many diving sites in Dahab and around it, if you have time make sure to arrange with your dive centre to go to Abu Galloum ... 80 Km away ...
    It is worth going there for a dive. and it is such a great way to meet people ... especially those with a common interest like yours.
    If you are short of time ... and may be patience ... then diving in Dahab is enough ... Don't miss out on diving "The Canyon" and the "Blue Hole".
    Almost all dive centres in Dahab rent equipment out for something around 20 Euros or 29$ ... but Sinai divers have it reasonable ... for 5 Euros you rent your equipment for each dive. Then you pay something around 20 Euros for the dive itself
    I enjoyed diving with them, they run a very professional and fun operation.

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  • Windsurfing

    by xander_kolb Written Apr 7, 2008

    Dahab is one of the top spots for windsurfing and diving. What makes this place particularly nice is the "lagoon" which allows for fairly safe training with excellent wind and little waves - allowing you to learn those tricks easier.
    Pretty much each hotel at the strip of the lagoon (Hilton, Coralia, Swiss Inn,..) has at least one station, most of them 2 which are all very well equipped. The further west you go the easier it might be to get the the spots you want to reach (there are spots outside the lagoon for the more trained surfers).
    The only small downside is that the wind if offshore and due to the hotel structures it can get very gutsy close at the start of your trip.
    The pricing is fairly standard from what I can tell and I paid 190euro for a week (check their webpages for updated information). The places are Club Mistral, Harry Hass, Mark Warner, Planetwindsurfing and a few others.

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