Dhahab Travel Guide

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Dhahab Things to Do

  • Moray bay view

    this time in Dahab we enjoyed watching the quite bay the bay is very quiet and its good view to see people riding camels and waling slowly around the bay

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  • Camel ride in sea coast

    on the beach area of Happy life Hotel in Dahab we had a nice round with camels , family childern and ladies were afraid of riding camel backs , but when tried the found it fun and good thing to do

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  • Dahab, Blue Hole and Three Pools

    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...

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  • Dive the red sea with Sinai Divers

    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...

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  • Windsurfing

    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...

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  • 4x4 bike ride

    Intersting experience - a lot of fun - driving through the desert when a wind blows against us and the sharp sand was sticking into the skin, sometime feeling a danger - as sandy roads were between two cliffs. We had a guide who was showing us the road - first stop was at the oasis where we got the Bedouin tea, second was on a tongue of sand - just...

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  • Beaches

    The town beach may be nothing much, but spectacular (and quiet) beaches are never far away, where snorkelling and bathing are the order of the day and where the mountains sweep down to the shoreline (just need to get past those camels!). And some of the hotels have the best spots (and it's very easy to simply walk into them and take up a key...

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  • Assalah

    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...

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  • Sunrise

    One of the greatest pleasures of Sinai is the simple life - living by the sun rising and the sun setting. And there are spectacular sunrises to be had, across the sea with the Saudi Arabian coastline forming the backdrop. But the early morning lighht provides a dramatic and eerily calm view of the stunning Sinai landscapes. And it is generally so...

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Dhahab Restaurants

  • Fun Food with the Atmosphere to Match

    Penguin Village is a well known backpacker's haunt in Dahab. The staff are fun, the rooms are cheap and the location can't be beat. The biggest draw for me, however, is their rooftop restaurant. The restaurant is literally on the beach front. You can walk a few steps from your bedouin cushions and dip your toes in the Red Sea. The Rooftop affords...

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  • 7 star delicacies and best parties

    The food standard and cleanliness is much much higher than expected from a restaurant in a small desert resort. I have tasted food matching in quality the ones i had in Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotels. At night, when Rush throws it parties, no other venture in Dahab retains any crowd ! they maintain best mood, nicest music and party...

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  • Fresh Seafood

    Dahab RestaurantThe manager at Monica's hotel recommended this seafood restaurant. Located on the next block, on the same side of the street at Monica's, this restuarant has it's menu located at stand next to it. Pick out your dinner - head, eyes and teeth staring straight at you - then the staff will seat you. Start with soup (fish broth), salad...

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  • Good view of Dabah Bay

    I had afternoon tea with cake in this restaurant. The view from the deck of this boat shape restaurant is excellent. After all, we came here for relaxation. Enjoy.Price: Tea 5 EGP and Brownies 7 EGP (May 2006).

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  • Delicious Italian food

    I had two breakfast and two meals in Penguin Camp restaurant. The ambience is very good, the sitting is excellent and facing the Gulf of Aqaba, the Saudi Arabia is just 17KM across the Gulf. The prices are reasonable for tourist. Each plate cost 20 EGP. (May 2006). See pics of all dishes. Enjoy your meal.

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  • Local cheap and good food

    In Dabah, I usually find the food are quite expensive. To my surprise, I loicated a very good price restaurant on the main road. It mainly serves locals but not English menu in front of the restaurant. A chicken set meal cost 13 EGP and Beef set meal cost 11 EGP (May 2006). The set has soup, salad, rice and bread.

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Dhahab Transportation

  • To Dahab from Aqaba by ferry

    This is a new operation run by Meena gate tours in Aqaba ... The boat leaves from the Royal Yacht club at 7PM (Wednesdays at 5PM) to Nweibe' and from there you can take a taxi to Dahab (a 50 minutes ride) you'd better organize that taxi service with your hotel in Dahab (cost is around 150 - 200 Egyptian Pounds)Exit tax is 8 JOD = 11.5$The trip from...

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  • Ferry from Aqaba To Dahab

    From Aqaba, Passenger Terminal, take the fast ferry departing at 11:30am to Nuweiba, the ticket is 29JD plus 5JD Departure Tax. A taxi from Aqaba City Centre to the terminal is about 3JD. Visas are processed on board - Sinai is free - however there is a hefty departure tax in Egypt of $17USD. In Nuweiba, exchange some money at the terminal then...

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  • Bus

    From Dabah, there are 4 buses going to Cairo and other buses to Sharm and onwards. Your hotel can book the ticket for you. See pic for the schedule.

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Dhahab Shopping

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  • Day Trips with Palma Bedouin Safari

    Wide offer of day tours, very good prices. It seems to be directed to the Russian tourists mainly. - Mt Moses & St Catherine Monastery - don't expect to be provided torches during a hike to Mt Moses, better bring your own. Also, make sure to read about St Catherine Monastery before you go there as there is no individual tour guide for the group....

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  • Hibiscus tea and spices

    The shop's owner, Mahmoud, will make a good price for anything you choose. If you are lucky, you might be offered to try cold hibiscus tea or sweet nubian tea while shopping.What's more, the interior design is really nice. hibiscus tea called carcade and nubian tea spicies such as saffron, vanilla and otherpumice - white and black!

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  • Free & easy shopping

    There are various shops along the main street in Dabah. They mostly sell similar stuff such as local arts, antiques, clothes, etc... During my time at Dabah, the business and shopers flow were few as it was only few days after the explosion took place on 25 April 2006. One of the pics here show the bomb site and neighbouring shops.

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Dhahab Warnings and Dangers

  • Toilet Paper

    It's not a danger but more of a warning...where ever you go in Egypt make sure you take some toilet paper... ;) I guess around half of the places we went didn't have any toilet paper...some (mostly where you paid to enter) did have toilet paper though. Don't expect too much of the toilets in Egypt and you won't be grossed out... ;)

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  • Vaccinations

    We asked our doctors about vaccinations for our trip to Egypt... We were told that we would need Hep A, Hep B, Typhoid, Polio, Diptheria and Tetanus vaccinations as well as Malaria tablets (mostly because we were also going to some 'jungle' parts of Thailand on our big honeymoon trip). Make sure you see your doctor very early (at least six months...

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  • Getting hassled...

    If you get hassled by the locals all you need to do is say firmly and loudly "La Shakrun" (our guide said to say it la shock-run)... We found that most of the time the locals would just joke around with us - "ah, you are so beautiful", "how many camels for your wife", "I have what you want", "you have beautiful eyes" etc...we just laughed it off...

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Dhahab What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: For us it was easier to leave a suitcase in Cairo and only take one bag between us to Dahab. I would recommend you have a day backpack in Dahab also to carry around bottled water, camera, a snack etc. Although you're so close to everything in town that it would probably be just as easy to carry nothing but some cash & your room key... ;)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take your swimmers, sandals/thongs, a towel etc... Bascially resort/beach wear will fit in all over Dahab...

    Miscellaneous: Make sure you take lots of sunscreen and always carry water (& toilet paper/tissues).

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Dhahab Off The Beaten Path

  • St Catherines Monestry

    St Catherines Monestry is located at the base of Mt Sinai... We stopped quickly to go inside and have a look around...unfortunately we couldn't get inside the most interesting part of the monestry because we had shorts on (our guide had said it would be okay)...

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  • Mt Sinai

    Mt Sinai is a couple of hours drive from Dahab but it's well worth checking out. We went there VERY early one morning (ie around 2 am) so that we could climb to the top of Mt Sinai for the sunrise...it was amazing! The hike to the top was hard work but it was well worth it in the end... :)

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Dhahab Sports & Outdoors

  • Moray garden diving site - 3

    One other side of Moray garden is the restaurants , people are very friendly and they offer food in cheap prices we did;t eat there that's why i don't have photos for food , but i know it is very cheap specailly for sea foods

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  • Moray garden diving site - 2

    This virgin have many faces , it has a very quiet and nice nature place with no crowd or noise just you and the nature

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  • Moray garden diving site

    We visited that spot and was one of the unique diving places in Dahab This place is a very good place for diving courses it is easy access place from the beach it has a plateau area of 5 meters , after that there is a sandy slope to 12 meters , and after that a nice coral garden slope which ends with 60 meter depth

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Dhahab Favorites

  • Relax in Dahab

    No doubt if you visit Dahab you will spend some time relaxing at some point. There are so many great cafes and restaurants along the Red Sea that you'll be sure to find a nice place to sit and relax. Everywhere you go you will find cushions on the ground so you can lay back and have a snooze... ;)

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  • Photography

    If you love photography then Dahab is a great place to visit...everywhere you look you will find photos waiting to be taken. There are some gorgeous landscapes and buildings around, you just have to be there at the right time to make them look their best. :)

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  • Walk!

    Go for a walk around Dahab's pretty streets...everywhere you look there are people relaxing, inviting cafes & restaurants, cute shops and so much more. I also found that the people (locals and tourists) were all very friendly and happy...how could you not be in a place like that though?!?

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